Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Labor Day

Labor Day weekend of this year

I was invited over to my brother's house for a cook out.

My niece was there and we sat around bluetoothing songs to each other

My brother was in a goofy mood and

tried to act like he was going to get me with the shovel

He couldn't act all serious and started to laugh

Later that night we all sat around the fire

My niece was having fun playing with the fire and roasting marshmallows

Monday, November 28, 2011

Banana Bread

Banana Bread


1/2cup butter or margarine
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 large bananas—mashed
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


1. Cream together butter and sugar.
2. Beat in eggs one at a time.
3. Mix in dry ingredients.
4. Beat in mashed bananas.
5. add nuts(optional)
6. Pour into greased 9x5 loaf pan.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
8. While the bread is still warm pouf melted butter over the loaf.
9. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.


1 tablespoon melted butter
Cinnamon and sugar mixture


You can add more butter and the cinnamon and sugar mixture to the top. I did and it was heavenly.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Onion Dip

Onion Chip Dip


2 8oz. cream cheese
1 package of dried onion soup mix
1 can of condensed milk


1. Place cream cheese in bowl
2. pour in dried onion soup mix
3. Add half of can of milk while you are slowly mixing with a mixer.
4. As you keep mixing, if the dip feels too thick then add more milk.
5. test dip with a chip after it is thoroughly mixed
6. If dip seems too thick then continue to mix and add small amount of milk until it is to the thickness you like.
7. Don’t worry if you add to much milk to it. Place in your refrigerator and it should thicken up over night.
8. Next day stir and it should soften up just slightly and if it is to thick then just add another small amount of milk.Chips

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


¼ cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
6-7 pineapple slices, drained
6-7 maraschino cherries, drained (optional)
2 eggs
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup boiling pineapple juice
¾ cup sifted flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla


1. Melt butter in microwave and pour into a 10 inch round cake pan.

2. Sprinkle brown sugar over butter.

3. Arrange pineapple over brown sugar and butter mixture.
4. Save pineapple juice for later use
5. Add cherries to the center of pineapples if you desire.
6. Separate eggs, beat egg yolks until light, adding sugar gradually. 7. Boil pineapple juice and then add to mixture.

8. Stir in dry ingredients; mix well
9. Add vanilla

10. With a mixer beat egg whites until they are fluffy like cool whip.

11. Slowly fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
12. Pour into cake pan.
13. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted into cake comes out clean.
14. Let cool for 3 to 5 minutes, then invert (turn upside down)


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuna Salad for Sandwiches

Tuna Salad for Sandwiches


4 cans tuna
½ cup pickle relish
1 cup mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons sugar
Loaf of Bread


Eggs-hard boiled

How to make:

1. Open and drain the water out of tuna
2. Add sugar and relish and stir
3. Add the mayonnaise and stir
4. If you like hard boiled eggs in yours then cook eggs. Shell and slice.
5. Add eggs to the mix and stir.
6. Spread on bread for easy sandwiches. I also think this makes a very good spread on crackers or to use as dip for chips.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cinnamon and vanilla French Toast


6-8 Eggs
½ cup Milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla
½ Tablespoon cinnamon
8-10 slices of bread


Powdered sugar
Cinnamon sugar mixture


How to make:

1. Mix eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon into a bowl.

2. Beat until all mixed together very well

3. Dip bread into mix and then place in skillet or on a hot plate.

4. Cook and flip until both sides are golden brown.

5. Serve on plate with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar mixture.

6. Then add syrup.

*This makes your house smell so good when you are cooking it.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Painted Turkeys

I found these lonely little turkeys at the Goodwill Store.

I brought them home and this is how they looked when I started to paint on them I worked on them in my spare time for weeks. I had to use toothpicks to get into the little grooves.They did turn out very niceThey go great with my leaf table clothes. I had to cut some candles in half so they would look right on my table but they worked out great.
Paint Pallet