Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies

By Andrea | June 20, 2010 |

Oatmeal Cinnnamon Chip Cookies are one of my favorite dessert foods in the fall.  They have a great warm flavor that cuts thru the first of the autumn chill, of course they are good about any time of year.  I’m actually thinking about making some for open class at the fair.

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Old Fashioned Hard Candy

By Andrea | June 18, 2010 |

I love hard candy, and it seems that most of my friends and family do too.  The flavorings available for this candy range from cinnamon and wintergreen, to grape and cherry, to coffee and horehound – but I have found that the most popular flavors I make are cinnamon and sour grape (this one requires…

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Scrapbooking High School

By Andrea | June 18, 2010 |

My first love in high school was always show choir.  That’s right, I was a gleek long before it was cool.  So, of course, my scrapbook has a large section of pages dedicated to it.  I have some very simple pages with just show momentos, and some more complex ones. Along with choir, I loved being…

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Blocking The Sound Of Music

By Andrea | June 17, 2010 |

Of course, I mean blocking in the theatrical sense.  We are still working on blocking scenes for the upcoming Gibson County Theatre Company production of The Sound of Music.  Though, “we” really has nothing to do with me in this case, I’m not even in the play, but I’ve been to every rehearsal so far. …

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Mamaw’s Fresh Strawberry Pie

By Andrea | June 17, 2010 |

I saw some big ripe strawberries at the grocery today.  I got a small box and ate them at lunch.  I’m considering going back for more tomorrow, and making a strawberry pie; because nothing is better when strawberries are in season than Mamaw’s fresh strawberry pie.  I keep meaning to try to make it with…

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Fruit Pizza

By Andrea | June 16, 2010 |

This fruit pizza is basically a giant sugar cookie in a tart pan that is iced in a philly cream cheese topping with bananas, blueberries and strawberries. To start I always use a sugar cookie recipe with granular, instead of powered, sugar for this.  Of course, I should also mention that I make my fruit pizza…

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Digital Scrapbooking

By Andrea | June 16, 2010 |

Even though I never seem to have time to finish my traditional scrapbooks, I seem to breeze through the creation of digital scrapbooks.  I think a lot of that is the ability to make changes.  If I glue something to a page, it’s there, but with digital, I can play, and with the extra confidence…

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Grama’s 2-Hour Rolls

By Andrea | June 15, 2010 |

Blogging about my scrapbook pages for elementary school is making me a bit sentimental.  So, It’s time to share the recipe for my grama’s 2-hour rolls.  My grama’s rolls are famous everywhere she goes.  Even when she makes double batches, they always run out.  The secret to these rolls is not to over handle them,…

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Zoo Art Project

Scrapbooking Elementary School

By Andrea | June 15, 2010 |

In between all of my other projects, I have been working on a scrapbook of some of my things from school.  I was really proud of myself when I finially figured out what to do with some of my old school projects.  I’m putting them in my scrapbook.  It gets them out of a plastic…

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My Graffiti

Coloring in the Theatre

By Andrea | June 15, 2010 |

We had rehearsals for Gibson County Theatre Company’s production of The Sound of Music last night.  The rehearsal went well.  It was the first night of blocking, and a total of 5 scenes were blocked by the end of the night.  The first blocking rehearsal was with the Nuns.  It went quite well, and I…

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I'm Andrea, a techie living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere.

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