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After the holidays I have the hardest time falling back into the rhythm of my normal life. As I sit here looking around and the gift boxes, empty toy boxes and those dang twist-tie things ; and don’t even get me started on the holiday decorations that eventually need to be packed away, I’m feeling extremely disorganized and overwhelmed with it all. I have to work the next couple of days and New Year’s weekend at the hospital and I’m wondering when I’ll get to it all. In the same breath, didn’t I just put all this stuff up? I can tell ya with certainty that I’d rather curl up with these muffins, a cup of coffee and watch endless hours of The Cooking Channel than tackle the after math of Christmas. It all begins with a few basic pantry ingredients. Combine all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl, and add the mini chips. Stir to combine. Crack-alack one egg and measure in the vanilla extract. Drizzle in the grapeseed oil. Add in the milk. Add the wet ingredients into the dry. Yummmmmy… Related:  Goodies

Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Bars Be sure and join me on Facebook for the latest updates on new recipes! I am all about simplifying recipes. I have seen recipes for these all over blog world and have finally decided to try them out for myself! LOFTHOUSE SUGAR COOKIE BARS(recipe from: Cookies and Cups)1 1/2 cups sugar1 cup butter, room temperature8 oz cream cheese, room temperature1 egg2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 1/2 cups flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder Preheat oven to 350°Spray jelly roll pan (15x10x1) with cooking spray.In your mixer cream butter, cream cheese and sugar together.

Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza Oh, haiyyy. Just gimme a minute to lick the final cinnamon streusel crumbs off my sticky fingers and attempt to be coherent enough to write something. Or get another slice. This pizza, and by pizza I mean subtly sweet thick crust topped with a heavy sprinkling of cinnamon streusel crumbs and drizzled with a warm maple glaze, is so distractingly good. I kind of cringed when I wrote that because I’m visualizing of all you fancypants readers sitting there drinking your tea with your pinkies out who will now judge me. Or more like GET JEALOUS. What I found out relearned at the Pizza Ranch is that dessert pizza is basically the world’s most lovable food. Thaaaa Textuuuure. “But when would I even eat this?” Okay. Eat it for breakfast. I think normal people have it for dessert or something. Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza Author: Pinch of Yum Serves: 8 Ingredients Pizza Glaze ½ cup powdered sugar1 tablespoon real maple syrup1 tablespoon heavy cream Instructions Crust: Preheat the oven to 425.

Bookshelf Porn Man Builds Fairy Tale Home for His Family – For Only £3,000 Simon Dale is a family man in Wales, the western part of Great Britain. His interest in self-sustainability and an ecological awareness led him to dig out and build his own home—one of the loveliest, warmest, most inviting dwellings you could ever imagine. And it cost him only £3,000, about $4,700 American dollars! Can you imagine a more charming entrance than this? Simon gives two reasons for building the home. The first elegant one, from his website, is: It’s fun. His second reason is a plea for sustainability, in which he states that “our supplies are dwindling and our planet is in ecological catastrophe”. Simon is also a photographer, and as you can see throughout this article, a talented one. The tools are fairly simple. The home is constructed from wood, stone, straw, and has a sod roof. Most amazingly, the home didn’t require years of training or experience. He was fortunate in obtaining the land for his home.

Billy Corgan to open tea house in Highland Park by charles berman Sun-Times Media cberman@suntimes.com December 30, 2011 4:00PM Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins perform at the Chicago Theater Nov. 18. Corgan announced plans this week to open a tea house near his home in Highland Park. | Sun-Times photo by Tom Cruze storyidforme: 23494377 tmspicid: 8683469 fileheaderid: 3916315 Updated: February 1, 2012 8:08AM Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan plans to open a 1930s Chinese-style tea house in the spring in the former Ravinia neighborhood post office in Highland Park. Corgan’s sit-down tea shop has yet to be named, but his business partner, Highland Park resident Sharon Mackin-Norberg, said Friday they have signed a multi-year lease and are currently working on the space’s design and extensive tea menu. “We love the Ravinia business district and the Ravinia area in general,” said Mackin-Norberg, who opened the Ravinia Wine Shop across the street seven months ago. Corgan may even perform the first show.

Watermelon Lime Sorbet Slices | Food for My Family - StumbleUpon A sweet and tangy watermelon lime sorbet is a great way to cool off in the summer. As a bonus, this recipe is frozen back in the watermelon rind and cut off into slices. It’s hot. When your simple syrup is cool and watermelon chunked, blend them together in a food processor or blender until smooth. Cool the liquid completely in the refrigerator for a few hours. This then goes into the freezer. There’s nothing like a slice of watermelon on a warm summer day, especially when your slice happens to be sorbet. Truly, nothing. A few tips if you want to make slices: Use a small, personal size watermelon.Freeze only long enough for the sorbet to set, or if you freeze longer, give it a good amount of time on the counter to soften up.Dip your knife (I used a large chef’s knife) in warm water in between each cut, and try to cut 2″-3″-thick slices off the watermelon. How are you staying cool in the midst of this heat wave? Copyright © Food for My Family.

Clementine Cake Recipe : Nigella Lawson Directions Put the clementines in a pot with cold water to cover, bring to the boil, and cook for 2 hours. Drain and, when cool, cut each clementine in half and remove the seeds. Then finely chop the skins, pith, and fruit in the processor (or by hand, of course). Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter and line an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Beat the eggs. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, when a skewer will come out clean; you'll probably have to cover the cake with foil after about 40 minutes to stop the top from burning. I've also made this with an equal weight of oranges and lemons, in which case I increase the sugar to 1 1/4 cups and slightly Anglicize it, too, by adding a glaze made of confectioners' sugar mixed to a paste with lemon juice and a little water.

Game Theory First published Sat Jan 25, 1997; substantive revision Wed May 5, 2010 Game theory is the study of the ways in which strategic interactions among economic agents produce outcomes with respect to the preferences (or utilities) of those agents, where the outcomes in question might have been intended by none of the agents. The meaning of this statement will not be clear to the non-expert until each of the italicized words and phrases has been explained and featured in some examples. Doing this will be the main business of this article. First, however, we provide some historical and philosophical context in order to motivate the reader for the technical work ahead. 1. The mathematical theory of games was invented by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern (1944). Despite the fact that game theory has been rendered mathematically and logically systematic only since 1944, game-theoretic insights can be found among commentators going back to ancient times. 2. 2.1 Utility

you knew i was going to make one. - StumbleUpon they are all over pinterest....(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) so we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt! and it dries really quickly too. seriously. what could be happier than this?? GREAT project. loved it today is the first FULL day with ALL my kids in ALL day school.yeah...i am smiling as i type that. it's good. it's quiet. i am rockin' it. removing wallpaper.....making code for craft weekend stuff.....doing my hair....going to lunch..... it's all good. hooray for school!

Easy Salad Rolls Easy Salad Rolls Monday, Sept 12 was Moon Festival and we celebrated by making one of our favorite Asian recipes! Salad rolls are typically a lunch meal or an appetizer, but my family likes them so much that we make a ton and make a meal out of it! I started making these when I lived in a small town and the closest place I could get a salad roll was an hour away! I was intimidated the first time I made them but found out they’re really easy – it’s just the prep work that takes time. Ingredients: ~ 3 chicken breasts ~ diced carrots (1/2 cup) ~ diced red pepper (half) ~ diced cucumber (1/2 cup) ~ diced peas in shell (1/2 cup) ~ 1 clove garlic ~ VH Garlic Hoisin Sauce ~ Rice paper wraps ~ vermicelli rice noodles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Serve with VH Garlic Hoisin sauce for dipping!

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