Holly’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients 2 sticks room temperature butter – 1 c 2/3 c castor sugar 1/3 + 1/2 c light brown sugar 2 eggs 2 3/4 c AP flour 1 t salt 1 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda 2 c good quality chocolate chopped into chunks 1 c chopped hazelnuts Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat together…

Taming the Garage – 2018

7/19:  I started the garage declutter/clean today with a couple of countertops.  Several items are ready to donate and others are put into the correct area (we tend to just set stuff down in the clear area whether or not it belongs there). 7/21: The garage declutter/clean continues today.  DH took a Subaru full to the…

Yuletide Holiday Cookies

The first two batches of Yuletide cookies are baked and iced.  Gingerbread and Sugar cookies makes the house smell so lovely.  No snow so far this year, but it’s pretty chilly out.

Samhain – a Holiday Recipe

Quinoa Stuffed Mini Jack-O’-Lanterns  or Halloween Peppers Prepare the squashes: 2 gold acorn squashes olive oil salt black pepper If you’re going to bake them in a conventional oven, preheat it to 375ºF. Slice off the bottom tip of the squashes to create a flat base. Cut off the tops and use a spoon to remove the seeds….

15 minutes mission – Keys

Inspired by Declutter 365 I decided to take on the “Create a Designated Spot for Keys” challenge.  We have a little trouble finding keys around here.  I can usually find mine unless someone else can’t find theirs and take my keys instead.  We’ve settled on hooks for the kids, hooks for the hubby, hooks for…

The 20/10 Challenge – Labor Day

This morning we began a fairly extensive 20/10 challenge.  We are having the carpet and the furniture in the living room cleaned so everything had to come out.     While it’s out, I might as well declutter too.  The only problem is now I have to wait for everything to dry to start putting…

The 20/10 Challenge – The Entry

Today’s 20/20 Challenge was a doozy.  I decided to tackle the front entry, including the coat closet. I used the first 20 to remove items from the entry to sort out those that have no particular purpose in that area.  I moved them into the dining room and then wiped down the baseboard molding and…