You are thoughtful and care very deeply for your family. A loving home is of great importance to you and you always try to make people feel welcome. Although you have a great capacity to love, you also have a great capacity to hurt, so at times you can be sensitive. You're firm when you need to be, but people trust your judgment and appreciate the kind way you always handle things.
A big birthday shout out to two of my favorite people who share the same birthday.
First off my little Sam is seven years old. It seems like just yesterday he was my chubby little baby and now he is so big. I love his tender heart, constant smile and sensitive personality. I am so thankful to have my Sam, I have a little tender spot for my only boy.
Happy Birthday to my sister Casey! Love your fun and generous ways. Love all your good ideas on decorating, clothes, crafts, makeup, fads, gifts and the list goes on. You are one of the most talented people I know. Hope your day was great.
Being the youngest has some advantages! Our little Addy always has someone to love her, pester her and play with her. Here are some random shots of Addy and her fans the last couple of weeks. Hoping this friendship/love lasts a lifetime.
Look what I made tonight... I know I have already confessed my non love of cooking homemade bread on this blog. But then my friend Kacee invited me over for a fabulous dinner of homemade pizza and cinnamon twists and convinced me that homemade breads were easy with this recipe. So...I'm hooked even though I think Kacee's (kudos again girl!) were prettier and tastier. I'm hoping this isn't a super secret recipe...but here goes. From mixer to oven in 1 hour, seriously! In Kitchen Aid or Bosch mixer (can double with Bosch):
5 1/4 cups bread flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tbs salt 1 1/2 tbs saf instant yeast 1 1/2 tbs lecithin (buy it at Kitchen Kneads in WJ or other specialty stores..squeeze quarter size for a tbs) 2 cups hot tap water.
Mix dry ingredients. Add lecithin and water. Mix one minute. Check consistency, adding water and flour as necessary. Mix 5 minutes. Do not add water or flour after mixing. Spray counter with Pam. Cut into two loaves. For bread shape loaves and cover with a dish towel. Let raise 25 minutes. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. For bread sticks, roll and shape. Let rise 20 minutes. Bake 350 for 20 minutes. Pizza, don't raise. Cook at 400 for 25 minutes. Cinnamon Rolls, cut and let raise 20 minutes. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.