Recipe for the day and a GIVEAWAY in the works!

Here is the recipe for the week, which can also be seen at http://thecountrygirlcooks1.blogspot.com:

Secret Kiss Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
sifted powdered sugar
1 pkg. Hershey Kisses, foil removed

Directions:

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla with 1 Tbsp. water. Stir in flour and nuts; mix well. Shape dough around Hershey Kisses forming a ball. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on rack; roll in powdered sugar. Makes about 60 cookies.

Now on to the giveaway that I have in the works:

I am going to call this giveaway “Veg like the BITRCountryGirl” giveaway.  So here is what you need to know about the giveaway:

1. I am in the process of putting together a list of questions….the answers will come out of some post on my blog, somewhere (I will post the links to the posts that I use at a later date as well as the questions, let’s put it this way….NO POST/PAGE is off limits).

2. The person who answers the most correctly (you’ll have to e-mail me your answers) will win the prize pack.

3. What is the prize pack, you ask?  Well the prize is your own personal copy of several of my all time favorite movies (titles and summaries will also be posted later.)

4. I just wanted to put this information out there right away so y’all can start looking for the giveaway!

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

Jamie/BITRCountryGirl

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Just a quick note and then on to “Wordless Thursday”

I have moved my cooking blog from here on wordpress to blogger.  The new address is http://thecountrygirlcooks1.blogspot.com I hope you’ll drop by and visit me.  Have a great Thursday everybody!

P.S. I will be keeping the wordpress address just in case I have problems again.

Repost: My Postcard Challenge

At my now deleted by Blogger, blogger blog I issued a challenge of sorts to collect a post card (or a couple) from each of the 50 states/other countries as well.  Now that I’m here at wordpress I am still going to be doing the challenge just at a different location.  So here are the specifics/”rules” for the challenge:

1. If you would like to participate please e-mail me at haveinspirationwilltravel@gmail.com for my mailing information, oh and please let me know what state too please.

2. Please feel free to write a little something about your state on the card(s), fun little facts, are their any famous people from your state, etc.  Please keep it clean though of course.

3. I will be giving this away at the end. Once all the cards have been acquired someone out there in blogland is going to have the chance to win all these wonderful works of art from all over…sort of a mini geography lesson of sorts.

4. If you have any other questions please feel free to email me at haveinspirationwilltravel@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you ASAP.
Since I can’t get back to my blogger blog I hope I’ve covered everything.  Just remember e-mail me if if you have any questions or would like to play along.

Would You Rather….

I chose a “few” of the many “would you rather’s” from the list cause there is only sooo many hours in the day and sooo much more I have left to get done before the day is done.

1. Would you rather eat a cockroach or a bull nut?

Bull nut….or Rocky Mountain Oyster to some.  Not sure I could eat an insect….Are cockroaches insects?

2. Would you rather find true love or 1 million dollars?

My true love who happens to be a millionaire.

3. Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind or never speak again?

I’m ok with never speaking again….Sometimes I think talking is overrated anyway.

4. Would you rather know it all or have it all?

Have it all…Could live WITHOUT a few things but still….I’d rather have it all.

5. Would you rather have dinner with the Obamas or go on a date wiith George Clooney?

Dinner with the Obama’s AT the White House….and I get to choose what’s on the menu.

6. Would you rather use the woods or a port-o-potty?

Woods totally….God only knows what’s gone down in that port-a-potty.

7. Would you rather drown in Coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi, please.

8. Would you rather be stranded on an island alone or with someone you hate?

Alone please….I like my “me” time…I don’t get enough of it.

9. As a blogger, would you rather be famous like Dooce and too busy to really connect with bloggers, or not so famous and have connections?

Not famous.

10. Would you rather eat opossum roadkill (thats been jacked up) or bambi?

Bambi…hands down….good eating they are!

I gall darn gone and done it….

I went and put my blog in the “kitty” to be a Featured Blog on The Secret Is In The Sauce.  I’m not going to tell you exactly which posts I nominated but I hope you enjoy them if and when my day finally comes.

I’ve created a work of fiction

I’ve done something I’ve been thinking about doing for a little while.  Basically since my good buddy Terri posted this confession with us all on her blog not all that long ago, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at writing some fiction.  So I went ahead and started another blog that is specifically for my fictional (I think I have better success with fiction than I do with non-fiction sometimes) “journal” for my fictional character.  I’ve only got a couple posts up so far but feel free to drop by and give me some feedback.

Basically this fictional “journal” is for a country girl who is dealing with the trials and tribulations of not only being the only daughter of a Texas cattle rancher (I’m not quite sure why I chose Texas but it sure seemed to fit) but also the ONLY female offspring on both sides of her family. “JD” (that’s what everyone calls my character) also has 7 brothers to contend with as well.  I don’t want to give away too much so I’m just going to say that you have to stop by and keep checking back for new installments.

You can find this work of fiction at: http://jdsplace2.blogspot.com/ (I hope blogger doesn’t eat my blog again…That would totally be discouraging.)  I’ve also added it to my blogroll here….It’s titled Born and Raised In The Boondocks.

Jamie

A really cool giveaway!

My new blogging buddy Jeannie over at Jeannie’s Happy World is doing a really cool giveaway (well in my opinion anyway), she’s giving away to three lucky winners a copy of her cookbook.  008If your looking to lose any amount of weight or just eat healthier this cookbook is for you!  Please go and check out this post for more details on the giveaway.

Have a GREAT weekend everybody!

Jamie