Create Your Own Visited States Map
Where have you been?!
After going through this little fun web app. I see that I need to do some traveling within the United States! By far my most memorable visit anywhere would have to be to China for 3 weeks back in 2007. So It is time to start traveling closer to home!
I want YOUR recommendations on where to go! Tell me your best travel experience, place, visit, anything about Travel!!
As I write this post, I’m thinking it is a little early into the Winter to be feeling the NEED for Travel!
I have to apologize for being so in and out with posting and updating you all! I have not only expanded my list of Ranch Wife “duties,” but also have become quite handy with a tape measure on the house project. For those that know me personally you are probably scared right now!
But alas, I would LOVE to do a Recipe Share on the Blog this week! In honor of Thanksgiving coming up (and just buying my turkey), I thought what better way to get new recipes for the Winter Season! I’m pretty certain my family is bored with my current lineup for meals – – – ok, so maybe I’M the one who is bored – – – So please Join me in sharing! You can share to our Facebook Page, This post, Email to me at justinekougl@Hotmail.com and I will add it to the recipe list!
Keep in mind we have a Recipe Page started and would love to expand on it (and I will be working to revamp the looks of it in the upcoming weeks!).
I would like to share a new one (I honestly haven’t made yet but its on my agenda!). This was shared with me by one of my best friends from my school days and honestly I really enjoy sugar cookies, just not all the work that goes into them. So this is the best of both worlds!
Sugar Cookie Bars!
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened (I used light)
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2½ cup flour
- ½ C butter softened
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 3½ C powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1-3 Tbsp milk
- food coloring, if desired
- In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer combine the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and egg blend with a mixer until nice and smooth. It will almost resemble frosting.
- Add the vanilla and almond extract and beat for 1 minute more.
- Add the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Beat for about 2 minutes.
- Spread or press the dough evenly into a jelly roll (13 x 18) pan. I found it easiest to spread it with an offset spatula.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Test with a toothpick for doneness.
- Let the pan cool completely.
- For the frosting, in a large bowl (or your stand mixer) beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
- Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and food coloring, if desired. Beat for about 4 minutes until noce and fluffy.
- Frost cooled pan of cookies. Cut the cookies into bars and serve! Makes 40 bars.
This recipe is borrowed from http://realmomkitchen.com/