Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hi...

The last month has been very full. We had family visit from out of state and had two weeks of wonderful family reunion time. I photographed a cute little wedding. We had two nights of Open House at the preschool I work at. There have been track meets for both of my kids. We have also had the sniffles, sneezes and coughs in my house.

I got this Lemon Plum at the store last friday - delicious...




My Mom-in-Law gave me her old Nook - I am in LOVE! I have been thinking about getting an e-reader but was worried I wouldn't like it (I am a book girl) but I do. I have already re-read Outlander and now I am re-reading Dragon fly in Amber...


I got two new cookbooks from the book fair we had at Open House...


And, I bought some pansies...


Have a wonderful week...
{hugs}
Laura

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A New Soup Recipe...

I love Pinterest - a lot.

And, I love to find new recipe's. We eat dinner at home every night and very rarely go out to eat (like once every two or three months). So I am happy to share with you a soup recipe that I found on Pinterest and tried last night.

This is Mom on Timeout and she has a wonderful recipe for Olive Gardens Zuppa Toscana Soup.  I did make a few alterations (ground turkey with Italian seasonings instead of Italian sausage) but it was delicious and I will be making it again, a lot.

{hugs}
Laura



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Saturday Baking...

I know, it's Wednesday. But Saturday I baked up some very delicious cookies and wanted to share them with you. Chocolate chocolate chip from the easiest recipe and oatmeal cookies from a cookbook that I have had for 15 years. The house smelled so good that day. And, the cookies have been thoroughly enjoyed.

{hugs}
Laura

Starting off with a cup of vanilla coffee...

The wonderful book I am currently reading...

Chocolate chocolate chip cookies - 1 box cake mix, 1/2 cup oil, 2 eggs, 1 cup (or more) of chocolate chips. Mix, form balls and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes...



My oatmeal cookies...



My favorites...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Pumpkins and A Special Treat...

I can't tell you how happy I am that's it's November.

Sharing with you my pumpkins...

My special treat from yesterday...


Yum-yum...

{hugs}
Laura

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Rich N' Buttery Bars...

Okay... So the bars were really good. Even after being stuffed from all the yummy BBQ we ate, we still had tummy room to eat dessert, Klondike Bars, Rich N' Buttery Bars and cake.



Here is the recipe:

Rich N' Buttery Bars
    1/2 cup cold Butter
     1 package (18 1/4 ounce) yellow cake mix
     1 egg, beaten
FILLING:
     1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
     2 cups confectioners' sugar
     2 eggs
     1 teaspoon vinilla extract
Additional confectioners' sugar

In a bowl, cut the butter into the cake mix until crumbly. Add egg and mix well. Press into a greased 13 inch by 9 inch by 2 inch baking pan. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until smooth. Spread evenly over the crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake for 10 minutes longer. Dust with confectioners' sugar while warm. Cool to room temperature before serving. Yield: 4 dozen. 


Yes, I ate this one after I was done taking pictures...

They were really easy to make. Let me know if you try the recipe and what you think of it.

{hugs}
Laura

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day...

Happy Labor Day everyone. We will be going to a family BBQ later today. I made Rich N' Buttery Bars to take. It is a new "old" recipe from a small cookbook from 1998 (so long ago - hehe) given to me by my mom-in-law. If they are tasty, I will share the recipe with you.

While checking out my tomatoes this morning, I found this little guy. It's 5th one found on this specific tomato plant. I just cut the branch it was on and photographed it before my son did away with it. Personally, I can not touch the things - yuck!

Have a great day.

{hugs}
Laura

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wonderful Wednesday...

I hope your wednesday has been wonderful as well.

I have one beautiful zucchini, a few tomatoes and one chili...

I also made banana bread today using this recipe... 

It tastes wonderful.


And I made a skirt last weekend. I will post more on that soon.

{hugs}
Laura

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Granny Square and Flowers...

I don't know what it is lately, but I have very little desire to sit down at my computer. Well, I am gonna blame it on the book - lol. I am more than half way through it now, page 668 out of 1059, so all is good.

I am almost done with my embroidery and will be sharing the pattern with you in the near future.


And, I started a new blanket last night. One large granny square in navy blue and white. And I must say that I am very happy with the results so far. In the past, I have played around with making small granny squares to "get the hang of it" but just wasn't happy with my results. So, I put it away. But last night, I followed this tutorial from Carina's Craft Blog and now, I am very happy. 


This past week was Teacher Appreciation week at the school where I work and I was truly blessed by many wonderful families. Two yummy lunches, a breakfast, thank you cards, flowers and little gifts - it has been a fabulous week. And I love flowers. The roses are home grown (from three different families) and are so fragrant and beautiful. The sunflower has been slowly opening and is just lovely.


And, isn't this cute...


The little rose here is from my mom's backyard. It is so tiny and sweet, I love it.

And my husband brought these beautiful strawberries home from the grocery store this morning. What a treat.



Happy Saturday...

{hugs}
Laura

Monday, August 22, 2011

Crocheted Basket...

I crocheted this little basket over the weekend. It was very easy and fun to make. The little cross in the pictures was made for me by one of my little preschool friends - I love it...

I also wanted to share with you some of my funniest looking tomatoes so far...

{hugs}
Laura





Saturday, June 25, 2011