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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Begin Again In 2010

A New Year’s Toast

Here’s to the new year...
May it bring more joy and success
And less grief and regret.
To our dreams...
May we never stop believing in them
and taking the actions that will make them a reality.
To our friends, loved ones, associates (or colleagues)...
May we take the time to let them know
how much it means to us
to have them in our lives.
Let us encourage more and criticize less,
Give more and need less.
And whenever we can,
Let us create harmony and peace.
To new beginnings...
Let us start fresh, right now,
To make this the very best year ever.
A very Happy New Year to all of us!

By Joanna Fuchs



10 Cup Cookies

1 c. butter
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. coconut
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. raisins
1 c. chopped nuts
1 c. quick cooking oatmeal
1 c. whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder


Cream the peanut butter, butter, sugars, and eggs. Add combined flour, baking soda, baking powder. Stir in chocolate chips, coconut, raisins, nuts, and oatmeal. Drop by teaspoonful on slightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

8 comments:

Katy ~ said...

Beautiful poem, so well written and expresses the sentiment for a new year.

Your cookie recipe sounds very good. I'm going to save these to try for some time in the future.

Wishing you the best of 2010. I so enjoy visiting your blog. Thank you for all the work you do here.

Jeanette said...

A very lovely toast! I enjoy your blog very much. Happy New Year.

Julie said...

Thank you very much, Jeanette Happy New Year!

Julie said...

Thank you so much, Katy the very best to you as well Happy New Year!

ARLENE said...

Love the name of your blog and the toast and the cookies!

Julie said...

Thank you Arlene

comfycook said...

I just found your blog. I love the poem.....such an important message.

How many cookies does this recipe make?

Julie said...

Hi ComfyCook this recipe will make between 2 and 3 dozen.