Archive for December, 2010

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Mix together

     1 3/4 cups flour

     3/4 cup sugar

     1 tsp Baking powder

     1 tsp baking soda

     1/2 tsp salt

In a separate bowl, mix

     1 egg (beaten)

     1/2 cup vegetable oil

     1/2 cup plain yogurt

     1 tsp vanilla

     1 cup mashed banana

     3/4 cup chocolate chips

Mix into dry contents.

Put into greased or lined muffin cups or a greased bread or cake pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes.

Let cool for ~5 minutes before removing from pans to cooling racks.

Cow Chip Cookies

Mix in together until smooth & creamy

     1 cup butter

     1 cup brown sugar

     1 cup white sugar

Add in

     2 eggs

     2 tsp vanilla

     1 tsp baking soda

Mix together then add to mixture slowly

     2 tsp water

     1 tsp green food coloring

     1/2 tsp salt

Slowly add

     3 cups flour

     2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for ~10 minutes

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Honey Lemon Drops

1 cup sugar

1 cup honey

1 cup lard (shortening also works)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 Tblsp lemon juice

1 egg

~ 3 cups flour

Preheat oven to 325.
Mix all ingredients, except the flour.
Add enough flour so that the mixture can be rolled into balls and place on a cookie sheet without running.
After placing rolled balls on cookie sheet, bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
Test bake 1 or 2 cookies to check for consistency.

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Cowboy Molasses Cookies

Sift together in a bowl

     1 cup flour

     1/2 tsp salt

     1/2 tsp baking soda

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Lemon Butter Cookies


A light and fluffy cookie that will go well with tea, coffee or cocoa.

Cream thoroughly

     1 cup butter

Add gradually, creaming well

     1 cup light brown sugar

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Social Media Prep for #CAFB10

First, I want to thank Dan Toland, from the Ohio Farm Bureau, for having the idea and providing the basis for the information that I am about to share.

I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible at the 92nd California Farm Bureau’s annual meeting this week in Monterey. There is an amazing agenda planned, with outstanding speakers, activities and policy discussion.

If you are reading this, you are one of the few individuals who have taken the initiative to engage in social media. The CFBF annual meeting is a wonderful opportunity for you to share insightful quotes, things learned and people met. It is an opportunity for you to share agriculture’s story from the perspective of a grassroots member of CFBF. It is an opportunity for you to share with other members the wonderful experience of utilizing social media to share their story.

Here is a quick run-down of some Facebook and Twitter tips and strategies to help make this annual meeting a social media success. With the theme “New Horizons…No Fences” I challenge you to utilize the social media tools at your disposal, embrace the new horizons and help breakdown the fences, increase understanding, build bridges and grow communities.

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