We had a really big rain/wind storm the other day and I learned something new... Crabbers, (Watermen? Fishermen? Guys who go out on boats and drop pods for crab...Crabbers?) whatever you want to call them, are simply crazy! Nuts! Loco! Ya'll, I watched their boats bounce back and forth, to and fro, side to… Continue reading Crabbers are Crazy & Lemon-Lavender Pound Cake
I may have gone overboard with the mint this year. I planted sweet peppermint and chocolate mint. And then I tossed out some miscellaneous mint I found hidden in my seed stash. And guess what? I got minted ya'll, and I liked it! Well, technically I'm still getting minted, probably will be for… Continue reading Mama’s Mint Limeade
Butter. That's it, just butter. B.U.T.T.E.R. Did you hear me? B-U-T-T-E-R-! Whatever it is I think I see, becomes a stick of butter to me! Those commercials were the best weren't they? Tootsie Roll Young 'un, Tootsie Roll.... Butter. Yep! That's a children's book with a nod to Julia (Butter Queen) herself down there,… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – JULIA, CHILD
Yes I know we've done this before but.....Ya'll know what today is? Yes smarty pants it is Monday, but it's also the LAST Monday that I'll be an UNpublished author...for like the rest of my life!!!!!! Come next Monday I get to join the club....they aren't even gonna make me egg a car or anything...not even… Continue reading Lemon Basil & A FREE Giveaway!
Today is National Pie Day...one of my favorite days of the year! I decided in honor of the pies, I would make my favorite....my Great Grandmother's (Maw Maw) Fantastic Chocolate Pie! I realize the pie's not perfect, but whoever heard of a perfect 'pretty' homemade pie? One bite of this and I'm sitting in a… Continue reading Maw Maw’s Fantastic Chocolate Pie!
Look what I made! My first ice-cream cake! Samuel wanted me to make this for his birthday, so how could I not at least give it a try? I think it turned out pretty good. I know, I didn't ice the entire thing. I could've, but I had this thing attached to my leg and… Continue reading Ice Cream Cake!
So what does the morning of an impending hurricane look like? Well... There are cookies being made and Wii being played... There is lots of salsa making using freshly plucked produce from the garden...Please be nice Irene! This is gonna be a HOT one...just the way Chicken likes it! Look at this loveliness... And this..… Continue reading Impending Hurricanes!
While two of my boys have been at soccer camp, this is what Henry, Nora and I have been doing...... Remember how I'm always sneaking in veggies???? Well..I managed to get some in here too! These doughnuts are baked...not fried! I came across this little Cutie and couldn't resist! It works wonderfully!!! Just what I… Continue reading Veggie Doughnuts…what?
My first rendezvous with Quinoa....I know it looks bad now, but........... Who said it has to be love at first sight? Yep, that's a mexican quinoa & beef stuffed bell pepper...and yes of a matter of fact it was good....and it was also my very own recipe! Read on if you'd like to have a… Continue reading Meeting Quinoa!
Well here's the new kitchen/laundry floor! I love the way it turned out...don't you? Of course you know things didn't go smoothly though...do they ever? My knowledgeable and fantastic (wish those were accurate adjectives for him...I've actually got a few others, but I suppose I should be nice) floor rep. 'mistakenly' ordered brown trim for… Continue reading It’s a floor, It’s a floor!!!