Sneak Peek

Here is a teaser for you. The below cookies will be making a comeback this year and I have made my final selection of new cookies. It’s time to start gathering supplies and pulling out my stand mixer. I haven’t used it since last Christmas. All of the recipes are Pinterest finds, so if you…

New Favorite Campground

Back to work after an absolutely fabulous week spent in the western part of our great state of North Carolina. The worst part of vacation is the last day, packing up our campsite had me feeling like I wanted to stay there forever. I was very sad to have this trip come to an end….

Happy National Ice Cream Day

Easy Chocolate Ice Cream Loaf Cake Ingredients: Oreo Cookies; crushed (enough to make 2-1/2 cups) 1/4 Cup Sugar 3 Tablespoons Butter, melted 1 (14-ounce) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk 2/3 Cup Hershey’s Chocolate Flavored Syrup 2 Cups (1 pint) Heavy Whipping Cream; whipped Line 9X5- inch loaf pan with aluminum foil, extending foil above sides of…

Summertime Shake

Summer is quickly approaching and the warmer weather always makes me want ice cream. In any form really, but I love a good creamy milkshake the best. My favorite summertime fast food stop is Chick-Fil-A. Not for the sandwich but the grilled nuggets and their creamy frozen lemonade. I came across my magic bullet a…

Healthy Eating Lifestyle

For the past several years I have made an effort to change my eating lifestyle. I have been through two programs; both times losing almost sixty pounds. In both instances, once I tried to break free from the program, the weight came back on. Age, hormones and heredity are my foes, then throw in a…

Trip Planning

It’s getting to be that time of year. Busy, busy. I feel like I am out of practice. This week its off to Orlando, then it’s time for a little R & R at the beach. It was a great idea to fit this in before the tourists head down but having to plan for…

12 Days of Cookies

December is always such a hustle and bustle; black Friday shopping (this should be recognized as a full contact sport), cyber Monday, charity fundraisers, toy drives, you name it, everyone seems to be trying to cash in on the spirit of Christmas. For me, the best part of the season is the spirit of giving,…

Cranberry Liqueur

‘Tis the season! Me and my seasonal self think it’s time for a homemade cranberry martini, shaken, not stirred. This homemade cranberry liqueur makes one extra special. You need to plan ahead if you want these for a specific occasion since it takes three weeks to ferment. Start a batch on Halloween weekend and it…

Traditions

The older I get the quicker the years seems to fly by. I say it every year and I’ll say it again, I can’t believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving! What a wonderful holiday, a beloved time of year that began so many generations ago as a harvest celebration shared between the Pilgrims and Indians at Plymouth…

The Mountains Are Calling

Sign up here for weekly blog post updates; unsubscribe anytime. One of these years I am going to time going to the mountains in October just right. I was so excited to head up and see all the beautiful colors of the changing of the leaves. Our last trip, we went too late and it…