Saturday, January 24, 2015

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

I made peanut butter cookies this week. They were extremely delicious.
I was just going to post some photos of the cookies, but I thought it would be very inhuman of me to tell you and show you how wonderful these cookies are without even giving you a recipe so you can try them. 
So today I will be sharing this amazing cookie recipe with you guys that my awesome mom created. (Thank you, mum!) These cookies are sooo easy to make, and they tastes absolutely heavenly! I'm normally not really into baking or cooking, but lately I've actually been enjoying it. Hopefully I'll be able to post some recipes of my own sometime. :)

Ingredients
1 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of what sugar
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 egg
1  1/4 cup of flour
1/4 tspn. of salt
1/2 tspn. of baking soda
1 tbs. of vanilla
3 tbs. of milk
lots of hershey kisses

First off, preheat the oven to 350°. Put your butter in a mixing bowl and microwave it until it softens a little. Then add the peanut butter, brown sugar, regular sugar, and an egg in the bowl.  Mix them up with a mixer.

Once you're done, put all the remaining ingredients in the bowl. Mix it with a mixer again. Add more milk if your dough is too dry or add more flour if it's too liquidy. Mix them together yet again if you add flour or milk.
Roll your dough into small balls and put them on a baking sheet. Put your cookies in the oven. They'll only need to bake for about 10 minutes, so check on them every so often until you see that the edges of the cookies have turned a light brown.

While you wait, go ahead and take the wrappers off the Hershey kisses. When the cookies are done, take those bad boys out of the oven and set the baking sheet on a pot holder. Last but certainly not least, put the kisses you unraveled in the middle of each cookie.
Then you're done! Don't forget to pour yourself a glass of milk so you can begin eating your warm freshly-baked cookies.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Baby Blue Sky and Big Brown Eyes

The sky is a brilliant blue today. 
I get my camera and go outside.
As I rush out the door,
my little sister follows me
grabbing a camera of her own.
She wants to be just like me.
We walk around our yard
taking pictures left and right.
After a while I ask her,
Could I take some pictures of you?
She smiles,
letting me see the small gap 
of a tooth she has lost,
and says,
Yes!
and she puts her camera down. 
I begin to snap away. 
She smiles and giggles at the camera,
chattering all the while.
Her big brown eyes sparkle
as they reflect off the warm sunshine.
Like chocolate melting in the summertime.
Her hair dances and twists
in the cool wind
as the sun beats against her light brown locks,
making her hair the color of golden honey.

{I'm not sure if this is really a poem or not but it's just a sweet moment that happened today. :) }

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sunset | Life

The girls wandered down a long pineland aisle that seemed to lead right out into the heart of a deep-red, overflowing winter sunset.” 
― L.M. Montgomery

It surprisingly didn't feel bitterly cold out this evening. Yes, it was still chilly, but not unbearable. My sister and I (and Cornelius) took a walk as the sun was setting. It was so gorgeous. My sister  even took some pictures of me. It's nice to sometimes be in the pictures rather than always be behind the camera. :) The quote above (by L.M. Montgomery) seemed to fit perfectly with this post and the pictures. 


I think it has been twelve days since I last posted. Normally I try to at least post once a week but life has been so busy lately. 
Are there any types of posts you would like me to do?

So what have I been up to these days? Well let's see.

+I went to TCTC (Tennessee Christian Teen Convention) with my youth group. It was such an amazing experience. The music, the people, the speakers, the worship, everything. It. Was. Awesome.

+After a rather long Christmas break, I'm back to doing school, chores, and regular life stuff. I did a pratice SAT essay today. They always make me very nervous, but I feel like I'm getting better at them now...hopefully.

+I found out what bae means! Lately I've been hearing one word that seems to come out of every teenager's mouth: bae. They use it in different phrases as well. Like, "Icecream is bae." or "Luv u bae".  I got very confused on what it meant. At first I thought it was just another word for, sweetheart, baby, etc. But when people would say "Life is bae." it didn't really seem to make sense to me. Then I googled "bae" to see if I could find the meaning of it. I was very surprised when I found out its true meaning. Yes, it can mean sweetheart, but apparently it's also a Danish word that means...well, poop. Goodness...

My little sister turned five. She wanted cookies instead of cake. They were sooo good. Now that she's five, her goal in life is to become a singing princess ballerina doctor. Oh and did I mention she wants ice powers like Elsa? Ah those were the days. ;) 

Have a lovely weekend! <3