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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Delicious cookies

Thumbprint cookies made with raspberry jam are delicious. I use this recipe for traditional Swedish Rosenmunnar from Allrecipes. They refrigerate well too!

Does anyone else have favorite cookie recipes?

You'll need:
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup any flavor fruit jam

Then you'll have to:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add sifted flour, and mix well. Shape dough into 1 inch diameter balls and place on cookie sheets. Imprint your thumb in the center to make a 1/2 inch indentation. Fill with your favorite preserves.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown at the edges.


Sunday, December 10, 2006

Weekly health tip #7 - Keep it up!

This is somewhat of an ironic post, as what I have not been doing is keeping up with this blog, but in defense, I have kept up with my exercise plan!

It is hard to get into the habit of exercising daily. It generally takes at least two weeks. But getting out of the habit of exercising? Now, that's easy, just takes a day or two, and there are always good excuses - stress at work, a cold, travel. But don't let those things derail you, especially the stress (exercise helps relieve stress, so if you stop because you have a lot on your mind, you're just feeding the cycle). If you do need a break, try a lighter workout, but give yourself a definite time to get back on track. Specific goals are harder to break than ambiguous ones, so be specific, and keep working out!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hold on to your cash... one of these lovely fabric wallets from Uplifting Arts. There are three designs available, and each is only $9.99. My favorite is the "Breeze" wallet in turquoise and gray.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Earrings from ap4c

Check out these two new earring designs from a planet for creation: quan yin earrings and these lovely fan-shaped zodiac earrings. Both are only $6 a pair. Make sure to check out the rest of the site too, because just about everything there is wonderful! (ETA: I took the image down because my hotlinking was causing trouble for ap4c, but you should still head over to the website to check out these super-chic earrings!)