Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy 2011 Sweet Friends!!!

A Happy New Year!

Grant that I

May bring no tear to any eye

When this New Year in time shall end

Let it be said I've played the friend,

Have lived and loved and labored here,

And made of it a happy year.

~Edgar Guest



Love & Blessings for a blissful and happy New Year to you angel friends,
Jo-Anne
xo

Monday, December 20, 2010

My Interview with Virtue Radio Network!

This wonderful website " Virtue Radio Network" kindly asked me for an interview on my magazine. I'm so honored, thank you Judith for a lovely interview!
To view click here

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hello angel friends!
I love this time of year! Our first Christmas snow arrived early tonight, and just in time to put me in the holiday spirit. It's bake night and hubby is watching the Patriots and I'm up to my elbows in cookie dough. I am making two different kinds of chocolate chip cookies. The first is my recipe which is a super thin and crispy type and the other is a box mix by Barefoot Contessa. Have you tried her cookie and cake mixes? If not, your missing out, they are so delicious and yummy!
I'm also making carmel buttons- How to- Place on a cookie sheet pretzels, the square kind and place a carmel chocolate rolo on top and bake at 250 for 8-10 minutes. Then add a whole pecan on top of the melted chocolate rolo. Allow to cool and enjoy!

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On another note- If you haven't received your magazine "The Feminine Home" yet, you can email the printing company for perhaps, a tracking number. I wish they were quicker but with the holidays and all they are quite busy.

Here is the email link



Wishing you a storybook holiday!
Warmest Blessings,
Jo-Anne
xo



Thin, Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies



• 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter, melted and cooled to room temperature• 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 1/3 cup granulated sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz.)
• 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preparation

1. In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until well blended. Beat in 3 tablespoons water and the vanilla until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
2. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir or beat into butter mixture until well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans, if using.
3. Drop dough in 1-tablespoon portions, 2 inches apart, onto buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.
4. Bake in a 300° oven until cookies are lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking.
5. With a wide spatula, transfer cookies to racks to cool. If hot cookies start to break, slide a thin spatula under them to release; let stand on pan to firm up, 2 to 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hello Sweet Friends!!!

  I hope your magazine, " The Feminine Home" is starting to arrive- I've heard they are quite busy printing for the holidays and there has been some delays. So please be patient. When it does arrive, I would love to know your thoughts so please pop me an email???

  This has been an exciting venture, and I want to thank each and everyone of you who have been featured- your homes are the ones I aspire too.

   I want to take the time to Thank you all for ordering! It has well over-exceeded my expectations!
Thank you for believing in me...

  I do hope everyone receives the VERY BEST IN QUALITY printing. Giving up the creative process to a printing company is out of my hands. I wish I could inspect each and every magazine that leaves the press room, however that is not possible.  If by chance, you have a problem with your order, a printing issue, anything, please contact me and I will make sure you are printed a new magazine asap.

Hopefully I will have time to snap some holiday photos for you.. In the mean-time, Happy Inspirations!
Love to you,
 Jo-Anne