Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

The first time I made these cookies I thought, oh boy, these are some red cookies!  But if you're a lover of red velvet cake, you're sure to be a fan of these red velvet cookies.  They're very red, very yummy and very easy to make.  And I'm noticing they disappear very quickly!

I can't help but think they'd be perfect to make for your Valentine, or for the Christmas holidays.  Very festive cookies in their red velvet finery!
  

Ingredients:
  • 1 red velvet cake mix
  • 6 tblsp of melted butter
  • 2 eggs

Place the powdered sugar and cornstarch in a bag - shake to mix.
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Just 5 ingredients
In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, melted butter and cake mix.  That's it!

This is 3 times the recipe


Use an ice-cream scoop to form the cookie dough ball.  I make big cookies because seriously, who doesn't like a big soft chewy cookie?!  

Use an ice cream scoop to form dough balls

After forming the dough balls, roll them in the powdered sugar/cornstarch mix, place on tray and freeze.

Ready for the freezer
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Bake frozen dough at 350 degrees for 18 - 20 minutes.  Place on cooling rack and let cool completely.  Cookies will crack as they bake.

Frozen - ready for the oven
Really red!  Really good!






Sunday, May 4, 2014

We'll Be Waiting For You ~

It's hard to believe we've already turned the calendar page to May; and spring has sprung here in Ashland.  The 2014 OSF production season is well-under way and it seems to be another triumphant year of plays.  

Cocoanuts is a humorous slapstick Marx Brothers comedy with the 2nd half of the play offering two especially rousing scenes.  One scene involves the operatic singing of, "I Lost My Shirt," and the other, a fast-paced rendition of stacking and passing cups, leaves the audience wanting more!  And don't be surprised if you're chosen to be a part of the merriment on stage!

Photo credit:  OSF Ashland
Water By the Spoonful offers the audience a powerful theater experience, one that intertwines the lives of 6 people through the power of the world wide web.  Strong performances by all members of the cast, hold the audience from beginning to end.

Photo credit:  OSF Ashland
Here at Abigail's we are up and running and in full swing.  This is the start of Abigail's 4th season and it's a pleasure to have so many return guests.  We are looking forward to an especially busy season and we already have many sold out periods, so don't miss out on the fun!

Welcome to Abigail's
Each season we make just a few changes here and there, to keep the inn fresh and inviting.  Our Abigail Rockefeller and Abigail Adams rooms have a few new details and they are both eagerly awaiting your arrival!

Abigail Rockefeller
Abigail Adams
And once you're here, be sure to sit a spell - on the front porch - and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the light move across the eastern hills.

The north end of the front porch 


So give us a call, or reserve online, www.AbigailsBandB.com,  either way book a room and come and join us for the 2014 season!  We'll be waiting for you!

The Dogwood Tree in bloom








Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Early Signs of Spring ~

Yesterday, it hailed here in the Rogue Valley.  Just when everything is bursting back to life, Mother Nature reminds us that she is in control.  But as we start to dust off and ready ourselves for the 2014 season, we are surrounded by some of the finest offerings of early spring.  It's a beautiful time to visit Ashland.











Monday, February 3, 2014

The 2014 OSF Season ~

The 2014 OSF Season proudly presents:


Photo Credit:  OSF

The Tempest

  • February 14 - November 2, 2014
  • Angus Bowmer Theatre
  • By William Shakespeare | Directed by Tony Taccone


Photo Credit:  OSF

The Cocoanuts

  • February 16 - November 2, 2014
  • Angus Bowmer Theatre
  • Music & lyrics by Irving Berlin | Book by George S. Kaufman
  • Adapted by Mark Bedard | Directed by David Ivers


Photo Credit:  OSF
 The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
  • February 15 - July 3, 2014
  • Angus Bowmer Theatre
  • By Lorraine Hansberry | Directed by Juliette Carrillo

Photo Credit:  OSF
 The Comedy of Errors
  • February 20 - November 2, 2014
  • Thomas Theatre
  • By William Shakespeare | Directed by Kent Gash 

Photo Credit:  OSF
A Wrinkle in Time
  • April 16 - November 1, 2014
  • Angus Bowmer Theatre
  • Adapted by Tracy Young | From the book by Madeleine L'Engle
  • World Premiere

Photo Credit:  OSF

Water by the Spoonful

  • March 26 - November 2, 2014
  • Thomas Theatre
  • Runs March 26 - June 20 and September 3 - November 2, 2014
  • By Quiara Alegría Hudes | Directed by Shishir Kurup

Photo Credit:  OSF

Richard III

  • June 3 - October 10, 2014
  • Allen Elizabethan Theatre
  • By William Shakespeare | Directed by James Bundy

Photo Credit:  OSF
Into the Woods
  • June 4 - October 11, 2014
  • Allen Elizabethan Theatre
  • Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim | Book by James Lapine | Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine
  • Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick | Directed by Amanda Dehnert

Photo Credit:  OSF

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

  • June 5 - October 12, 2014
  • Allen Elizabethan Theatre
  • By William Shakespeare | Directed by Sarah Rasmussen 

Photo Credit:  OSF

Family Album

  • July 1 - August 31, 2014
  • Thomas Theatre
  • Book & lyrics by Stew | Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald | Directed by Joanna Settle
  • World Premiere

Photo Credit:  OSF
 

The Great Society

  • July 23 - November 1, 2014
  • Angus Bowmer Theatre
  • By Robert Schenkkan | Directed by Bill Rauch
  • World Premiere


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November in the Rogue Valley ~

 “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”  
 


















Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fall Color at the Farmer's Market ~

We strolled through the Farmer's Market in Ashland and came across such beautiful fall colors.  September and October are fabulous months to visit southern Oregon.