Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

  An old post revamped--making these to take my brothers for Christmas--a family favorite!  Chocolate & Peanut Butter--what could be better! This is one of my go-to recipes when I need something to take to a picnic or party. _ I can't remember a time growing up when we didn't make these--my Mom still makes them when she knows we'll be visiting! ( originally posted in 2009--my Mom passed away in 2011)


Peanut Butter swirl bars
1/2 c. chunky peanut butter
1/3 c. margarine, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt.
2 c. semi-sweet morsels
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and sugar, beat until creamy. Gradually beat in eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt. Spread in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle the chocolate over the top. Place in the oven for 3 minutes. Remove from the oven, run a knife through the batter to marbelize. Return to the oven, bake 30 minutes. Cool & cut into squares.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wildlife Wednesday--more turkeys!

A few weeks ago there was a discussion about flying turkeys & ones in trees so I thought I'd share a few photos I've taken of them in our pine trees!  This one was taken up by the house.

The rest of these were taken along the driveway--both sides are lined with very tall pine trees.

Can't believe I got 4 in one photo!



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wildlife Wednesday

Taken at Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy in Litchfield, CT.  One of those places you keep  saying you're going to go to--I finally made it a few years ago & plan to go back in the spring!  Click on the link to read about this fabulous place!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wildlife Wednesday

A male Highland cattle at the neighbors
Technically I know these aren't wildlife but thought I would post anyway.  Besides raising bison, our neighbors also have 3 head of Highland cattle.  Two females, one male--both females are pregnant so more to come!

They are kept in a separate pen from the bison--yesterday they were up by the road so I stopped to take a few photos

A closeup of one.

Another view--they seem to be very docile creatures




The male and one of the females.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Isla Fix

I love the hibiscus on Isla Mujeres!  I used to go into the garden at Maria Del Mar Hotel & see the varied colors  of flowers, but it seems to be only open to hotel guests now.  There are still many to see around the island!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Isla Fix!

Decided to start posting photos of Isla Mujeres on Fridays ( where we go in the winter).  Thought this would be the perfect title for the posts.  Starting today--it's 3 months til we go--can't wait to see the sunrise!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Last Bloom of this Rose

I love to photograph flowers after the rain & capture the raindrops. 

These were taken 10/11/14 and will be the last flower on this rose bush I'm sure!

Enjoy!