August 31, 2010

~the RAINBOW house~

What would the "front door color test" from yesterday 
reveal about this house? 

We came across this house in Hood River, Oregon recently when we went to a B & B for our anniversary... read their story at the end!
 Isn't it fantastic?

Even the cars match the house!

Wouldn't you just love to see the inside???

 The story I heard is that the owners had put different colored light bulbs in the light fixtures along the wall and didn't think much about it until somebody didn't like it and got mad about it...went to the city..etc etc...until it became a big ordeal and they were told they could not have different colored light bulbs!
The owners had enough...they liked their colored they decided they would paint their house...nobody could do anything about that....hence...the "Rainbow House" with regular white light bulbs!

I wonder what the color test would reveal about them?
I am not even sure what color the front door is?

You can take the test to see what your front door color says about you too!


August 29, 2010

Your Door Speaks...

What does the color of your front door say about you?

My front door is red. (actually wineberry)

A Red Door Says You Are Brutally Honest
You are bold, brave, and easily excited.
You are passionate about what you believe.
And you're never afraid to tell people exactly what you think.
You're picky and particular. It's sometimes hard to meet your standards.

Hmmm...I''ll have to think about that?

But it is amazing how much your entry can say about is the first impression of your home!

What color is your front door?
Take the test to see what your front door color says about you too!

August 27, 2010

Discover Bob's Red Mil...

Have you heard about Bob's Red Mill Products?
 Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods produces more than 400 products, including a full line of certified gluten free products and an extensive line of certified organic products.

With a wide variety of whole grain products, from flours and hot cereals to baking mixes and grains, Bob’s Red Mill has “whole grain foods for every meal of the day.” 

Bob’s Red Mill is the nation’s leader in stone milling and offers the widest diversity of whole grains found anywhere. 

 Bob didn't start his company until after he and his wife retired and moved to Oregon.

I am lucky enough to live within a 20 minute drive to the store and mill!
The store has an onsite bakery and restaurant...(that's me at the center table)

...and many of the products are available in the bulk section (much cheaper that way!)

You can visit them too...just go to their BLOG and WEBSITE!

Much of their product line can be found at your local grocer too!
Discover all the healthful grains you can use to be creative and enhance your diet!

 2 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free All-purpose flour
3/4 c. raw or organic butter, chilled
2/3 c. raw or organic sugar
1 cage-free, organic egg yolk
1/2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract

1/2 c. raw or organic butter, room temperature
2 c. organic confectioners' sugar (I like
Strawberry jam (you can use any flavor you like)

*Combine flour and butter until it is all crumbly. Add sugar, vanilla and egg yolk and mix until dough forms. Shape into a ball and refrigerate 30 minutes- 1 hr. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Split dough in half. Roll out dough onto a lightly gluten-free floured surface. Cut into an even number of circles. Cut out a small shape in the middle of half of them. (Save the cutouts, they make great little cookie bites.) Bake 12-15 minutes then let cool on a wire rack. Cream butter and confectioners' sugar to make cream. Spread onto cooled cookies. Add a tsp. or so of jam then top with cutout cookie. Yummy!!!

Very Berry Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies
makes approximately 3 dozen cookies
  • 1 & 1/2 cups Bob's whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 & 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 & 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 & 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried, mixed fruit (I used Welch’s Berry Medley)
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate baking chips
  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon plain, low-fat yogurt (do not substitute with fat-free yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F for baking. Spray baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
In a large bowl, sift together the flours, baking powder and cinnamon. Whisk in brown sugar and oats; stir in dried fruit and baking chips. In a separate bowl, beat the yogurt and oil until combined; add to the flour mixture to form a dough. Drop by even spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for approximately 17 minutes, or until cookies are firm. Do not over bake and do not judge doneness by color as these cookies are naturally darker in appearance. Let rest for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Feel free to add chopped walnuts or pecans to this recipe if desired.

...or try their pizza crust (they have gluten free too)...

 Have Fun...

August 26, 2010

Summer is S'wonderful!

We had a fabulous Summer Family Dinner Night...

~Loved Ones~
~Lemon Layered Love~

Isn't Summer Wonderful?

August 5, 2010

30 Years and Counting!

Today is our 30th Anniversary!
Wow that sounds like a lot of years!
We have weathered the "storm".....the drizzle and the hail!
We have been through the thunderstorms and seen the rainbow at the end!
We could not have done it without putting God first in our lives!
It is to His Glory that we are together and it will be to His continued Glory that we have many more years together to share our faith, love and commitment!

 And our 5 fabulous kids!

August 2, 2010

The Bachelorette...Sweet Rose Treats

My daughter gets together with several friends each week to watch "The Bachelorette".
I made these sweet treats for their last soiree....
 "The Final Rose Bachelorette Party".
They are... Wonton Rose Cups...
filled with Chocolate Mousse and topped with a sugar flower crisp.

....who will she choose?

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