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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Monday, March 30, 2015

Meatless Monday

This isn't something we do every week.  It actually happens very rarely.  We like meat in our house!  There are times, though, when we NEED to go to the grocery store and I just don't feel like it, so we make do with what we have.  Which in this case isn't really true either.  We went to the store the day we had this and bought almost everything for this recipe, but the Quinoa!

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice"

The kids weren't huge fans, but I thought it was delicious!  

Sunday, March 29, 2015

My Art Journal

Here is my second go at this art journal thing.  Lets hope I can keep up!  I probably won't "make art every day", but I'm going to try for OFTEN!

I wasn't sure what to put on my chalkboard wall and one of my girls suggested I do something similar to my art journal.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


We interrupt this blog post to bring you two missing letters - "Q" and "R".

If you love instant mashed potatoes, then this dish is for you.  If you don't, then maybe not so much.

Here is what I would have made for "R" if I'd had more than 10 raisins!

****And now, back to "S"****

Grandma and grandpa ALWAYS had this at their house when we went to visit.  It's not a new {to me} recipe, but it was one of my favorite things to snack on at their house growing up.  They had it in tins all over the house.

SCRAMBLE - A recipe from grandma's collection

I found these in the collection of recipes.  Grandpa liked to keep track of the price of ingredients through the years.

1980 & 1984



Here is what I paid this week.

I remember it being more flavorful - Maybe grandma went a little nuts with the Worcestershire Sauce??  It's good though and it certainly brings back memories.

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