Showing posts from October, 2012

The Force is Strong with Disney

HOLY SHITtake mushrooms!

I am still in shock after reading this. Never in a million years would I have though that George would sell to Disney, despite all of the collaboration.

I wonder what the seventh film will be like? Will it follow George's original vision? And will they finish out the trilogy so that we have all nine movies (after almost 40 years!)
The third trilogy starting with Episode VII was to deal with Luke's life as a Jedi. Episode VIII was to deal with Luke's sister (not Leia) coming from another part of the galaxy and Luke was to become a Jedi Master and pass on his training to her. Episode IX was to feature the appearance of the Emperor and have Luke and his sister confront him on the Imperial Capital Planet of Had Abbadon, possibly bringing about the Return of the Republic and the Jedi Order. Episodes VII, VIII, and IX would have taken place from approximately 40 ABY to 203 ABY, based on early facts from Lucas. A detailed fan timeline, Star Wars Timelin…

Better Than Subway Chocolate White Chip Cookies

Early last week I gave my daughter the option of regular chocolate chip cookies or Cranberry White Chocolate Chip cookies. In typical Joy fashion, she ignored the choices and created her own.  Once she tasted these she exclaimed “These are better than the ones at Subway!” – which apparently was her inspiration for asking for chocolate cookies.

Chocolate White Chip Cookies
Recipe by Annette Holland
Adapted from the Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies recipe in the Joy of Cooking Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: About 45 2-inch cookies
1/2 cupbutter or margarine1/2 cupbrown sugar1egg1/2 teaspoonvanilla1 cup plus 2 tablespoonsall-purpose flour1/2 teaspoonbaking soda1/2 cupwhite chocolate chips 1/2 cupGhirardelli chocolate powder Cooking Directions
Preheat oven to 375. Grease cookie sheet. Cream butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, salt, and baking soda and cocoa powder. Stir in white chocolate chips. Drop …

Black and White Cranberry Cookies

I made these from a recipe I modified from Allrecipes. My version has less sugar and a combination of chips.

Black and White Cranberry Cookies
Recipe by Annette Holland Source: via Annette on Pinterest

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 - 30 minutes Yield: 2-3 dozen Ingredients 1/2 cupbutter or margarine1/3 cuppacked brown sugar1/3 cupwhite sugar1large egg1 1/2 cupsall-purpose flour1/2 teaspoonbaking soda 3/4 cupwhite chocolate chips 3/4 cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips1 cupdried cranberries Cooking Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in the egg. Combine the flour and baking soda; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips and cranberries. Drop by rounded spoonful onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. For best results, take them out while they are sti…


Okay,  it's Thursday, but it's so blustery outside all I can think about is Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. The wind storm has been going on since last night, so I guess that qualifies as "Windsday".

Discounted Knott's Berry Farm 2013 Season Pass

As much as I love Disney, Knott's Berry Farm is offering an incredible deal until the end of the month. And you really can't beat paying off your season pass for just over $10/month. I know that when my daughter gets bored and we don't have chores, soccer, or softball, we usually head down to Anaheim.

She loved Knott's when we went in February and I am sure that we would go to Soak City multiple times.

Here's all that you get when you take advantage of this discounted offer on a 2013 Knott's Berry Farm season pass:
Unlimited visits to Knott's Berry FarmOne free visit during the 2012 season*Additional visits through December 2012 for just $9.99 per day**Exclusive Ride TimeSeason pass holders get early access to some of your favorite rides during the summer- Labor Day Weekend.Food & Merchandise DiscountsHalloween Haunt Discount Tickets*Per Pass holder / non-transferable**Per Pass holder / per day / non-transferableYou can only get this deal online, so cl…