Showing posts from February, 2017

Homemade Lemon Cake & Lemon Frosting

I have a pretty, festive and happy homemade lemon cake to share with you today. I made it this weekend for the hubby and I, well mostly for the hubby. I am going to be out of town for a few days taking care of two grandbabies while their parents are away. Whenever I am away for a bit I always like to leave a little treat for my sweetie! I am pretty certain that this cake would be a very nice addition to an Easter gathering, Spring shower or just because. I have changed my format for adding recipes to my blog, as some of you mentioned not being able to pin the recipe, sure hope you'll be pinning and making this Homemade Lemon Cake! You know how I like lemons...right?  Well, I infused this cake with extra hand squeezed lemon juice from yours truly and oh goodness it is soo good. Just look at the texture of this cake.  This is a take to an event cake that you can be proud of. You are going to love this cake if you love lemons!! Isn't this an adorable spatula, a little gift from a

Beer Batter Coconut Shrimp & Honey Marmalade Dipping Sauce

Hi everyone so great to be here with you all today! From my kitchen to yours I am  sharing an AMAZING Coconut Shrimp recipe. When I began my search for a killer of a Coconut Shrimp recipe I had some ingredients conjured up in my mind that I wanted to use for the batter. It was important to me to have a light batter that stuck well to the shrimp and did not add any overbearing flavors. My goal was for the taste of the shrimp to shine through with just an appealing hint of coconut flavor and a satisfying crunch. This recipe came through with flying colors. I wish that my photos of  the shrimp would have been better. This was our evening meal last Friday night and the light got away from me before I had the chance to snap the end results. Would telling you that there was not a single shrimp left be proof enough! Be sure to make the honey marmalade dipping sauce, it is a wonderful medley of sweet and spicy. I think it would be great with chicken, egg rolls, sausage balls, most fried foods

DIY~Tea Cup Birdfeeder

I feel certain that many of you might just be bird-lovers, birdwatchers, perhaps even photographers of specialized bird species. Well, personally I enjoy watching a variety of birds that soar, nest and tweet in our backyard. From the majestic beauty of the red tail hawk as he sits on the branch of an oak tree or the brilliant crimson red of the cardinal flying from limb to limb. So when we were given the challenge of what to do with a Tea Cup I knew immediately that I wanted to use my tea cup to enhance the quality of life for my bird friends. So, today six of us tea cup friends and our lovely organizer Carole from Garden Up Green are sharing with you some creative ways to up-cycle our teacups. Links to all will be included at the end of this post. Once this idea popped into my head, I was so anxious to get it made and get it hung on a Tree branch. I almost felt like the birds were just waiting for me to hurry up and get it made. The great thing about this project is it is FAST and ea

357 Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookies

Before I get started with this little baking story and Quick Valentine Cookie Tip, I want to tell you all who won the Startle Garden Book giveaway from Carole West at Garden Up Green. It is Angie Goldsmith, please email me your mailing address and congrats! I use to determine the winner, so it is fair and square... Well now back to the story behind the recipe and more. You see it was a windy pre-Valentine day and later on in the evening I was hosting our book-club meeting at our home.  Our book for the month was  The Woman In Cabin , recommended by my youngest daughter. The Woman In Cabin Ten  is a tightly wound and suspenseful novel, involving a female journalist who writes for a travel magazine. Her assignment takes her on the maiden voyage of a small luxury cruise ship. ( Love to hear from you and what you thought of the book) I highly recommend it if you like twists and turns and a whodunit plot. I had several things going on at one time and really not focusing entirel

DIY Sea Glass Necklaces On The Tenth

Welcome to 10 on the Tenth, a happy place where you might just find something to bake, make, take or purchase. A group of us have gathered together to bring you the best of what we found this month and the nifty thing is-it's all under $10! Links to all 9 blogs are at the end of this post, so be prepared to be inspired! A few weeks ago I shared with you the relocation of our middle daughter and her family. They recently moved to Puerto Rico. This sweet girl sent me some gorgeous tumbled sea glass that she collected herself. Well, when you receive such a fantastic gift as this you have some decisions to make. One is how to showcase these treasures from the sea and two how to share the goodness with some sweet girlfriends.  The decision was quickly made to have a morning jewelry making class. Supplies were assembled, a few jewelry making basic were purchased at Hobby Lobby and the rest was basically all collected from what we had in our homes. I made a batch of my Holiday Cinnamon R

Startle Garden Book Giveaway

Hello everyone! It is with great joy that I share with you today a Startle Garden Book review and giveaway.  But for me, it is more than a giveaway. Today I am sharing with you the talent and spirit of a woman who goes above and beyond. In a world that is full of cookie cutter shaped souls she has carved out authenticity, integrity, hard work, focus and a rare concept in today's world she is true to herself. So without any more delays I happy to be sharing this opportunity with you! With Spring being  just around the corner, and even though it might not feel that way for some of you, it truly is. I know I am seeing some of you smiling right about now just thinking about SPRING! and GARDENING! Carole from Garden Up Green  who has recently published her second book , Startle Garden. Is offering this beautiful and timely giveaway. It is a lovely gardening book with a workbook style format. Carole takes us step by step through the planning and planting process. She encourages us to ta

Meyer Lemon Friendship Cookies

There are many, many ways to show family and friends how much you care, but one of my favorite forms of sharing the love is through food. There are many folks who would agree and with that thought in mind, I am here today to share some quotes, photos and a recipe with you all. You know why...well cuz I love you too! I love you even more when you share your sweet comments with me... "There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves."  —  Thomas Wolfe Well it was a  couple of weeks ago I guess, when several of us regional bloggers met up with one of our sweet blogging friends  Jeanie From The Marmelade Gypsy . You might just know her, but if not you could always pop on by. We all shared some Valentine Treats along with some good conversation, a tasty lunch and we topped it off with some shopping at Home Goods. “I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.” -W.C. Fields In anticipation of this gathering I made some