Sunday, October 24, 2010

Vegan Dessert: Mocha Stripe Cookies

Mocha Stripes
These cookies have fueled the most interest of any I've made.  Could that be because they are made with coffee and chocolate?  Yep!  The first time I made them my husband (who hates coffee!) came into the kitchen while talking on the phone.  I tried to warn him not to eat one, but I wasn't fast enough.  When off the phone he asked me, "What's wrong with these cookies?"  Hah!  That'll teach him not to snag a cookie before asking what's in them?  They hadn't even cooled enough to add the chocolate.  Everyone else who has tried them delights in the combination, even my daughter who is not allowed to drink coffee yet.

From The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes by Kris Holechek

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Music to My Ears

When it comes to music there are so many businesses from which to obtain it.  There are also good friends and thoughtful husbands.  Thanks to two stores and three dear people I have some new (okay, mostly older) music to listen to on my new iPod touch 4th generation with 64 GB of space - a crazy wonderful gift from my sistah! w00t!!!  Some were favorites of mine when they came out decades ago.  Some of it is by artists I've come to appreciate more recently.  I'm not really big into music videos, but I have a few and just added eight more. I seem to have a real affinity for motion picture soundtracks and added two songs from a movie I watched recently. 
  • Argent - Hold Your Head Up
  • Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia (music video)
  • The Doobie Brothers - Nobody
  • Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - What I Am
  • Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around and Fell in Love
  • Florence + the Machine - Lungs* (Thanks Mary!)
  • Jeff Bridges - Fallin' & Flyin', Somebody Else (Crazy Heart Soundtrack)
  • Looking Glass - Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)
  • Maroon 5 - Hands All Over*
  • OneRepublic - Secrets and All the Right Moves (music videos)
  • R.E.M. - In Time: The Best of R.E.M 1988 - 2003*
  • The Traveling Wilburys - The Traveling Wilburys Collection* (including 5 music videos & a "making of" video)
  • Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny
  • Various Artists - Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack* (Thanks, Paula!)
* - denotes entire album

What say you?  What are you listening to these days?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Family Research News for 04 Oct 2010

Since the last update of 22 Aug 2010 I have acquired the Monthly U.S. Deluxe Ancestry.com Membership. My sister, Jacqueline (HILL)(CARRIGAN) BURK, passed away, and I visited my hometown of San Diego, where I visited my parents' grave at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery.

Latest discoveries and acquisitions:
  • Passenger List for Rose (CHONG) KENNEDY, Lee KENNEDY, and Patricia DeCOSTA (USS Permanente, 1945.)
  • Death certificates: Amos Lewis BECK, Susanna BECK, Arvin(e) KENYON, Dorothy L. KENYON, Eliza (ARCHER) KENYON, George KENYON, Gladys (KENYON) GREEN, Joseph Champlin KENYON, Jr., Royal (Roy) KENYON, Martha Cedora (LINTON) BECK, John Emery MORGAN, and Mary Elizabeth (SIBLEY) BECK.
  • Michigan Marriage Entry: Gladys KENYON and Paul GREEN.
  • Several newspaper articles about the drowning deaths of Burl BECK, Freda (SWEAZY) BECK, and Marilyn BECK.
  • Death notices/obituaries for Gilbert WASHBURN and Gilbert WASHBURN, Jr., Frances (KENYON) MORGAN, Gladys (KENYON) GREEN.
  • 1930 U.S. Census Record for Harry MORGAN, Grace (MILLER) MORGAN, and Suzanne MORGAN.
  • WWI Draft Record: Lyle K. MORGAN, Harry Neil MORGAN
  • WWII Draft Record: Harry NEIL MORGAN
Added the following individuals to the tree:
  • Eliza ARCHER
  • Samuel ARCHER
  • Albert BECK
  • Amos Lewis BECK
  • Eli BECK
  • Horace Greeley BECK
  • Mary Verlinda BECK
  • Susanna BECK
  • Sarah BUFHAM
  • Paul GREEN
  • Elias LINTON
  • Albert LITTLETON, Jr.
  • Stillborn Male LITTLETON
  • Stillborn Female LITTLETON
  • Grace MILLER
  • Harry Neil MORGAN
  • John Emery MORGAN
  • Lyle K. MORGAN
  • Suzanne MORGAN
  • Margaret L. SPOHN
Added data for the following individuals:
  • Joseph De MATTOS
  • Adeline GONSALVES
  • Jacqueline Mae (HILL)(CARRIGAN) BURK
  • Blake KENYON
  • Dorothy L. KENYON
  • Frances (KENYON) MORGAN
  • Gladys (KENYON) GREEN
  • Joseph Champlin KENYON, Jr.
  • Royal "Roy" KENYON
  • Martha Cedora (LINTON) BECK
  • Albert LITTLETON, Sr.
  • Hattie (LITTLETON)(HILL) PLUM
  • John Henry LITTLETON
  • Josiah William PARMENTER
  • Mary Elizabeth (SIBLEY) BECK
  • Michael SOUZA, Sr.
  • Antone SYLVESTER
  • George SYLVESTER
  • John SYLVESTER
  • Olivia SYLVESTER
  • Margaret Elizabeth (SYLVESTER) SOUZA
  • Rosaline SYLVESTER
  • Sara (CARVALHO) SYLVESTER
  • William SYLVESTER
Latest requests and queries:
Latest contributions:
  • Updated the Geni Profiles of the above individuals, merged numerous duplicates, and removed many unrelated matches.
  • Added data and photos to several Find A Grave memorial pages.