Sunday, May 31, 2009


I thought I would put my recipe for Pumpkin Pie up today. I must confess the recipe is actually off the can of Libby Pumpkin that I use. I am also not great at making pie crust, actually I suck at it, so I use bought pie crusts. And everyone usually eats the pie and there is never any left, so I guess it works for us.


4 Eggs
1 – 29 oz. can Pumpkin
1 ½ C. Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger
½ teaspoon Cloves
2 – 13 oz. cans Evaporated Milk
4 – 9 inch Pie Shells

In a large bowl, mix all the above ingredients. Pour into unbaked pie shells. Sprinkle tops with Cinnamon. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 and bake another 45 minutes.

When knife is inserted in center and comes out clean, remove pies and cool.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


We have a flea market that runs all year here. I love shopping there! I usually have no idea what I'm looking for when I first walk in the door. But I usually find something I like. I collect Beenie Babies. I found Pinky the Flamingo for $1.00. Isn't she cute!

I also read lots so am always looking for books and bookmarks. I found this pretty pink lace bookmark and this great pink book. Do you see a pattern here, Pink! The bookmark was $1.00 and the book was .50

I also found this Pyrex Bowl. It's kind of little, but it gets used for small things. The bowl was $2.00

All the items listed above are being used. Pinky sits on my desk, have read the book and use the bookmark all the time. As for the bowl, we use it to hold chips, cereal, and other small items.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Lisa is hosting the meme, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. Want to find some scrumptious recipes? Go check out all the other folks who have participated. I made this recipe a few weeks ago. It's really yummy, I got it out of Paula Deen's Kitchen Classics book. It is on page 166 under desserts. As we don't have fresh peaches here yet, I used a can of sliced peaches. But you could use fresh peaches. You can also find this recipe at Paula Deen's web site. Just click on her name and you will go right there.


8 Tablespoons Butter
1 C. Sugar
¾ C. self-rising flour
¾ C. Milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put butter in deep baking dish and place in oven to melt. Mix sugar and flour; add milk slowly to prevent lumping. Pour over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. (see syrup below) Still do not stir; batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.


Peel and pit 2 C. of fresh peaches. Place in a medium size pan and add 1 C. of water and 1 C. of sugar. Bring mixture to a boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir often, making sure all the sugar melts. (This can be substituted for a 28 oz. can of sliced peaches, if desired)

Sunday, May 24, 2009


This is a recipe my mom had in her recipe book. I remember making these when I was a child. It was lots of fun, but messy. Mom would pop up this really huge pan of popcorn and us kids would get to roll the popcorn balls. We probably ate more than we rolled, but it was loads of fun!!


1 C. White Corn Syrup
1 C. Brown Sugar
½ C. Water
1 teaspoon Vinegar
2 Tablespoon Butter
2 Qt. of Popped Popcorn

You will need the regular popcorn. The kind you have to pop in a pan with oil. The Microwave kind doesn’t work very well. At least for my recipe. You will need to pop enough popcorn to get 2 Quarts.

Combine corn syrup, brown sugar, water, vinegar, and butter in a medium size pan. Cook as slow speed until consistency is thick and sticky. Let cool. Pour over popcorn in a large bowl. Rub your hands generously with butter and start making balls. If desired you can wrap them in plastic wrap and tie the ends with pretty yarn or ribbon as gifts. I’m not sure of the yield, but it should be around 10 to 12 balls.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


This award got lost somewhere in my comments and I just found it. So thought I had better get it posted. It comes from Beca over at Ruby Lane. It is called the Honest Scrap Award. Here is the stuff I need to do:

The rules that come with this award say that I have to list 10 honest and interesting facts about me. So I guess that’s why this award is called honest scrap. I also have to pass this award on to 8 other bloggers. Here goes.

The 8 lucky people are:
1. mjpuzzlemom
2. Janet
3. Sandra
4. Gollum
5. Lisa
6. LL
7. Mom 2 My 9
8. Lynn

Now for my 10 true and interesting things about me. You'll have to be the judge if they are interesting!

1. I have been married 40 years to a wonderful guy, Thomas.
2. I work for the YMCA with their Child Care Program.
3. I love to read, just about anything will do, but like Historical Romances and Mysteries the best.
4. I am a self taught quilter. Have been quilting for 25+ years.
5. I have a son who is 40 years old this coming June. That probably gives my age away, oh well, my age is in my profile anyway.
6. I got married at the tender age of 16. I went straight from my parents house to my husbands house.
7. I scrapbook! I currently have about 10 scrapbooks going that I work on off and on!
8. I collect chickens! They are all over my kitchen.
9. My current car, a 1996 Ford Taurus has 200,192 miles on it. I travel 200 miles a week back and forth to my work place.
10. I currently have 15 blogs, yes you read that right. They are blogs about all the things I love to do!

Honest Scrap Award Rules

When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real. Choose a minimum of 8 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have 8 friends. Show the 8 random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog.” Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on!


Kristen over at Frugal Antics of A Harried Homemaker has given me the "One Lovely Blog Award"!

The rules involve passing this along to other of your favorite blogs. I am hereby giving this to the following for leaving such lovely comments on my blog:

1. Emily
2. Tammy
3. Aunt J - Ha
4. Becca
5. Alice Audrey

Sunday, May 10, 2009


This is a recipe my mom gave me. It's really delicious. And since it's Mother's Day I thought it would be appropriate for my mom's recipe to be here today! Miss you Mom!


2/3 C. Sugar
3 Tablespoon Flour
¼ teaspoon Ground Allspice
1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
3 lbs. of ¼ - ½ inch thick slices of peeled and cored apples
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Combine sugar, flour and spices in large bowl. Use your hands and mix in the apples so they are well coated, then add vanilla extract.


1 ½ C. Flour
½ Teaspoon Salt
½ C. Shortening
4 – 5 Tablespoons Water

Sift four and salt. Cut in shortening. Add water till all is moist and forms a ball. Roll out pie dough on well floured surface. Put in pie pan. Add pie filling.


1 large Egg Yolk
1 Tablespoon Cream

Stir yolk and cream in small bowl to blend. Brush over tops of pie. Bake pie at 350 until done.