Boy - I just put a new picture for my banner and it is HUGE, I tried and tried to make it smaller but I can't figure out how to do that particular thing, so it will remain HUGE. Don't you just love these pin cushions though - I have drooled over this fabric long before the pin cushions came to live with me; not just drooled, but coveted and lusted over this luscious fabric. It's by French General - Rouenniers (Moda) and I am now the proud owner of several 1/2 yard pieces - thanks to my friend, Peg (who also made the pin cushions for me for Christmas)!! She and a bunch of my other buddies were on a shop hop and she was kind enough to pick some up for me... What am I going to do with this glorious fabric, you may ask; I have no idea yet, but something that is absolutely stunning, I am certain.
I was fortunate enough to be able to get together with my pals this past week - Mary hosted...I took some cookies I wanted to try. I lost quite a bit of weight while sick/surgery/recovery and am determined to keep it (and more) off so that I can live to be 100, healthy and happy. Normally if I make these kinds of things and they are around, I will eat them all. So I decided to leave a couple at home for my boys and take them to share with my friends. I saw the recipe on a link I stumbled upon through Edgar's blog. It's for Rhondi at Big Mama's Home Kitchen. I thought how can you go wrong with two cookies in one - an oreo encased in a chocolate chip cookie...yum. And they are delicious!!
Well let me tell you - even as tasty as they were, they were a pain in the rear to make. I didn't open the oven door all the way to switch trays at one point - dumped four cookies on the oven door and the bottom of the oven...even without that minor blip in my baking skills, they were not as easy to make as I thought they would be and my chocolate chip dough really spread out past the oreo quite a bit. Who needs a pretty cookie anyway? Especially when it contains chocolate!
Since the oven was hot again; after I let it cool down and cleaned the door, floor below where it fell between and the bottom of the oven, I did a chocolate chip bundt cake. I am not a huge cake fan, I usually like the frosting - but I do love bundt cakes, they are so moist and simple. I took this with me to Mary's too. I mixed it up while the cookies were baking since I wasn't sure they would turn out okay.
We are finally without high heat and humidity here in Michigan - it's the kind of summer days I like and summer nights to sleep well.