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{A Whole Lot of Baking, Cooking and Loaded Tea Making Going On}

  Happy Sunday Afternoon friends. Hope you've all had a great week. I've been doing some cooking, baking and tea making.  I've really been enjoying making and creating loaded teas, shakes, smoothies and coffee drinks. I have not been writing down my recipes but guess I need to start doing that so I can remember what all I done! LOL!  I try to stick with healthy and low calorie drinks and have so many different things that I want to try.   But, this is an easy way to get extra vitamins, or Collagen, or protein.  I drink lots of water and this helps to give me something to add a little extra taste.   Mercy, I'm having too much fun with these teas. Decided to do a little baking this weekend too for my family. Pumpkin muffins with brown sugar topping was on my list for sure. I had enough batter left for miniature pumpkin chocolate chip muffins so baked a batch of those. If that wasn't enough already, I baked up some peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. Needless t

Make Me Smile Monday-Marshmallow Pops

How about some marshmallow pops to start your Monday off? The kids and grands will love them.... EASY PEASY ....Let's get started! I found these cute straws at the Dollar store and decided to use them. They served two purposes...They would hold the marshmallow and then after the kids ate the marshmallow pop they could keep the straw! PRETTY SMART HUH?   Buy a pack of Jumbo marshmallows.   Place a marshmallow on the straw (or pop stick) Insert the stick a little more than half way through the marshmallow for a good hold. Lay to side. Now I wanted to be a little creative so decided to go with red, white and blue.... Bought a three compartment size plastic container from the Dollar Tree, a Patriotic plastic tablecloth and I already had some Styrofoam.  I cut the styrofoam down just a tad to fit the trays and wrapped each piece with my plastic tablecloth. Now I am ready to melt my white chocolate. I bought Candiquick. You can use regular candy melt

Let's Talk Thursday-Part 2

I should have named this post "2nd round of questions and answers". But it's so fun to do this with bloggers as it gives us a way to get to know one another better doesn't it? If you missed my first round of questions see post http://creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com/2014/05/talk-to-me-thursday.html So let's get started.... Have you always had short hair? No. Actually I had long hair for a long time. Matter of fact at one point it was almost down to my behind! But as I begin to cut it I kept getting shorter and shorter! NOW , I love my maintenance free short hair to be honest! Do you really wear makeup and jewelry when deer hunting with your husband? YES! You never know who might be looking at you! AND ....If I get me a big old Buck I gotta look for my picture now don't I? I even have some bling on my boots! And a camo tube of lipstick! Would you rather watch television or read in your spare time? I would rather read. I wou

Wednesday in the Word-And She Prays...

You talk about melting a Nana's heart ????? Well this picture did just that. My daughter snapped this of our youngest grandbaby, age 3 at Vacation Bible Study. My heart just gets all in a mess when I look at this picture. I can't help but wonder....what was she praying for? What words came out of her little mouth? What seemed to be her thoughts? But the fact remains.... She was praying!   Some people I am sure would say, " SHE IS ONLY THREE! What does she know? Now they have not said that to me personally as that would probably not be the wisest thing to say to a Middle Aged, Menopausal Nana that could go WACK ON CRACK on you QUICK like about one of the grands! My children can defend for themselves... MY GRANDS? A whole another story! LOL! The fact remains.... SHE WAS PRAYING! You see, not only has she been taught in Nursery, Sunday School, in Children's Church, and at her grandparent's home to pray....but she has been taught at HOME! May that never

Tuesday Toots-Recipe and Tutorial

How about pickled banana peppers and pickled jalapeno peppers? I do believe this picture needs to go on the front of a magazine don't you? I just love it! And this one..... Loved these 1/2 pint cute jars! I decided to use the 1/2 pint jars for the peppers. I washed jars, lids and seals in hot soapy water and let them dry. Decided I would do some pepper rings and some half peppers. Washed the peppers, got all the seeds out and washed them again. (Recipe at end of post) Cut and diced like I wanted. I also used the same recipe for the Jalapeno peppers. I done a few rings and some half peppers. Garlic... YUM! I use one garlic per jar. You actually would use 1/2 of a pod of garlic per jar but we like a little more garlic so I went with it! Picking and Canning Salt. Vegetable oil. Turmeric Spice Now after your jars has dried fill your jars with your peppers. For half pint jars add 1/2 tsp. of oil and 1/2 tsp. of Pickling and Canning Sal

Make Me Smile Monday

Well these grandbabies right here sure know how to make a Nana smile! Fresh out the garden always makes me smile! (Yeppers, that would be some of my parsley on top) IT IS ALL ABOUT PRESENTATION LADIES! I must say I am a kid at heart. Love me some Minnie Mouse ? What about you? Who is your favorite Disney Character? This picture makes me smile...actually tickles me! My motherinlove and fatherinlove had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and was joking around about going to the beach to stay for another honeymoon! They were going home actually and with their GROWN CHILDREN! LOL! And if you really want to smile try you some of these! YUM! Watching my grandbabies singing for the Lord surely makes me smile! This big ole catfish caught out of my pond really made me smile---especially after he came out of the frying pan! My daughter sent this picture to me and I love it. My oldest grandgirl and her dad having a milkshake together....SMIL