Yummiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Peanut Butter Cookies; The Yummiest Ever

This recipe makes my daughter Alyssa’s favorite cookies.

Peanut Butter Cookies; The Yummiest Ever.

We use organic ingredients

1 cup butter(soften)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup peanut butter
3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda

Preheat the oven 35o degree and grease some cookie sheets. In a mixing bowl cream the butter, vanilla and sugars. Add the eggs and beat well. Stir in the peanut butter. Mix together the flour,salt and baking soda. Slowly add the dry mixture to the peanut butter mixture. After combining thoroughly using the palms of your hand and forming the dough into small balls. For cooking purpose make all the balls the same size. place the dough balls on the cookie sheet and press with a fork dipped in granulated sugar creating a crisscross pattern. Bake 8-10 minutes until the bottoms are slightly brown. Take out of the oven and leave on cookie sheets for 5 minutes until the cookies cool. Enjoy.

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Rhubarb Crumble

A Favorite Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

A party favorite, makes your taste buds say wow!  Absolutely delicious.

Rhubarb Crumble:
1 c sifted flour
3/4 c oatmeal
1 c melted butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 c brown sugar
4 c diced rhubarb
2 T cornstarch
1 c sugar
1 c water
1 tsp vanilla
Mix flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Put 1/2 of this crumb mixture in a 9 inch pan. Cover with the rhubarb. Combine cornstarch, sugar, water and vanilla. Cook until thick and clear. Pour over the rhubarb. Top with remaining crumbs. Bake until done at 350 about 30 minutes.

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The Fortune Cookie

Lesson Of The Fortune Cookie

This is the fortune I found in my cookie as I finished up a meal of Chinese food with my family some time ago. I decided to hold on to this fortune, as these words all mean a great deal to me.

“Be who you are, set by example, aim to inspire.”

This is the fortune I found in my cookie as I finished up a meal of Chinese food with my family some time ago. I decided to hold on to this fortune, as these words all mean a great deal to me.

These words also carry over from my personal life into my professional life, and are meaningful to what I do for a living and really how I make my living. If you think about it, and look at each little snippet of that fortune, I’ll bet you find that each phrase is meaningful for you as well.

So in my own life, I have learned to be who I am. I am a mom, a contributing member to my community, and a woman business owner. I want to live my life by following my heart, but fulfilling my dreams, and by doing some exciting things that make a difference. This is who I am.

I try to set an example for my own children – perhaps especially for my daughters – and show you can make a living by pursuing something that is very near and dear to your heart. In my choice of careers, via Tiny Tush, I provide products that I think really make a difference to the people who use them, and even to our earth (for the obvious environmental benefits of using cloth diapers). And when I look back to the reasons as to why I started my company (check out my earlier blog posts!), I am proud of the fact that I chose to follow a path that is meaningful to me and something I feel good talking about when I tell others what I do. This is the good example I aim to set.

And the inspiration continues for me and all my family members and employees. As a business owner, I know the quickest way for my business to fail is for employees to not aspire to do all the good that they can. So in my role, I must remain strategic in my focus, practical in my actions, inspirational in my message and foresight. By remembering these principles, others on my team (and in my family!) also feel and embrace my passion. This is the way that I aim to inspire.

I would imagine that many of you also have examples of what you are able to accomplish in both your personal and professional lives as well – and I’d love to hear any stories you care to share. Feel free to post them here.

Together, we share words of wisdom that will allow each of us to rise to the next level.

You never know what kind of deep thoughts can come forth from a seemingly simple fortune contained in a cookie.

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The co-op and the (almost) rain

The Natural Foods Co-op And The Rain (almost)

Just this past Wednesday was our big co-op day. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t very good – it was a bit cold and dreary and we’ve really had a week of rain here in this part of Wisconsin. (And makes us a bit nervous as it reminds us of the terrible floods we had 2 years ago – but let’s not go there!)

But fortunately on Wednesday, as many of my friends and neighbors gathered and the “co-op party” began, the rain held up just long enough….

So what is our co-op and how does it work? It’s similar to many co-ops as we have the opportunity to pre-order items in advance, and we are lucky to have the opportunity to select from a wide range of healthy, organic produce and specialty items. On the designated days, we meet in our local church parking lot and wait for “the truck” to arrive. Then the work (and the fun) begins.

Just this past Wednesday was our big co-op day. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t very good – it was a bit cold and dreary and we’ve really had a week of rain here in this part of Wisconsin. (And makes us a bit nervous as it reminds us of the terrible floods we had 2 years ago - but let’s not go there!)But fortunately on Wednesday, as many of my friends and neighbors gathered and the “co-op party” began, the rain held up just long enough….

So what is our co-op and how does it work? It’s similar to many co-ops as we have the opportunity to pre-order items in advance, and we are lucky to have the opportunity to select from a wide range of healthy, organic produce and specialty items. On the designated days, we meet in our local church parking lot and wait for “the truck” to arrive.

As you can see from the pictures, we don’t arrive at pickup time to simply pickup neatly arranged boxes with our items all pre-packed. That would be too easy! Instead, the items arrive via truck in bulk. That means all co-op participants work together, unload the truck, check the lists to figure out who has ordered what, and divide the items out.

As you can see from the pictures, we don’t arrive at pickup time to simply pickup neatly arranged boxes with our items all pre-packed. That would be too easy! Instead, the items arrive via truck in bulk. That means all co-op participants work together, unload the truck, check the lists to figure out who has ordered what, and divide the items out.It is helpful when the weather is decent as we literally spread items out in the parking lot, with each family being assigned a box (or many boxes in some cases).

It is helpful when the weather is decent as we literally spread items out in the parking lot, with each family being assigned a box (or many boxes in some cases). It takes 1- 1 1/2 hours to unload the truck and sort out all the food, and ensure that each family receives the correct items. It truly is a fun gathering and opportunity to socialize as we organize these prized goods. All of us look forward to it!

It truly is a fun gathering and opportunity to socialize as we organize these prized goods. All of us look forward to it!My family really thinks this is true (and my husband will remind us of this from time to time!): TEAM stands for “Together Everyone Achieves More.” This is especially true on co-op days, when we realize alone we could never afford to purchase these wonderful food items if we did it alone.

My family really thinks this is true (and my husband will remind us of this from time to time!): TEAM stands for “Together Everyone Achieves More.” This is especially true on co-op days, when we realize alone we could never afford to purchase these wonderful food items if we did it alone. But by coming together as a group, we have the chance to purchase wonderful fresh organic food here in Baraboo, at affordable prices.

Check out more co-op photos on my facebook page! Be sure to say hi and if you what to be apart of our co-op family let me know! http://www.facebook.com/TinyTushProducts?v=photos#!/album.php?aid=167731&id=154160952229

I’ll have to share some of the yummy dishes I make with this food in later posts!

Do you have a favorite recipes that brings back memories? I do, mine is Apple Crisps, it reminds me of my grandma!

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The Woman Behind Tiny Tush

Who Is The Woman Behind Tiny Tush Baby Boutique?

The first secret I’ll tell you is it isn’t just me, Charlene Foster – it’s also my husband Fred – plus all my kids as well. It’s the whole family. And without this team of seven, Tiny Tush wouldn’t exist.

As anyone who has started his or her own business knows, it is an all-encompassing task to get a company off the ground.  So much time, many resources, and a lot of blood, sweat and tears are involved.  My kids have been so supportive, and were incredibly patient through the tough times. They have provided so much creative inspiration for the company.  Not to mention they were the spark that brought to light the need for great cloth diapers!

And my husband, Fred – well, what can I say about him.  He and I built up Tiny Tush from the ground up, and he has supported me in the great endeavor.  Plus he and I share the major tasks that keep our business going!  When a computer crashes (luckily not very often), Fred is the one who knows how to fix it. I’ve been working to re-launch our website (which, truth be told, is much like giving birth).  And when there is a decision to be made about the cut, fabric, styling, really anything about the way our diapers are created, we both make the final decisions.

In the case of Tiny Tush, behind a strong and successful woman lies a wonderful, loving, supportive family who contributes a great deal to keeping the company going in the positive direction that it is.

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The Garden That Grew Into A Farm

Our Garden Which Grew Into A Farm

Our farm is a central part of our story.  But before we moved to our farm, we lived “in town” – i.e. in the town of Baraboo.  We were the folks in town that had the biggest garden around.  Yes, anyone coming by our house could tell how much we liked spending time outside and tilling the soil.

We actually were trying to live our life by being self sustaining, well, as much as you can when living in town.  (Our family was actually one of the original 3 that started the food co-op in Baraboo making buying organic and natural food affordable. This co-op is still around and growing!)  But we longed to have more space and went farm-hunting.

The moment we saw our farm, we KNEW it was home and we prayed.  There was a little issue of a giant ravine that led to some safety concerns….but we worked with a land conservationist to come up with a plan, and even found out that there was a grant to help us.  (When we found this out, we did a happy dance right there in the office – no joke!).  So we fixed the land and converted it back to grasses, and this was the start of the “Tiny Tush farm.”

On the farm we raise a limited amount of special breed of cows, and work to support the Earth in a healthier balance – and in truth, the farm is an important part of our continual growth on our life’s journey.  We take pride in our farm, but it is more about honoring the world around us and really making a difference that matters to us all. And this is what Tiny Tush allows us to do. We are able to help make a positive difference in the lives of our customers, and it for this that we are so grateful.

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