Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sat. Link UP

show me your work share your creativity

Friday, May 18, 2018



  • Scrapbook paper, preferably double sided
  • Wooden skewers OR extra long Lollipop sticks OR
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Button(s)


DIY Paper Flower Steps  |  View From The Fridge‘[;p[;

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Project Corner: Happy Flag Day--A Patriotic Wreath

The Project Corner: Happy Flag Day--A Patriotic Wreath: My aunt and my hubby's aunt have a birthday today--Happy Birthday!   I also think of it as the kick off for patriotic decorations. ...

To-Die-For Carrot Cake

This is a must to try...looks better than mine
To-Die-For Carrot Cake {Recipe}
1 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce or oil, this is what my Nana used
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs room temperature
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups grated carrots
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1 cup chopped nuts optional
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup Dole crushed pineapple not drained! {use the pineapple in JUICE not syrup}
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/2 cup butter softened
8 oz cream cheese softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 lb powdered sugar
top with toasted pecans or coconut if desired

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine #1 ingredients. Add #2 ingredients. Stir in #3 ingredients.3. Pour into a lightly greased 9 x 13 , two 9-inch pans or three 8-inch pans. (The cake is very moist so cutting
parchment for the bottom of your pans will ensure they don't stick. I prefer to use the non-stick baking spray
that has the flour in it for easy cake removal.)
4. Bake for 35-40 minutes for the 9x13 and 9-inch pans and 25-30 minutes for the 8-inch pans. You're looking
for an inserted toothpick to come out clean.
5. Let cakes cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
For the frosting:
1. Beat the butter and cream cheese until nice and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and powdered sugar and beat until
nice and smooth.
2. Invert the cake onto a cake plate or stand.
3. Apply a generous dollop of frosting and spread...
4. Gently place the second cake on top and continue frosting. Repeat with the third cake if you made three.
5. Refrigerate for an hour before serving for best results.

by; Mom's on time out  

Loaded Chicken & Potatoes

1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cubed (1″)
6-8 medium skin on red potatoes, cut in 1/2″ cubes
1/3 c olive oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp paprika
2 Tbsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp hot sauce (more if you like it HOT)

2 c fiesta blend cheese
1 c crumbled bacon
1 c diced green onion
How to Make:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9X13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and hot sauce. Add the cubed potatoes and chicken and stir to coat. Carefully scoop the potatoes and chicken into the prepared baking dish..
3. Bake the potatoes and chicken for 55-60 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes, until cooked through, crispy, and browned on the outside. While the potatoes are cooking, fry your bacon (about half a pound).
4. Once the potatoes and chicken are fully cooked, remove from the oven. Top the cooked potatoes with the the cheese, bacon, and green onion. Return the casserole to the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve With: extra hot sauce and/or ranch dressing or sour cream!

Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham!

Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham!

  • 1 Ham, pre-cooked, spiral cut - bone-in or boneless, either will work
  • 3 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Raw natural Honey
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple tidbits or chunks - d
  • 1. In a large crock pot, over 6-quarts or larger, cover the bottom with only 2 cups of the brown
    2. Place ham on top of the brown sugar, open the slices slightly with your hands
    3. Pour the Honey over the ham, evenly
    4. Add the pineapple around the sides (with the juice) and some on top
    5. Top with the remaining 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar, making sure it is evenly distributed over the
    entire top of the ham
    6. Cover and cook on low for 3 1/2 - 4 hours.
    7. ENJOY!
  •  I love ham but missed cooking one for easter...because I was sick and didn't have anyone over

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Grad Day

Wed was the graduation , it started at !0:30 and lasted to 12:30.  Jen graduated Psi Beta.....I wish I had her smarts when I was at was the 70's and that should speak for itself. The era of Peace and Love but we don't get a do over. oh well I graduated with a BS in Art Ed and enjoyed college AT THE SAME TIME.After graduation, Chuck took all 12 of us yo eat at Grill Smith. It was good eats,, first time there.  After dinner , Mark treated us all to frozen yogurt.   We all enjoyed ourselves.