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Hello Christmas Family !! I had to post this photo of my Hermione just taken today. She is nearly grown now (at least physically !) and I think she is just beautiful !! What do you think ??? xo



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Altair is an extremely bright star. So I guess a Christmas Altair is an extemely bright Christmas star!
I did not even find this one in the list of awards in the front office area which is why I was so surprised by it. Love what it means.

I was also surprised to see I am over 50,000 posts! Have not been paying attention. My mom was right, I do talk a lot!
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I swear my sister just doesn't think sometimes. She decided she wanted to work on some crafts a little bit ago and tried to move her sewing machine. In the process she blew out one of the stitches in her stomach. So now I have to keep my niece's over night while she goes up to the ER to have another stitch put in.
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Awww. That is special!


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My version is a VHS copy that my dad taped for me when I was in college. I was so bummed that I was going to miss it because I had a class the night it was on one year that he gave up his show to tape mine. It is the only version I watch ~ makes my dad seem closer
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I swear my sister just doesn't think sometimes. She decided she wanted to work on some crafts a little bit ago and tried to move her sewing machine. In the process she blew out on of the stitches in her stomach. So now I have to keep my niece's over night while she goes up to the ER to have another stitch put in.
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I was going thru my emails and my daughter sent me one that included a recipe for a cookie that sounds perfect for this time of year. Thought I would share:

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Ingredients
Cookies:
· 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
· 1 cup granulated sugar
· 1/2 cup light brown sugar
· 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
· 1 large egg
· 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
· 3 3/4 cups flour
· 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cookie coating:
· 1/2 cups granulated sugar
· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
· Dash of allspice
Directions
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the pumpkin puree, then, beat in the egg and vanilla.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir until fully incorporated. Cover and chill the dough for at least an hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liner. Mix the coating ingredients in a small bowl. Scoop equal dough balls and roll into the sugar mixture. Set on cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Dip the bottom of a flat drinking glass into water, then into the sugar mixture and use to slightly flatten the dough balls. Recoat the bottom of the glass in the sugar-spice mixture as needed.
Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, or until baked through. Let cool on the baking sheets about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
Yield: 3 to 4 dozen
Oh brother, does this sound good with a hot cup of tea....
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Good evening, MMC!

It sure did get dark quick this evening. There is a lot of rain headed this way and it is very slow moving ~ I watched the front approach for the past hour and it still isn't here.

I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow ~ have to go to BC for pet food and thifting. Found some good stuff for the store this morning at GoodWill, hope to find some more tomorrow. At the Mission store in town they have free magazines ~ I scored a bunch of October, November and December back issues of Bon Appetit ~ what fun they will be to go through.

Time to call it a night ~ MERRY dreams!!!

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I was also surprised to see I am over 50,000 posts! Have not been paying attention. My mom was right, I do talk a lot!
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This sounds WONDERFUL!!!


Originally Posted by xmastidings View Post
I was going thru my emails and my daughter sent me one that included a recipe for a cookie that sounds perfect for this time of year. Thought I would share:


Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Ingredients
Cookies:
· 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
· 1 cup granulated sugar
· 1/2 cup light brown sugar
· 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
· 1 large egg
· 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
· 3 3/4 cups flour
· 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cookie coating:
· 1/2 cups granulated sugar
· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
· Dash of allspice
Directions
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the pumpkin puree, then, beat in the egg and vanilla.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir until fully incorporated. Cover and chill the dough for at least an hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liner. Mix the coating ingredients in a small bowl. Scoop equal dough balls and roll into the sugar mixture. Set on cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Dip the bottom of a flat drinking glass into water, then into the sugar mixture and use to slightly flatten the dough balls. Recoat the bottom of the glass in the sugar-spice mixture as needed.
Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, or until baked through. Let cool on the baking sheets about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
Yield: 3 to 4 dozen
Oh brother, does this sound good with a hot cup of tea....
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Originally Posted by xmastidings View Post
I was going thru my emails and my daughter sent me one that included a recipe for a cookie that sounds perfect for this time of year. Thought I would share:


Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Ingredients
Cookies:
· 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
· 1 cup granulated sugar
· 1/2 cup light brown sugar
· 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
· 1 large egg
· 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
· 3 3/4 cups flour
· 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cookie coating:
· 1/2 cups granulated sugar
· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
· Dash of allspice
Directions
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the pumpkin puree, then, beat in the egg and vanilla.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir until fully incorporated. Cover and chill the dough for at least an hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liner. Mix the coating ingredients in a small bowl. Scoop equal dough balls and roll into the sugar mixture. Set on cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Dip the bottom of a flat drinking glass into water, then into the sugar mixture and use to slightly flatten the dough balls. Recoat the bottom of the glass in the sugar-spice mixture as needed.
Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, or until baked through. Let cool on the baking sheets about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
Yield: 3 to 4 dozen
Oh brother, does this sound good with a hot cup of tea....
sounds good, thanks, I will try this one!
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