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My name is Missy, I am a 31 year old mother of two gorgeous boys, and one gorgeous baby girl!!! My husband and I have been together for over 13 years,and without a doubt we were meant to be together! I love to sew, cook, bake, dance, listen to music,play with my kids, sing,and of course photography!!.....Just have fun and be happy!!! I hope you enjoy my blog and follow it faithfully!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


This is beyond easy, and SO good.
1 yellow cake mix
1 cup of water
1/3 cup of butter soft
3 eggs
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1/2 of chopped walnuts
mix all ingredients, pour into greased bundt pan (I used a giant donut pan!) and bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Let cool IN pan for 10 min, turn out on to plate and cool for an hour or so.
1.5 cups of powdered sugar
3 tbsp of soft butter
1.5 oz of cream cheese...1/3rd of a cream cheese square
more syrup...add a tablespoon at a time... and mix, add more syrup and keep mixing till you have a thick glaze texture. Once it's thick and gooey pour it over the top of your cake! and throw a few more nuts on top :) ENJOY! soooo moist and so good!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Peanut butter or Marshmallow filled eggs....

Who doesn't love peanut butter and chocolate?!?! well I know I do!
try these!
One bag of Chocolate Chips
one tub of Chocolate cake frosting
about a tsp of vanilla
some peanut butter
some fluff (if you want to try this kind)
and Chocolate flavored Almond back with a little shortening...
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, for about 1 minute and stir till smooth, melt for an additional 10 second intervals till smooth.
Next put the cake frosting into the micro and zap it for 20 seconds thats all
mix the frosting and the choc chips together, add a drop of vanilla. stir well, throw in the fridge for 30 minutes.
on wax paper, drop spoonfulls of the chocolate mixture. then flatten them with a spoon. in the middle of the chocolate, drop a dab or peanut butter (or fluff)
Fold the chocolate over the peanut butter (or fluff) shape into an egg, and put in FREEZER for 30 minutes.
Melt the 2 tbsp of shortening and chocolate almond bark over stove top, about 8 minutes......till smooth. Dip each egg into the melted chocolate, set on wax paper to "set"..... or put in fridge, goes a lot faster!
One tip....the marshmallow ones tasted great, but were NOT easy to work with...very gooey, and messy...WORTH IT, but messy!!
These are pretty sweet, and rather rich tasting, but you can handle it!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Banana Crumb muffins

So while I was on facebook, one of my very best friends, Amy, posted a pic of these scrumptious looking muffins she made. She called them Banana Crumb muffins...so well...being pregnant and all, I WANTED ONE!!! But, it's not polite to invite yourself to someones house for a muffin...so I decided to bake some of my own!! Here is what I ended up throwing together!!!!
For the Muffin
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1.5 cups of flour
3/4 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of veg. oil
1 tsp vanilla
For the Crumb
1/3 cup of brown sugar
2 tbsp of flour
some cinnamon (to taste)
and 2 tbsp of room temp butter
mash the bananas, mix in the egg and vanilla, sugar and oil
then mix together the dry ingredients, and fold the dry into the wet mixure. just until blended. Don't over mix.
Scoop it in to muffin cups/or greased tins
mix all "crumb" ingredients together then cut in the butter till you get crumby looking stuff. sprinkle some of that over the tops of the muffins
THEN Bake at 375 degrees for exactly 20 minutes. no longer, no less!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011


So this moose has been wandering by the highway here in town.....So I HAD to take a pic of her! she was so pretty :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cookies and Cream Fudge

I love Cookies and Cream anything.........so why not fudge!
1 1/2 Bags of white Chocolate chips
20 oreo cookies chopped into big chunks
1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
pour milk and chocolate chips into sauce pan, over medium heat, stir constantly till smooth.....remove from heat fold in broken oreo pieces, and spread into wax paper lined 8x8 baking dish, and throw in the fridge for 2-6 hours.....the longer the better obviously, but usually I can't wait!! Turn out onto cutting board remove wax paper and cut into bite sized pieces! ENJOY!!!


IT'S A GIRL!!! Better late than never...I just wanted to update this...and say...Intelligender, was wrong :) Ultra sound at 20 weeks confirmed we are having a little princess! we are in shock still, since we truly were expecting a boy...not based on the intelligender test, but we just really thought it would be another boy. So.....on to choosing little girl names, and letting intelligender know they were not right this time around :) It was still fun to take the test!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Really Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Cookies!!

Ok..these are for a REAL chocolate lover.... So good!!!

In this photo I used White Chocolate chips, because it was all I had...NORMALLY I use regular choc. chips!!

  • 1/2 cup butter softened

  • 1/2 cup shortening

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 2 cups flour

  • 2/3 cup of cocoa powder

  • 3/4 tsp of baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 cups chocolate chips (regular or white, peanut butter chips etc..)

preheat oven to 350.

beat butter , sugar, eggs, and vanilla till fluffy. Add in the rest of the ingredients (except the choc chips)....mix well, then fold in choc chips. this is a much stickier batter than regular cookie batter.

Drop by spoonfuls (or smaller or larger!) onto cookie sheet, bake for 8-1o minutes. I bake for closer to 8 minutes so they are still a bit gooier in the middle. Let cool on sheet for 2 minutes, then cool on wire rack completely.

Once cooled, you can go ONE STEP FURTHER.(or not)....I dunked mine in Candy-Qwick! it's just like coating them in chocolate, but candy qwick is fast and easy!!! messy, but easy! Let them set till hard, SO GOOD, nice hard outer shell bite into gooey goodness!! ENJOY!!

you can ALSO add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts if you like, I'm not a nut fan, so I don't :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Ice cream....Other flavors!!

Strawberry/Raspberry/Blueberry Ice Cream

1 cup of sugar,
2 cups of heavy cream
1 10oz bag of frozen strawberries (or whatever fruit you wish!) you can use fresh fruits, but chop them and freeze them, makes for a smoother ice cream when blending!!!!

Throw in blender and Blend away till smooth, pour in air tight container and freeze over night!!!

2 cups of Heavy Cream
1 cup of sugar
1 tbsp of Vanilla
whisk real good, air tight container, freeze!

************* to make Chocolate, just add in 2 tbsp of Cocoa Powder!!!!****

Banana One ingredient Ice cream!!!
Chop up 5-6 bananas
once frozen solid, throw in Blender, with a splash of milk, or more depending on the consistency you like.....blend away, banana ice cream!!
If you love bananas, this is a VERY HEALTHY SNACK!!!!!!!!!!! my kids LOVE IT!
Will be great in the summer!!!!
**you can leave out the milk and this is a FAT FREE, DAIRY FREE,ARTIFICIAL SUGAR FREE snack!!!!!! ***it will have a thicker consistency but still refreshing!


Heath Bars in your own kitchen...by YOU!

First of all I am pregnant so when I see some of these crazy things I JUST HAVE TO TRY AND MAKE THEM!!!! So....here is the pic....recipe will follow....

WAY TOO time consuming, but still easy...if that makes sense....and a bit messy.
2 bags of chocolate chips
4 sticks of butter (i never said it was good for you!)
2 and 2/3 cups of sugar
1/4 of light corn syrup

use some more softened butter and grease a big cookie sheet. set aside

in a Big sauce pan, Melt butter, then add all ingredients (NOT CHOCOLATE).....bring to boil, and let boil stirring CONSTANTLY!!!! This is key, you don't want it to burn!!! Stick in a candy thermomter, and let it rest there, till temp reaches 290 degrees. you will see it turn a light golden brown color.....keep stirring.... Once it looks dark enough to you, remove from heat, and pour CAREFULLY INTO COOKIE SHEET!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Once in cookie sheet wait about 30 minutes.....use a knife and score the size of your candy bars in the toffee...... then let it set totally.....about 2 hours. once it is set, you will be able to break it out of the cookie sheet.

First piece is the hardest to get out...some will shatter into little pieces...still tastes good to eat!!!

Then melt your chocolate chips only half a bag at a time in a double boiler....once melted nicely dip each piece of toffee into it...set aside on wax paper and throw in the fridge....Let it set for a few hours....the longer you wait the better they taste....SO GOOD! :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


If you like pizza at all, you will love this fast, easy, and tasty dip!

Take one 8oz block of cream cheese at room temp, put in bowl. miz in a cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, and throw in a little cheddar too.... some italian seasoning, finely chopped pepperoni, finely chopped black olives, finely chopped onion (1/2 a small one), finely chopped mushrooms.....mix all together. Spread into a pie plate, top with some pizza sauce out of a jar, top that with more shredded cheese, and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees! serve with tortillas! or crispy french bread pieces! SOOOOOOO DARN GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND Of course, these are the add in's I used...you can use whatever you want, sausage, chicken chunks...you name it! so versatile! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Home Made Ice Cream..Sans the Ice cream maker!

I always wanted one...an Ice cream maker that is....so finally one day I splurged...and spent $3.00 for it at the Goodwill.....what a waste...once you have that, you needed Rock salt, and it didn't have the recipes and .....etc... Annoyed. it's still sitting in my attic. SO....I thought...what the heck...why can't I just make ice cream and FREEZE it over night....

Then I had that concern..why does it have to be "churned" constantly...well so it doesn't all settle at the bottom and so on. so...I finally just DID it.....once I mix up my ingredients, I seal it in a nice "lock and lock" container (any tupper ware or sealable container will do, just love lock and lock!) shake it like a nut case...and throw it in the freezer...if Im home in about 2 hours...I shake it again...then leave it for overnight freezing....The next day, READY TO SCOOP!!!

Here is my recipe for COFFEE ICE CREAM!!! By far the best I have made YET...I will soon add on to this the other flavors :)

1 cup of milk
1 cup of sugar
2 tbsp of Instant coffee
2-3 cups of Heavy cream
a pinch of salt... literally a pinch
and If you wish, you can use caramel sauce and drop in a couple tbsp for some added sweetness.

Mix it all up really good, till you don't hear little sugar granules anymore. Then put your top on the container, and shake it really good! Throw it in the freezer over night and enjoy....IF YOU THINK of it..after about 2 hours..shake it again.

I reccommend tasting it any ANY POINT!!!! you won't be able to wait for it to freeze, but I promise you it's WORTH it!

Once you scoop this into your bowl, you will be SO proud of yourself, and amazed that YOU MADE THIS GORGEOUS CONCOCTION!!! GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

IT'S A......................

IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOOOOHHHOOOO!!!! So sorry to those of you who were pulling for a girl!!!! We are just as excited about another baby boy!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Thank you INTELLIGENDER WHAT A FUN TEST!!!! Now, we wait a few more weeks for the ultra sound and confirm that Intelligender is right!!!!!!! THANK YOUUUU!!! WOOOHOOOO FOR BABY BOYS!!!!!!!!



Tuesday, February 1, 2011


IT'S HERE!!! My husband and I are more than excited! We will be taking the Intelligender test tomorow morning!!!!! Can't wait to post the results!! Then we wait for the ultrasound to confirm it!! NO to answer your questions, Intelligender is not 100% accurate, but neither is ultrasound. If you read the box, they are VERY confident in the accuracy, and it is just as accurate as ultra sound!! Soooooooo Less than 24 hours to BABY BOY OR BABY GIRL!!! AND Once I give my results, I am going to choose A RANDOM reader to win one for themselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT you must comment on TOMORROW'S POST!!!!! Stayyyyyyyyyyyyyy Tuned!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Hey everyone!!
I am MORE than excited to announce this!!! In the next week I will be getting a package from Intelligender!! It will have the famous Intelligender at home Gender Prediction test in it! I get to take the test, and give you all my in depth review about it all!!!!!!!!!!
Once that happens, I will run a giveaway for all of my readers for YOUR OWN CHANCE TO WIN ONE AND ANOTHER EXCITING PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!

Who doesn't love FREE!!! And to be able to find out your baby's gender as EARLY AS 10 WEEKS PREGNANT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My husband and I are so excited, we cannot even stand it!!!!! Check it all out!!!
Follow them on Twitter, like them on facebook, and go directly to their site!!! THIS SITE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This company is amazing!!!! and their products are the coolest!
And don't forget to suggest their pages to your friends!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


So I am 12 weeks pregnant and I was able to have an ultra sound!!! heart rate is going strong at 172 bpm! and I am starting to feel pretty good these days, alot LESS tired, and wayyy less sick!! Here is a peek at the ultra sound! I had to cut and paste to take out all of my personal info....but here you have it!!!! Healthy Baby in my belly!!!! yaaay!! I am sooooooooo excited to find out what the gender is...being that we have two boys already, it would be exciting to have a little girl...But, honestly we'd love another boy just as much!!!!! but we STILL can't wait!!

So much so, that I am veryyyy excited to tell you about this test they have out, it is called Intelligender, it is an at home gender prediction test!....it's been all over the TV and news...and a few people I know have done it! and it has been accurate for them!!!! you can take it as soon as 10 weeks, so I'M READY TO TRY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Give it a look see!! you will be obsessed!!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!

Welcome 2011!! I can't wait to see what you bring us!!! I have not written much because...Morning sickness has set in.....or let me re-phrase this...24/7 sickness.....all day, all night........not good...

Desperate, I drink gingerale (I HATE soda)...and my husband got me sea bands....most people wear them on a cruise for sea sickness...or in cars for motion sickness... They are actually advertised for those reasons, AND for morning sickness...and Chemo patients can wear them.... They are these little elastic wrist bands with a little nubby thing on them, and it is accupressure....where they are positioned on your wrists it eases the morning sickness feeling.....AND IT WORKS! I live by them, and refuse to take them off!!!! Here is to wishing for the second trimester!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Annnnnnnnnnd Baby makes...5!!!

Well....little did we know, that November 17th, turned out to be pretty special yet again....First try, and...well I'M PREGNANT!!!! Let's have a rundown of how today went.....

I woke up at 6am.....took a pregnancy test figuring it would NOT be positive......waited nervously for those dreaded 3 minutes to be over....

went into the bathroom, and gasped!!! TWO PINK LINES!!!

Ran into the bedroom to wake up my husband (I wish I could have taken a pic of his face!!) and whispered in his SLEEPING ears.....I'm pregnant!!! He goes WHAT!?!?!?! lots of hugs and tears and more hugs and tears.....and well you get the pic! wow!!!!
I guess I had a feeling.....I had not been feeling well...all the while...it may sound crazy to some....but honestly...symptoms started RIGHT AWAY....so today confirmed it all!!!!! woohoooo Baby #3 is on the way!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

good xmas cards 2010

Rudolph's Ride Christmas
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Sooooo Shutterfly was running a special...if I advertised the Christmas card I made on my blog, they offered me a coupon!! WELL WORTH IT!! and my goodness....aren't my boys CUTE!!! :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday to our baby boy!

So today Mason our youngest turned TWO! Boy oh boy how time flies....His birthday is very special to us.... He was born on the Birthday of my mothers best friend MariJane who was killed traumatically when she was struck by a drunk driver. it was so horrific, and has deeply scarred us for life. She was like a second mom to me.......At any rate, she had a good hand in this little boy, he sure is a sweet little angel....excpet when he decides to be a brat!!! Happy Birthday MASON!!!
And....just as a warning....what I am about to type...may be TMI (too much information) for some... LOL We decided that on such a special date....we would Start trying to conceive baby#3......Stay tuned! :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Twice Baked taters

So tonight I made twice baked potatoes, mannnnn they were good :) Here is my recipe...Kind of!!

5 big baking potatoes

1lb of bacon cooked crisp and crumbled

1 cup of sour cream

and sometimes I also add in half a cup of cream cheese if I have some

1/2 cup of milk

salt and pepper

1 cup of shredded cheese or MORE if you like cheesey,

scallions (green onions) chopped up....to your liking,I like them SMALL...

4 tbsp of butter

Bake your taters for about an hour and 10 minutes in the oven at 350

Once those are done, let them cool for like half an hour.....or cool enough to handle

Cut them in half length wise...and scoop out the inside...leave about an 1/8 inch "rim" around the outside of the potato....that way your "skin" stays strong enough to hold the filling....

use the part of the potato that you scooped out.....throw that into a mixing bowl with half the bacon, half the cheese, half the scallions, and ALL of the rest of the ingredients....mix it till it is creamy....... lick a little...MMMM soo good!

Spoon that mixture into the Potato "skins" top them all with the bacon crumbles, cheese and onions.......throw back into the 350 degree oven for 15-30 minutes... till the cheese is melted!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cake Mix Cookies

You can take ANY cake mix.....mix it with 1/2 cup of oil and 2 eggs......mix it well.....and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 350...

I did dark chocolate cake mix, with white chocolate chips!!! SOOO GOOD!!

Just a side note... they have like a 3 day shelf life...after 3 days they get kind of chewy feeling!!!

That to me, is just an excuse to eat them all right away :)

So...I have done several variations to this.....Chocolate cake mix, with mint choc chips in it, funfetti cake mix with real rainbow sprinkles mixed in......Yellow cake with butterscotch bits....and yellow cake, with heath bar bits!! MMMMM soooo many combinations! have at it!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

....10 days later...

Not exactly the BEST pickle I have ever had.....and not exactly the WORST pickle I have ever had...but it's also not one I'm in a hurry to have more of HAHAHAHA!!! So.....on to modifying my recipe.... or...maybe I will just stick with my sweet pickles, they are for sure the BEST sweet pickles I have ever had :O)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My first shot at Garlic Dill Pickles....

Well usually every year with cucumbers from people's gardens, I have to make pickles...just because it's fun....I LOVE dill pickles...but have a really easy recipe for bread and butter pickles (sweet pickles)...I'll post that at another time....I'll make some soon and fill you in....

For tonight, I really wanted to try to make Dill pickles...garlic dill to be exact....right off the bat, I DO NOT like the fact that they have to sit in the fridge for 10 days!!! it makes sense, the longer they "marinate" the better the taste becomes....but I love instant gratification :) So....

here is the recipe...and in 10 days, I'll let you know how they taste!!

Garlic Dill Pickles

3-5 cucumbers sliced into chips (not too thin, not too thick..ya know..pickly width!)
2 cups of water
1 3/4 cups of white vinegar
1 1/2 cup of chopped fresh dill weed
1/2 cup of white sugar
8 cloves of garlic chopped up
1 1/2 tbsp of pickling spice
1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes, or more if you like spice
1 1/2 tsp of dill seed (it is different than dill weed!)
also need 3 or so 20oz glass jars
mix it all together in a large bowl....let it stand for about 2 hours, till it becomes room temp. then spoon your cucumbers into your glass jars, and pour the liquid over them. make sure they are covered with liquid just enough. Seal them up, and throw them in the fridge for 10 days! THEN taste them...do NOT taste them before..YUCK!!!! the flavors need to meld....trust me! sooooooooooo in 10 days....I'll report back about the pickles! :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sweet Dreams.....

You are SURE to have sweet dreams on these pillows......PILLOW COOKIES!!!
Like nothing you have ever dreamt of!! again Let's just say thank you to Betty Crocker....when you are in a hurry and "from scratch" isn't an option.....Every now and then I like to have some fun with box mixes.....you can really do alot, and it looks like you slaved all day :)
So again with a box of brownie mix, and a bag of cookie mix..... Mix up your cookies, and let the dough chill in the fridge for an hour....meanwhile...mix your brownies, bake them, and let them cool for about 20 minutes...Take the chilled dough out, and spook about 1/2 cup of cookie mix out on to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.......it's ALOT of cookie... these are BIG, and with this one bag of cookie mix you can oly make 6 PILLOWS! You will have a TON of brownie left over though :)make a giant blob, and press a spot down in the center of the cookie....scoop out with a spoon, a spoonfull of brownie...It should still be a little warm and gooey...plop that into the center of the cookie...and work the edges of your cookie blob around the top of your brownie plop!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


My husband named these...CowKnees....they don't have to be spelled that way, but honestly I think its cute! lol Cookie Brownies!!! Just thank Betty Crocker for the simplicity of this...ANYONE can make these!!!! take a package of Betty's chocolate chip cookie mix...mix it up...... a box of Betty's Brownie mix, mix that up....grease a 13x9 inch glass casserole.....pour the brownie batter in that.....then spoon the cookie dough into that...press down lightly....
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes....Let cool completely and cut up....mmm mmmm good!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lemon Drop Cupcakes!

SO, I never took a pic of the lemon buttercream cupcakes...but that's ok...they are gone, and these look cuter :) I am on a lemon kick for some reason! so tonight I made LemonDrop cupcakes...soooooo good! Here is the recipe!

Cupcake Batter:

1 cup butter

2 cups of sugar

4 eggs

1.5 tsp of lemon extract

1.5 tsp of vanilla extract

3 cups of flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp of salt

1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice....again becareful not to get seeds in there!

1 tbsp of grated Lemon Zest (peel)

cream butter and sugar....add eggs one at a time, then add extracts....next mix in dry ingredients but alternate it with the lemon juice. and last stir in lemon zest.

Back in cupcake tins for 18-23 min at 350 degrees. this is about 2 dozen....only fill them 1/2 way

Once they have cooled for only 10 minutes....poke a few holes in each cupcake....

mix gently

1 cup of confectioners sugar

and 1/4 cup of lemon juice

spoon that lightly over each cupcake top....make sure it seeps ito the holes!!! throw them in the fridge for about 2 hours. Take out and frost!!!......on these I cheated...I used Lemon supreme frosting in a tub!!!! SORRY!!!!! It was late and I didn't feel like making a lemon frosting!

well give it a shot! AND ENJOY!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

mmm Lemon Buttercream Cupcakes!

I have been dying to make these, and so finally I AM!!!
Here is the recipe....and of course I will have a picture later on :)

1 cup of butter softened
2 cups of sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp of lemon zest
1 tsp of lemon extract
1 tsp of vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups of flour
1tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
2 cups of sour cream

cream the butter and sugar, beat the eggs in one at a time. Then add lemon and vanilla and zest.
mix together all dry ingredients, then add it slowly to the creamed mixture....Alternate adding the dry , then adding some sour cream, till both are well combined :) Your batter is going to be kind of thick. pour into greased cupcake tins, or lined tins.

Cook at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let cool

Once they are cooled you can frost them with the frosting!! recipe below!

3 tbsp of butter softened
2 1/4 cup of confect. sugar
2 tbsp of lemon juice
3/4 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 tsp of lemon zest
1 tbsp of milk

cream butter and sugar, then add rest of ingredients, beat till smooth,and frost :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Smiling Frog...So proud of this picture!

I took this picture while Camping over memorial day weekend. It was at woodland hills Campground, in Austerlitz,NY......The frogs were EVERYWHERE, and wouldn't stop croaking by the way!!! I was determined all weekend, to snap a shot of a bullfrog croaking....with his chin all puffed out...(I have no idea what that is actually called!) but instead this one little guy...kept croaking while i wasn't looking....It was as if he was teasing me....well I never did get it...BUT I did however...find another froggy who let me get quite close to him...and I am so very proud of this picture...not many people can catch a frog smile :) Im so pleased with the fact that I DID!

IF I KNEW how to copyright my pic so it couldn't be stolen...I WOULD......Because I think it's THAT good :) ahahaha Hope you like it as much as I do!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Ok....so I LOVE peanut butter....and my fav combination is peanut butter and Chocolate..... I think Friendly's peanut butter sauce is TO DIE FOR!!!! and for well an eternity I have longed to be able to make it at home..... I think I have gotten as CLOSE as I will ever get to reaching that goal!!! Here is my recipe!!! And that pic above is from my cell phone....but it tastes 10 times as good as that pic displays :)

1 cup of brown sugar

1/3 cup of milk

1/4 cup of light corn syrup

1 tbsp of soft butter

1 tsp of Vanilla extract

1/2 to 2/3 cup of peanut butter

Mix the first 5 ingredients in a suace pan, over medium heat till all smooth

remove from heat and with a fork beat in peanut butter till smooth....serve it warm over your ice cream or whatever you wish!!!!

ALMOST as good as Friendly's!!! but outstanding for your home use!!! :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

My engagement....again

Last night my husband competed in the Berkshire Karaoke Idol competition...He was amazing.....he came in the top 10 out of 25 but that was all....he was a winner in my heart!

He pulled me from the audience while singing.....and danced with me, and sang to me....sat me down in a chair, and proposed to me all over again...One of the best moments EVER@ ALL 460 PEOPLE IN THE PLACE WERE ON THEIR FEET CHEERING AND TAKING PICS!!!! It was such a great night!!!! all in all, I love my husband whom I have been with for 11 years!!!!