Cake Mix Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies from Cake Mix
Cake Mix Lemon Cookies


1/3 cup butter

3 oz cream cheese

2 large eggs

1/3 cup King Arthur’s flour

1 box Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme cake mix

1 cup Ghirardelli white chocolate chips

Powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Tin foil cookies sheet with non-stick tin foil.

Melt butter and cream cheese in microwave for 30 seconds.

In the mixing bowl pour in cake mix and flour. Add melted butter and cream cheese.

Mix briefly – Just a minute or 2. Add eggs and mix well.

Add 1 cap full of orange extract and mix for another minute or 2.

Add chocolate chips and mix.

Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into a bowl of powdered sugar. Roll them around until they’re lightly covered. Once sugared, put them on cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 -10 minutes or until the tops look set. Bottoms will be light brown. Let cool before removing from pan. Makes about 24 cookies

Amber making Lemon Cookies

Christmas Advent – What God Wants for Christmas

We are a few days into our Christmas Advent. I have a 12 day candy Christmas Advent that has been going on. Then we added the 7 day Bible Story of Jesus’ birth. It is from Family Life Publishers 2005. It is no longer published I was sad to find out. I scanned the pages of the booklet and took photos of the figures in the box and put them on photo bucket. Here is the link. I made a little video too,  here is that link.

During dinner, I read the story and I or one of the kids open the box. It depends on if they kids are too busy eating. Then I pour out the candy in the center of the table and everyone gets two pieces of candy.

Christmas Season at Night around the House































Project Life/365 Photography

The Last Bite

Project Life/ 365

I have been terrible about posting my project life/365 photos.

Here are  few…

















Thanksgiving is Almost Upon Us

Taking a Christmas Photo of Teens is Like

Taking a Christmas Photo of Teens is Like Herding Cats. I finally got some good shots, but they all over the place and having a lot of fun. I got some good smiles from them.

After we were done, being outdoorsy kids – they started exploring, looking for lizards and other wildlife. My daughter pulled out her Canon T2i and started taking photos of everything.




































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