Happy Birthday * Layout

Happy Birthday * Layout

Happy Scrapbook fans! Thanks for Sharing my birthday month with me : I love this pre printed page and great cut outs - perfect for a picture of my Son and Dad assembling gifts he got....Lisa Birthday Mug Cake CAKE 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 large egg yolk 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon 2% or whole milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon baking [...]

Sweet Bread Recipe

Sweet Bread Recipe

Today is National homemade bread day -so here's an easy recipe to try... Sweet Bread 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk 6 tablespoons butter, melted 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3/4 cup white granulated sugar 2 eggs Whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in [...]

Home for Holiday * Hostess Gifts

Home for Holiday * Hostess Gifts

Home for the Holiday -Friday's addition: Welcome to my Home for the Holidays but maybe you are going away for the Holidays or going to a holiday party? Today's post is all about Hostess gifts: Some idea's you can make yourself: Bouquet of flowers in a vase.Boxed candies.Potted plant.Bottles of wine.Tin of cookies.Decorator candles.Guest soaps.Flavored [...]

Christmas Every Day

Christmas Every Day

Life-affirming, joyful and tender. Beth Moran has written the perfect Christmas story to brighten up even the darkest Winter’s evening.’ Zoe Folbigg, author of The Note When Jenny inherits her estranged grandmother’s cottage in Sherwood Forest, she has nothing to lose - no money, no job, no friends, no family to speak of, and zero self-respect. [...]

Silent Knit,Deadly Knit

Silent Knit,Deadly Knit

Friday\s Holiday Book Review's : When murder silences the Christmas cheer in charming Arborville, New Jersey, Pamela and her Knit and Nibble pals must unravel the most bone-chilling mystery this side of the North Pole . . .Pamela has been in merry spirits since her artsy daughter Penny returned home from college for the holidays. [...]

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

It's World Diabetes Day and I am baking cookies>>> 1/4 cup shortening4 ounces (1/2 cup) unsweetened applesauce1 large egg1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup all-purpose flour1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular2 tablespoons (packed) light brown sugar1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamonNonstick cooking spray Directions Preheat oven [...]

Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken and Rice Soup

Morning Thursday Food bloggers- Today is cold outside in South Louisiana -time for soup  1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 medium carrots, chopped 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices 4 fresh thyme sprigs 1 bay leaf 2 quarts chicken stock or broth, ( use homemade from chicken)  1 cup of water 1 cup long grain white rice, uncooked 2 cups shredded cooked chicken,(from making chicken stock) First in a large pot place chicken and chopped onion,celery [...]