Friday, July 27, 2012

Cooked Peaches With Ice Cream

What you will need:

- Cooking pan
- Peaches
- Butter
- Molasses
- Regular Sugar
- Brown sugar
- Cinnamon
- Ice Cream
- Whipped Cream

Besides the peaches, you can probably substitute or do without the rest of the ingredients. 


Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Then wash the peaches.
Cut the peaches in half and skin them.

Place cut peaches in pan
Cut the butter and put it on peach-halves.
Drizzle molasses on.
Put sugar on.
Sprinkle brown sugar on.
Sprinkle Cinnamon on top.
Put into oven.
Take them out after 15-20 minutes, or until you can't wait anymore.
Add your ice cream and whipped cream.
My sister: "I feel like a fancy chef."

Saturday, July 21, 2012

When to Put a Comma Before 'And'

Okay, so even I was confused for a while about this one. Some people say you have to have a comma before all conjunctions (and, but, or, etc.), and others say you don't ever need a comma before 'and'. So, which is it?


There are two main situations when you'll need a comma before 'and'. First, is called a serial comma (by the way, I love that name! It makes me imagine this killer comma! ... literally.) The serial comma is used when you have three or more items in a list.

Example: In order for humans to live they need food, oxygen, and love.

Situation number two: You use a comma when you have two independent clauses (aka: something that could stand alone as a separate sentence if it wanted.)

Example: Tara is really devoted to her studies, and she passes every test. 

When you won't need a comma: Tara is a really devoted to her studies and passes every test. 

'Passes every test' cannot stand alone, but 'she passes every test' can. See the difference?

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sugarloaf Mountain

So, I recently went to one of my favorite places, Sugarloaf Mountain, and took pictures, as you can see. It is located in Maryland. It's very beautiful. Some of my favorite memories were from here. I used to go with my dad and brother, we were like the three musketeers, and we'd ditch the paths marked out for us and just climb the sucker without ropes or anything, which was possibly very dangerous and probably would've gotten us in tons of trouble if any of the officials found out. Luckily, nobody ever died.

This Mountain holds significant historical importance. During the Civil War in 1862, Union forces occupied the Mountain's summit. They spotted the Northern Virginia army on September 5th as they crossed the Potomac to MD. The Union army was able to escape their grasp, though they were later caught at Urbana.

Franklin D. Roosevelt almost chose Sugarloaf as his presidential retreat. Almost. He decided instead on the Catoctin mountains.

Sugarloaf has a lot of great hiking paths. This one is one of the most beautiful with the stairs. I feel like I'm walking up toward heaven... yeah, I'm cheesy, I know!

This was an old picture I took. It's of the beautiful pond.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mottos to Live By: Inspirational

Mottos to Live By: 

1. Instead of complaining to God for the things he has not given you, thank him for the things he has.

Cara Ruegg Photography

2. When you have the urge to scream at someone or dislike them for whatever the reason, remember what could be going on to make them like this. Maybe they are having the worst day imaginable. Remember how you act or are urged to act when you're in a poor mood? Well, give them the benefit of the doubt. In fact, be especially nice to those you cannot stand. You might become the happiness they need. 

Photo courtesy of dastalisa on Deviantart
3. Go out of your way to make a difference. Don't just tell others, "If only the world were more like this. If only people acted more like this." and then go on moaning and groaning about it, be the first to take that step into the light if you have to. Even if nothing much comes from it, at least you'll know you gave it a try and if anything at least you'll be changing yourself for the better. You have no idea how much a simple smile can brighten another's day. 

Photo courtesy of shutter-shooter on Deviantart

4. Keep in mind, you are never alone. Ever. God is always there. Do not push Him aside. Embrace Him. 
Cara Ruegg Photography