Sunday, November 29, 2009

payday bars

Someone told me about payday bars, so now I'm on the hunt for them! If you have that recipe, send it to me!!! We love nut bars, so I figured payday would be close with the peanuts and goo!!! Is goo a real word??? Anyway, I'm putting pix of the girls from this weekend, they had candy and their lips,teeth and tongue turned colors!! what fun!

Friday, November 27, 2009


Hey, I'm so excited, I have 5 followers!!! Some of you are still lurking on the site and have not signed up to follow!!! Today was a long day at the grocery store, more people out shopping elsewhere, not for groceries! Tomorrow, I'm out to a craft show with the girls! Mommy and Alex are coming for the rest of the weekend! Have a great weekend and I'll be back at the cooking next week! Blessings!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I remember getting up early just to watch the parades on TV. My children did the same, but the grandkids aren't that interested! How times change!!! Do you have any memories? I hope everyone enjoys the day with family and friends, eat lots of food and count our blessings! We owe alot to our ancestors for enduring the harshness of the first years here in the new nation, most of them dying before the nation was established, but here we are some 350 years plus later and enjoying this freedom! Enjoy the pix of my grandkids Blessings!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

applesauce donuts

Well, the weekend is coming and I'm getting some family members, so I think it's time to pull out all stops and make some donuts! I have had this recipe for close to 20 years and we just love them! So, when I'm making them, we'll take photos and post them as we go! I don't know why I'm saying we, as there is no "we" in this process!!! So, as Thanksgiving is approaching, have fun with family and pray for our nation! Blessings!

Monday, November 23, 2009


What is Thanksgiving to you? Family, friends and good food is what it to me! But above all I'm so grateful to live in the United States of America where I have the freedom to worship, speak my mind and live the way I like to! This year we are having a few family members and friends in for dinner! I'm so excited to cook for everyone! I'm thinking about a new side dish which includes sweet potatoes and bananas! Sprinkle a little sugar on top and put under the broiler to brown the sugar! It sounds pretty good! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and count your blessings!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

craft fair

Today was a big day for my friends and I! We had a craft sale and it was fun! It was a long day, but worth it! So, I'm showing some of my friends wares! Enjoy the pix! Blessings!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I'm so excited that I have found a recipe that looks easy to make for fruitcake!! Gordon and I really like fruitcake(that was one of the many reasons I married him)! Anyway, king Arthur flour has pretty papers you can bake your breads, cupcakes, and fruitcakes in that are disposable! I was just cruising around their site and found this recipe!!! I will take pix of the steps and make it soon!! Maybe the weekend we get Shealyn our 9 yr old granddaughter! She and I like to make stuff especially anything to do with glitter I'm in! This could add something to the fun!!! Blessings!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Sorry that I have been MIA for the last few days! It's crazy making fudge here every moment after I get home from work! I made the sloppy joe casserole ahead of time and I changed it up( of course, I changed it) using salsa for part of the ketchup! It's pretty tasty! I was going to take a picture of it, but my camera is MIA! Gordon must have it or it's really MIA! I will try and post a pix later when the camera turns up of the casserole! Blessings! Well, I found the camera and was able to post a photo, it was very good!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

craft show

Well, I'm in the throws of making fudge every spare moment I have in the next week for the craft show on Saturday! Come see us at the American Legion in Spooner!!! I enjoy being there so much, it's a lot of work for everyone, but we all have fun and have made friends along the way! Blessings!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Hey is anyone reading this??? Just kidding!! I know I have a few followers! I found a new to me cake recipe for those of us who are trying to cut down on calories! Take one Devil's Food cake mix and add 1 15oz. can of pumpkin, mix together( it will be very sticky and thick),place into greased 9" cake pan and bake for 30- 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Cut into 12 pieces and serve! I made it last night and had a piece, YUM!!! If you're one weight watchers it's only 4 points! Blessings! Love this photo of Olivia and lipstick, this was taken a few years ago, she better at putting on chapstick now!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Today being the 13th, there's a 13 hour sale at the grocery store! I don't have to work the whole time, but the majority of it! So, it will be a long day! Tonight will be a crockpot meal for us! That is country style ribs in the slow cooker!!! It's a great way to have supper ready when I get home! Have a great day! Blessings!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


We have brats from last year after the BIG hunt!! Anyway, we are running out of venison and Gordon has been out bow hunting, but nothing! He let some go by and I yelled at him, poor guy! But we are running out of meat!!! He likes brats with ketchup and mozzarella cheese on a bun, I like my separate without a bun, mustard on the side with a little ketchup!How do you like your brats?? We like making our own brats, chorizo, breakfast sausage and Italian! It saves us by not making us mad when we take it in and don't get back what we wanted! I use venison the same way I use hamburger or any of the other sausages! Blessings!

Monday, November 9, 2009


I just read about a new casserole idea to me, Sloppy joe casserole! I think I will make this when our grandgirls come next weekend! It has carrots, onions, meat, ketchup and biscuits on top, YUM!!!! I will take photos for you all when I make it, promise! Blessings!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

salad dressings

I made that clubhouse chicken pizza the other night for a Pampered chef party and it was a hit, but I had a little bit of ranch dressing left, so I added a little more mayo and the crushed peppercorns/garlic seasoning from Pampered chef to the mix and wow, what a great salad dressing!! I couldn't find the pics from the pizza, so you got to see my violet again! Blessings!

Friday, November 6, 2009

fish fry

Today is Friday and that means Friday night Fish Fry! It's a big deal here in northern Wisconsin! I never heard of it growing up in Chicago, but after we moved here, it's like "Tradition". Can't you hear the guy from "Fiddler on the Roof" singing??? We went to a local place with friends and ended up sitting for 2 hours talking! It was so much fun!!! Have a great weekend! Blessings!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


YUM, brownies!!! I made brownies for a pampered chef party today! I have to say they are very yummy! Nestle's has a new morsel out in the grocery store, it's a dark chocolate and mint variety! All I can say is it's good!!! I sprinkled them on top of the warm brownies and let them melt like a frosting! Try them and let me know what you think! Blessings!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

glazed chicken

We had company last night and I made a new recipe! Glazed chicken with mashed potatoes,YUM!!!! I found it on the site and I have had very good luck with her recipes! Of course, I made it slightly my way and cooked the chicken a little longer than she said to cook the chicken, as 12 minutes doesn't cut it for her as a ok time for chicken! So, if you look at the recipe keep that in mind! Blessings!

one more thing

This week I got an email from a friend that I have known for 3 years. She and her husband are really great people, but she was telling me an...