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Friday, January 20, 2012

Good Bye To Etta James

Etta James sang across many genres including blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel, and jazz. Etta came upon the scene in the mid '50s and sang great songs such as Dance With Me, Henry", "At Last", "Tell Mama", and "I'd Rather Go Blind" for which she claimed she wrote the lyrics.[1] She faced a number of personal problems including drug addiction before making a musical resurgence in the late 1980s with the album, The Seven Year Itch.[2]
She is regarded as having bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and is the winner of six Grammys and 17 Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008.[3] Rolling Stone ranked James number 22 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and number 62 on the list of the 100 Greatest Artists

Aloha Friday

Aloha Friday is the day that those in Hawaii take the day easy and prepare for the weekend. In the likeness of that Aloha Friday hosted by An Island Life allows bloggers to ask other blogger easy questions that require easy answers.

This week has been quite busy working more days this week than usual and more hours each work day as well. I am a nurses aide and some days are long and hard.  The days that I get to stay home as I only work part time are busy as well with all the mom stuff and taking care of the house. The issue is not between moms who stay home or work outside of home. I simply want to see if you all have these days that are a bit crazier than others.

Do you have any tips to share with a mom on her wits end?

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

4 pounds bottom round, well trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup olive oil (plus more if needed)
2 large onions, diced (2 cups)
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 cup dry red wine
1 pound potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
1/2 pound baby carrots (about 2 cups)
2 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
1 cup frozen peas, thawed

Coat the beef in the flour. Heat a few tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the meat, a few pieces at a time, adding more oil as necessary. Transfer to a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add the onions to the skillet and cook over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and coat the onions; transfer to the cooker. Pour the wine into the skillet and scrape up any browned bits; add to the cooker. Stir in the potatoes, carrots, broth, salt, thyme, and bay leaf. Cover and cook on low heat for 7 1/2 hours, or on high for 4 hours. Add the peas and heat through.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Have a Drink on Me

 How many of you like to have a glass of wine with a good meal? How many of you celebrate occasions with a glass of champagne? Well have you ever wondered how that all came about? The truth probably is that while we may drink the bubbly sweet stuff we may not give it much thought why and when it all started. infographic
Brought To By, Purveyors of Fine Wine and Champagne

One great gift that would be welcomed by many different individuals would be a wine gift basket. You can find a variety of them let me share a few with you.

If you have a special occasion coming up. I count valentines day as a special occasion by the way. Be sure to check out all the great champagnes that are available So whether you are looking for a great wine or a gift to give or have a toast to make you can find them all at

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Old dog, new trick

Old dog, new trick
This guest post from Doris Dillon
Who said that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Whoever made that ridiculous statement never met my old dog or me. No, I’m not a dog trainer, heck, I don’t even have a dog, but I do have a grandfather. That’s right, I am one of the lucky few to still have my grandfather around. Anyway, with my grandmother passing away about a month ago, my grandfather has become increasingly lonely. One night last week, my wife and I were lying in bed talking about how sad it was that my grandfather is so lonely and if there was anything that we could do to help him with the transition. And then my wife came up with the brilliant idea to get my grandfather a computer and get him set up to use the internet. After finding a good deal on a cheap computer, I began to look for cheap internet service for him. That’s when I found Thanks to Wild Blue, my grandfather now has a cheap, reliable way to keep up with all of the family no matter where we are.

Sams gc giveaway Ends 1/31

Win a $25 gc in a giveaway sponsored by Sams. Sams is my favorite stock up store. Sams is allowing you to cash in on even more with their 6 Box Tops on a Pack The blog hosting the giveaway is Sage and Savvy. The giveaway ends January 31, 2012

Short Story Slam

The bitterly blue sky was up above as the birds seemed to fly a bit sideways because of the gusty winds that presented their selves. The storm was sure to be there soon it was sure. The only problem was that while the trees had all lost their beautiful leaves the winter weather had yet to come. Now while everyone was ready for the winter to start and snow and ice to come rather a storm was brewing up. The lady sat among the dead weeds under the tree in her scarlet gown and pondered what was happening to mother nature. She prayed for the weather and all to be safe but for the weather conditions to return to their natural stance soon.

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Roast Beef Sandwich


  • 1/2 cup good-quality sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened all-natural applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons panko or plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • Salt and coarse black pepper


  • 8 slices white or peasant bread from a large round loaf
  • 8 slices rare roast beef or about 2/3 to 3/4 pound thinly sliced leftover steaks of any cut
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion or 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • A handful flat-leaf parsley, very finely chopped
  • 1 small red chile pepper, such as fresno or cherry, seeded and finely chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 small bunch watercress—trimmed, cleaned and dried
  • 1/2 pound brick of the sharpest white cheddar available to you, thinly sliced (it’ll be crumbly if it’s very sharp)
  • Combine the sauce ingredients. Heat a panini press, cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium to medium-high heat.

    On a work surface, spread the horseradish sauce liberally over 4 slices of bread. Arrange 2 slices of rare roast beef over the sauce. Combine the red onion (or shallot) with the parsley, chile pepper and lemon zest and sprinkle liberally over the roast beef. Arrange a layer of watercress over the beef. Divide the cheese evenly among the sandwiches and set the remaining bread slices in place. Press the panini 2 at a time on the panini press or in a hot skillet with a pan weighted on top.

    recipe source Rachael Ray

    Slow Cooked Recipe Takes the Day Top Spot Again

    Slow cooked recipes seem to be hot right now . This recipe reminds me so much of my grandmother you can check it out here

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Valentine Day GIft Idea Who Loves You Book by I See Me

    Teaching a child to read is an experience that is priceless to me. When that book has been personalized for the child even better. That is what My Fairy Tale Books does. They place the child into the story by personalizing the book just for them. We were blessed to be sent a copy that celebrate the love we have for our two little ones. Both my little prince and princess are precious to the entire family and the book  we were sent celebrates that fact.

    Walking through the book that contains so many beautiful pictures and lovely words that resound true. The book tells a story about how much we love our little prince and princess.

    Just imagine what a great time you will have to read a precious book about how much you love the little one in  your life. What a great time Valentines day gift this would make. A personalized book you help create by filling in the blanks about the one you love and all the love that is around for them.

    You can get your own I See Me Personalized book at their website
    find them as well on facebook

    Super Bowl Muffins

    2 (6 muffin) packages English muffins
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 recipe quick marinara (recipe below)
    1 (8 ounce) bag mozzarella, shredded
    Everyone’s favorite pizza toppings

    Set the oven on broil.

    Slice the English muffins in half and lightly brush from edge to edge with olive oil.
    Lightly pre-toast the English muffins on top and bottom about 30 to 45 seconds (just enough to keep the sauce from soaking into the muffins… they’ll finish cooking later).
    Spread a small amount of sauce(1 or 2 teaspoons) onto each English muffin half, leaving a little room at the edges to serve as the “crust.”
    Top with mozzarella. Place toppings as desired. Don’t overdo it, as the toppings may fall off. Make sure each item is touching at least some cheese so it will stick.
    Sprinkle a small amount of mozzarella over each mini pizza (to help the toppings stay on).
    Place on a pizza pan or cookie sheet and broil until the edges are crispy and brown and the cheese is melted.

    recipe source : She Knows

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    Blog Hopping

    yes I am blog hopping again and hope I run into yours. I would love it if you come by here and leave comment as well. If you do come here and I have not found you yet leaving a comment is a great way to find you

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    Meningitis Immunization Support

    Our children are our future and we must as adults and parents be sure to take care of them. Yes we try to make their environment one that is a good place to live. We can ensure that safety measures are in place in their schools and homes. Another thing we can do to take care of our children is to get them immunized. One immunization that is not talked about as much as the others is the meningitis immunization.

    Currently there is a awareness campaign supported by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention other wise known as the CDC. Public input is being sought through out the country on the subject of whether infants two years and younger should be immunized against meningitis. Meningitis is a leading cause of preventable infant death in the U.S. One out of every 16 infants who contract the disease will not survive. Out of those 16 one in every five will suffer seizures, blindness, amputation, paralysis or learning disabilities. If there was a way to prevent such terrible things wouldn't you want to find out more about it?

    Other diseases have successfully been eliminated in the past. A successful vaccination program for small pox went global and have been wiped out. Polio, measles, diphtheria and Hib are all at all time lows. The eradication of meningococcal meningitis is an achievable, pressing public health objective and vaccinating infants is an important step in that direction. All ready there is one safe and effective meningitis vaccine that has been approved by the FDA and more on the horizon. The CDC will be the ones that will have to recommend that pediatricians include them in their vaccination schedule. There will be CDC regional meetings in Seattle, Chicago, and Denver this summer. If you are unable to attend these meetings then you should sign the Meningitis Angels Petition that will allow you to share your voice to let CDC know you support infant immunization against meningitis.

    I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central and Meningitis Angels. This campaign was made possible in part through support provided by Novartis Vaccines. A small donation to a charity of my choice was made in my name from Mom Central as a thank-you for participating. All opinions in this posting are 100% my own

    Tuesdays Gone

    Biscuit Stopped Chicken Pie

    1 tablespoon butter
    2 cups chopped leek
    1/4 cup chopped shallot
    3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 1/2 cups refrigerated diced potatoes with onions (such as Simply Potatoes)
    1/3 cup dry white wine
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
    2 cups chopped roasted chicken breast
    1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
    2 tablespoons water
    2/3 cup half-and-half
    Cooking spray
    1 1/4 cups low-fat baking mix (such as Bisquick Heart Smart)
    1/2 cup fat-free milk
    1 large egg white, lightly beaten

    Preheat oven to 425°.

    Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add leek, shallot, and thyme; sauté 2 minutes. Add potatoes; sauté 2 minutes. Add wine; cook 1 minute or until liquid evaporates. Stir in mustard and broth; bring to a boil. Cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in chicken, mixed vegetables, salt, and pepper; cook 1 minute. Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add cornstarch mixture and half-and-half to pan. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
    Lightly spoon baking mix into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine baking mix, milk, and egg in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Spoon batter over chicken mixture; spread evenly to cover. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until topping is golden and filling is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes

    recipe source : My Recipes

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    California Rolls

    1 medium cucumber thinly sliced
    1 medium avocado thinly sliced
    1/2 cup imitation crab
    Seaweed sheet
    Cut cucumber, avocado and imitation crab into thin sliced sticks.
    Lay seaweed sheet on a flat surface. Gently spread a light layer of rice over entire sheet. Turn the sheet over.
    At one inch from the edge of the seaweed sheet, add ingredients in layers to cover a one-inch rectangle section of the sheet. Starting from the edge closest to the filling, gently fold seaweed sheet over filling, lightly pressing to form a roll. Continue rolling.
    Slice roll into one-inch pieces.
    recipe source: My Daily Moment

    Tomato Meatball Soup

    1 (15-ounce) can Trader Joe’s Organic Tomato Sauce
    1 cup water
    1 cup half-and-half
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 (20-ounce) package Trader Joe’s Party Size Mini Meatballs
    1/2 loaf Trader Joe’s Ciabatta
    4 slices Swiss cheese

    1. Preheat the oven’s broiler.
    2. In a medium pot, combine the tomato sauce, water, half-and-half, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer. Add the meatballs and cook until hot, 5 to 8 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, slice the bread lengthwise. Place the bread on a rimmed baking sheet and layer each half with 2 slices of cheese. Put the bread under the broiler to toast, 2 to 3 minutes, checking it about every 30 seconds.
    4. Cut the bread into bite-size crouton pieces. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with the cheese croutons.

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    Slow Cooked Green Beans, Tomato and Bacon

    2 slices OSCAR MAYER Lower Sodium Bacon, finely chopped
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 lb. green beans, trimmed, cut into 1-1/2-inch lengths
    1/2 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    4 plum tomatoes (about 1/2 lb.), chopped


    COOK and stir bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving drippings in skillet. Drain bacon. Add onions to drippings; cook and stir until crisp-tender.
    ADD beans, broth and pepper; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 40 min.
    STIR in tomatoes; cook on medium-high heat 3 min. or until heated through. Top with bacon

    recipe source : Kraft

    Ballreich's snack Basket Giveaway ends February 7, 2012

    There are so many great times to snack this time of year. This month alone we have had new years eve, game night, the rose bowl, oh so many great times to share a snack with a friend. Early next month many will be watching the super bowl. Another great time to share a snack with a friend. A great way to share a snack with a friend is with a snack basket from Ballreich's. We were lucky enough to be sent a basket from Ballreich's that included packages of chips to try. The flavors included regular, bar-b-q, smokey, sweet mesquite, sour cream and onion, salt & vinegar, pretzels and some of their new baked crisps. We also recieved a bit of a surprise when we found a few of their new chocolates in the snack basket. I loved that this basket seemed to contain a snack that everyone loved.

    You can purchase Ballreich's snacks in retail stores and online. Their website has some awesome fun party packs that would make great gifts or the perfect dish to take to potlucks and events.

    Ballreich's would love to give a Special All Occasion Gift Basket to a lucky annies home reader (there will also be a giveaway on my facebook)

    ***MAIN ENTRY:
    For your main entry, check out Ballreich’s and comment with a potato chip or other snack that you’d like to eat You must also be a follower of Annies Home

    Extra Entries: (must do main entry first- post a separate comment for each extra credit entry)

    * Subscribe by email {1 Extra}
    * Post my button on your blog and comment with the link {1 Extra}
    * follow me on twitter and Tweet about the giveaway and comment with the link {1 Extra per tweet unlimited)
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    * Subscribe to the Ballreich’s email list for coupons & more {1 Extra}
    * Post on your blog/website about the giveaway and comment with the link {4 Extra}
    * Enter the crazy dog giveaway (ends Jan 19, 2012) or any other giveaway that starts before the end of this giveaway

    Giveaway ends on Feb. 7, 2012 Winners will be chosen by and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is picked.

    Progresso Giveaway ends January 26, 2012

    The great taste of Progresso has been around for a while now. The TV show the Biggest Loser has now included Progresso in their show. Now you can get your workout on as well with the giveaway at the blog She Scribes. The giveaway includes the biggest loser and 5 cans of progresso soup. The giveaway ends January 26, 2012

    Good Tasting Giveaway ends Jan 24

    Nearly everyone in my family loves to snack on cereal. Now because of General Mills whole grain cereal everyone will be snacking just a bit better. If you want to enter this good tasting giveaway you need to head over to the blog She Scribes and enter before January 24, 2012

    Last Weeks Top Post

    Looks like many of you out there are looking for crockpot recipes. I personally love crockpot because I can start a meal and the crockpot seems to do the work for me. I shared a special hamburger crackpot recipe last week and believe it or not it was the post with the most hits. So if you want to read it as well check it out here

    Tebow Did It Again

    Top post of yesterday was the post I created for Tim Tebow you can read it here

    Sausage Penne Bake

    2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
    3/4 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
    1 small eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1/2 cup dry red wine or chicken broth
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
    2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
    3 tablespoons chopped ripe olives
    2 teaspoons dried basil
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the sausage, eggplant and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in wine and garlic, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Add tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Drain pasta. Add the pasta, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, olives, basil and pepper to skillet. Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

    recipe source : Taste of Home


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    Puffy Chicken Taco

    recipe source: saveur

    ¼ cup olive oil
    2½ lb. bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
    1 rib celery, finely chopped
    1 small carrot, finely chopped
    1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
    3 cups chicken stock
    1 14-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes in juice, crushed by hand
    2 avocados, pitted, peeled, and mashed
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    Juice of 1 lime
    Canola oil, for frying
    3 cups masa harina (available from
    1½ tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
    Shredded iceberg lettuce, diced tomato, and shredded cheddar cheese, to garnish

    Heat oil in an 8-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and add to pan, skin side down; cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate; set aside. Add garlic, onion, celery, carrot, and bell pepper; cook, stirring, until soft, about 20 minutes. Add stock and tomatoes, and return chicken to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until chicken is very tender, about 1½ hours. Remove chicken from sauce, and let cool; reserve sauce for another use. Discard skin and bones, and shred chicken; set aside. Meanwhile, combine avocados, garlic, lime juice, and salt and pepper in a bowl; chill guacamole until ready to use, covering to avoid browning.  Pour oil to a depth of 2″ in a 6-qt. Dutch oven and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 375°. Stir together masa, butter, and 2¼ cups warm water in a bowl until dough forms; divide dough into 12 pieces and shape each piece into a ball. Using a tortilla press or rolling pin, flatten each ball into a 6½″ disk. Place 1 disk in oil. When it begins to puff, press the end of a metal spatula into the middle of the tortilla so that tortilla bends into a taco shape; hold spatula within tortilla until taco is golden brown and crisp, about 1½ minutes. Transfer taco to paper towels to drain; repeat with remaining tortillas. Divide chicken and guacamole among tacos; top with lettuce, tomato, and cheese.

    Monday, January 16, 2012

    Love Song

    Me and hubby absolutely love this song. We had music played but no singers at our wedding. It was a last minute thing we were so young. This song was from the same year as our wedding.


    Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

  • 2 large (3 medium) cucumbers
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1- 1 1/2 lb grilled chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp. Creole Seasoning
  • 6 oz. can large black olives
  • 16 oz. your choice of pasta
  • 16 oz. Ott's Vidalia Onion Dressing
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • Preparation

    Season and grill the chicken breast (whole boned or tenderloin can be used). Set aside to cool then cut into bite-sized pieces.

    Prepare the pasta as directed on the package. Drain, put in a large bowl and pour 1/2 bottle of Ott's Vidalia Onion Dressing and stir well to coat the warm pasta. Set aside.

    Peel, seed and cut cucumbers into bite-sized slices. Wash and cut the grape tomatoes into fourths. Drain the can of black olives and cut into halves.

    Add cut up chicken, tomatoes, black olives, and cucumbers. Pour on the rest of the salad dressing; add the Creole Seasoning and black pepper.

    Mix well put in a covered bowl and chill.

    Makes 14 cups of salad.

    recipe source Otts

    Creamy Stove Top Mac N Cheese

  • 4 cups uncooked medium elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 1/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and set aside. While pasta cooks, place flour, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan. Add milk, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Drop cream cheese by teaspoonfuls into milk mixture; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes or until thick and cream cheese melts, stirring occasionally. Stir in mustard, Worcestershire, and garlic; simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add cheddar cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Combine pasta and cheese sauce in a large bowl; toss well.

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

    2 1/4 cups cake flour
    2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 1/4 cups sugar
    About 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
    1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    2 large eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2/3 cup milk

    Peanut butter filling:
    3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
    8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
    1 cup powdered sugar
    1/4 cup milk


  • Fudge Frosting
  • 2 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, quartered
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts

  •  Preheat oven to 350°. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and peanut butter until creamy. Crack eggs into a small dish (do not beat) and add vanilla. Add eggs to the butter mixture 1 at a time, scraping down the inside of the bowl as needed. Beat in flour mixture and milk in alternating batches, starting and ending with the flour and making sure each addition is fully incorporated before adding the next. Butter and flour 2 round 9-in. cake pans. Divide batter evenly between pans. 3. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool cakes 5 minutes. Invert onto a rack, remove pans, and let cool to room temperature, at least 40 minutes. 


    Make filling: In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat together peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk until smooth and fluffy. 

     Assemble cake: Dollop 1 tbsp. peanut butter filling onto a cake stand (to hold cake in place). Place 1 cake layer on stand. Spread with remaining peanut butter filling. Top with second layer. Starting with the top, then working down the sides, frost cake with fudge frosting. Decorate the top edge with candy pieces and peanuts.

    recipe source : my recipes

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    Tebow Has Earned A Starting Spot

    Yes, that is right we will see Tebow next year I happen to like Tebow because he is such a great role model for the kids when there are not a whole lot of those left. So yes Tebow will be back next year and he will be in a starting position

    Celebrate MLK Day with a catchy tune

    Sunday, January 15, 2012

    Sunday Stealing

    21. Did you go to your high school prom?

    well I did not make it to the prom but the after prom party

    22. Perfect time to wake up?

    I would say around 9 a.m

    23. Perfect time to go to bed?


    24. Do you use your queen right away in chess?

    don't play chess so I would have to say but I think you try to save her

    25. Ever been in a car accident?

    yes a couple of them not any real serious

    26. Closer to mom or dad…or neither?

    well I was closest to my dad , friends with my mom

    27. What age is this exciting life over for you?

    I don't think it will be over til my very last breath at whatever age that takes

    28. What decade during the 20th century would you have chosen to be a teenager?
    wow like the 1950s or 60s

    29. Favorite shoes you have EVER owned?
    slip ons that I wore til I could not wear any more

    30. Do you have an article of clothing you have had since you were in high school?
    hs was so like 25 years ago I would be surprised but perhaps a tee or two

    31. Were you in track and field?

    32. Were you ever in a school talent show?

    33. Have you ever written in a library book?
    no there was stiff penalties against this

    34. Allergic to?
    poisin ivy and many weeds found in the nature

    35. Favorite fruit?

    love many but bananas may be the fav