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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Monday, March 23, 2015

My Art Journal

I have had this "visual journal" for over a year and finally opened it a couple weeks ago.  I spent a weekend "scrapbooking" with a bunch of friends and decided I'd work on my art journal over the weekend.  

Here is my first page.

I love how it turned out and can't wait to work on more pages.   

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Peanut Butter Cups

I love peanut butter cups, so when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it.

PEANUT BUTTER CUPS - A recipe from grandma's collection

I actually wasn't sure exactly how many graham crackers to use, so I just kind of guessed.

I started out mixing everything in the blender hoping it might work like a food processor.  It did, but the graham cracker crumbs stayed at the bottom!  I put it all in a bowl and actually ended up mixing it with my hand.  FYI - a food processor would be a better choice if you have one!  Also, you should put ALL of it in your pan or you WILL feel the need to clean the bowl.  By clean the bowl, I mean EAT whatever is left in said bowl.

{I started with the peanut butter mixture in a 9x9 pan, but it was pretty thick so I moved it to this one...which is bigger, but I have no idea the actual size.}

I melted the chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave.  Again, pour ALL of it over the peanut butter mixture or you will feel the need to lick the bowl clean!

These are good, but could almost use a bit more peanut butter.  I'm wondering why I don't remember EVER having these growing up.  Mom??

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

OH yum! Lemon Bars

We're on the letter "O", but I can't find an "O" recipe.  Since I missed "L" I'm going to cheat a little and go back.  I'm going with lemon bars.  Not something I usually make, but I have all the ingredients and I think they sound good.  I just hope I'm not the only one in the family that likes them or I WILL eat them all!

LEMON BARS - A recipe from grandma's collection

I wasn't so sure about these at first.  The crust seemed VERY dry.

It ended up working out, so I poured the 2nd layer over.

Then came the glaze.

I think they were best the next day.

The bottom layer ended up tasting a bit like short bread.  I think I'll be making these again!

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Never Fail Cupcakes

I can't believe I haven't shared a "recipe" since the letter "E"!  I finally got around to making one of grandma's recipes again yesterday.

NEVER FAIL CUPCAKES - A recipe from grandma's collection

I don't know that I'd call them "never fail".  But they weren't bad.  Oh, and I was out of shortening, so I used coconut oil!

I couldn't have plain cupcakes, so I frosted them.  I just used canned chocolate frosting since I didn't feel like making my own.

These cupcakes would be great with chocolate chips!  Hey, the more chocolate, the better!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015


It's been almost two months since I last posted!

We had college kids home for Christmas and there was a lot of this.

{Cookie Decorating}

{Christmas Card Making}

{House Building}
{Family Time}

My parents came out for a visit and there was a lot of this.

{More Family Time}

We decided to quit homeschooling and put the kids back in school and I thought I'd have all the time in the world.

Then THIS started.

{First Storm of the Year.  AKA - The Blizzard of 2015}

{So Pretty}

And it just hasn't stopped.   

{February 2 - Storm #2}

{February 7-9.  Storm #3}

I'm hoping to make time to blog once or twice a week.  We'll see how it goes!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Elephant Stew

Here's yet another from grandma's collection.  I'm pretty sure I've shared this "recipe" before, but it's worth sharing again.

ELEPHANT STEW - a recipe from Grandma's collection.


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