Showing posts from July, 2011

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

My oldest daughter made Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip cookies from the One Smart Cookie cookbook.

Wednesday's Dessert: Bananas Foster Bread

Today I made Bananas Foster Bread from the Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2011. This smelled so good when it was in the oven and tasted even better!

Bananas Foster Bread Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2011 Also featured in the October 2010 issue of Cooking Light Magazine Ingredients1 1/2 cupsmashed ripe banana 1 cuppacked brown sugar, divided 6 tablespoonsbutter, melted and divided 1/4 cupcognac or dark rum, divided 1/3 cupplain fat-free yogurt 2 large eggs 6 3/4 ouncesall-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups) 1/4 cupground flaxseed 3/4 teaspoonbaking soda 1/2 teaspoonsalt 1/2 teaspoonground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoonground allspice Cooking spray 1/3 cuppowdered sugar
Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Combine banana, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 5 tablespoons butter, and 3 tablespoons cognac in a nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to bubble. Remove from heat; cool. Place banana mixture in a large bowl. Add yogurt, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, and eggs. Beat with a mixer at medium speed…

Photo Challenge: Flowers

Linking up to the Flower Challenge at pullingmymaskoff.

Friday: Clayton Community Park

A fun stop on our way home from Benicia.

Friday in Benicia

We spent the day at the waterfront in Benicia and exploring downtown. 
I know this is pretty basic for most people who use an SLR.  Realizing I could use depth of field to focus on different objects is what made me really love taking pictures.

Happy Hour

Thank you to my brother and his wife for providing tonight's Happy Hour beverage:  Mommy Juice Red Wine.
Love the label!

Farmer's Market

Some photos from the Tracy Farmer's Market, held on Saturday's in Downtown Tracy

Mountain House Grass Fire

Aftermath of the grass fire in Mountain House today.  The photos were taken from the corner of N. Puente and W. Las Brisas along the Mountain House Creek Trail

Link to the Tracy Press article about the fire.

Twilight Bike Ride

Some photos of our 7.5 mile twilight bike ride around Mountain House.

Note to Self: Always Bring a (good) Camera!

Yesterday evening I was driving west on Marsh Creek Road.  The sun was setting behind the foothills and Mt. Diablo and the sky was full of beautiful colors.  The moon was bright in the sky, lighting up the fields.
Where was my camera?  At home.  I only had the camera on my cell phone.  I need to bring a camera EVERYWHERE I go!!! 
Here are some (grainy and unclear) photos.  I am posting these mainly to remind me to always carry my camera!  These could have been so much better........darn it!

I am linking this blog entry to Skywatch Friday.

Little Boy Turns 8!


Birthday Cupcakes for Little Boy

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and Chocolate Shavings. Happy Birthday to my Little Boy...who eats cupcakes like a man!

Upon reading this Little Boy commented that he is NOT little, he is 8 years old (!!!!), and he is BIG! Might be time to rethink the kids nicknames!

Watery Wednesday: Playing in the Fountain

Linking up to Watery Wednesday with some shots of Little Girl playing in the fountain at Central Park in Mountain House