Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy Fall Y'all!

How is everyone doing? We are getting Autumn decor up. The weather is actually fallish this year!

Here is a recipe that I really love. If you love Pecan Pie you'll love this!

Pecan Tassies

Pastry Dough:
8 tablespoons butter
3 ounce cream cheese, softened
1 cup sifted all-purpose soft wheat flour
1 cup chopped pecans

Mix together the butter and cream cheese in a small bowl or food processor. Add the flour and blend thoroughly. Put in refrigerator and chill for 1 hour.

Divide and shape 30 balls. Wrap all 30 balls together in plastic wrap and chill slightly. Place each ball in a tiny ungreased fluted tart pan. You can also use a muffin tin. :-D Line pans by pressing the dough with your fingertips against the bottoms and sides.

Sprinkle chopped pecans over dough and press into.

1 egg
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt

Beat together the egg, sugar, butter and vanilla and salt until all the lumps are gone. Pour the egg mixture onto the pecan topped dough. Dot with the remaining pecans. Bake for 25 minutes or until the filling is set. Cool 5 minutes on a rack and remove from the pans before they are cool, as the caramel will set.

These tiny tarts are SO may want to make more than one batch!
They freze well...but just try to get them into the freezer! HA!
These are wonderful for Christmas cookie trays.

Y'all have a great day!
Live Laugh Love,

Monday, June 30, 2008

Bye June. July is moving in!

Hard to believe we are 7 months into 2008. How fast this year is flying by!
How are things in y'alls little corner of the world?
Mine is a little bit busy. *cough*
Anyway, one day I'm going to come up with a really good update!
Hope y'all have a blessed day!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

New post.....coming soon!

I've been trying for the past couple weeks to post but blogger hasn't been nice.

Soooo, I'm going to try this weekend. I want to show off the new notebook I redone, and the pitiful purse I am making for momma.

God Bless You!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Anna Vallance

Home is where the heart is,
Be it rich or lowly place.
It's where we find a lighted lamp
And a cheerful loving face.

Home is a place where the heartstrings
Feel a tug that draws you back;
Where a wealth of precious memories
Recompense for worldly lack.

Home is where a mother's love
Surrounds with tender care;
Where tousled little childish heads
Bow down in sleepy prayer.

Home is where a father's strength
Surrounds protects his own ...
God grant we keep within our hearts
This citadel of home.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A poem

In April
by James Hearst

This I saw on an April day:
Warm rain spilt from a sun-lined cloud,
A sky-flung wave of gold at evening,
And a cock pheasant treading a dusty path
Shy and proud.

And this I found in an April field:
A new white calf in the sun at noon,
A flash of blue in a cool moss bank,
And tips of tulips promising flowers
To a blue-winged loon.

And this I tried to understand
As I scrubbed the rust from my brightening plow:
The movement of seed in furrowed earth,
And a blackbird whistling sweet and clear
From a green-sprayed bough.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


It's Spring! Woohoo! I love Spring. Okay so Spring has it's downs like the bees and wasps and spiders come out....and the pollen is bad....but I love Spring!

New animals are born, flowers begin to open, trees begin to burst forth with green buds....I always stand in awe at what God created.
I finally got out and took photos of the plum tree and the peach tree. They are lovely!

Plum blossoms
Peach blossoms


Yesterday was my nephew's 1st birthday. Time has flown! We had a delicious supper. Mama and Kelly made Pizza Rolls. (thanks Annaleah!)

Don't they look yummy?

Monday, March 17, 2008

Go n-eiri leat!

The Wearin' O' the Green

Today is the day fer the wearin' o' the green.
Today is the day when the little people are seen.
Today is St. Patrick's Day, so if ye'r Irish me lad,
Join the celebratin' fer the grandest time ta' be had.

Ya' put yer hand up in the air, the other hand on your hip.
Ya' tap yer toe, ya' tap yer heel, ya' bounce yer knee a wee bit.
Ya' prance 'n dance around the room, n' circle one two three.
The saints be praised, I must admit, ya' all look Irish ta' me!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.
-Scottish Proverb


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Yesterday I got some cool photos of birds at the bird feeder. Carolina Chickadees, young male Goldfinches, Tufted Titmice, a male Cardinal and a Dark-eyed Junco.(pictured above.)

While looking for a poem by Robert Browning I came upon this. :-D
Once upon a winter day

Once upon a winter day
Gray clouds passed swiftly across the sky
As shapely snowflakes fell steadily down,
Covering the land in a dazzling white
Leaving a winter calling card on the ground.

Once upon a winter day
The snow-edged creek silently wept
Near the shadows of the tall pine trees
Trimmed in a glittering white lace,
Creating an impressive display in the breeze.

Once upon a winter day
Branches drooped to the impassable road
Due to the weight of the snow.
Icicles hung from the dormant trees
In view of the shattered daylight glow.

Once upon a winter day
Nothing is heard but rubbing tree limbs
And a stray dog faintly barking,
The vibrant sound of a frightened deer,
A broken tree branch suddenly falling.

Once upon a winter day
The distant snow-covered hills
Loomed in the path of the gloomy sky,
Where the northerly wind briskly growled
As chickadees and juncos fluttered by.

Joseph T. Renaldi

Friday, January 11, 2008

First post of 2008

Isn't that just a lovely sky? God is so amazing. After snapping that photo I stood in awe.

To think, the God that created that awesome sunset, created me. And cares for me!


Lately I've found out that parchment paper and baking soda are two things that are a must have in a kitchen! The parchment paper helps things not stick in the pan and if you make biscuits, cookies etc.. and put parchment paper underneath, all you have to do is put it back in where it goes because the pan doesn't get dirty! And baking soda is awesome because it can be used for almost anything! Brush your teeth with it, use it as shampoo or soap, natural cleaning aid, and many other things!


Mama found a recipe on the internet for Shoestring Potatoes. They are so easy and delicious!

What you need is:

1 potato per person plus an extra
Olive oil
Seasoned Salt (no msg)
Onion Powder (opinional)
*Note: you can add other seasonings if you want.

Preheat oven to 400°F . Wash potatoes well. Cut in half length-wise. Cut each half length-wise 3 or 4 times. Turn each piece over flat and cut into thirds if possible. If your potato is small you probably can only cut it once. In a bowl mix the olive oil, seasoned salt and wahtever else you want to add. † Cover a pan with parchment paper and place the potatoes in it. Cook for 30 minutes or until done. :-)

†I just use my judgement when adding the olive oil and seasoned salt.

Live, Laugh, Love,

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