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I love the Lord and my big crazy family. My husband and I have been together for 43 years. I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to four biological grandchildren and six others. I own and operate my own home care business primarily for the elderly. Many sites have been sold or did upgrades which messed up back links, if you find a broken link let me know and I will fix it.I have written online articles for Bubblews, Seekyt, TopicSpotter and Triond. You may still find some of my articles on Ehow/Demand Studio.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Cornbread Recipe

Homemade Chili
Cornbread, soup, and the desire to stay warm go hand-in-hand with the cooler seasons, however, do you have a good cornbread recipe?

Like many good recipes; they have been handed down from generation to generation, and cornbread is no different.  Why serve your homemade soups with just plain old crackers?
Cornbread Chili topped with Cheese
Change it up from time to time with a good homemade cornbread.

Ingredients for Cornbread:

  • Mixing bowl
  • 1-cup cornmeal
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ½-cup sweet cream
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ olive or canola oil
  • Electric mixer
  • 8 or 9-inch square pan


Instructions to make Cornbread:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease the pan.
  2. Taking a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  3. Add the eggs, milk and cream. Using the electric mixer beat until smooth.
  4. Pour into the greased pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center and when it comes out clean, it is ready to remove from the oven.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Cowboy Cookie Recipe: not just for cowboys

I saw the recipe for Cowboy Cookies on Facebook. Social media is a great way to get new recipes and after baking my first batch of Cowboy Cookies, I am glad it is. 

After seeing the initial recipe for Cowboy Cookies, I was curious to how many the recipe made. Googling the Cowboy Cookie recipe I discovered there were many sites with a recipe; however, the only thing that was consistent was the main ingredients. The walnuts, coconut, pecans and or raisins were different and or even optional.

Knowing my husband and daughter do not like coconut made that choice easier; no coconut here. I love all the options; therefore, I attempted to make them as the recipe I came across had.
I suddenly ran into a snag as the walnuts I had tasted bad, I had clearly had them far too long so into the trash they went. Seeing the pecans in the refrigerator drawer, and I really like them better, pecans now where part of our Cowboy Cookies I was making to give away.

Ingredients for Cowboy Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½  tsp salt
  • ½  tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup  chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed walnuts or pecans as I used

Instructions to make Cowboy Cookies:


1.     Preheat the oven 350 degree Fahrenheit.
2.     Cream together the butter and sugars; add the eggs and mix well.
3.     Add the vanilla, baking soda, salt, and baking powder.
4.     Mix in the flour and oatmeal and after all is blended; add the chocolate chips and walnuts or pecans.
5.     Drop by large spoon on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
6.     Bake at 350 degrees for 12-16 minutes. 

**The baking time will vary on how big you make your Cowboy Cookies. I got 2 dozen per batch so they are fairly large and baking time longer.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Frozen Coloring Pages: Printable and Free

Queen Elsa
Our granddaughter loves many subjects; and Frozen's Elsa, Anna and Olaf are among them. I really enjoyed the movie and understand why she does too.

Wanting just a little more for her Christmas, I have chosen to use Print Artist to design her a small coloring booklet using all her favorite Frozen characters.

Frozen Coloring Pages

If Bees, Barbies, Cars, Brave or Captain America is more your child's interest; there are many other movie pages and options for you. 

Since she does like so many things I had to choose which movie color page to design, I may (if time allows) put together another coloring booklet, however, for now I have only designed a Frozen coloring booklet.
Captain America

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Po Did a No No

Our new puppy Po is a large breed puppy and at 4 months 42 pounds and getting taller. He had never attempted to eat anything we had setting on the counter, however, this afternoon the smell of the Jell-o cheesecake was apparently more than he could resist.

I had mixed the jell-o cheesecake and had one in a graham cracker crust, one in a pie pan without a crust for my sister that is gluten intolerant, and what was left over, in a bowl in front of the sink.

If Po was going to be bad, I really am glad he dug into the one he did and with no mess. Well, he did leave one tell tell sign of pink on his side about the size of a dime and I am not sure how he managed to do that.

With that said, I will take the Jell-o Cheesecake to one sister for her birthday a tad early and the bowl with no crust that I intended to leave here, for the other sister and gluten intolerant to enjoy.

Po did a no no.