Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Good Day For A Good Book!

I enjoy going to the library and looking through all the "Home Decorating Books"!

Today, I found three books that looked fun.

One is called "Essentially French".

 In it are fabulous pictures of French styled homes.

I have to admit though, I'm more of a looker than a reader.

 I enjoy studying every part of each picture gleaning ideas for future decorating.

Another book that caught my interest was a new book, at least to our library called, "Christmas Memories".

This one I will have to read!

It covers from the 1920's to the 1960's, sharing gifts, activities, fads and fancies during that time period.

I haven't started reading it yet but it looks like it's right up my alley!

The last one is "Best Loved Desserts", the pictures looked wonderful!

Look at this one, "Brownie Sundae Cups".


I'm actually looking for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe.

I always use the Toll House recipe but I would like a fluffier cookie that doesn't crystalize so quickly after you bake them.

I want them still to be soft after a few days.

Is that too much to ask for?

So, if you have a recipe and wouldn't mind sharing it, I'd love to hear from you.

You can either leave it in the comment section or email me (, I'd love to try it.

Look what my #1 just walked through the door with!

ROSES on a cold evening,  how "romantical"!

He's a keeper!


vintagebejoyful said...

what a sweet guy, don't you just love it when they do something special like that......I love looking at the books too! I hate that our public libraries don't get the funding they need!

Merry Christmas!


laurie -magpie ethel said...

I saw that Christmas book at the bookstore the other day and thumbed to it - and then put it on my Christmas list. No cookie recipe from me, but if you put a slice of white bread in the container with your cookies they stay soft.

Sister Robbins said...

Try substituting brown sugar for the granulated and then add only enough flour until the mixer cleans the bowl. Then add the chips. This cookie is great for the maximum amount of milk absorbtion!!! ;-)
Have a lovely day~

June said...

He is a keeper for sure Debbie, you lucky girl! The books look like a cozy night of perusing their pages. I'm like you, I don't really read them either, but I go over and over the pictures.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Most assuredly put him on your KEEPER list...roses in delightful.


Marydon Ford said...

Anything chocolate I try ... yum!

May I give your #1 my address, too ... chuckle!

Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~Marydon

sweetpea said...

wow~~I just discovered you and I am hooked! I love your blog! I am so flattered to see my blog in your list of blogs you like. Merry Christmas to you and yours. I'll be back often!