Thursday, 22 September 2016

Pumpkin Cinnamon Struesel Muffins

A blast from the past worthy of a second go! Fill your home this Fall with the fragrance of these delicious spiced muffins!  Amy's post from September 2012! 

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I am on holiday in Croatia, enjoying a beautiful yacht cruise with Crystal. We will end in Venice, where the hubster and I will stay a couple days and then home for the birth of our 11th grandchild!! We are so excited! Amy is due to pop with number two, little Katie! Cooper will have a little sister!


Sunday, 11 September 2016

Mushroom Soup- JJ style!

This mushroom soup is the best ever......well, that's what Wee Bear says and everyone I have EVER served it to!  It is so easy and really doesn't take much time. I use Fat Free half and half, so it keeps it on the friendlier side! I think the Madeira Sherry takes this soup to another level and it is just enough to send you back for a second cup! I use just 1/4 cup of heavy cream, however, you can eliminate it, however the soup will not have the same richness.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Parmesan Pasta Salad

Summer is in full swing, lot's of BBQ's and we are surrounded by our loving family and friends nearly every week! Reunions are happening, both family reunions and class reunions, it is a fun time of the year! 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Salmon Stir Fry

Who doesn’t love a healthy dinner that literally takes no time at all to throw together? There are times when I just want a tasty, quick dinner that is healthy. This one can be done in 30 minutes, that includes the chopping! 

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Puppy Adoption Birthday Party!

When my daughter Holly (AKA Tink) asked Madison Lee what kind of party she wanted, Madi simply said, a puppy pawty! Madison loves her dog Maia and she loves her stuffed doggies so much they travel with her everywhere. She has a little doggy travel case that she puts her dog in for travel and a veterinarian bag to doctor her dogs. Nearly every time I visit, Madi wants to take me to her play room to show me her doggies. Yes, she loves doggies and she loves animals!!

Monday, 18 July 2016

Fruit Galette

Are you about to make a pie? Do you have an excess of fruit? How about you have just a few minutes? Let's face it, I love pie, but, I do not always have the time for all the pastry roll out, crimping, filling etc. I love a rustic galette! They do not care if they are round or square  or any shape for that matter! Requiring less of everything, they come together in about 15 minutes and bake for about 30-45 minutes depending on the fruit. It is kinda fun putting a galette together, very creative!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Blueberry Scones

Blueberries are in season and I found myself salivating for a scone last week while on holiday with family in Chelan, Washington. I had packed flour and most of the ingredients, so, after our power walk one morning I made some of the most delicious scones I have ever tasted! Quick to make and only 20 minutes in the oven, I delivered a few to my grandson and his family next door! Wee bear was so happy, he hid one to have the next morning!