Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The best Chocolate Pie

Ohh how my family loves Chocolate Pie..
Now I cannot take credit on this one because I found it on Ree Drummond's site.
I love her, I love her food so I thought we would try this pie and OMG is is AMAZING!!
  • 1 whole Pie Crust, Baked And Cooled (or Can Use Oreo Or Graham Cracker Crust)
  • 1-1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Whole Milk
  • 4 whole Egg Yolks
  • 6-1/2 ounces, weight Bittersweet Chocolate, Chopped Finely
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Whipped Cream, For Serving
Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan. Stir or whisk together. 

Pour in milk and egg yolks, and whisk together.

Stir over medium heat until the mixture just barely comes to a boil and becomes thick, about 6-8 minutes (maybe less, maybe more; just watch it!) The second it starts to bubble and thicken (note: It should be thick like pudding!) remove it from the heat. Add the chocolate, vanilla, and butter, and stir until everything is beautifully combined. 

Pour the pudding into the pie crust (if there is extra, spoon it into small dishes) and place in the fridge to chill for 4 hours uncovered.

Cut into slices and serve with whipped cream!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Banana Bread

My family really loves bread.. any kind of bread as a matter of fact!!
One of the favorites is banana bread!!
It is super easy to make as well!!
"Why compromise the banana flavor? This banana bread is moist and delicious with loads of banana flavor! Friends and family love my recipe and say it's by far the best! It's wonderful toasted!! Enjoy!"


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
  4. You can freeze any extra loaves you have!!
  5. ENJOY!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Crock Pot Pizza Pasta

I love pizza!! My kids love pizza and pasta...
Here is a wonderful crock pot meal!!!

Crock pot pizza pasta
" cheese, pepperoni, noodles and of course pizza sauce - all in the slow cooker! You can add any of your favorite pizza toppings before cooking."
1 bag of pepperoni
1 (8 ounce) package mini bow ties
1 (16 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of tomato soup
2 (14 ounce) jars pizza sauce

Mix everything together saving some shredded cheese and a few pepperoni's for top..

Cook on Low setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
I served mine with garlic toast and a salad!!

Missing- Rosie

Hey all!!
Please share this...
My niece has been missing for months!!!
Please share this in hopes that we can find her please!!

Daniel and Diana Wedding

On Oct 17th my bonus son Daniel got married...
When one of your children get married it is so wonderful to see that they have someone that they really love and loves them back get married!!
 Look at how awesome we are together!!
 Above is the wedding party!!
 Time to sign that license!!
It was a very beautiful wedding.
Diana looked amazing in her dress and Daniel was so handsome!!
I know I had some tears but they were all HAPPY years!!
I wish you both many many many years of love and happiness!!!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Getting Ready for the Fall Weather

Oh, I am finally not seeing 100 degree temperatures anymore.
I have been waiting so long for fall to arrive!!
I have always loved the fall time.
Time to get out the warmer clothes... Time to snuggle!!
I love to walk though the parks and in town here where all the 100's of year old trees start to turn into them beautiful fall colors!!

Oh and pumpkins!! It is time for the pumpkin spice to come out in everything!!
Although I love the smell I am not 100% invested into the flavors that everyone else goes so crazy over!!!
I like Pumpkin Roll but I do not like any type of pumpkin coffee!!
Do you love pumpkin foods? What types do you like?
I am going to look for some recipes for you!!

Sunbeam Microplush Throw Camelot Cuddler Electric Heated Warming Blanket, Walnut Brown

Very pleased with my Sunbeam microplush electric throw. It warms up very quickly and then somehow adjusts to the temperature of your body. The warmth is even and consistent. DOES NOT feel like a thermostat is going on and off to adjust. All over warmth. I can equate the comfort to taking out a towel from a warm clothes dryer on a very cold day. The throw is not as soft as a microplush blanket because let's face it, it's an electric blanket and it has very supple wires inside...but you really can't feel them. The thermostat control doesn't look like the one pictured. It is long and is very easy to operate. One button changes the temperature from low to medium to high. Has a 3 hour shut off which is really convenient for kids who forget to shut it off or when sleeping. A couple of reviewers said that the plug was in the middle of the blanket, which is not so. The plug is positioned at the BOTTOM of the blanket in the middle. I don't find it to be in the way at all...also the electrical cord is sufficiently long enough to accommodate outlets behind a couch. Like it so much, I just ordered another one for my son who thinks the one I just got for myself, is his :) You won't regret this purchase!

  • The blanket measures 50"" x 60"" inches and is machine washable for easy care.
  • Made from ultra-luxurious microplush, the fabric of this blanket is incredibly soft and cozy.
  • It automatically responds to body, bed or room temperature changes.
  • The PrimeStyle controller is easy to grip, includes 3 warming settings and 3-hour auto-off for convenience.
  • America's #1 Heated Throw Blanket!Includes Manufacturer's Warranty.

Ship Wheel Decorations

I have been redoing my living room.
I want my room to look like I am traveling to an exotic beach or relaxing on a cruise!!
I was looking on Amazon and found this really cute ship Wheel..
Now it is not as big as I thought it would be but it is adorable anyways!!
I am totally into nautical items right now as I am totally addicted to cruising!! Hahahahhaa
SO I decided that I was going to make my living room look like I was on vacation.... At least when I am not on a ship or on a beach I can at least dream about it from my living room.
This Helm Wheel Ornament is the perfect addition to the things that I already have.

I was surprised that it was not as big as I thought that it was.. When you order make sure you realize that the measurements are in cm.. so it is about 9x9.
It is still adorable!! It is very lightweight and so it makes it easier to hang.
I love the bright colors and the decorations on the wheel are very beachy!!
This looks perfect hanging up with a bunch of other beach or ship type items!!
This would look perfect if you are also doing your bathroom in nautical items.