Friday, September 2, 2011


Many times when we lose the ability to see like we used to our basic every-day hobbies are left behind. The thought of cooking or baking becomes a chore and maybe even a fear. Well we want you to know that thought can change if you want it to. With a few simple changes and some adaptations you can be baking in no time. You will have to tap into your other senses and utilize those more. Your sense of touch and smell will become important. There are many every-day items that can make working in the kitchen neater, safer, and more enjoyable. These products can help reduce kitchen accidents and give you the confidence to bake again. Some of the items are the EZ SEE measuring cup which allows you to accurately measure ingredients with easy to see large numbers with high contrast, colored measuring cups and spoons with large print that allow you to see your ingredients with ease due to the contrasting colors and red pouring bowls so you can see your yummy batter. How many times have you put flour or sugar in a white measuring cup and found it difficult to see. This can become very messy. Also there are jumbo and talking timers so we don't burn our master piece and there are extra long oven mitts and oven rack guards so we don't burn ourselves. All these items we sell at Vision Dynamics as well as many other items to help you with your daily activities. Here is a recipes you can try that we hope will be enjoyed.
1st: Chocolate Chip Cookies (pre-heat oven to 375)
Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of salt
1 cup of softened butter (2 sticks)
3/4 cup of white sugar (granulated)
3/4 cup of brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups of chocolate morsels
1 cup of chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup of dried coconut (optional)
Combine: flour, baking soda, salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, both sugars, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time, use your sense of touch to feel the edge of the counter or side of the bowl and gently tap the egg and use your fingers to open the egg. This will take a bit pf practice. You can crack the egg in a separate dish so you can feel for shells. Make sure your hands are clean. Use a beater to mix and slowly add in your flour mixture. Then add your morsels. When your mixture is even, you can feel it, then you are ready to bake. Use a spoon, tsp or tbl spoon, and scoop the dough ( rolled into a ball) onto an un-greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. You can space the dough using the spoon. Put down your first ball then place the spoon next to it and put your second ball down on the other side of the spoon until your sheet is filled. Then you are ready to put your cookies in the oven and don't forget to set your timer for 9 to 11 minutes. Pull them out, with your oven mitt, when the timer goes off and let them stand for 2 minutes before removing them to cool completely then enjoy. Just remember to take your time and have fun. It may take some time to get used to but the end result will be worth it.