Friday, March 28, 2014

Winter Reading

One nice thing about a miserable winter with too much snow, hail and wind and way too many sub-freezing temps was that it gave me a good excuse opportunity to get caught up on reading.   I am a slave to best-sellers' lists!  But I also love word-of-mouth recommendations.   Anyhoo, these were my favorite winter reads:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

March 20th

Spring is 21 days away.....well, so says the calendar.   KC is in the deep freeze again.   With snow on the way!    I am dreaming of this scene below.   Hurry, Tulips!!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gratuitous Cat Photo

Is that Batman behind me???????????

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Healthier Muffins

Probably most everyone has "Eat Healthier" at the top of the resolutions list.   I ran across this tasty muffin recipe with oat flour, oats and bananas.   No eggs or white sugar.   A little ginger, cinnamon and molasses for good measure.  Made a batch this morning and really liked them.   Bagged them by 2s and popped them into the freezer.

Banana Oat Muffins

Spray a 12 hole muffin tin with coconut oil spray.   Preheat oven to 365 degrees.

Mash 2 or 3 ripe bananas and add 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, sprinkle or two of ground ginger,  1 T molasses and 1/2 t vanilla.   Mix well and set aside.

In a separate bowl whisk together 1/2 cup rolled oats, 2 cups oat flour, 2 t baking powder, 1 t baking soda, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 t salt and 1 t cinnamon.   Stir in the banana mixture and combine well.   Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tin.   Bake 18 minutes.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Two Oh One Four

Happy Two Thousand Fourteen!    Does that high number even seem possible?

Going to try hard to find that quilting spark that has been lost for a few years.   Here's a possible motivator:

Can't get enough of this turquoise and red color scheme these days.