Category Archives: Fun

Cookie Baking Day 8: All over but the eatin’

* Get more recipes in my free cookbook, Sharing Christmas with Friends on Bakespace.com or via their Cookbook Cafe iPad app. I took this afternoon to finish up two, final items for our big cookie party. Today was a candy … Continue reading

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Cookie Baking: Day 7: Almost done!

* Get more recipes in my free cookbook, Sharing Christmas with Friends on Bakespace.com or via their Cookbook Cafe iPad app. Coming down to the wire on this year’s cookie baking extravaganza. I baked 3 more varieties today and really … Continue reading

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The sixth day of cookies…Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

Peanut butter cookies were the first thing I ever remember baking, They are nearly foolproof. Even kids can make them with little assistance. Since I am not a raisin fan, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip is my favored version. These come out … Continue reading

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Event: 6th Annual Live Reading of A Christmas Carol – Dec 18, 2011

Our 6th Annual LIVE Reading of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol will take place on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 6pm EST/3pm PST. Our annual holiday reading of this classic Dickens’ story. We bring together frends and family to read … Continue reading

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Five golden days — and three cookies!

The weekends are always my most productive baking time and today was no exception. In fact, I might even bake some more this evening after dinner, just to get a little further ahead. Strawberry Milk Chipsters I first discovered these … Continue reading

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M&M Cookies

Tonight’s cookie batch was, for me, very traditional M&M Cookies. I have always loved these cookies, but when the company introduced the M&M Mini, all their recipes switched over to using them. The problem is… M&Ms are made with milk … Continue reading

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Video: Halloween light show is also a playable video game!

It is that time of year again and my friend, Ric, has set up his annual Halloween light show. As in year’s past, this is an interactive video game you play on the Halloween lights of the house. Punkin’ Chunkin’ … Continue reading

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I Like This – Make your own fog machine for $5

A bit DIY for most people, but could be an interesting experiment to do with the kids and use for the Halloween haunt. — Douglas Make your own fog machine for $5 from The Red Ferret Journal – gadgets, cool … Continue reading

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Event: SCA Archery and Thrown Weapons Practice – Sunday, October 16, 2011

Whenever we mention to people that we like to go out and shoot archery and throw axes, knives and spears, we get a lot of “That’s cool! How can I do that?” Well, here is your bi-monthly chance to join … Continue reading

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I’ve made an iPad Cookbook via Bakespace.com!

At the Techmunch food blogger conference on Friday, Bakespace.com announced their new cookbook app for the Apple iPad — Cookbook Cafe! Cookbook Cafe allows anyone to produce a personal, organizational or fund-raising cookbook and deliver it directly via the iPad. … Continue reading

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Event: Island Fox at Santa Barbara Zoo Science Day

Oct. 1, 2011 the Santa Barbara Zoo will be hosting a Science Day event. Friends of the Island Fox will be one of many community presenters with family-friendly science-based activities. The goal is to offer teachers a variety of science … Continue reading

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Visiting Family in Sicily from July 24-August 17, 2011

Since everyone I know doesn’t receive email from the WelchWrite Mailing List, I wanted to make a quick post to let you know that we are off to Sicily for the 3rd time in just a week. It has been … Continue reading

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Rosanne, Sharlene and Joe at Independent Shakespeare Company workshop

We attended both the show and a pre-show workshop for the Independent Shakespeare Company’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” on Sunday night. It was a great time. They will also be adding Hamlet and Love’s Labors Lost to the repertory this … Continue reading

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Free Youth Program – Encino Velodrome

Free Youth Program – Encino Velodrome from encinovelodrome.org Shared by you Looking into taking “the boy” to this free training program some Thursday night. Sounds interesting to him. Part of my “introduce him to as much as possible” child-rearing system. (LAUGH) Youth … Continue reading

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Food: Making Gnocchi

We were invited over to cook in our friends newly remodeled kitchen last night, so I decided to make my favorite “pasta” dish, Gnocchi alla Ciociaria. I found this recipe year’s ago as part of Mario Batali’s Molto Mario show on … Continue reading

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