Tuesday, September 24, 2013


 I was cruising around my blogs tonight about an hour ago, I saw on Debbie-debbiedoos.com a recipe for this apple walnut bread. I decided to make them and make muffins! I did have enough dough made to make a small loaf for my friend , Cheryl! She fixes all my jewelry for free and loves baked goods, so yay for Cheryl!!!  Recipe follows: 8 oz of yogurt( I used Greek Goddess, Salted Caramel flavored), 1 cup of brown sugar(yum), 2 eggs, 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 1/2 cups of cubed apples( i used Red Free), 1 cup of chopped walnuts. Mix the wet together and fold in dry ingredients. I used my jumbo muffin tin and 1 small loaf pan, sprayed them well. Place in preheated oven at 350 for 35-40 minutes. I used a cake tester to see if the middle was dry or wet. It was dry, so I took them out to cool for 10 minutes in the pans and them cool them on a rack. Breakfast is ready! A nice slice of cheddar cheese to go along with the muffin for breakfast sounds so delicious!! Blessings!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013


WE have taken on a project of trying to fix up a few things around the house. This little project we started dreaming about started in May( the dream). It is to replace the corner shower in our bathroom. So, we ordered a very nice corner shower from Menards and picked it up in June. Well, we have been waiting for the plumber son to come up and help install it! So, 2 weeks ago Gordon and his brother ripped out the old one, this weekend Kurt came up for a birthday party, which is great for us as they did 80% of installing the shower. Some things are not lining up and there has been a lot of words that I won't mention!! We can use the toilet, sink and laundry area, but no shower yet!! It should be very nice when it's done! We will do the floor and paint next spring! I'm thinking about cork for flooring, what do you think??? Let me know, blessings!! This picture is from the party, cousins!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

new food show

I read on Thursday about a new cooking show to food network. It was in the Star Tribune from Minneapolis. Amy Thielen is the shows hostess and she is a professional chef who lives in northern Minnesota now with her family. It's called , " The Heartland Table". I loved the show, it was all about using butter and not worrying about the salt or calories or how to use something else in it's place. I will look at her cookbook if the library can get it for me, I don't need another cookbook!! Just ask Gordon!! So next Saturday morning check out her show, at 9:30 a.m., I do believe and check out her blog. Very entertaining! Blessings! I know I already posted this picture of the peaches, but I just love the picture, sorry!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

this and that

Good evening,
It's been a week or longer since I said anything clever(if I ever do say clever things). It's been busy! Work has changed a little for me again and I like it. Demos are getting a spit shine in that I'm trying to jazz things up and not really spitting on anything!!!! Any ideas?? I'm thinking like doing a taste test on pickles, BBQ sauces, Pasta sauces and new salsas! Pizza is getting old for Fridays, how many ways can you serve pizza!! I'm not sure and don't care! Well, got that off my chest!
So, I've been making peach jam, PT again for my back and trying not to cry at work because my brain is on overload!! Trevor and Erika gave us some pole beans that are purple, but when cooked they turn green, so cool!!! The water in the pan becomes lime green color, so weird!!!! They are excellent beans. They also gave us some Zebra striped tomatoes, that stay green, but turn a dark green when ripe, so totally weird and I liked them! So, keep calm and drink some coffee, blessings!!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Michigan peaches

I forgot I ordered a box of peaches and when I saw the truck, I stopped to get my box. When Holly said, I will give you deal if you take 2, I said okay! So, now I have 2 boxes to deal with. Oh well!!! So, last night I made little individual pies using my jumbo muffin tin. Then I made a free form peach pie. I have my simple syrup ready to pour over the peaches when I get them into the jar. When we get back from lunch I will start the process of processing the peaches!! We are having with lunch with Erika and Trevor to celebrate her birthday as they will be at a wedding.
So all of this brings me back to the peaches. I have a new favorite blog, onehundreddollarsamonth.com with Mavis. For her 19th anniversary, her hub brought her 2 boxes of corn, how romantic!! She asked what was the most unromantic gift you ever received. I responded with the post of how once upon a time I said I would love a new over the stove exhaust fan because at the time I had none. Well, that's what I got for Christmas that year, I think it was 2004 or 2005. Do you have a unromantic gift story??? Post it here!! Good thing I always buy myself for something under the tree!!! That's all I can say about that, blessing!!

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...