Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Idea File

At my local library people bring in magazines that they don't want for anyone to take. I always bring home arm loads. I use to collect magazines but because of moving I decided to get rid of most of them. So I went through all the magazines and took out pictures and recipes that I wanted to keep. Then I had folders full of unorganized stuff. So then I started using a file folder with dividers to separate out different idea themes.

Then one day with scissors, glue stick and a regular notebook I started making my own magazine. All the ideas I've collected I carefully layout out to form my idea book. (left book) I liked it so much I did one with recipes. (right book) Trinity has made her own book of pictures too. I have been collecting jewelry ideas and plan to make a jewelry idea book soon.

My older daughters name is Lauren. So when going through magazines I started collecting all the Ralph Lauren ads. I cut out the word Lauren and made magnets out of them. My daughter liked them.(the chunky monkey was happy)

Need a cookie?

*Cookie Pie*

1 refrigerated pastry crust 9-inch pie
1/2 C. butter
2 eggs
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. flour
1 C. chocolate chips
1 C. walnuts or pecans ( I pick pecans)

Mix everything together adding the nuts and chips last. Put it in the pie shell and cook 325 for about 40-45 minutes. Let it cool for 30 minutes. This recipe came from a Sunset magazine from in the 90's. Enjoy!

Be safe...


Walker said...

That's a great idea to remember things and to pass down later to your daughters.
I used to collect magazines and yes playboy but I have a hell of a martha Stewart collection to :)
I mostly have novels now. 4000 to be exact so nott much room for mags.

Divya Uttam said...

Thank you for the great recipe, it tasted good. and thanx for visiting my blog.

ecllc said...

That sounds like a great recipe. I am going to forward along to my wife; she's got the touch when it comes to cooking. If I tried, it would be a chocolate mess!!

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