Monday, October 29, 2012

Stay tuned...

I have a new link in my sidebar. It's for MyMemories software, and the coupon code shown will get you $10 off. The software only costs about $40 to begin with, so I figure hey, if it does what it should, it's worth it. I'm waiting for my review copy of the software so I can evaluate it and review it. If it does the stuff it says it does, and does it well, it will definitely make me happy.

My lovely sister has been working for a certain scrapbooking company for a Long Time, and I've used their software for years, so I'm curious to see how this one compares. Especially since the other company requires you buy two different software packages to manage your photos and create items. You also have to purchase digital packs of things to add. That gets pricey. And the process of re-installing is quite tedious... Great for my technical side-work, because I get paid for the process, but not so great for someone recovering from computer collapse.

So anyways, I'm looking forward to finding out how this new software works. And telling you all about it. And hoping my big sister doesn't shoot me for it. ;)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Banana Jumbo Recipe

So peeps can make them themselves... All about the teaching, I am.


1 cup shortening (I use softened unsalted butter)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas (2 average)
1/2 cup buttermilk (I use a reconstituted buttermilk powder to make it, because I make these so often)
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag baking chips of choice (approx 18 oz). Heath bar cookies with the chocolate are a favorite.
Also can add cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.

1) Mix well shortening, sugar and eggs.
2) Stir in bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla.
3) Blend flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir into wet ingredients.
4) Stir in baking chips
5) Chill 1 hour (I never do this)
6) Heat oven to 375
7) Drop by rounded tablespoonfull 2" apart on lightly greased baking sheet (I don't grease the sheet either. Will use parchment paper sometimes though)
8) Bake 10 min or so, until tops look slightly dry.

This makes a moist, cake-like cookie. Yummy.