Each of my daughters have something that is their signature sweet, something they can make at the drop of a hat and it always turns out delicious. My middle daughter’s signature sweet happens to be these lovely Cake Balls.
These are a bit time consuming and require many steps…but when you bite into one, they are well worth it! Check out my daughter’s recipe here. Cake Pops by Olivia Rhine
I think you will see they are well worth your time and energy. ENJOY!
Thanks to Taylor at Peas Romaine Calm for nominating me for this award! I appreciate her sending this to me as I love her blog! It is so easy to read, love all her creative graphics and her food always looks so tasty! Her blog is fun just to look at! Check her out and these others as well! Thanks again Taylor!
I think these sweet awards are a great way for me to nominate blogs I love and are inspired by. Hopefully this will encourage others to check them out as well. I would nominate Taylor, of course, but I will need to find something she is not nominated for already! So glad others are finding her blog so interesting. Way to go, Taylor!
The Rules :
- Thank the person that nominated you and give a link to their blog.
- List the rules.
- Display the award on your post of the award.
- List seven random facts about yourself.
- Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their posts to let them know you have nominated them.
- I enjoy reading.
- I love Mexican food.
- I was raised by the two sweetest parents on the earth.
- I freak out at blood, cuts or breaks of any kind. You don’t want me to be the only one around if something tragic happens!
- I wish I could dance, I mean really dance!
- I have a fear of flying, but make myself do it.
- I would love to own my own business.
~Jane’s Patisserie One of my favorite blogs! Love all her recipes and photos and she is only 23! Way to go!
~Analiza Gonzales I love her website. She has recipes and other ideas on fashion and all her recipes look delicious!
~Hungry Girl Por Vida This blog has so many homemade recipes and also some fabulous looking cocktails!
~With All My Affection Love this blog..it is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog from an adorable 20 something! So cute!
~Feasting with Friends Nancy lives in Detroit and loves to cook and create her own recipes. She has been nominated for multiple awards, but I wanted to include her because I love her blog!
~Smiling Notes This 20 something year old shares her adventures in travel and cooking. It is so interesting and I love to look at her travel photos, especially from New York!
~Life with Becky I love this inspirational blog. Cheryl writes about her daughter Becky and the struggles and triumphs they have. Cheryl seems like an amazing person to me!
~Why 10 More bites? This is so cute…a mom and husband who love good food and love to share with others.
These are just a few of my faves as I have so many blogs I love to go to for inspiration.
Thanks again Taylor and I encourage you to check out some of these blogs.
Mother’s Day 2016
Reading to my little girls each night in bed is something I still miss to this day. I miss hearing them beg for one more book or one more song or one more prayer. Trace Adkins hit the nail on the head when he sang “You’re gonna miss this”. My eyes well up with tears each time I hear it…
You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this
Today my girls did many things to make my day special. One of the sweetest things was to give me a book I read to them as a child. Each of my girls picked out the book that reminded them of me when they were young. They wrote a note inside and told me why this book was special to them and the memories they have of me reading it to them when they were young. That touched my heart!
They also made me lunch so I could put it on my blog! They were so thoughtful! They made a delicious healthy lunch.
Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers Recipe Here
Strawberry Pecan Salad
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
And last but not least they gave me a new hand mixer for the kitchen. They know me so well! I love the pink…so pretty. KitchenAid
Thankful today for my wonderful daughters and so blessed that God allowed me to walk through this life with them!
I love that these simple ingredients can turn into something so tasty!
A healthy dose of avocado, egg, lime, whole grain bread and a dash of salsa
I enjoy the mornings that I do not have to be somewhere early. My daughter and I were able to actually have breakfast together. That doesn’t happen very often these days.
I searched quite a few recipes for this breakfast delight. While it is pretty basic, I wanted to see what ingredients people were using to make it stand out. I find that sometimes the easiest thing to do is just do what you like. Here are the ingredients I used this morning. You can’t go wrong with this one! It was an energizing way to start my day! Here is the recipe. Sunny Side Up Egg and Avocado Sandwich
It is my hubby’s birthday today. Happy Birthday!
I asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday this year. Instead of cake, he wanted a pie. His favorite is cherry pie, but we could not find any fresh cherries. So chocolate pie was second on the list.
I decided to use a recipe from The Pioneer Woman.
I love my mom’s homemade crust, but after working 9 hours…Pillsbury’s Pie Crust was the obvious choice!
I did cook my pie crust a little longer than I needed, but it still was delicious!
I had all my ingredients ready to go and found this recipe was really quite easy.
It calls for bittersweet chocolate. I used Ghirardelli and chopped fine and added after the pie filling was beginning to thicken. I think this tasted better than using cocoa powder.
The pie was a huge success, mainly because my hubby loved it!
Click here Chocolate Pie for her recipe. The full link to her recipe can be found there. If you make this, let me know what you think! I have listed some of her cookbooks here for you if you don’t have one already.
We love our bluebonnets in Texas! They line the highways. People line the highways to stop and take a family photo. In fact, if you are from Texas, you have a family photo in the middle of bluebonnets. It’s just what we do.
My girls are grown, but we still stop and look at the bluebonnets when we are traveling. This year, I took a picture of my daughter, holding one of my pretzels, in the middle of this field of blue. I thought it was the right thing to do! I’m not sure that she felt this way, but she was a good sport.
I could not resist this photo with the Texas and Aggie flag waiving in the background! This was one of my Easter pretzels..I wish I had made a bluebonnet pretzel for the photo…maybe next year!
This has been the week of M&Ms for me. I have made M&M cookies, M&M chocolate covered peanut clusters and tried M&M Saltine Toffee for the first time. Since I purchased a huge bag of pastel colored M&Ms, I tried to make sure and use them all by Easter!
I used these wonderful little chocolates in anything I could think of and also ate a few handfuls along the way!
I did not leave the saltines and toffee in the oven quite long enough. This was still very tasty, but next time I will leave in for the full 8 minutes as the recipe calls for! I was not patient enough. What can I say, I was so hungry!
You can find the recipe here or in the menu bar above! Thanks Two Peas and Their Pod for the wonderful recipe! http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/easter-saltine-toffee
WHOPPERS Mini ROBIN EGGS/Chocolate Chip Cookies. 🙂
I love Robin Eggs! I always purchase a bag around Easter time and they are usually gone in a day. I had this bag hidden very well until I was ready to bake!
I used Sally’s recipe from her cookbook Sally’s Candy Addiction: Tasty Truffles, Fudges & Treats for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix. I simply exchanged the regular size WHOPPERS for the MINI ROBIN EGGS. These still have the same wonderful flavor…with a touch of pastel…perfect for Spring.
I needed to chill the dough for a couple of hours, so left to run a few errands. When I came home I discovered some of the cookie dough was missing. Thankfully, I still had enough left to make a couple dozen! Raw cookie dough does not last long around my house! These cookies are easy to make, have a wonderful texture and don’t last long! You can find the recipe on my home page, or here Whopper Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here is a quick link to the cookbook from Sally!
I make Chicken Tortilla Soup often. I have a wonderful recipe that I have made for many years. So when my hubby told me that while he does like my soup (and always eats plenty of it), that it wasn’t his favorite.
So I set out to find one he might like better. I found one that looked appetizing at Cooking Classy.com. (http://www.cookingclassy.com/)
I have found that anything I try from her cooking website always turns out to be a keeper. So while I will continue to look for other delicious tortilla soup recipes, this one I will make again for my family. Try it for yourself. Recipe is under SOUPS on my homepage. Enjoy!
I have a tried and true Beef Stew recipe from a wonderful friend from Louisiana. She gave it to me about 25 years ago and I have used it many times since.
1st Recipe box 1989
I went to my lovely blue and mauve recipe box (from my wedding in 1989) and could not find it in there! I will find it one day, many years from now, when I clean out all my cabinets. But I wanted to make the stew for dinner, so off to Pinterest and other blogs I went in search of an amazing Beef Stew recipe.
I found this one on Pinterest and put it on my board. You can also find the recipe here. I still love my friend’s stew, but this one certainly is one I will make again and it was perfect on this cold winter evening.
searing the meat
cry, cry, cry
making the cornbread