February 6th 2023 GARDEN STAR

 February 6th 2023 GARDEN STAR

WELCOME to the February 2023 "You're the Star" Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:_____________________________________ WELCOME to GARDEN feature week of the February 2023 "You're the STAR" blog hop! Meet your GARDEN week Hosts    This week is GARDEN feature week Swing by the GARDEN Hosts blogs: Angie @ God's Growing Garden [...]

February Word of the Month : Family

February Word of the Month : Family

Thanks for joining Me this first Sunday of February ! And my announcement of my Word of the Month. I tried the Word of the Year but I thought I might try this for 2023. February Word is Family !!! Family definition: a group of one or more parents and their children living together as [...]

Chocolate-Raspberry Tart recipe

Chocolate-Raspberry Tart  recipe

32 chocolate wafer cookies (about 8 ounces) 2 tablespoons sugar salt 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries (6 ounces) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, combine cookies, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Process until very fine [...]

Mardi Gras : Imperial Yam Queen parade

Mardi Gras : Imperial Yam Queen parade

Welcome to 2023 Mardi Gras. And if you are planning a visit can I recommend this fun, family friendly parade in Opelousas, la. We are the Elite Opelousas All Female Krewe! Our goal is to make a lasting impression on parade wat Opelousas Imperial Yam Queens get to see everyone when we ride in the [...]

Children Book Shelf : Love Monster books

Children Book Shelf : Love Monster books

*A USA Today Bestseller!**A Publishers Weekly Bestseller!*Rachel Bright's bestselling picture book is about a monster looking for love in all the cutest of placesLove Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it's hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you're a [...]

Lisa Book Shelf: The Valentine Mystery:

Lisa Book Shelf: The Valentine Mystery:

Ku Book Review: This was a fun read, & just in time for Valentine's Day. Tess meets a man Coby, by way of an accident who claims to be looking for his mother who gave him away at birth. Tess is also trying to determine what really happened to her father: did he fake his [...]

Homemade Chocolate Brownies

Homemade  Chocolate Brownies

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar* 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted if lumpy 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted if lumpy 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 3/4 teaspoons sea salt 2 large eggs 1/2 cup canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil** 2 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly spray an 8x8 baking dish (not a 9x9 dish or your brownies will overcook) with cooking spray and line it with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper. In [...]

February is Heart Healthy Month !!

February is Heart Healthy Month !!

4 (6 oz each) salmon filets ▢1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (or regular paprika) 1/4 tsp blackening seasoning Glaze : 3 Tbsp butter 2 tsp olive oil 6 cloves garlic minced 1/2 cup honey 3 Tbsp wate 3 Tbsp butter 2 tsp olive oil 6 cloves garlic minced 3 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp sriracha sauce2 Tbsp lemon juice Pat salmon dry, then season with salt, pepper, paprika and blackening seasoning.  Adjust oven rack to middle position, [...]