We have a winner!

Congratulations to lataevea entrant #45! She won the National Geographic Field Guide to the Water’s Edge. I’ve emailed her and will get that out to you ASAP.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

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The Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever!!

At work we have food days every so often and this past Wednesday we had one for Administrative Assistants Day – because ours is awesome!! School would not run without her. Anyway, I decided to make a Hummingbird Cake. Unfortunately I took it out too early and it caved. You know what I mean. So I decided I would also make cookies. I found these cookies on food.com. It just calls for peanut butter, sugar and an egg. I thought it needed something other than plain white sugar. Plus I can’t imagine a peanut cookie without … brown sugar of course!

Start with…

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1 cup peanut butter

1 egg

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

I put all the ingredients in a bowl

I then used a fork and mixed it all together. I kept wondering if this was going to work.

Finally I took a small amount, rolled it into a ball and then rolled it in additional white sugar. I cooked it at 350 for about 12 minutes. And guess what? It worked!

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They are little soft when they first come out so be sure to let them cool. Of course if one does break …

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… then you have to eat it. I know, it’s a shame. I got 22 cookies out of the recipe. Took it to work and brought home an empty container! Always a good sign. They are definitely sweet and go great with a glass a milk.

If you try them, let me know how they turned out for you. hope you like them too!

NG Field Guide to the Water’s Edge Giveaway

I love to travel! I love the beach! When I was a child, we moved to Mallorca, Spain, an island in the Mediterranean . We lived on the beach and I fell in love with it! I love the water and walking along the beach exploring the plant and animal life. If I could live anywhere, it would be somewhere tropical on the beach. So when I came across the National Geographic book Field Guide to the Water’s Edge I couldn’t resist it. Printed in May 2012, it covers everything you could possibly want to know about beaches, rivers, and shorelines. It provides information about plants and animals you might find along rivers, lakes, ponds, and oceans. And since it’s National Geographic, the photos are fantastic!

Plus it has a list of the All Time Top 20 Beaches in the United States, the 10 Top Rivers, and the 5 Top Great Lakes places to visit. If you love the water, this is a must have book!

The contest is open to U.S and Canada residents only. Winner will be chosen at random Monday April 29. To enter click on the picture of the book!

Win me!

Win me!

New Dishtowel

I have finished another dish towel. I used the Double Bump Dish Cloth pattern found on Ravelry. It was a nice easy knit and something I was able to do while I sat in meetings all last weekend.

Dish cloths are a great way to try new stitches and they are useful! I decided I would knit until I used all of the yarn and this is what I came up with…

Double Bump Dishcloth

My Double Bump Dishcloth

Since it was a dishcloth for me (and to be used) I didn’t block it. It measures 14″ x 8″ – hard to tell in the picture, isn’t it! And this is terrible but I don’t know if this is Peaches and Cream or Sugar ‘n Cream yarn but I do know that it is one or the other. I’ve had this yarn forever and lost the label a long time ago. From the feel of the yarn, I would say it was Peaches and Cream.

I have already started the next dish cloth. It’s called the Raindrop Dishcloth. The circle at the bottom of the dishcloth is made by making several new stitches from one stitch. That might sound complicated but it’s really fairly simple and I can knit while watching TV. I’m knitting it in Lily Sugar ‘n Cream bright navy, I think. Again I’ve lost the label but I’m fairly sure that is what it is. I’ll post a pic when it’s done but below is the pic from the pattern. I don’t think it’ll look as nice in the navy as it does in the light colors but it should still be pretty.

Raindrop Dishcloth

Raindrop Dishcloth