Tuesday, January 17, 2017



½ C. Shea butter
½ C. coconut oil
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla extract
#1. Add the Coconut oil and the Shea butter to a small saucepan. Heat on low until melted, mixing well. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let set until cooled to room temperature.
#2. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and set in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
#3. Remove from the fridge and add the cinnamon and vanilla extract and ground ginger. Use a hand mixer to beat the ingredients until whipped (2-3 minutes).
#4. Scoop the body butter into an airtight container, such as a mason jar and seal. Keep the body butter at room temperature for about 6 months. If you see a separation 
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Homemade Peppermint Patties

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1-2 tsp peppermint extract*
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups dark dipping chocolate**
  • chocolate jimmies, if desired
Combine butter, corn syrup, extract and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes, until ingredients are well combined and are holding together.Remove dough from bowl and break off about 2 teaspoon-sized sections. Roll into a ball and gently flatten with your hands. Put patties down on a pan lined with wax or parchment paper. Once all patties are made, place pan in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
Melt chocolate in microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds. Let sit for an additional minute in the microwave. Remove and gently stir. Remove peppermint patties from freezer. Use a fork or a handy Winton Dipping tool like I did to dip each patty in the chocolate, flip to coat the other side, then tap to remove any excess. Transfer chocolate coated patties to wax paper to cool. Top with chocolate jimmies if you’d like.

Thursday, January 5, 2017


 Tue And Wed they wooped my butt at physical thearpy. Was a good workout but the trying to step up was really hard. My walking with the walker is getting easier I still can't drive any where by my self, which is a pain because I have to have some one drive me ..... I have it tomorrow so today I'm doing easy things.
      Decided to finish my chair backs to keep miss kitty from scratching the wicker parts which she has attacked.   I'm going to replace ths seats also with a solid color to match the backs.   THAT DARN HOLE IN MY SEWING MACHINE NEEDLE GET SMALLER EVERY YEAR........THAT'S THE PART I HATE MOST!!

Monday, January 2, 2017


    For the Pastries
  • 1 package (8-ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons or 226 grams) butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the Filling
  • 1 package (8-ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, or to taste (if you prefer it sweeter, add more)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • strawberry jam

  1. In your mixer's bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth, light and fluffy.
  2. Add flour and salt and continue to mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Lightly dust work area with powdered sugar.
  4. Transfer dough to work area and shape into a ball.
  5. Divide it into 4 rounds; flatten each round and cover each pastry dough with plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. In the meantime, prepare the filling by combining cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla in your mixer's bowl.
  8. Beat until creamy and smooth. Set aside.
  9. Dust work area with flour.
  10. Remove dough from fridge and let rest for 5 minutes.
  11. Roll out each ball of dough to a 1/4-inch thickness.
  12. Cut into 3x3 squares.
  13. Fill the center of each square with 1/2-teaspoon cream cheese mixture and 1/2 teaspoon strawberry jam. For a prettier presentation, using a pastry bag, you can pipe the fillings, one on top of the other.
  14. Overlap opposite corners of dough to the center and over the filling. Pinch seams together.
  15. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  16. Preheat oven to 375.
  17. Bake 10 to 11 minutes, or until edges are browned.
  18. Cool completely.
  19. Serve.

Read more at http://diethood.com/strawberry-cream-cheese-pastries/#O7COIxHSLcXUBRFg.99

Saturday, December 31, 2016


   It has been a really tough year, what with the torn rotatercuff surgery and the the spiral fracture of my femur which has put me in a wheelchair . I am finally learning to walk again with a walker..it hurts but no pain no gain.
   Started working on my painting

I'm  not sure
what I'm gonna do with the green space . I'm very happy with the sky.  It's rather wild. Also been working on a hooked rug.  

I'm going to spend the night here with 3 of my girls
Hailie is at a friends . ......we will have sauerkraut and pork for good luck as we watch the ball drop with my fur babies in the comfort of my home   safe




Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Wishes

              Jesus is the reason for this season               
So I would like to wish my family and my friends a 

Saturday, December 24, 2016


still using wheelchair but using the walker more every day ......progress

Monday, December 12, 2016

French Onion Soup

1 large onion, yellow or red (I used yellow)
2 thick slices of French bread
3 slices swiss cheese
1/4 tsp. black pepper
3 C. good beef broth
pinch of salt
1 bay leaf
2 T. butter

Melt the butter over med. high heat in a med. size pot. Peel and quarter the onion then thinly slice it. Place the onion in the melted butter, add a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally till caramelized, about 8 - 10 minutes. Add the beef broth, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Meanwhile heat the broiler to high and toast both sides of the French bread. Once toasted, set aside. Remove the bay leaf and ladle the soup into oven proof crocks. Place the bread on top of the soup then top each crock with 1 1/2 slices of the cheese. Place the crocks on a baking sheet and place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes until cheese is bubbly and begins to lightly brown. Remove and serve. This recipe is for 2 servings.

Easy Christmas Treat


  • 24 pretzels
  • 12 caramel squares. halved
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Christmas sprinkles


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Start by lining the pretzels out on parchment paper paper.
Put one piece of caramel on each of the pretzels and bake for 4-7 minutes until caramel melts.dip in melted chocolate and add sprinkles