Monday, July 22, 2013

McQueen Monday #3 ~ Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

I thought that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in a pink McQueen outfit on her last public appearance before the birth of Prince William' and her 's baby.  So with Princes William and Harry in tow, I give to you Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fashion Friday Photo #28 - Vintage Dior

A Dior Spring/Summer 1958 dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent

" Adelaid" Evening Ensemble by Christian Dior of the Spring/Summer Haute Couture line of 1948

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Recipe Part 2

  As promised in Part 1 of this post here is the diabetic recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies. My personal modifications that I sometimes use are in parentheses. Pictures are of my batches cookies.



Canola Cooking Spray or use what you have like I do
1 Cup (140) unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of (1.25 ml) ground cinnamon ( Sometimes I use a little more)
1/8 teaspoon (0.6ml) of salt
1/ Cup (1 Stick/100 grams) of butter or margarine, at room temperature
3/4 Cup (145 g) light brown sugar (Sometimes I use a little less)
2 Tablespoons (24 g) of granulated (table sugar)
1 large egg
2 Tablespoons (30ml) of 1% milk (I use 2%, but use what you have)
1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) vanilla extract
1 1/2 Cups (120g) rolled oats
1/2 Cup (52 g) dark raisins ( Better believe that I use more than a 1/2 cup)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg.F (180 C), Gas Mark 4. Lightly coat a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Onto a piece of waxed paper or in a medium bowl sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat well. gradually add the flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, beating after each addition.
  4. By hand, stir in rolled oats and raisins Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls(please I put a heaping or rounded Tablespoon) onto prepared cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart. Bake until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks to cool after letting the cookie sheet cool for a minute.

Cooked and no I'm not big on perfection.

On the rack to cool

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Part 1

  I found this recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookie a few years back on a diabetic website called diabetic-recipes.com. I haven't been there for a while but my recipe that I printed out has seen better days and I thought what better way to  get a clean copy of the recipe than to blog about it. So I thought I would let you know that I will do another post that will just be the recipe. And maybe I'll take pictures and download them for you. Advance apologies when the pictures don't look that good. I guess I am my toughest critic when it comes to that.

P.S. I just went looking for the website and have found that they have changed their name to DiabeticLifestyle

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tea For Tuesday #9

Found this on ModCloth via Pinterest. So adorable I'd hate use it for fear of getting it dirty. It is Paw Me a Cup Tea Set in Cat. It even kind of matches my cat tea kettle.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fabulous Code Chart

I have been trying and trying to use a code that one timed worked on my PC to make hearts, suns and such, but had quit cooperating. So today I used my search engine using the code and came across a website that shows shorter codes than what I had originally found and at least so far on twitter it works like the last one did. The site is called  Keynote Support and it's page for codes ALT and HTML Code Chart for Special Characters. I love how the hearts and diamonds are under the title Dingbats and Other Shapes. I have a feeling that what I call a dingbat and what they call a dingbat are two different things, but that is okay because this dingbat will be more than happy to use there dingbat. ☺ ♥ And they work here too.