Do You Like Pizza?


new york style pizza

A good friend of mine owns Torrelli’s pizza that is located in Greenville, SC near Furman University. I love pizza, especially New York style pizza like they make. We don’t eat pizza often but when we do, this is where we go. This pizza here is absolutely delicious!

torrelli's pizza

They sell pizza by the slice and whole pizza’s starting from 12 inch up to 28 inch size pizza’s. The slices they sell are cut from the 28 inch pizza so the slices are huge.

slices of new york pizza

Are you hungry yet?  What is your favorite kind of pizza? Cheese, pepperoni, veggie?

28 inch pizza

Here is the 28 inch pizza! This box is nearly impossible to get into a small car it’s so huge.

So what kind of pizza do you like?

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Red Fox

Saturday, December 7, 2013


red fox

We have alot of Red Fox that roam the moutain, many of them we will see in the evening just before sunset. Here are two pictures of red fox that my Reconyx Hyperfire HC600 trail camera caught the last day of October this year around 10:42 PM. The pictures are seconds apart, be sure to double click the pictures to see a full view.

The lights you see in the back ground is our driveway gate.

red fox 

As I hike the mountain around our home I am always on the lookout for fox and coyote dens but I have not found any yet. I am sure there are more than one fox den becuase I have seen at least seven different red fox. If you have never seen a red fox they are really beautiful animals. They are the size of a large dog with a beautiful red fur with cream color on the underside. The Winter fur is dense, soft, silky and relatively long.

The red fox is not always the classic red color. There are many different phase and color variations which give the red fox many different names such as the black fox, the silver fox, cross fox, the samson fox and there are also albinos. Occasionally we will see a gray fox but only about 2-3 times a year.

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Best Ever Peanut Butter Cookies


best ever peanut butter cookie recipe

Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorite cookies after chocolate chip cookies. This is the best ever Peanut Butter Cookie recipe! If you like peanut butter cookies, this recipe is for you, I promise you will love them. The recipe is a very simple recipe too.  I’ll share a secret to these cookies, you have to use a wooden spoon, don’t use your mixer and don’t use a metal spoon. Using the metal seems to change the recipe.

best ever peanut butter cookie recipe

Here are my ingredients. The tall bottle is bourbon vanilla extract that was a gift from Julie! 🙂

peanut butter cookie recipe

I have the brown sugar, peanut butter, Crisco butter shortening, vanilla in bowl. Mix by hand using a wooden spoon.

peanut butter cookie recipe

Above, I have mixed those ingredients, including the egg.

peanut butter cookie recipe

I slowly add the flour to the mix. Continue mixing by hand using a wooden spoon.

peanut butter cookie recipe

Add the Reeses peanut butter chips.

peanut butter cookie dough

Peanut Butter Cookie dough is ready to chill!

peanut butter cookies

Ready to eat!!

1-1/2 cup firmly packed light bronw sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter (Jiff is the best)
1/2 stick (or 1/2 cup) Crisco butter flavored
3 tablespoons of milk
1 table spoon vanilla
1 egg
1-1/2 all purpost flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 – 10 oz bag of Reeses peannut butter chips

Yield is about 2 dozen cookies

Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, Crisco, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with wooden spoon until blended, add egg, mix until blended.

Sift flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Add to cream mixture a little at a time until blended. Add bag of Reeses peanut butter chips.

Set in fridge for two hours before cooking…. I know, I know… you can’t wait!!  Go ahead and bake a batch, it will be hard to flatten with the fork but they will be ok.

Heat oven to 350 degrees or 325 for confection oven.

I use parchment paper to make clean up easier, but you can place directly on the cookie sheet. Round into balls and drop on baking sheet two inches apart. Try ot make all the balls the same size so they cook evenly. Flatten with a fork.

Bake one cookie sheet at a time, in my oven I bake for 3-1/2 minutes, then rotate pan and cook for another 3-1/2 minutes. Cook just until browning starts and remove from oven. Once you see browning, the cookies are done.

peanut butter cookies

Enjoy!!!  They are really good, especially when they are warm!!

Please share with your friends a link back to these cookies, they will thank you.  Don’t they look good?

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Lone Grey Squirrel

gray squirrel

Morning y’all, 
It’s yet another gorgeous day, it was 34 degrees and clear at 8 am. Caught a picture of this squirrel sitting on the  birdhouse. I am not sure what he was doing, click on the picture, then click to enlarge it. He seemed to be content sitting in the sun. I hope he has gathered enough acorns for the winter!