To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are you taking advantage of end of season sales....
I bought this canvas print which is going to be
a beautiful addition to one of the guest bedrooms!
Oh baby...don't these look decadent!!!
The game watching appetizers were enjoyed by all,
even though the Cowboys managed to end their season with a loss...
Nick treated his beautiful bride, Catherine, to a fancy
steak dinner at Pappas Steak House!
Out in California, walking the BoBo
turned into tiptoeing by some beautiful creatures.....
Be still my heart.......
They have had some cold, rainy days
which have been perfect for lazy Sundays
and snuggling with Bo and darling little Rusty!
Have you wanted to try a new recipe?
I made the Sunday Night Supper Soup
and ....it's a keeper!!!
Let me know if you would like the recipe!
Yes....call me crazy,
but I am one of those people
that begin planning for the upcoming holidays
once Christmas ends and New Year's begins....
For 2019, I am thinking of going clean and simple....
mostly whites and forest greens.....
I put together my inspiration board as the ideas
begin to swirl about.....
I am just in love with MAGNOLIA HEATH AND HAND......
my collection continues to grow and I am loving it!!!
How about you? Have you fallen in love with a certain look?
We are going to enjoy two appetizers, one hot and one cold
Cowboy Cookies for a sweet treat!
Pay no attention to this little Steeler's fan..........
you're out numbered little Dude......
COLD MEXICAN DIP
Many layers of goodness
2 (101/2 OUNCE) cans of jalapeno bean dip
3 medium ripe avocados, peeled and mashed
2 T. lemon juice
1/2 t, salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 8 -ounce carton of sour cream
1/2 cup mayo
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 can pitted ripe olives, chopped
8 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
In a 9"x12" dish, spread the bean dip
Mix avocado, lemon juice, salt and pepper and spread
on top of the bean dip.
Mix sour cream and mayo; spread over avocado mixture.
LAYER remaining ingredients in listed order.
Serve with tortilla chips.
CROCKPOT HAMBURGER DIP
2 LBS. ground beef
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapenos
1 1/2 T. minced garlic
1/2 t. salt
1 T. sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 t. oregano
16 ounces of cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 1/2 t. chili powder
In a skillet, brown ground beef with onion and jalapeno.
Drain off excess fat once browned.
Place beef mixture into crockpot.
Add tomato sauce, garlic, salt, sugar, ketchup, oregano, cream cheese,
Parmesan cheese and chili powder. Stir to combine.
Cover and cook on low for 2 hours until cream cheese melts
and dip can be well combined.
SERVE with tortilla chips!
`Whiskey in a Teacup
cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups softened butter
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
2 cups shredded coconut
1 and 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 and 1/2 semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda,
cinnamon and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, cream together the brown sugar,
granulated sugar, vanilla extract and butter with a mixer until light and
fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter mixture and mix well before
adding the next egg. In batches, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture
and mix until just combined.
With a spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the oats, Rice
Krispies, coconut, pecans and chocolate chips. Place the cookie sheet in
the freezer for about 15 minutes. Take directly from the freezer to the oven
and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown. Bake them slightly less if
you like chewier cookies, longer if you like them crispy.