Mar 23, 2015

Things that make me happy!

Fried potato sandwich with Mayo makes me REAL Happy!



This sign is in my daughter Melissa's dining room. I love it!


Our friend Kaci does lots of different signs. If you are on FB she can be found at Repurposed & Rustic.

This has quickly became my new favorite toy, a bamboo salt box! While baking bread with friends recently I was introduced to this cute little thing. 




And of course I had to have one! You can find them on Amazon but I found mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Love the way the lid just slides to the side magnetically.


I cook a lot with Kosher salt and I've been cooking some with Sea salt. My new favorite salt is Himalayan Pink Salt


Hand written recipes: The $300 Fudge recipe was a favorite of mine growing up as every Christmas my granny would make a large batch. She would make enough for us to enjoy all through the holiday season and of course enough for us to carry home some too! 

The Dressing recipe: My motherinlove made this every year for our family for Thanksgiving. It quickly became my favorite as a young woman. As I got older and decided to take the reigns of Dressing making for my family this became my favorite recipe. She wrote it down for me years ago and of course now I think I can make it in my sleep.

The eye glasses that sit nestled at the corner belonged to my great-grandmother. She called them her eye spectacles.


Awe...good old Deer Burgers we processed. I love venison for starters but you just can't beat a good old fashion burger especially when you've processed it yourself and seasoned it just like you wanted too.



We took almost a whole day to process some venison into burgers and sausage patties. I had a great recipe from a hunter on a hunting cooking show actually. I tweaked it and tweaked it until we got it just like we wanted too. Can't wait to do process more venison this year.


Ooh and awe...my homemade caramel sauce!


I made a Caramel Cream cake recently that will melt in your mouth and this caramel sauce coated each of the 3 layer cake. The problem was that I was beginning to wonder if I've have enough to use on my cake....(someone just kept on tasting it) LOL!

It's the simple things in life that bring the greatest pleasures! Enjoy the simplicity of life!


Hugs and blessings, Cindy

26 comments:

  1. Yum yum yum! I would have eaten all the caramel sauce, too!!! ;) How in the world do you stay so thin?

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    1. LOL! You are so funny Deb! I've never been told I was thin...maybe short but not thin!

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    2. You ain't no bigger than a mess of minutes!! ;-)

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  2. Love all of your Happy Cindy! I need one of those salt boxes now!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. Bed, Bath and Beyond----$8.99

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  3. Hi Cindy! Oh, so many wonderful things! The little wooden round container is cute and you are as pretty as a picture! How neat to have that recipe of your mil's dressing. Thanks for that recipe too!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  4. All the dishes which you make seems to be very tasty. They look good. I too like the wooden box. It is small and looks good...

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  5. I think I need to go find something to eat now! I am suddenly very hungry! :) Have a blessed day!

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  6. You are amazingly talented and now I am hungry!! I'll take a burger with some dressing on the side, a few of your potatoes, and top it all off with some of your yummy caramel cream cake. I'll watch the calories another day. LOL
    Yes, it's these wonderful things in life that make it special!! I love seeing your mil's old recipe. I have all of my mother's and they are very dear to me.
    Thanks for sharing. When can I stop by for lunch. LOL
    Hugs, CM

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  7. Lady, you can come to lunch at my house anytime!

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  8. Your posts just make me smile, Cindy. And when I see that great, big, happy smile of yours it makes me happier--it's contagious! Are you going to share the cake and caramel sauce recipes with us? Blessings to you, ~Zuni

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes mam I hope to share recipe soon!

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  9. Such sweet favorite things. Your salt box is interesting. I haven't seen them before. I have a glass salt jar that looks vintage. Found at World Market. We have venison and elk. I'd love to know more about your venison burgers. I've never been a fan of ground venison. We have ground elk this year and I'm trying to adapt to it, but all other cuts of venison and elk are superb in my book.
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Adrienne, My burgers are good cause I spice them up! LOL! Never tried elk.But would love too some day!

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  10. This is all making me happy too! Love that salt box! I have to check that out, I'm always hauling out my big box of Kosher salt when I cook with it. Fried potato sandwich?????? Oh wow! Caramel sauce!!!! Yum!

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    1. Heather, you ain't had good till you have a fried potato sandwich girl!

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  11. Cindy, I am getting hungry looking at your list here....yum! :) I have had deer meat only once that I can recall. A friend of mine had hunted and caught a deer and so he gave me some of the meat. It was very good! I have never heard of a fried potato sandwich but your photo of it makes it look quite good!

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    1. Linda, you gotta try a fried pot. sandwich!!!!

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  12. Those are some great favorite things Cindy! Do you ever make deer meat chili? We love it! Have a great week!!

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    1. Miss Mary I cook with deer a lot. Chili, baked spaghetti, fried, grilled or etc! We love it!

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  13. Oh my...you are making me hungry, Girlfriend! I've not heard of fried potato sandwiches before. We enjoy fried green tomato sandwiches in the summer though...and that Caramel sauce! Oh my! It could be a dessert all in itself. :) But if you insist...I'll gladly indulge in the cake to go with it. :)

    Have a great remainder of the week!

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    1. Oh girl you haven't lived until you have a fried potato sandwich! LOL!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy