A Yummy Recipe with Pumpkins & Butterscotch

I get a Disney Family.com newsletter every so often and I usually delete it because my inbox is so full and my to-do list keeps increasing, I quite simply don’t have time to read it, but that is not to say there are not times when I keep it in my inbox hoping to have time to read it. Well today I got some recipe ideas from the newsletter and let me tell you what; with my mother in law coming to visit for a few days I wanted to try to do something … maybe make a dessert since she is an awesome cooker I know I won’t have to cook a lot but since I will have guests I want to do something. I thought this recipe sounded delicious so I am sharing it with you all …

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies

By Alison Needham

Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 30 minutes
Yield: 3 dozen cookies

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 extra large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup butterscotch chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients into a bowl. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in pumpkin, egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix to combine. Stir in butterscotch chips.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 18 minutes, or until firm on the edges. Remove to a rack to cool completely.

What do you think? Sound delicious to you too?

This recipe was shared in full here, and is where I found it, but I wanted to share it because it sounds so yummy!

Cars Toon: Maters Tall Tales for Wii #CarsToonGame

My family received a copy of Cars Toon: Maters Tall Tales for the Wii console. When this video game first arrived in it’s package I held it in my hands and my four year old looks up at me to say “Mama open it up I think it’s my game for the Wii”. Mind you this boy has been saying that a new Mario Kart game is heading our way and will arrive in a box for at least a month, so he’s certainly on the gamer mindset.

I placed Cars Toon: Maters Tall Tales for the Wii into my game system after we were done enjoying outdoor play time and oh my gosh!!! My four year old was super excited and so was my eight year old daughter. This game has become a family favorite, not to mention Mater is totally cool.

The kids get to play different modes on the game to enjoy fun times together, unlock various levels and earn trophies. This is all what I gathered form watching them play. I am not a big gamer person, I enjoy watching them play and cheering them on while laughing at some of the cute little cartoon type scenarios in the game too! For instance, there is one part where Mater shows off and tips this big monster over by literally clipping a chain to the arena area and driving off, very cute! Here is the monster I am talking about …

I know this is a great game for any family who enjoys a game now again on the Wii console! Fun times, laughter and smiles for sure when you play Cars Toon: Maters Tall Tales.

Learn more about Cars Toon: Maters Tall Tales on their website. Purchase this Wii game on Amazon.com if you have a gamer on your holiday gift giving list this year.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Disney Interactive Studios and received the Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales Wii game to facilitate my review.”

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Woke Up to Internet Issues

I woke up this morning figured I would write a couple blog posts and schedule them out, well found out after writing a really long awesome post to publish that the satellite usage was sucked dry! We have a limit, within 24 hours we can only use 625mb on this internet plan. We never, ever go below using 50% at most, so it’s never been an issue. During 2am to 7am we have unlimited download usage so thats when we can schedule to download updates for the computer along with any other big updates.

Last night Justin was reformatting his computer and playing around on it, well the clock reset so his downloads that were scheduled correctly between 2am and 7am EST were downloading at 9am this morning and sucked the internet dry! We looked and found out Justin’s PC stated that it was after 9am … so his clock had been messed up when he did some reformatting or whatever he was up to last night.

The awesome thing is, we get one token that is complimentary each month to reset the satellite usage. We used that token this morning and my throat was cleared up! I tell you I had  frog in my throat tears were ready to flow and everything! I need internet at a normal speed to work, the dial up speed was not going to allow me to get a thing done today!

We are back up and running and from now on will keep an eye on our PC clocks to ensure they are set to the right time! Lesson learned!

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Hold Your Head Up High

Sitting here wondering what life is all about

Knowing that life is great without a doubt.

The world is spinning and so is your mind

Wondering what you may leave behind.

Hold on tight and close your eyes

Because you are in for a big surprise.

Sometimes life takes a turn for the worse

It may be scary and you may want to curse.

Hold your head up high & reach for the sky

Life is full of tests until the day you die.

Lunch Hour is a Special Time of Day

The article written by Jan Gallagher

Everyone looks forward to the lunch hour. It is a special time of day. It kind of separates the day in half. I enjoy going into our company lunchroom and joining a number of my fellow employees. Some days we sit and talk while we eat our lunch; other days we sit and watch a late breaking story on satellite tv from www.direct.tv/direct-tv-deals.html.

Once I finish my lunch I either join another group of walkers; or, I head out alone with my iPod and listen to my favorite music. I really enjoy the daily walk. I find it offers me a way of getting some exercise during as well as reducing the stress that has built up during my morning work schedule.

Since our office is located in the middle of a downtown area I always have a choice of areas where I can walk. One of my favorites takes me by a number of shops where busy travelers go inside the stores while others exit in a hurried manner. I then head south where I have a total change in my environment. One of the most beautiful parks in the city is located here.

The park is a great area to walk as it has paved sidewalks around the entire outer area as well as other sidewalks that go to different areas of the park. Here I sometimes alter my course, according to how much time I have left before returning to work. One sidewalk allows me access to the other side of the park, if I am in a hurry, where I can cut my walk in the park in half (instead of going to the end of the park).

Since I have my walk well-timed I feel relaxed when I enter the building to complete the rest of my work day.

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