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This is not just a blog to me. My friends list, is just that: my friends list. If you like my recipes, but don't care about the person behind them, you can bookmark my recipe post and skip the whole adding thing. It is updated as I post new recipes, so you will not miss anything new.

If you're going to add me and then drop me the next day because OMG I didn't comment to your first post that shows up on my friends page, then please don't waste my time. I don't comment on every post, and I don't expect you to comment on every post of mine.

On that same note, if you can make up your mind that you just don't like me after 1 or 2 days, I'd rather you don't add me. Take the time to go through my user info to get a feel for who I am and what I'm about now, before you add.

The majority of people added to my list, stay on my list. Most of my lj friends have been around since I created this journal. I don't do friends cuts or make people jump through hoops to stay on my list ("Comment if you want to stay!"), but I do eventually cut people who haven't updated in several months.

If you've given me some time and we just don't click, fair enough! You can remove me as easily as you added me. I'd prefer you comment to let me know that you've removed me, just as a courtesy, but of course you don't have to.

I post a LOT of pictures (sometimes videos) of our daughters. I always use the lj-cut, but if this bothers you, then again, please don't add me.

If you read all that and still want to add me, please comment! I am currently happy with the number of friends I've made here, but I always add new people who seem awesome. I will not add random adders - By that I mean, if you add me, please tell me! If I have no clue who you are and you've never commented to me, I will not add you back.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post, and I look forward to getting to know you!





Updated on 02 Jan 11

My Recipe Collection  )
Chocolate chip cookies is one of those fall back on recipes. As such, I thought it would be a good idea to add a tried and true recipe to my collection. These cookies are fantastic! They are soft, and remain so the next day if you store them right. Simple and delicious!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe )


Find my growing recipe collection here: Minxy's Recipes
It is updated as new recipes are posted.
For the peanut butter & chocolate lovers! This is another recipe I created from inspiration from various recipes to put them all in one delicious square.

Peanut Butter Brownies

Recipe )


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It is updated as new recipes are posted.
This has to be the easier doughnut recipe out there. And they taste amazing! There is no yeast, no rising time, no shaping, no rolling, no kneading, no nothing! You throw everything into a bowl, stir, and immediately start frying. Easy peasy! I saw Anna Olsen make these on her show and had to make them. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

Sour Cream Doughnuts

Recipe )

NOTE: If you don't have buttermilk, you can make a substitute for 1/2 cup: Place half a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the 1/2 cup line. Let stand for five minute, then use.


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It is updated as new recipes are posted.
I saw this Hershey's recipe in a magazine and wanted to make it right away. I bought some Chipits Skor Toffee Bits when we bought groceries, but I failed to read over the whole recipe... We did not have cream cheese or whipping cream, and I was not able to go back out for some. What was I to do? I googled and had no such luck finding anything *just so*, so I took inspiration from other recipes and created these. This is a keeper for sure! They are crunchy and sweet with a firm chocolate filling. My kids eat the chocolate out first. lol

Toffee Thumbprint Cookies with Chocolate Filling

Recipe )

I still want to try the Hershey's version. I bet the cream cheese adds a whole new dimension!


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It is updated as new recipes are posted.

Friends Cut

Mar. 4th, 2010 03:55 pm
Had a post written up, deleted it, trying again...

No offence if I cut you. I just didn't think you clicked with me anymore, or you never updated your LJ. I feel like I give a lot of myself in here, and when I get nothing back, something's gotta give.

If you're still here, thank you. I love you. :)
We have had such a craving for these things! I think I finally cured it. Which is good because I am all out of ingredients to make any more. lol These are such a delicious treat! They are a tradition in Canada. For my American friends, a butter tart is like a miniature pecan pie. I grew up on them with raisins, which I like to think is the traditional kind of butter tart. Only later in life did I discover that you can buy these with pecans, walnuts, or even plain. My husband's preferred type is plain. I like 'em plain or with pecans. I don't mind the raisins, but I'd rather skip 'em if given the choice.


These are two of the plain ones.

Recipe )


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This is such a fun recipe to make with kids. There's making the dough, rolling the dough into balls, rolling the balls in sugar, and then squishing in the chocolates. My daughter loved it. And the cookies taste so good. They were still soft and delicious the next day.



Recipe )


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It is updated as new recipes are posted.
These cookies were excellent! It's a double chocolate recipe, but I chose this one because I wanted something chocolatey, but didn't have chocolate chips, so we made chocolate peanut butter chip cookies. They are very moist, soft, and brownie-like. Holy freakin' awesome stuff! Normally I use real unsalted butter for baking, but I didn't have any so I used the cheapest margarine ever and they still turned out so so sooooo good!



Recipe! )


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Sorry, I don't normally make a big friends cut like this, but back in Nov & Dec my friends list greatly expanded. Not every friendship was destined to last, and I am finding myself with less and less time for the internet these days. I was recently cut by a long time friend on here, so I guess that sort of sparked it. LJ is LJ and after awhile, new journals replace the old forgotten ones. So the cycle goes.

If you feel this was in error let me know why and I'll consider trying again.

Add Me?

Nov. 24th, 2008 02:22 pm
Hello new friends!

This is a public announcement:

I recently cross-posted an add_me post in a few communities. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am not getting my notifications from LJ. If you saw my post and decided to add me, please let me know! I am only adding back those who have commented to me somewhere and expressed interest in being friends.

This does not apply to you if I've already added you. lol If you're already on my friends list, please read this intro post to get a more in depth view into my life.

Thanks, and welcome to my world!
We have been looking for this song since we first heard it on CBC's Laugh Out Loud on November 1st. I remember the day because we were in the car on our way to the UnHalloween Party. The only problem finding the song was, we could only remember half of one line that repeated over and over in our heads. The rest of the line came to me last night, and my husband found it for me just a minute ago. Now I can share it with you. Sabrina Jalees did warn that her show was about earworms. Now you have been warned too. lol

"Trevor" by George Westerholm


I read this news article last week and it really touched me. I think everyone should read this and smile. It will give your day a boost. :) (This is local news.)

Three year old saves brother's life

Full text of the article under cut )
Update to my previous public post: http://minxy-baby.livejournal.com/463081.html

My free 8GB Zune Kit from Matchstick came today!!!!


8GB Zune Kit - Free from Matchstick!
8GB Zune Kit - Free from Matchstick!



Free Zune!

Jun. 17th, 2008 02:35 pm
I just got a call from Matchstick and I qualified to receive a free Zune! Canadian friends, please follow this link and see if you qualify too!

http://www.matchstick.ca/mp3/

I will post an update when I recieve the MP3 player.
Someone posted about Butter Braids last week. Just the name sounded delicious. I searched around trying to find a recipe for it, and was beginning to think this bread is a secret! I found 2 recipes that were close to what I thought it should be, and mashed them together.

I had wanted to do a creamy filling, but alas I was out of heavy cream and did not want to make a trip to the store on this rainy day. So I pulled out my husband's favourite raspberry jam to use instead.

I had intended to freeze the second loaf for when he comes home on leave next month, but I think I am going to have to bake more fresh for him. My daughter (15 months) and I already ate a third of one when it came out of the oven. She kept asking me for more. lol I think when I do this again for my husband, I'll experiment with a peanut butter & jam (no glaze) version for him and myself, and bake another jam one for my daughter.

The bread is very soft. The inside of the loaf just melts in your mouth. The outside has a crust from the egg wash. It's lightly sweet on its own, and sweeter with the jam and glaze. I should have used a knife to cut it neatly, but I was impatient and just tore it apart as it was cooling. Delicious!






3 more pictures + Recipe! )


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So tonight is my second last night with my husband. He's leaving the country for several months and I have been trying to make every dinner special. He is going to miss our fine Canadian foods.

Tonight I made Brie En Croute. I think I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.






Recipe + 1 more picture - Hot out of the oven )


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I watched Paula Deen make this one night and I had to make it immediately. This is now a regular dish in our house, and it’s the only meatloaf I make. It truly is delicious and such a simple meal to cook. My husband is leaving the country and requested I make this for him before he goes. Boy, is he going to miss my cooking.



I don’t know what’s better… a slice of this fresh out of the oven, or a sloppy meatloaf sandwich made with the leftovers.



Another picture + Reipce! )


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