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A blog by Joe Billman about programming, and other stuff

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Greatest snickerdoodle cookies of all time

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Posted on: March 14th, 2019 by Joe

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  • 1 stick of salted butter (8 tbsp.)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (real vanilla is best)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts (optional)

Cinnamon sugar coating

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix butter and sugar at medium speed until pasty. Add egg and vanilla, mix together at medium speed until creamy. Stir in baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, cinnamon, and flour. Roll dough balls in the cinnamon sugar coating. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 2” apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes.  Let cool slightly before removing from baking sheet. Yields approximately 24 cookies. Enjoy!

I live in high altitude so this recipe has been adjusted accordingly. If you try it and they don’t seem right, try reducing the flour a little or adding a little more butter (coconut oil works great too).

Setting Goals = Happiness

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Posted on: October 24th, 2018 by Joe

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If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.

– Andrew Carnegie

Accountability

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Posted on: October 24th, 2018 by Joe

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Accountability breeds response-ability.

– Stephen Covey

Greatness Requires Enthusiasm

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Posted on: March 5th, 2018 by Joe

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change Your World

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Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Joe

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Change you thoughts and you change your world.

– Norman Vincent Peale

Optimism = Happiness

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Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Joe

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Optimism leads to opportunity
Opportunity leads to challenge
Challenge leads to growth
Growth leads to success
Success leads to happiness

– Joe Billman

Every day is special

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Posted on: January 8th, 2018 by Joe

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Don’t save something special for a special occasion. Every day in your life is a special occasion.

– Thomas S. Monson

Preparation

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Posted on: December 7th, 2017 by Joe

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The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Keep Moving Forward

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Posted on: December 7th, 2017 by Joe

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It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

– Rocky Balboa

THINK before you speak 

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Posted on: September 30th, 2017 by Joe

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T – Is it True?

H – Is it Helpful?

I – Is it Inspiring?

N – Is it Necessary?

K – Is it Kind?


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