Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Happy highlights of my week



baking peanut butter cookies, using a cookie stamp in place of a fork to mark the tops




 daisies from The White Garden fill a jar on the kitchen table




checking out the pears on the trees in the front yard -- looks good for this year



making sweet cherry preserves to enjoy on English muffins





how about you? what have been your happy highlights this week?



18 comments:

  1. Oh my, what gorgeous looking cookies! They look like sand dollars. Thanks for the reminder about the good things in life. Couldn't have come at a better time. Wishing you a terrific day.

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    1. Hi Jayne,
      Thank you! I hadn't thought about it, but they DO look like sand dollars.
      I hope your day is wonderful, as well!

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  2. The cookies are beautiful that way!

    Happy highlight - zinnias galore in the garden :)

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    1. Hi Jen,
      Oh I wish I could see your zinnias! I have one zinnia plant in a pot, and it's so sunny looking.

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  3. How pretty! All your pictures are lovely and summer-ific.

    I've recently discovered a fun baking blog--averiecooks.com. Every recipe I've tried has been terrific and she has lots of helpful baking tips that I wasn't aware of. That's been one of my happy highlights lately.

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    1. Hi Kris,
      I took at a peek at averiecooks.com. The bread recipe she had there yesterday with Parmesan looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing that web address!

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  4. Those pears look really tasty :) My happy highlight this week was roasting marshmallows over a fire at a friend's party - even if it was freezing!

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    1. Hi Economies,
      I think it's so much fun to roast marshmallows, whether it's cold or warm out. I love trying to get the perfect golden color (mine often burn, though), and watching them puff up. Then eating the gooey, sticky sweetness. Plus they hardly have any calories!

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  5. Those cookies do look like sand dollars! I will have to see what I can find... those would be kind of cool for a bake sale. What is my happy highlight? Finding a great deal on black berries, cherries and corn and having time to can it all back! 4 jar of bb preserves, 6 pints of cherry pre-pie filling, and 12 pints of corn! Also picking broccoli, raspberries and peas from my garden! Thank you for you blog, it sure puts a smile on my face! Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      Your canning sounds like you'll be having some wonderful meals this winter! Can I come for dinner?
      Thank you for your king words. They mean a lot to me!

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    2. oops, should proof read. meant to say, "kind words"

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  6. hello lili,
    mmmh the cookies makes me hungry.the pears on the tree looking wonderful.thank you for all the nice photos.my happy highlight is the first harvest of cucumber.
    wish you a nice day,
    hugs regina

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    1. Oh, lucky you, Regina! I am several weeks away from cucumbers that are ready to pick! But we're enjoying other veggies from the garden, so I can't complain.
      Have a wonderful day!

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  8. One of my happy highlights this week are tomatoes from the garden. I love them!

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    1. Hi live and learn,
      vine-ripe tomatoes -- double yum!!!

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  9. Your cherry preserves wouldn't last long here, but we didn't have enough cherries that survived to make any.

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    1. Hi Lois,
      Oh, that's a shame you didn't have many cherries this year! But you've had many other wonderful fruits and veggies, I'm sure!

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