Showing posts from July, 2010

Recipe Swap

Recently my aunt, sister in-law and I were sharing recipes. I thought I'd share them here too- they are all delicious. If you try one of these or if you have a great recipe of your own let me know!

Tootsie Roll Bars
1 c. Brown sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. butter
1 tsp. baking soda
1 3/4 c. oatmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix together and spread half of the dough in an ungreased 9x13 pan.
Melt 6 oz. chocolate chips and 1 can sweetened condensed milk together and spread on the dough. Then top with the remaining dough and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until light brown.

KIT KAT bars ( from my aunt Peggy)
2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar

Boil the above ingredients for 5 minutes. line club crackers in a 9x13 pan. Pour over 1/2 of the filing, add another layer of club crackers, then the rest of the filling, and finally add a layer of club crackers.
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. butterscotch chips
2/3 c. peanut butter

Melt chocolate…

Bucket List

Inspired by something I just saw on TV I'm making a bucket be updated periodically.
Do YOU have a bucket list?

1. Travel to Europe
2. Run a marathon
3. Vacation somewhere tropical
4. Write a book
5. Ride a zip cord through the jungle
6. Take our kid(s) to Disney

Get off my back

To the driver of the black VW that tailed me nearly my entire drive home yesterday...why did you find it necessary to try to push me down the road? I thought I was driving fast enough, a few miles an hour over the speed limit in fact. That was until we both turned into my neighborhood and you still tried to make me drive faster. While you don't know it- you were seconds away from eating my bumper. If the rational voice of my husband hadn't stepped in you just may have. I, unlike you apparently, felt the need to slow down while driving on a residential street where there were children playing and people walking. If I had needed to stop quickly there's no doubt you would have hit me, you are just lucky my son wasn't in the car with me. If he had been there's a good possibility I may have tried to stop you and....well I'm not sure what then because seeing as how you were in such a hurry you might now have even noticed I had stopped to get your attention.
The best p…


Since by big Christmas surprise of a treadmill, I've become a runner. Hmmmm, that seems so serious when I type it that way. Well, I guess I at least FEEL like I've become a runner. I run almost everyday now- at least 3 miles each time. In May my friend Mindi and I ran a 10k as part of the Fargo Marathon. When I was training for that my running was a little more serious. Things are turning back to that "seriousness" once again as I get ready for the next 10k this time in my hometown of Lake Park. I'm not sure what to expect in terms of where exactly we'll be running. While at my dad's recently, I asked just how far it was to our farm just north of "town" :) My dad said it is 7 miles. I thought about running out there just to see if I could make it...then I remembered the rather large hills that are on that route and changed my mind.
Running is something that I never in a million years imagined myself enjoying and participating in an organized way.…