Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

 Yummy recipe you can find on pinterest. I know I did and tried it.

Favorite Quote of The Day

I don't even think I have to comment on this one. Every girls fairy tale should come true.

A Few of My Favorite Pins on Pinterest

I love Pinterest. In fact I can spend hours there just pinning and looking, and pinning...did I say pinning? Did I also mention I love Pinterest?

I have a few favorites lately.

This a cute room for any young girl. I love the design and how simple everything looks.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Supreme Pizza Grilled Cheese

It's starting to finally get cold here in New York. In fact we received a light dusting a few days ago. It was our first snow for the winter here. And now there is a storm heading our way that will be dumping a foot or more of snow. Time to stay in and make a favorite comfort food....grilled cheese. But not just any grilled cheese. This recipe I dedicate to all you pizza lovers out there.

This recipe makes 2 sandwiches.

-4 slices of bread of your choice.
-2 slices of mozzarella cheese
-2 slices of provolone cheese
-2 tablespoons of your favorite pizza sauce
-8 to 10 slices of pepperoni ( 8 if using large slices and 10 if using smaller slices. )
-4 slices of this cut deli ham
-minced onions, sliced olives, grated parmesan cheese, fresh basil, sliced mushrooms.

You can use whatever you want for your sandwich. Think of it like pizza. Use your favorite toppings.

Assembling one sandwich:

Spread some softened butter on one side of one slice of bread. Take the other bread and place on the bottom of your work place. Add 1 of cheese, then sauce and continue with your other toppings until you end up with with the last slice of cheese. ( making that 2 slices of cheese per sandwich )
Place the buttered side up to top it off then place in a heated skillet buttered side down. Now spread butter on the top slice of bread. Cook till golden brown then flip and do the same on the other side.
Serve with tomato basil soup and you are all set to stay in and keep warm.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Christmas Memories

Christmas was wonderful this year. We had family visit from out of state and there was alot of people at our home. Only a few things that went wrong. Our tree stand from a few years back broke so we tried to use one that we had for another tree and when I tried to put the lights on the poor tree kept falling over. Thank goodness my brother who was visiting was able to fix it. We went out and got a different tree stand and he fixed it so it stood up straight. This year we found our older ornaments. These were ones that were handmade from us kids or other family members and friends. 

Sammy enjoyed himself with all the company. He had his Christmas collar on and enjoyed some turkey. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What I Am Thankful For

Thanksgiving isn't just about cooking and eating. Nor is it about watching the parade or football. It's about being thankful for what we have. Our family. Our health. Our faith.

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family. We were blessed with wonderful food and good conversation. The house smelled so good while the turkey was cooking. 

My brother and I took a quick trip to the cemetery to visit our dad. Giving thanks to the people who meant a lot to us is important too. It was a nice day weather wise to do so.

I started going to church last week. My first time in about 2 years. And what a great feeling to come home and realize how truly blessed you are. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving. 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Kindle Fire 7" On Sale

 I have been wanting a Kindle since I first saw them. But I still loved the feel of a book in my hands when I was reading. Now as I look at my books I have...well I have too many. So I decided to get a Kindle Fire because I do love Netflix and watching videos on Youtube. Amazon has a gread deal on the Kindle Fire 7" and if you get it now and wait till December 1-4 to have it shipped you can get it with free shipping if you don not have Amazon Prime. Also check online for extra off and I was able to get even a better deal. I can't wait to get it!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

This Weeks Gift Finds November 2015

Walking Dead T-Shirt
Walking Dead T-Shirt by TurtleBugDesign
See other Walking T-Shirts at zazzle

Wow has this year gone by. Christmas is almost upon us. I am not even going to say how many more shopping days we have left because scares me. Where has the time gone?
If you need last minute gifts for your favorite "The Walking Dead" fan then the shirt above is great. Keep watch for sales at Zazzle where you can enter a code in to get a percentage off. It is usually 25% or more.

Boutique Stripes - Body Pillow / Sleeping Beauty
Boutique Stripes - Body Pillow / Sleeping Beauty by galleriaofart
See more Wedding Body Pillows

How cute is this body pillow?
And you can fit it across your standard pillows when the bed is made. What little girl wouldn't love this. And it's pink!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Oatmeal Raisin Scones

It's the day before Super Bowl. I have my wings defrosting in the frig and a few other things we are going to see if we can pick up tomorrow. We aren't having a party just the 2 of us. Wings and bacon wrapped tater tots and these scones for desert. I wanted something sweet. I have been making a really nice coffee cake which isnt too sweet. I will post the recipe for that another time. But these scones we can also have in the morning with my favorite cookie is actually oatmeal raisin. WHich I am still searching for a really good. chewy one. Scones are not that hard to make and actually to me taste better the next day.

                                                           Oatmeal Raisin Scones

  • 3 cups of all purpose flour, plus more for the counter
  • 2 1/2 cups of rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 ounces sweet cold butter cold and diced small
  • 1 cup golden or regular raisins or even both
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine everything except the half-and-half until just combined. Do not over mix. (Mixture will not be creamed, just mixed together.)

Quickly pour in 1 1/4 cups of the butter milk while mixing quickly. If the dough appears at all dry add the remaining 1/4 cups of half & half until just combined. Again, do not over mix.

Turn the dough out onto a very well floured surface. If the dough is very sticky, flour the top of the dough also. Pat the mixture into a layer 3/4 to 1-inch thick. Using a 2-inch diameter round cutter, cut out the scones, dipping the cutter into flour each time between cuts. Place each scone, as cut, onto a parchment paper covered sheet pan leaving 2 to 3 inches between each scone. This should make 12 round scones (You can also form dough into rectangular shape and cut with a knife into 12 square or triangle scones.)

Bake for about 18 minutes or until golden brown on both the top and bottom of scones.
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