Wednesday, March 30, 2016


photoWhen Hendra looked out the window, a panther stared back at him. 
"Beautiful. Looked very healthy," Hendra explained, adding it stayed on the porch for about 20 minutes. 
Hendra said the big cat laid down on the porch for some time before looking back through the window, then slowly walking away. The family hasn't spotted the cat since. 
Hendra said his parents have lived in the home since 1988. They reported having seen a younger panther about two years ago, but never a fully-grown cat so close to the house. 
Hendra said there was, "nothing like this once in a lifetime photoOn on [sic] early morning nature walk we saw a gator, a snake, frogs, pretty birds, and had this unexpected encounter," her post stated.  "Warning...curse word at end!"
The footage has since been shared by Facebook users all over the country and picked up by a number of websites. FOX 13 has reached out to Dorschel for more about her encounter, but we have not heard anything back.


I need to make these for my son-in-law

Makes 12 individual pies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
You’ll Need
– 12 regular-sized mason jar lids and rings
– 2 – 14.5-ounce cans berries in light syrup (cherries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.)
– ½ cup granulated sugar
– 3-4 tablespoons cornstarch
– 1 – 14-ounce box refrigerated pie crust (2 pie crusts)
– 1 egg, well-beaten
– Turbinado sugar
How To
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place the inside rings of the canning lids on it with their rubber seals facing down.
  2. In a small saucepan, mix the sugar and cornstarch together. Drain the juice from one of the cans of berries into the saucepan and mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has started to thicken. Drain both cans of berries, then gently mix in both cans of drained berries and set aside.
  3. Unroll the pie dough. Using a canning ring as a guide, cut a circle ¾-inch larger than the canning ring itself. (Alternatively, you can also use a cookie cutter or other object to cut out circles that are 3-¼-inch in diameter.) Cut out 12 pie crust circles, rerolling the dough as needed. These circles will be the bottoms of your pies.
  4. Make the top crusts by using a canning lid as a guide and cutting out circles ¼-inch larger than the lid itself. Cut out 12 tops, rerolling the dough as needed. Score each top by making 3 slits in the center of the dough.
  5. Make sure each canning ring on the sheet pan is fitted with its lid. Place the pie crust bottoms inside the rings fitted with lids, pressing up the sides.
  6. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of pie filling into each bottom shell. Do not overfill the pies or they will burst.
  7. With your fingertip, rub a bit of water around the edge of each crust. Cover each pie with a top crust and, using a fork, gently crimp the edges together.
  8. Brush the tops of each pie with the egg wash and sprinkle generously with the raw turbinado sugar.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  • Not familiar with turbinado sugar? This coarse, light brown cane sugar is also known as “sugar-in-the-raw,” and is made from pure cane extract by spinning it in a cylinder or turbine— hence the name! You can find it easily in the baking aisle of your local grocery store.
  • Refrigerated pie dough needs to warm up slightly before using, otherwise it will crack when you unroll it. However, do not let it sit out at room temperature for too long, as the dough will become too soft to bake as goldenly crispy as you want!
  • When you crimp the pie crust, use the edge of your finger to counteract the fork, rather than pressing the fork and the crust into the canning ring. You want to keep the crimped edge up off the canning ring, otherwise the crust may “melt” against the hot ring in the oven.

Fl swimming holes

Florida has some of the most beautiful natural swimming locales in the country. You should definitely check these out this summer, but remember there are more potential dangers than at the pool (including alligators), and there is usually no lifeguard on duty. Always accompany children and weaker swimmers and research potential dangers before your trip. Be safe and have fun!

15. Crystal River 

Crystal River is the only place in Florida where you can legally get up close and personal with our aquatic sweethearts, the manatees. This video and many more can be found at

Monday, March 28, 2016


RECIPE:Cheesy Garlic Knot Pizza Dip

- Pizza Dough
- 8 oz Cream Cheese - Softened 
- 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Basil - Chopped
- 6 Cloves Garlic - Chopped and divided
- 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/2 Cup Butter - Melted
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley - Chopped
Divide Pizza Dough into 12-14 equal sized balls. With floured hands, roll the dough balls into logs and tie into individual knots, tucking the excess underneath.
Coat a 10 inch oven-safe skillet with olive oil. Place the knots in a ring around the skillet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes - allowing dough to reach room temperature.
In a medium bowl, combine Cream Cheese, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Ricotta, Basil, 3 cloves of Garlic (chopped), and Red Pepper Flakes.
Melt the butter and add the Parsley and remaining Garlic. Stir well.
Uncover the Knots and scoop the dip into the center of the skillet. Brush the knots with the butter/garlic mixture (reserving some for after baking), and top the dip with an additional sprinkle of cheese (optional). Bake in a preheated oven at 400˚F (200˚C) for 20 minutes. Broil on High for two additional minutes or until knots and cheese get lightly browned - watching closely so as not to burn it. Remove from oven and brush lightly with additional Garlic Butter. Let cool slightly before serving.


I would like to rewind to 2013 before my fall at work and do the things I use to enjoy:

like visiting different springs and not worrying about being able to do the stairs , camping and long drives without hurting....
we were camped by this spring
Itekonchee Springs

Friday, March 25, 2016

mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs

visit my FB to see the mermaids doing the bunny hop with the Easter bunny

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ginger Snap Crafts: 10 Adorable Easter Ideas

Ginger Snap Crafts: 10 Adorable Easter Ideas: Hello! Easter is quickly on it’s way! So today I am excited to be featuring 10 Adorable Easter Crafts that were10 Adorable Easter Crafts at #Easter #crafts linked up to the last sever...