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August 18, 2016

This And That This Week #6

Earlier this week fellow blogger Sheila from My Kentucky Living had shared a post about some cookies that I decided I had to make.  The recipe calls for bisquick and I had a nice big box of it as well as a brand new package of chocolate chips so of course I had to make some!

It was a rainy day and I thought this is a good time to bake!  Her post which you can go to "here" has a link that takes you to the recipe which is found on the Betty Crocker Website.  I love simple uncomplicated recipes and this one fit the bill!  I pre-measured ingredients and then put it together.  I chopped up some pecans to add in too.

I used my little ice cream style scoop to form each cookie.  I got 2 1/2 dozen out of the recipe.

I got a little laugh when I purchased the scoop.  I was at a little store that has loads of kitchen gadgets and I asked which size scoop was common for a typical cookie size.  She says "well that depends on if it's for home or for something like a school or church function.  She pointed to the smaller one and said that's for the functions (this way it will look like you have a lot more cookies because some people will grab a bunch and they can disappear quick)  :-)  The other is more typical for home.  The third one was quite large-  more like an ice cream scoop size and would make mega cookies.  I like using the scoop because you get a more even count.

I'm glad Sheila shared this because I have been known to buy those little packages of cookie mix and this is far more cost friendly!  I have to confess I've never use  Bisquick for more than biscuits, pancakes and a cheeseburger pie recipe I found on their box.   Did I mention these are delicious!

I've had my Christmas Cactus plant outside all summer in the shade and it's really filled out and looks very healthy but it's become pot bound.  I ordered a new flower pot to transplant it into.  Snicker snicker...I may have gone a bit too large!  I'm still going to use it though!  I found the flower pot on line by Terrain.  It has a black chalk finish and I liked the natural clay bottom.  It comes in white and natural too.  

This is my first Limelight Hydrangea I put in many years ago.  It's out front of the house and looks so beautiful right now have two spiraeas below the shrub that fill in.  They recently got trimmed a little too aggressively so they look a little shabby.  

I love the color and shape of the flower.  This one always looks a bit different than the ones out back.  It does get more sun so perhaps that's why.  They start out looking lime green and then go to white.  

Some pretty flowers right next to the limelight that are still blooming nicely!  Cone flowers, Black-eyed Susan's and Russian Sage.

I call this my forgotten garden.  I love these cone flowers and they have a nice light fragrance.  It's hidden around the side by a big blue spruce and I keep forgetting it's there!  Some gardener I am!  I love how summery it looks!  We're in the latter part of the summer now so it won't be long before all the flowers are done.

Last Sunday I shared a post about a newly discovered park on one of my shopping adventures.  You can visit it "here" if you like! 

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This has been a long week.  Unfortunately I have to report my friend's son's injuries were so bad he couldn't be saved.  His body was alive but there was no brain function and after all the tests and monitoring were done it was determined that she had to let him go.  I appreciate all the prayers you've offered and now Linda could use more prayers for strength to get through all of this.

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  1. Yum! Those cookies look great. Your flowers and yard are so pretty. Have a great day!

  2. I'm so sorry about your friends son, it's horrible. Bless her and her family.

    Love simple cookie recipes, heck I love any cookie recipes. I'm a cookie junkie, thank goodness I have willpower not to make them too often.

    I planted my first two Limelights this spring. Love them


  3. The cookies look great! Always a pleasure to see your fabulous yard. The Limelights are gorgeous! I am so sorry to hear about your friend Linda's son. How tragic it is and to also know her husband recently passed.

  4. Oh, Liz! I'm just so sorry to hear this about your friend's son. I can not imagine what she is going through! Well, those cookies look so good and I'm a kinda lazy cook so I'll have to go and check out her recipe. They do look good! I always enjoy seeing your pretty flowers!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Goodness, Liz, I'm so sorry about your friend's son. I can not imagine...
    Your forgotten garden looks lovely. The limelight hydrangea is a beauty. The pot you have chosen for your Christmas catus is beautiful. I'm sure you will be showing us soon how well it likes its new home.
    We recently made Toll House cookies with the grands. They always enjoy doing that while visiting. I have one of those cookie scoops, but the boys couldn't get the hang of it so we just used spoons for various sized cookies. They didn't care as all of the cookies were eaten quickly. ♥

  6. Oh I am so sorry about your friend's son. I will keep her in prayer, I can't even imagine the pain she is in.

    Love the cookies, they look wonderful. I may have to make some too.

  7. Whew...I am so glad you liked the recipe and cookies. I love the big scoop for my home cookies. Ha! Ha! So sorry to hear about the friend's son! So tragic. Sheila

  8. These cookies look delicious! I bet they were really good. I also loved seeing the flowers in your pretty gardens. So sorry to hear about your friend's son. Such a sad story.

  9. Hi Liz,

    So very sorry to hear this very sad news about your friend's, son. It's unimaginable pain for all involved.

    Your cookies are a culinary delight and your garden pretty and bright!

    Hope you have a peaceful weekend.
    Sending prayers for your dear friend,


  10. Your garden is so pretty Liz! I'm always happy to see the Limelights in bloom too. Your cookies look delicious too! So sorry to hear about your friend's son...how heartbreaking.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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