Garden Vegetables Recipes – Chow Chow

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Chow Chow Recipe ( basic recipe)

5 lb green tomatoes chopped

3/4 lbs of cabbage

2 lbs onions

1 cup sugar,1 cup vinegar  And salt & Pepper to taste.

Place in jars – Keep refrigerated. Makes a great gift.  Lisa


Chowchow (Chowchow, Chow Chow) is a Nova Scotian and American pickled relish made from a combination of vegetables. Mainly green tomato, cabbage, or any vegetables you have. . These ingredients are pickled in a canning jar and served cold.




1 cup peeled tomato /chopped

1/2 cup of each- green pepper,celery cucumber and onions

1 tsp parsley,chives

clove garlic / minced

2 cups tomatoes juice

2 Tbsp. wine vinegar & olive oil

1/2 tsp. Worchester sauce

Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix together. Cover and Chill . Serve cold.



Review- Easter Sundae



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** A feel-good read with plenty of steam and ice cream. **

Thirty-two year-old Melissa Daniels doesn’t need a man. She has her son, her book boyfriends, and her ice cream. She has her Friday Night baths, and her glass of wine. (She also has an unbelievable itch from not having availed herself of the harder gender for over eight years.)

Keith Devonshire is a gazillionaire. He’s had every woman he’s ever wanted, and his stately mother never ceases to try and find “the right one” for him on their Easter get-togethers. But Keith’s idea of “the right one” is completely opposite to what his mother thinks. (His mother believes that not even the incumbent Princess of Monaco is good enough for her son.) Added to that, Keith is bored.

Until he meets Melissa.

And then things get interesting…

* CONTENT WARNING: Contains steamy sex scenes interspersed in between the humor. Intended to be read by ADULTS ONLY! *



Book Review – Okay  put the kids to bed  or take a break from holiday cooking and Read this short and hot holiday book. Set in England with a rich Book store owner and a single Mom with a book loving kid. A perfect escape from the busy holiday. It’s a quick read -so enjoy .   Lisa 

  • PS Its got a great Easter Egg hunt -too.

Wednesday – Easter Egg Hunt

Happy Wednesday – Hope you have enjoyed our Easter Fun!


Today is Easter Party Time-

Did You know that the White House has had an Easter Roll since-1878 on the South Lawn of the White House.



This Years  is April 17   and all the info and Live broadcast can be found here

White House Roll 2017


Easter Egg Hunt Idea’s


Having Bad Weather ? How about follow the Bunny Tracks – around the house to find the hidden eggs.

How about a scavenger -egg hunt- Pass out basket and Collect certain items – ( clues about egg color, bunny hidden candy )

How about alphabet Bingo  eggs- Hand out cards with words- Write letters on plastic eggs (let them collect letters to spell words on there cards and  play like bingo .


Does your family have a Easter tradition? Are you planning an Easter Egg hunt?



Our Family Egg Hunt Is Held on Good Friday – with our annual Crawfish Bowl!



Easter Book for the Kids-


Free on Kindle at this time

Children’s Books : First & Last Easter Egg Hunt
Bedtime Stories For Kids and Kindle Unlimited

When the Easter Bunny finds two little girls awake, waiting for him, he decides to
Fairy tale for children ‘s books in Holidays & Celebrations For Easter. The kids learn about the sharing for friends , the life .The series for easter have 3 stories. You can collect for kindle/book for Bedtime Stories For Kids.


  • The Sunrise Egg
  • First & Last Easter Egg Hunt
  • The Amazing Adventure of Tim and the Easter Bunny


    An older sister who thinks she’s too old for Easter Egg Hunts, takes her little brother for his first hunt and helps him get eggs.


100 day project

100 day project

Have you heard about this ? Do you plan to join on instant gram ?

– I’m not sure about 100 days -I have done 30 days but 100  days that’s a commitment –

Whats your thought on this ? Leave me a comment on what you think Lisa




Family Traditions


Today’s  Stop is  the Methodist Church of Melville.



This Church has a lot of history in our Family – My Mom was married in this church and Bridal shower in the church hall. And many years later I repeated that pattern and married my husband here.




The Church Hall as been a meeting place for lots of things and some great food

Pimento Cheese Spread

1 lb American cheese /shredded

1 jar pimento /chopped

1/2 small onion /minced

1/2 -1 c mayonnaise

Pinch of sugar

Mix all together and Add salt& pepper to taste.  You can add pickle relish if you would like . ( Also I use a mix of cheese for mine) Spread on white sandwich bread.




1 c sugar

1 c water

Bring to boil – then add

1 can frozen lemonade

1 c minute maid orange juice

1 qt ginger ale

1 qt orange juice

1 (46 oz) can unsweetened pineapple juice

1/3  of a ( 1oz) bottle of almond flavoring

Serves 25


Spring  Wildflowers

Wildflowers is a flower that grows in the wild. Meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted.

These beautiful flowers just pop up along the road for people to enjoy. Lisa

Crawfish Maque Choux

Maque choux /ˈmɑːkʃuː/ is a traditional dish of southern Louisiana. It is thought to be an amalgam of Creole and American Indian cultural influence, and the name is likely to derive from the French interpretation of the Native American name.


Maque  choux

8 ears of cleaned corn

½ c onions

¼ chopped bell pepper

½ c peeled and chopped tomato

1 tsp sugar

1/2c butter / oil

Salt/pepper to taste

Cut cornels off of corn .Add to hot skillet with rest of ingredients –cover and cook on medium heat for 45 minutes.


8  ears of corn cleaned

½ stick oleo

½ c onion /chopped

¼ bell pepper/ chopped

1 chopped tomato

1 tsp. sugar

¼ c milk

Salt& pepper to taste

Cut corn of and save juice. Melt oleo and add onion& bell pepper and cook till soft. Add rest of ingredients and Cook down about 30 minutes .Stir as needed. Season to Taste.

As you can tell the recipe can change from people to people  or region of Louisiana. Normally  served as a side dish  add seafood and it turns into a main dish. Lisa


Lisa Crawfish Maque  choux

2 bags of frozen corn

1 can of cream corn

1  can rotel tomato

½ c onion & bell pepper (chopped)

Cooking oil.

Crawfish (frozen) if not in season.


Large skillet add Small amount of cooking oil. Smother onions and bell pepper.Add frozen corn ,tomato and can corn. Cook about 15 minutes on Med ( stir) uncovered. If needed at a little flour to thicken . Turn to Low cook about 25 minutes. Add crawfish and cook about 15 minutes. Add season to taste- Serve over rice as a main dish.


As you see this can still be made even if fresh corn is not available. Enjoy  Lisa