Garden Veggies

Garden Veggies
Made into tile for my stove backsplash

Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden
Mike and my 2 youngest sons Ian and Leif

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons
With son Beau, Grandson Luke and his mom Jennifer


I cut this out of a wedding line. I must take more pictures of her.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


These are my favorite cookies.  They are reminiscent of some my mother used to make.  I like to try to remove some of the butter and add oil in a cookie recipe and this worked nicely.  My husband doesn't like coconut so I made half without it and they were good. 

Beat together until creamy:
½ C. soft butter
¼ C. oil (I use light olive oil)
1 C. White Sugar
1 C. brown sugar
2T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

1 ½ C. flour
1 1/2  C. quick oatmeal
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
1 scant tsp. salt

Stir in:
1 C. shredded coconut
2 generous C. corn flakes
1. C. toasted almonds or pecans or walnuts
1 12 oz. pkg. Chocolate chips or less if desired

I like to make big cookies here so Bake 350 for 12-13 minutes.  Sometimes I like a little underbaked cookie but not these because I want the crunch.  They should be nice and brown on top.