Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
I made a batch over the weekend when we had some out-of-town guests and these tasty muffins were a big hit with everyone!
Makes 10 muffins.
1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup superfine sugar
1/4 butter, melted
5 Tbsp lemon flavored yogurt
Finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 egg, lightly beaten
For the lime syrup (optional...I made it without the syrup and the frosting and they were still great!)
finely grated zest & juice of 1 lime
2 heaping Tbsp superfine sugar
1 and 1/5 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp butter, melted
3 Tbsp lemon juice
*Preheat oven to 375*. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
*For the muffins, mix the flour, baking soda, and sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together them elted butter, yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, and egg. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix briefly until just combined.
*Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, dividing evenly. Bake for 15 minutes, or until risen and golden.
* While the muffins are baking, make the lime syrup. Gently heat the lime zest, lime juice & sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Remove pan from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Strain syrup into a bowl using a fine strainer. Drizle a little of the warm syrup over each hot muffin. Cool completely in pan.
* For the icing, sift the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Gently heat the butter & lemon juice in a small saucepan until melted. Pour the melted mixture over the powdered sugar and stir until smooth & glossy.
* Add food coloring if desired and decorate cold muffins. Leave to set before serving.
Friday, April 23, 2010
"Mommy! When I get out of the bath my fingers are all tinkly!"
"Oh! That scared my crap out!"
"Carry me. My legs are broke."
(Heavy sigh) "What a day, what a day." -said at 8am.
"Mommy, I can feek fannish. Uno, dos, tuh-race, carto, seeenko!"
"Bark! Bark! I'm a dog. My name's Biscuit!"
"Mommy, when will everyone wake up? Don't they know it's good-morning-time?"
Monday, April 19, 2010
I seriously thought they were condoms when I saw them hanging there. My sister was a couple steps behind me in rounding the corner and when she came in the aisle I held one up and she got all red and said "WHY do you have those!?" Clearly she thought the same thing I did.
Who ever thought to approve this idea?!
Spread the word and leave comments on her blog and let me know when you do!
I'll be doing my own giveaway next month, just in time for summer!
Friday, April 9, 2010
I almost walked right past until I noticed the wording on the bag: FLORIDA. Having grown up in the good old Sunshine State, it didn't phase me. Until I realized something. I now live in SOUTH CAROLINA. Not Florida. And I just had to snap a picture.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I contacted the HOA this morning regarding the issue and they advised me to contact the local authorities and file a report.
Why is it that people can't just be civil? Why must they feel like the whole world owes them? Maybe life has dealt him a rough hand. I do not know. But what I do know is that whatever is making him so angry is not anything that myself or my family has done...we're just unlucky enough to be the people that he takes it out on.
I am trying to be the bigger person in this situtation. When he confronted me yesterday I was very calm and never once raised my voice, despite him using vulgar language in front of my children, even after I'd asked him to not say those things with them around. I will do everything I can to keep my yard in check and avoid his yard like the plague. I will pray for guidance from Heaven and for patience in dealing with him. I will not stoop to his level. But I also will not be bullied and will not tolerate the harassment to my family.
So a phone call to the police I will make.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Today I've been featured here on Meghan's Blog and also on My Great Retreat. And soon Meghan will be doing a product review about one of my onesies.
Go check them out if you have a chance, and check out my shop any time!