Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yesterday My Birthday and a Truck Ride with a Steak Salmon Dinner

 Good afternoon to everyone!
Yesterday was a big day, my birthday I am the wonder 53 years of age and proud of it!
Hubby took me for a ride for the birthday and it was a beautiful day high up in the coast range where most do not get to see.....
thought I would share a couple of pictures of the coast mountains on highway 26

 Oh my! how I love Salmon! and for my birthday dinner hubby grilled some wonderful steaks that our good neighbor gave to him!
These were caught in the Columbia river! yum! were they great grilled with a seasoning I made up to put on them!
 Now you maybe wondering who this is???
My son's holly terror! yes he is I came home yesterday to find all my phone books tore up! Bucky must have thought it would make a neat birthday present for me!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Baking Blue Berry Muffins with a Butter Milk Pancake Mix

 Howdy to all! I hope you have a great weekend!  Once again I was playing around in the kitchen wondering what on earth to do with the fresh blue berries?  I did not have any baking soda or powder in the house and the berries were going to spoil....
I did have a butter milk pancake mix and began to think I bet I could make muffins the dough would rise well with out the soda or powder.
 I took 3-4 cups of the buttermilk mix, 2 eggs, and 1 1/2 cup of sugar, a tsp of lemon and a table spoon of sour cream, 4 cups of fresh blue berries, mixed it and then added water until the dough folded together and was somewhat thick like regular blue berry muffin mix or bread.  The Muffins came out quite good and I got 24 muffins!  Sorry about the picture with my blood pressure medication in the back round.   They baked about 30 min at 340 degrees and I took them out of the oven and added some sweet real butter to the muffin for my hubby in the picture below!
 It was a good way to use the blue berries and easy when you don't have any baking soda or baking powder in the house.  Just had to show one of my babies, Ruffles she is being so cute here and she is getting old she is the only old member of the house now and she loves laps and heating pads to lay on, she is 9 years old now!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Time for a Recipe! Homemade Salsa Dip

 I just love this recipe because you can also freeze it for days later.  I have not done a new recipe for a long time so thought it was about time to share something new in cooking!
so this is what you will need:
2 cans of Garlic fire roasted chopped tomatoes
1 can of black beans
1 can of corn
1/2 cup of chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup of sliced Mango frozen Mango works the best
1 1/2 cups of Cilantro
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp of Cayenne pepper
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl starting first with the tomatoes and adding the peppers last mix well do not drain any of the canned items.  You can make this hotter by adding more Cayenne pepper or a Jalapeno pepper sliced up!  You can also add different kinds of beans along such as white beans or pinto beans.  You can freeze it also up to 2 weeks in a freezer just place into a freezer container and thaw when you are ready to use it.   This is what I do because this recipe makes quite a lot so I freeze about half and  put the rest into a container in the refrigerator.
I love it because its an easy way to get some yummy salsa quick!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Just Goofing off with a Video of Popeye from my YouTube Channel

I am sorry I have not posted in a long long time! Sometimes life has a number of little trials, and one of these is getting help for a family member who needs good help.  So I am having a few troubles that I need to get through and I will....
So in the mean time I did this goofy video of my Pot Pie! and I played around with photo or video add ins's  it turned out a bit fuzzy but thought I would share it anyway.
I plan to share some new ideas in crafting, quilting one my favorite easy stew casserole's and lots more!

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Winner is.....

Well this one is a easy one! Barb you are the winner!! hooray!  
Thank you!
for joining in and winning the little wall hanging!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Free Giveaway! Tiny Summer Time Celebration wall hanging

Oh Summer Time...
Oh Summer Time...
You can win this tiny wall hanging for those fun summer days that lay ahead! 
The rules are simple, just leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about summer!
On June 27th I will put all the comments in a small green basket and draw the winner!  Be sure to check out the blog and see who the winner is....
The winner will need to contact by email at and the winner will need to send me their mailing address so that I can send send the tiny wall hanging priority mail.
If I do not hear from the winner by July 6th I will pick a new winner and re post!
So come have a little summer fun with me and give me your best comment about summer!
Oh Summer Time......

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Froggy Time, for some Croaking Ideas Meet Curd and Bletch cloth doll animals

Hey to everyone!
Well I am back at the sewing machine and I thought it was about time to make some froggy's.  This is Curd and Bletch and they are 10 inch small frogs from cotton quilting fabrics.
The pattern is a free pattern from Judi's Dolls
I have make the frogs a bit different from the instructions, I am using the quilting fabrics, black beads, ribbon and buttons to make frogs.
I love frogs! and where I am located I get to hear the tree frogs sing from Feb-June and I have not done any frogs up so here is my first attempt for croaking up some ideas for frogs!