Sunday, December 13, 2009

Metamorphisis Monday - Magic Cookies

Let me tell you that these cookies will do what is nearly impossible. FIND TIME!!!. I know this time of year and everyone is racing to get it all done and feeling guilty about not accomplishing all those things on their list. This cookie recipe is very easy; very flexible and will make you look like superwoman or superman.

Magic Cookies:

1 box cake mix - any flavor

2 eggs

1 stick margarine or butter, melted

1 1/2 cups of enhancements (in any proportion) : Nuts, chocolate chips, oatmeal, raisins, apricots, dried cherries, butterscotch chips, let your imagination run wild.

Mix all ingredients, bake for 11 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Some of my favorite choices with the eggs and butter are:

White cake mix, pecans, run soaked dried cherries, white chocolate chips

White cake mix, butterscotch chips, oatmeal, pecans

Chocolate cake mix, chocolate chips, raisins, walnuts

Butter pecan cake mix, pecans, plumped apricots, white chocolate chips

Special tip - use a tiny ice cream scoop to drop cookies on cookie sheet. Spray it with cooking spray and make lots of cookies the same size. It is about the size of a quarter. I got it for a couple of bucks at Publix.

Add your favorites. I always like to add grains or fruit - makes me quite sure the cookies are good for me.

I hope you stop by and see Susan at Between naps on the porch ( - it is wonderful site.

Also, stop by and see my other blog ( dedicated to collectibles.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Metamorphisis Monday - Trivet

I know you must have a pile of corks filling up your junk drawer with great intentions of making something. I save them, get rid of them and then save them again. This little trivet will be given to my son and I think it is a good use for those pesky corks. When you get a chance, take a look at Between Naps on the Porch ( It is a great blog and so inspiring. The only piece you need to purchase is ring in the plumbing department. It tightens exhaust tubing to dryers.
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