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September 19, 2014

Iphone 6 and beyond!!

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Reminds me of duck/goose hunting! Wake up early, sit around in anticipation, hunt the return home with your treasures!


ATT folks set things up nice with donuts!! PLUS… The 6’s were there!!

September 13, 2014

Banana hazelnut bread is yummy

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The recipe is simple… But the satisfaction is incredible!

Banana hazelnut bread

3 very ripe bananas
3 eggs
1 cup nuts
2 1/2 cups bread flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 cup fine sugar
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice

350 degrees for about 1 hour


September 11, 2014

Remembering 911 and the heroes

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September 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Sweetheart

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Laura always has certain fondness for cake and a few years back I made a Pumpkin Spice Cake with a buttery Amarula cream cheese frosting that became her new favorite!


This is one of those recipes that you need three bowls… one for the dry, one for the wet ingredients and one for the frosting.

Wet ingredients bowl:
1/2 cup Amarula Liquor
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup heavy cream
4 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 can 15 ounce solid pumpkin
4 teaspoons pumpkin spice blend

( my blend is 6 parts, cinnamon; 2 parts each of nutmeg, allspice and cloves; 1 part each of mace, cardamon and ginger)

Dry ingredients bowl:
2 – 2 1/4 cups bread flour ( start with 2 then check)
2 cups fine sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

Basic process:
gradually blend the dry into the larger bowl with the wet ingredients
350 degrees for around an hour
3 ounces cream cheese, 1 tablespoon butter, 2 cups powdered sugar. (Or as needed to be firm bu pourable)
ADD enough Amarula Liquor to make the frosting thick but pourable ( around 1/4 cup)

top off with sliced Almonds

I made this for my wife’s 62nd birthday and all 130 pounds of her had three huge servings… And it’s gone!when she thought she’d just have a ‘taste.’

July 13, 2014

One year with Ronnie #365daysofronnie

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Ronnie is all grown up!

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