Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies!! YUM!!

Fire King Mix n Pour Bowl Chantecleer Rooster

Nice Set of Heavy Blue Mixing Bowls

During the Christmas season, we like to make one of my favorite recipes:
Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies

Now to make this recipe, you need a large mixing bowl! And if you don't have one, we have several beauties listed at!!! These are just a few!! And why buy new when the old mixing bowl are absolutely wonderful vintage pieces!! And most are made in the good old USA!!

Now for the recipe!!

Melt 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortning in the microwave. Add 1 cup sugar and blend well. Add 1/4 cup milk and 1 beaten egg. Add 1 TBL molasses. Stir in 1/2 tsp soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt. Add 1 1/2 cups flour. Mix well. Add 1 3/4 cup oatmeal and 1 cup raisins. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts if desired.

Arrange by teaspoonfuls on buttered cookie sheet. Bake until edges are brown. 10-12 minutes at 350. (I love using parchment paper!!)

To make a spicier cookie, DOUBLE the spices!! I like to add 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix, too!! And I ALWAYS double the recipe as I freeze them!! We LOVE eating these wonderful cookies right out of the freezer!!

So, for your baking needs, check out!! And we would love to have you visit our store, Korn Kountry Treasures!! Thank you!!

Short AND Sweet...

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Daddy's Moonshine

Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton
    KNOXVILLE - Famed Appalachian moonshiner Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton, whose incorrigible bootlegging ways were as out of step with modern times as his hillbilly beard and overalls, took his own life rather than go to prison for making white lightning, his widow says.
    "He couldn't go to prison. His mind would just not accept it. ... So credit the federal government for my husband being dead, I really do,"
    A few hours earlier she had buried Sutton, 62, in a private ceremony in the mountains around Haywood County, N.C., where he grew up. He went to his grave in a pine casket he bought years ago and kept in a bedroom.
    Sutton - nicknamed "Popcorn" for smashing up a 10-cent popcorn machine in a bar with a pool cue in his 20s - looked like a living caricature of a mountain moonshiner. He wore a long gray beard, faded overalls, checkered shirt and feathered fedora. He made his home in Cocke County, where cockfighting and moonshining are legend.
    He wrote a paperback called "Me and My Likker" and recorded videos on how to make moonshine. The History Channel featured him in a 2007 documentary called "Hillbilly: The Real Story."
   "You might say he embodied a kind of Appalachian archetype, a character trait of fearlessness and fierce loyalty to regional identity even in the face of personal persecution and stereotyping."    
    Sutton conceded he was part of a dying breed in an interview last year with actor Johnny Knoxville."All the rest of them that I know are dead," Sutton said in the profane, not-for-primetime clip. "I just hope and pray they don't send me off (to prison)."
    Sutton's widow said he'd just gotten a letter to report Friday to a medium-security federal prison in south Georgia to begin an 18-month sentence for illegally producing distilled spirits and being a felon in possession of a gun. He had pleaded guilty last April.
    On Monday, she came home from running errands and found him dead in his old Ford. Authorities suspect carbon monoxide poisoning. 
   "He tried every way in the world to get (federal authorities) to leave him on house arrest," she said.
   "He was a true moonshiner," his widow added. "He would tell you exactly what he thought, whether you wanted to hear it or not. But he was also the sweetest, kindest, most loving man I ever met in my life."
   John Rice Irwin, founder of the Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tenn., recalled that Sutton made a still for the museum in the 1990s. Irwin told Sutton to run nothing but water through it. But with thousands of people, including then-Gov. Don Sundquist, visiting for an annual homecoming event, Sutton decided to cook up some real sour mash and dispense it to the crowd in little paper cups.
   "Popcorn is getting everybody drunk," the governor's Highway Patrol escorts complained and when Irwin told him to stop, Sutton packed up and left, Irwin recalled.
   "I think most people have a warm feeling for him, but he bragged so much about (moonshining)," Irwin said. "And then he got into it in such a big way. He wasn't just a poor old moonshiner trying to make a few dollars."
   Sutton's last arrest followed a raid in which authorities found nearly 1,700 gallons of moonshine in Parrottsville and a storage unit in Maggie Valley, N.C., three stills, supplies, firearms and ammunition.
   When he pleaded guilty, it was his fifth conviction. He'd gotten probation before, but U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer said he couldn't do that again, despite Sutton's age and physical infirmities.
   His estranged daughter Sky Sutton, 35, of Northampton, Mass., had just completed a book about him, titled "Daddy Moonshine," the day he died. "It was beyond surreal," she said Wednesday. She hadn't seen him since she was 2, though they had talked on the phone.
She has no doubt Sutton died on his own terms. "Of course he did. That man went out in a blaze of glory, and flipping his finger as we went," she said.
I saw the program but think I will get "Daddy's Moonshine" and read it. Maybe I will be able to find on as we have so many books for sale from so many sellers.

Beautiful Serving Dishes

A beautiful serving dish from Limoges France!
This bowl is in excellent vintage condition! There are no chips, cracks, breaks, or repairs. The pattern on the bowl is a white background, with gold roses and a gold rim.

Limoges FranceWhite Bowl with Gold Roses Serving Dish
From: FleaPirates

This Fantastic Antique Divided serving dish is white with flowers and gold Gilt and has a handle. It is in Fantastic condition.

Bavaria Gerold Porcelain divided Serving Dish
From: EndlessTreasures

1957 no. 400.

Miramar of Calif. Pottery Serving Dish Pretty Pink
From: Goldi

9” x 2 3/4” inch serving dish - In great condition! Like new! Add to or replacements for your collection.

 Pfaltzgraff Christmas Heritage serving dish
From: OldStuffDave

Beautiful serving dishes can make your Holiday table even more festive, elegant and memorable!
Head on over to today, for a lovely selection of treasured dishes, at great prices!

Christmas Hint #19 -- Here's One For Next Year

If you have a green thumb, here is a super-cheap-but-very-impressive idea for next year.

In early spring, most discount stores and nurseries offer tiny houseplants for 99-cents. Figure out how many botanical gifts you’ll need for next Christmas and that’s how many plants you’ll buy on sale. Grow them out at home and start shopping garage sales and thrift stores for unique pots, keeping in mind the style preferences of the people who will receive these plants. By September, they should be a respectable size to transplant into the nice pots. Add some moss and a few ornaments and you’ll have a gift that looks like something you’d pay $40-$60 for at a flower shop.

Here are the planters available at OLA.

Gettin' windy!

In honor of our incredible Draggontagger, here are a few fun facts about farts...

Farts have less atmospheric gas and more bacterial gas content than burps.
Farts don't disappear - they just migrate back up through the intestines till they can escape.
A normally healthy person produces about 1/2 liter of gas a day, and an average of 14 farts.
People who swallow a lot of air,  for example chewing gum, sucking on hard candy, smoking, eating with mouth open, tend to fart more often.
There have been cases in which intestinal gas with higher than normal oxygen content have EXPLODED during surgery when electric cautery was used by surgeons.

Every kid would love one of these in their stockings this Christmas!
(Yes - I bought one 2 years ago on OLA and it was FUN!)

Remote controlled farting bear.. from cvmso021

What kinds of wacky things will YOU find at

Thanksgiving. Ugh!!! or is it?

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Me? I’m stressing. But who isn’t. One of my stresses is that my son is now a vegetarian. Nothing wrong with that, but no turkey for him for Thanksgiving? That’s just wrong. LOL!!! Fortunately, he has a friend coming and she’s bring tofurkey!!! What exactly is that? I’m not sure I want to know.

Other than that, my big sister is coming with her husband. Don’t get me wrong, I love my sister. But, she stresses me. I’m almost 50 and she still insists on playing “big sis”. Every year I THINK I’m old enough to say, “hey I’m an adult now”, but I guess not. It’s okay. I know she’s just watching out for her lil sis.

Then there’s my sister-in-law. I’ve always felt rather inferior to her for some reason, but she’ll be here. I handle that just about the same way I handle my sister…..see above.

Actually, I was just thinking it could be interesting to have them both in the same house for a few hours. I can’t remember the last time that happened. Probably at my wedding 23 years ago!!! Maybe this day won’t be so bad after all. Could be entertaining!!!!

So, after the stresses of that day are over, there’s BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY!!!! What better way to de-stress than to shop on I can’t think of one. So maybe we’ll see you all there and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!!! Feel free to share your stresses!!!!!

Winter is Coming! So the Time Has Come to Buy a New Bedding Set!

That is right everyone! It is time to put away that old bedding ensemble and get yourself a new one!

"Where can I go", you may ask yourself! Hmmm..let's see! How about bedding4me! Stop by my OLA store and see some VERY gorgeous bedding sets!

I have all sizes available and even the hard to find XL Twin size too!

This size bedding set is fantastic for the kids who live in dorm rooms at college! Can you imagine your daughter's face when she opens up the huge box from Mom and Dad to find a gorgeous zebra print bed in a bag that actually fits her bed in college! All of her roomies will be jealous..and she will finally feel at home!

Don't stop there! Mom and Dad deserve a gorgeous set as well! Queen and King sizes are always available! I have 2 toned sets, solid color sets and some very beautiful prints too!

I even have some pretty adorable crib ensembles for the new baby too! Stop by and check them out!

All bedding sets ship free too! That saves a ton of money! Those sets are heavy!

What are you waiting for? Stop by today and get your dream bedding set!