Monday, May 16, 2011

Gracie's More Yummier Cookies

There are so many great things to do in Prattsville in the spring!! One of our favorite things to do is go to the Farmer's Market. You get to visit with such wonderful people and enjoy fresh vegetables and great baked goods. Our close friend, Gracie, always has her special "More Yummier Cookies". They are great, and she was nice enough to share her recipe with you and me.

More Yummier Cookies
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Light Corn Syrup
1 Cup Peanut Butter
6 Cups Corn Flakes
1 Cup of Coconut (optional)

Bring sugar and syrup to a boil. Add peanut butter and stir well. Add corn flakes and coconut; stir well. Drop by teaspoon on wax paper.

I hope you enjoy these great cookies and these pretty spring days!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

County Fair Sparks Creativity!!!

This week is County Fair Week in Prattsville. There is so much to see and do. I love the pet talent show because I get to go with Susanna and Charley to see everything on this day. My talent this year was my famous "Tail Wagging". I was great! Susanna and Charley were so proud of me.
Along the way we visited the Creative Arts exhibit-everything was beautiful! The children did a great job. Susanna is in 4-H, so she always enters her craft projects in the County Fair. The judge must have really liked her projects-she won lots of blue ribbons! While we were there, we had to see if any of our friends from our art class put in their great works of art.
Seeing all these wonderful creations inspired me to want to make my own art. In the back of my new book, Scout, The dog Who Learned Mona Lisa's Secret, there are super recipes for art projects. You should try "Squiggly Wiggly Paint"; the following ingredients are all you will need:
1/3 cup dry biscuit mix or 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons tempera paint powder (your favorite color)
Glitter-if you like
Get all your supplies together. 1. Mix together biscuit mix or flour, salt and tempera powder in a small bowl. 2. Add water and stir until blended. 3. Pour paint into a plastic squeeze bottle (may use recycled honey or mustard bottle). 4. Repeat the above steps with each different color you want to make. 5. Squeeze design onto paper, cardboard or paper mache sculptures. 6. Sprinkle glitter over paint immediately. 7. Let art dry. 8. Paint may be stored in covered container at room temperature for several days; stir before using.
I hope you enjoy your paint as much as I did. Le me know about your great projects. Talk to you soon-Love Scout!