2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup BUTTER, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons white sugar
Preheat oven to 350. Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Slowly stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet.
Bartender Jason McGrady of Seattle's Sazerac Restaurant, inside the Hotel Monaco, was so inspired by the series, he mixed up a handful of specialty drinks inspired by Stephanie Meyer's series.
And there's a local connection.
McGrady's restaurant is located in the closest major city to Forks, Wash., where the Twilight series is set, and fans pass through Seattle when they come to take Twilight-themed tours in Forks, he says.
"One of the most important parts of my job as a bartender is keeping up with what's current and what's hot," McGrady tells PEOPLE. "And in this part of the world, Twilight is definitely hot."
It says that you care about Halloween and traditions and children and family values.
Sweet Tarts -- Now & Laters, and other NON Chocolatesâ¦
Like the person who gives out the little "party sized" treat, you're into Halloween and doing your duty, but you want everyone to think that you're a little bit wacky and crazy.
You're probably a very cool and stylish person who has a great wardrobe and a very well-appointed house. People don't think to ask you for advice, but when you give it, it's always spot on.
You are the kind of person who really feels like he has to give out Halloween candy but you're either too busy or lazy to get to the store before the last possible second, so you have to buy the only thing left.
Full Candy Bars..
You're just an annoying show off. You want to impress all the parents in the hood that you make so much money or you're so cool that you are splurging on giant sized candy bars. Either that or you're so emotionally scarred from childhood that you need everyone's approval, including a bunch of kids you're never going to see again.
So, I know its going to be warmer towards the end of this week (at least at the time of this writing)... that said, tis the season for slow cooking! Have you ever experienced such a wonder? I absolutely love it. Slow cooking is one of my favorite things ever. Simply throw some ingredients in a pot, turn it on, leave your house, and voilà! You return home several hours later, and everything is done. Tenderly cooked, piping hot. So delicious. And as an added bonus.. when you come home your house smells like Cracker Barrel (thats a restaurant in case youre not familiar) It just doesnt get any better than that. I just bought myself a slow cooker yesterday and on the very first day of bringing it home, made the BEST homemade vegetable soup, using all locally grown vegetables. Sooo good!
Having a conversation with a friend this week, about how it seems to have become culturally acceptable for people to NOT do their job correctly. Whether it's fast food drive up, or an office administrator, to a radio dj. Is this the product of an "instant gratification" society? Do we tend to want to get things done as quickly in our analog lives, as we can seem to get things done in our digital lives? If so, is it the fault of the Internet? I mean, the Internet has just exascerbated our want for instant gratification, hasn't it? thoughts? Comments? Would love your take on it.
Just me? Or are misspells popping up everywhere? Texts.. Menus.. Storefronts.... Street signs?! Yup :)
On my drive in to work this morning, saw a digital construction sign that read: "Rode Work Ahead"
Feel free to COMMENT BELOW on any interesting, prominently displayed, misspells you may have come across recently.
A new survey just came out, listing the top 7 ways women lie on Facebook. The thing is......I don't really consider any of these things "lies". I consider it more "editing".....you know, keeping things interesting for your friends/audience! See...