Saturday, June 30, 2007

Getting ready for company

We will have lots of house guests during the next weeks as family members come to town for the wedding. I was off work Friday morning so I baked a batch of Betty Crocker oatmeal squares, Everyday Living's Black Bottom coconut squares, a double batch of shortbread from a recipe from my friend Joanne at I also made 4 batches of what we called "salad crackers" My grandmother started making these more than 25 years ago, they are just soup crackers moistened with oil and sprinkled with a combination of dill, onion salt, garlic powder and dry ranch dressing mix.
But I did not and will not be eating any of these treats. I started a low carb and low fat diet about 3 weeks ago.


  1. I just wanted to wish you a wonderful 4th of July and lots of fun in those coming weeks with the wedding coming! Wow! 17 pounds weight loss is great. You must feel good both emotionally and physically.

  2. I looked but couldn't find the shortbread recipe. I would love to have it.

    By the way, SURPRISE!!! LOL

  3. Rhonda ~ I'm just catching up reading all my favorite blogs and saw your shortbread sitting on the counter. Now I want to go into the kitchen and make some :) I hope you had a great 4th of July, and I can't wait to hear about the wedding!
    ~ Joanne

  4. Joanne has posted her recipes for shortbread on her blog. I have used both recipes and we love both of them. If we had to pick a favorite, we like the plain one best but with about a 1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans stirred in. They taste like the most delicious pecan sandies cookies.


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