Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

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Hope you are enjoying the day with family and friends!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

pinterest food finds. quick and easy ground beef stroganauff

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photo/recipe credit: terrell family fun
I have to be truthful we haven't had ground beef in a while--I've switched to using ground turkey so that's what I used!  And instead of beef boullion I used chicken soup base from my FAVORITE spice place.  (I had a friend who went to culinary school turn me on to them, and I haven't looked back since!)  anyway, I normally use a different recipe but couldn't find it and was in a hurry.  I was happy to find this on Pinterest:

  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 8oz Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp (or one cube) Beef Bouillon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Package of Egg Noodles
  1. Bring a large pan of water to a boil and cook the full package of egg noodles.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, brown the ground beef until fully cooked, Drain.
  3. Return the ground beef back to medium heat and add in the mushroom soup, sour cream, onion powder, beef bouillon and water. Mix together well and let simmer lightly, stirring occasionally.
  4. Optional - Add salt to desired taste
  5. I leave the sauce simmering lightly until the pasta is done cooking.
  6. Drain pasta and plate
  7. Pour sauce over pasta and serve!

Friday, November 20, 2015

friday funnies. diving finals.

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seriously these guys crack me up:

Thursday, November 19, 2015


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For my layout today I featured a picture I took this year of my dad on his birthday with two of my kiddos.  Even though my daughter was only there for 15 minutes we took the time to snap a picture.  Can you tell grandpa is pretty proud of his oldest grand daughter, and she thinks he is pretty okay too?  And then there is my goofball youngest...PHOTOBOMB! When I think of families I think of quilts.  Quilts are intricate and colorful and each one is different.  With that thought in mind I used the Zig Zag background.  For the hearts I used the Basic Hearts, and the title I used the Gratitude file cuts.
Here is a closer look at the title work:
I want to thank you for the visit today--I REALLY appreciate it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ward merry party.

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I was struggling just a bit trying to find some holiday type pictures to scrap--then I came across this beauty of my cute parents back in the day:
1988, they were at a church Christmas party.  I remember that jacket and tie (my dad's favorites) and I remember that dress that my mom is wearing...good times!

closeup of the cute deer in the corner:
Thanks a ton for the visit, I know that with the business of life at this time of year it takes a lot to do one more thing! ;)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

pinterest food find. Asiago Cheese Rolls

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photo/recipe credit: the recipe critic

These are yummy!  My 13 year old likes them as they are--but when I make these again I will make the rise time more so that they will be lighter in weight and flavor.  He says they taste like Eistein cheesy bagels if you know what those are....

30 minute Asiago Cheese Rolls

  • Dough Ingredients:
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Egg Wash Ingredients:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 4 oz Asiago Cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To make the dough: Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together. Let that sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add flour and salt to the water, sugar, and yeast. Mix this until smooth and let it raise for 10 minutes. I used my kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook and it was so easy and worked great!
  4. Divide the dough into 12 sections. Roll each section into a ball and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Whisk the egg and the milk in a small bowl. Brush on the top of each roll with the egg wash. Sprinkle generously with asiago cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Saturday, November 14, 2015


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Seems like I'm doing A LOT of remembering around here! ;)  For this fun layout my theme for JustNick Studio was REMEMBER.  So, I looked on my desk and found this picture that definitely REMINDS me it's time for a new family's like 5 years old or something...
 closeup of the 5 cuts I used on my page:
The five cuts which I used were  Remember, Sweater Weather, Basic HeartsDoilies and Simple Scallop files.  Phew!  I just LOVE how they all came together--don't you?!
thanks SO much for the visit today--I REALLY appreciate it!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


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Once upon a time there was a little girl named Diana who loved to dress up, especially for Christmas time.  Mary was her favorite character to play-her dolly is named Nelly but works in a pinch as the baby Jesus.  A couple of years later this same little Diana was asked with her brothers to create a nativity for church during the Sunday meeting.  She was VERY excited, they assembled themselves behind the according doors.  As soon as the doors were opened and she looked up and saw all of the faces looking at her, she became a ROCK.  She literally curled up on the floor and would not look up for ANYTHING.  Not even the persistent proding by her loving mother.  She couldn't handle all the eyes!  (that really DID happen--as you can tell it's been like 30+ years and I can STILL remember!)  

Anyway, in this picture I am 3 years old, it's 1976....
 closeup of the painting and craftiness of the page:
1. for the background I used a stencil and painted over it with gesso.  
2. I felt like it needed something else so I took my glitter glue and "painted" the center of the circle.  
3. I still felt like it needed something, so I took my white mist and painted the background giving it a light color of white.  
4. I then sewed it down to the base and roughed up the edges to give it dimension.  LOVE it!
*this is the original picture with writing on the back.  Instead of adhering it down to the page I used photo corners so I can remove it if I would like...

I used the Good Cheer, and Wish List kits from Scrapbook Circle.

Thanks SO much for the visit today!!