Friday, July 17, 2009

Flashback Fridays

I am participating in Flashback Fridays over at More Than Words again.

This is a picture of my mom and me. I am guessing that I am around 4 years old here but I'm not sure but it was taken in the 70's somewhere in Chicago. Registered & Protected

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Flashback Friday

I am participating in Flashback Fridays over at More Than Words.

This comes you to via circa 1970's. It is a photo of my mom and her long-time boyfriend (they have been together for over 30 years now and STILL do not live together!)

I was always so jealous of my moms beauty when I was growing up. She sure looked great back then, didn't she??? Registered & Protected

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

I love lemons! One of the best things about living in Arizona is the fact that I have fruit trees in my own backyard. My lemon tree being my favorite. It's beautiful to look at when it's full and my family loves it when I make homemade lemonade.

I had so many lemons a couple of months ago (the season is over now) so I was using them in all kinds of recipes, this one was one of my favorites.

This comes from Cooking Light Magazine and let me tell you they taste just as good as they look! Aren't they gorgeous?!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 cup blueberries
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 400°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through nutmeg) in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Combine buttermilk, egg, and rind; stir well with a whisk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist. Gently fold in blueberries.

Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until the muffins spring back when lightly touched. Remove muffins from pans immediately, and place on a wire rack to cool.

Combine lemon juice and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle glaze evenly over cooled muffins.

Note: You can make these muffins up to 2 days ahead and glaze them the day of serving

Nutritional Information
Calories:187 (23% from fat)
Fat:4.8g (sat 2.7g,mono 1.4g,poly 0.3g)
Calcium:59mg Registered & Protected

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Zing Zang Zoom!

I recently went to see the latest Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey production with my family. We all had lots of fun except for the fact that my 3 year old wasn't feeling good that night and we had to leave after the 1st act but not before she got to enjoy her cotton candy!

She had a fever almost 102* when we got home!

She did ask a couple of days later if we could go back because she really missed a lot of it and just didn't feel good at all. My teenager was actually disappointed that we had to leave early. Go figure.

If you can catch the Zing Zang Zoom show when it hits your town, go for it!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Technical Difficulties

I have major computer problems, a part is on order but not sure when it will actually be repaired yet!

Stay tuned...