Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix, Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 container (12 oz) Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
Green and red food colors
2/3 cup green jelly beans
1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms only of two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, egg whites and drink mix with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. (Batter will be lumpy.) Stir in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips. Pour into pans.
2. Bake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch round pans. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
3. In small bowl, stir 1 cup of the frosting with 10 to 12 drops green food color. Stir 10 to 12 drops red food color into remaining frosting. Frost sides of cakes with green frosting; press green jelly beans into frosting. Frost tops of cakes with red frosting; press remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate chips into frosting for seeds. If desired, cut cakes crosswise in half and arrange "slices" randomly on tray. To serve, cut into wedges. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tyler May 2009 Stats
Number of Sales = 216
Change from last year = down 24.5%
Median Price = $132,700
Change from last year = down 2.4%
Months of Inventory = 12.5
I will be blogging this report each month. Look under "Label" on the right side of the homepage and click Real Estate Housing Stats to compare each month's stats.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I made this new recipe tonight.......so amazing and so EASY!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® chocolate chip cookie mix
1 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray, or grease with shortening. Make brownie mix as directed on box, using oil, water and 2 eggs. Spread in pan.
2. Make cookie mix as directed on pouch, using butter and 1 egg. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls evenly onto brownie batter; press down lightly.
3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool on cooling rack 30 minutes. Frost with frosting. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
These are like the ones at Collin Street Bakery but not as (dark brown). I made these yesterday and put them on a pan in little round balls with my mini scoop and they spread out to a beautiful cookie that looked like a lace doily. crisp and delicious! Love ya! Gina
½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbs. all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant!)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with aluminum foil, parchment paper, or nonstick baking mats.
Using an electric mixer at low speed, cream the butter and sugar until thoroughly combined. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Stir in the flour, salt, and oatmeal, mixing well with a spoon. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 5-8 min, until lightly browned. Let cool completely before removing from the sheets; peel cookies away from the lining. Makes 2 ½ dozen
Christmas with Paula Deen
Gina Taylor 6/2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
This video is was taken outside my kitchen window.....I should have moved closer but the sprinklers were on.........this was taken around 8pm, overcast skies, cows and babies were running and jumping to the north pasture.
For you Mother and Daddy,
PS Mother----click on the "arrow button" on the picture above to start the video.... :)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
New law offers protections to tenants of foreclosed properties. A new federal law attempts to shed some light on the issue of how to handle a tenant occupying a property that has been foreclosed upon. The Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 (S 896) includes provisions that offer protection to tenants of foreclosed properties. These tenants will be able to stay in the home for a minimum of 90 days after foreclosure. Further, tenants with lease terms that extend beyond 90 days must be allowed to remain in the property for the duration of their lease unless the new owner plans to occupy the property as a primary residence. In any event, a tenant must be allowed to remain in the home for 90 days after foreclosure if they continue to abide by the existing lease terms (including payment of rent). "
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Today, we opened the pantry door, you have to always check out the pantry, women love pantries, and to our amazement, there were boxes and boxes of cereal. I counted "24" boxes of cereal, yes, I counted them. You just never know what I will blog about, huh?
Monday, June 8, 2009
On the other hand, here is my Aunt Lelia with her grandbaby, Connor. He is three months younger than Layton, and he WILL stay still for pictures....... so sweet!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
TYLER (Tyler Morning Telegraph) – Construction has begun on an 85,000-sf Courtyard Marriott at 7524 S. Broadway Ave.
The 121-room, four-story hotel will include 4,400 sf to be used for meetings, banquets and events.
The Courtyard Marriott is expected to create 35 jobs.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Did you know?
You can reliably store data on CD's and DVD's for 100 years, under perfect conditions. (can you believe they put that, perfect conditions, Duh! )
Did you know?
A refrigerator magnet placed on a flash drive or computer hard drive will not destroy data on that drive. It is not strong enough, and flash drives are unaffected by magnets. I bet you are glad I have told you this, huh......my mother is bored now by reading this.... :)
Did you know?
Online quizzes (testing your IQ, etc) often collects your answers and personal info to use for advertising and marketing purposes......so, stop taking that mess.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Philippians 4:12-13 (New International Version)
12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Verse 13 does not say, I can do anything, it says, "I can do EVERYTHING, through him who gives me strength". That is just AWESOME! I love you Lord Jesus.