Sunday, January 13, 2013

I love my pitbull!

I just wanted to share my amazing American pit bull terrier.
Tonight I watched an amazing documentary, Beyond the Myth.
Beyond the Myth is a film about pit bulls and those who love and defend the breed. It explores the contributing factors behind the public's generalized fear of pit bulls and examines the conflict existing between advocates and opponents of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). It also investigates the myths associated with the breed and asks the question, "What exactly is a pit bull"?
I wish more people understood the amazing animals.
My pit bull Diesel is my son, not a pet.
More people should educate them selves on this breed not discriminate
I use to volunteer at a few shelters up north most of the time they were never put out to the public they were in the back because they were "dangerous"
Pit bull is not a breed, it's a description.
They need us to stand up for them, because if we wont, who will?
Band BSL!
Punish the deed not the breed.

And love a pitbull.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Whats been happening in our home.

Lately I've been doing little crafts with Mason.
We made the very hungry Caterpillar with his hands, we did to many legs if you can tell.... We did the thumbs when the tutorial only said the four fingers.
I was going to let him finger paint, BUT knowing my son that wouldn't be a smart idea, so we did a clean finger painting. I got the idea from pinterest .
Putting the paint and paper in a little baggy.
I also made Mason these cute little booties.
Poor baby got an ear infection the night before new years.
These are the two new recipes I tried!
The first one is the best pot pie I have ever tasted, I honestly can't believe I made this!
The second one is Loft house Style Frosted Sugar Cookies . I just made them tonight.
I will know how they taste in the morning!
Loft house Style Frosted Sugar Cookies

6 Cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 Cup. butter, at room temperature
2 Cups. granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Cups Sour cream

1 Cups butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 Cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons heavy cream
Several drops food coloring
Multi-colored Sprinkles

In the bowl of a stand mixer with the flat beater attached, cream the butter and granulated sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time beating until each is incorporated. Add the vanilla and sour cream and beat at low speed until combined.
Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, scraping down the bowl as needed. Dough will be a bit “sticky”. Divide dough into two sections. Flatten into rectangles about 1 1/2 inches thick, then wrap with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator overnight or at least two hours until firm.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or spray them with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
Use the plastic wrap that you chilled the dough in. Dust the top of the dough and then flip and flour the other side, keeping it on the plastic wrap. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes, until pale golden. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Best to work in small batches while keeping the remainder of the dough chilled.
To make the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and vanilla. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Once smooth and creamy, add in heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired spreading consistency is achieved. If desired, add food coloring and beat until combined.
Once cookies have cooled completely, frost and add sprinkles. Allow frosting to set, then store in an air-tight container. Let cookies sit for several hours before serving to allow the flavors to develop.
Makes approximately: 5 to 6 dozen cookies (will vary on the thickness of the dough)
  • These cookies are pretty darn close to the ones you buy in the store however, I am sure that original loft house recipe is under "lock and key" so we may never be able to completely duplicate it 100%. (Smile)
  • I thought they were quite tasty, but I know that they may not appeal to everyone, since they do taste a bit different than the ones in the store but are pretty close for a homemade version.
This is my new book, so far I love it.
I don't know if I mentioned that I'm trying to become a midwife, this book just inspires me even more.
 I got a new flamingo tattoo , one of the great benefits of having a hubby that tattoos.
We took Mason to the Wild animal park for the first time, we had a great time.
Our favorite part would have to be the lions! The male jumped up on the box while the female paced back n forth up front of Mason..
Also it is mating season so we saw a lot of mating lol.