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Some Books, A Cookie and Sun Flare

June 19th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Books from Monkey's Momma 003 (Small)

Monkey’s Momma had a giveaway on her site a short while ago, and I won these books!  They arrived yesterday, perfect timing for some summer reading!  Right now she has another giveaway going on and some important information about MRSA infections (she’s a nurse, so she knows!) and she’s got a special coupon code for Invitation Monkey!  She has also just gotten her other blog, The Frugal Frog, back up and running where she will have all kinds of cool things going on!  I don’t know how she does it all!

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Yesterday’s rainbow cookie?  Some of you have not had the wonderful pleasure of eating them, or have never even seen them. Yipes!  That is horrible!  They are actually three layers of cakes with jam in between the layers, covered on the outside with chocolate and chocolate sprinkles!  I printed out a recipe to make them about three years ago and never made them myself.  I am a pretty decent cook, but not a very good baker at all.  These seemed too complicated for my baking ability.  Here is a recipe at Epicurious that sounds similar to the rainbow cookies I know and love, except that the ones that I buy have raspberry jam spread between the bottom and middle layer and apricot jam spread between the top and middle layer.

And finally, sun flare. This was my best shot out of a bunch of sun flare attempts.  I like it!  It reminds me that there really is a sun above all of those raining clouds that we always have.  Every. Single. Stinking. Day.

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Here’s wishing you a little sun this weekend.  Goodness knows we’re not going to have any!

Tags: Cooking · Photography

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christina // Jun 19, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Look at that sun and that cookie! Oh and books! This post is all love.
    xo
    .-= Christina´s last blog ..the sweetest =-.

  • 2 lailani // Jun 19, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Love the way the sunbeams showed up. Oh, I have not had rainbow cookies either. Will have to check that out!

  • 3 Shannon // Jun 20, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I love it all. Great shots! I am wanting one of those cookies so badly.
    .-= Shannon´s last blog ..Fridays are for Shopping =-.

  • 4 Monkey's Momma // Jun 20, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    G- Thanks so much for the “shout outs”! Since you blogged about the giveaway, I will include you in the comments for a chance to win, okay? Thanks!!!
    .-= Monkey’s Momma´s last blog ..Winners Of The Blurb Giveaway! =-.

  • 5 elk // Jun 20, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    gayle you do have some wonderful reading to do ….I really like that the flair has your son in it too…I can never get a good one..
    .-= elk´s last blog ..the father =-.

  • 6 Puna // Jun 21, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Yeah for the sun!

  • 7 Diane // Jun 21, 2009 at 11:52 am

    what a FABULOUS flare photo — this is one of the best ones I’ve seen. Excellent work Gayle.
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..Shoot the Change you Want in the World =-.

  • 8 Se'Lah // Jun 23, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    This is a great sun flare photo…I love it. Sun rays are welcome any day, right?

    Congrats on winning the giveaway too.

    I’m so glad to be back. I’ve missed ya.
    .-= Se’Lah´s last blog ..even on the rainiest of days… =-.

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