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, S

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 Ingredients 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup Ghirardelli 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, sal

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 cup butter or margarine 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup white sugar 1 large egg 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup white chocolate chips 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup dried 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. B


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 Farm One free visit during the 2012 season* Additional visits through December 2012 for just $9.99 per day** Exclusive Ride Time Season pass holders get early access to some of your favorite rides during the summer- Labor Day Weekend. Food & Merchandise Discounts Halloween Haunt Discount Tickets *Per Pass holder / non-transferable **Per Pass holder / per day / non-transferabl