Thursday, May 14, 2015

Zucchini Relish

Finding a recipe that starts with a letter from the end of the alphabet is hard.  Also, our college girl came home, so I've had other things on my mind!

ZUCCHINI RELISH - A recipe from grandma's collection.  (Actually, this one is from my mom, but in my grandma's hand writing.)

I don't actually have any zucchini relish.  I thought I had some in the cupboard and I was going to show that to you.  Instead I bring you - 

BBQ chicken sandwich with homemade bread and butter pickles on a toasted Hawaiian Sweet bun!  Enjoy!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Whole Wheat Bread

WHOLE WHEAT BREAD - a recipe from grandma's collection

Sometimes it's fun making bread without using the bread machine.

This bread made great toast!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring "Wreath"

It's finally feeling like spring around here.  Since the nicer weather is here, I thought it'd be fun to add some color to the front porch.  I'm hoping to get some flowers soon, but since it's still freezing at night I guess I'll have to wait a bit for that.  Until then, I thought I'd add some "flowers" to the front door.  I hung an old frame, then a couple days later I made this banner with scrapbook paper.  The paper isn't my favorite, but I like how this turned out.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Vegetable Dip

There is nothing fantastic about this dip.  I mean it's nothing new, but it's nice to know I can throw it together with things I have in my fridge/cupboard.  No need for a mix.

VEGETABLE DIP - a recipe from grandma's collection

This is another keeper.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Unforgettable Newlywed Dinners

I didn't cook much when we first got married.  I only knew how to make a few things and those few things were what we had for dinner every week.  This was one of our favorites.  It was my favorite anyway.  There were a couple things I found out later that Mike HATED!

SAVORY CRESCENT CHICKEN - a recipe from grandma's collection

I don't have any recent pictures.  This is no longer the favorite it once was, so I don't make it that often.  These pictures from 1990 will have to do.

{Oh, my gosh, the colors in that kitchen!!!}

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

My Art Journal

I saw this Peter Pan quote and thought it would be fun to incorporate in my art journal.

Here are a couple pictures showing how I got started with this one.

I used a gel medium to glue down some crumpled tissue paper, then I painted over that with Gesso.

I used acrylic paints & a stain to get the pages the color I wanted.

Then I got to work creating.

{These are photos of a cup and saucer that I have.  I just printed three copies of the cup.}

This one took a while, but I like how it turned out.  Yesterday I bought some canvases to play with!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Two Tone Brownies

The only other recipes I have from grandma's collection that I could have used for the letter "T" had TUNA in them.  No thank you.  I thought these sounded much better.

TWO TONE BROWNIES - A recipe from grandma's collection.

Here is the butterscotch base.  Kind of like an oatmeal cookie.

The chocolate layer.  Mmm.  Could use even MORE chocolate though.  Maybe even some chocolate chips?

Here is the finished product.  It turned out thinner than I thought, so it's hard to see the layers.

This is another recipe I don't ever remember having.  It is good though, so I'll be sure to make it again!

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