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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Chocolate Bacon Peanut Bark

Chocolate-Bacon-Peanut BarkMakes 10 to 12 servings, depending on the size of the pieces
8 strips bacon
16 ounces semisweet chocolate (chunks or chips are fine)
1 cup unsalted peanuts
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon, turning several times, until browned and done, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Chop finely.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Add chocolate to a double boiler. If you don’t have one, fill a pan with a couple of inches of water. Place a glass bowl over the pan, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water underneath. Once the water begins to boil, add the chocolate chips. Using a spatula, stir continuously, until smooth and creamy.
  4. Stir in the bacon and peanuts. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet and spread to 3/8-inch thickness. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. The bark should be hard and chilled.
  5. Place bark on a cutting board and cut into pieces — any size or shape you’d like. Serve at about room temperature.

Happy Birthday Hulk Hulgan

Sunday Stealing

1. How long have you been blogging?
been blogging about 5 years now

2. Did you go to college?
yes I have my associates degree
3. Where have you traveled?

nowhere much illinois and surrounding states
4. Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?

none that I know of
5. What are your three biggest pet peeves?

not picking clothes up out of floor
being interrupted when talking
others trying to tell me what to do
6. What is your favorite movie?
fried green tomatoes
7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?

lemonade, water and once in a while soda
8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
blogging, buying at rummage sales and auctions

9. What is your biggest phobia?
heights and water are the top two

10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past?
wow really!!!
11. What day would you love to relive again? Why?
any day that was related to family would be an amazing day to me
12. If your life was turned into a movie… what actor would your best friend think should play you?

sally fields
13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?

secetary , mom and what I do now nursing aide
14. Show us a picture from high school or college.

yeah well those are not here on computer and put up for safe keeping
15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?

I want to see a real life castle and my beloved mountains would be a toss up between the two
16. Where do you see your life 6 and 1/2 years from now?
nearly 50 with more grandbabies and enjoying life
17. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be and why?

wow dont know if I would want to see what more is in this great life of mine but if I had to would choose 25
18. What 5 songs are included on the soundtrack to your life? (You can pick "Middle School", "High School", "College", "Post College" or any format you like.)

I loved her first
smoking in the boys room
any twisted sister song
dont take the girl
the butterfly song

19. Romney picked Paul Ryan to run as his veep. Any thoughts?

keep my comments to myself

20. Your chance: Pick a meme you've done for us to steal. Bud and Judd will visit EVERY post today. Feel free to say, "Bugger off", or anything like that. 

Breakfast Banana Split


  • 1 medium banana, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup assorted fresh fruit: cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes,
    pineapple or other fruits in season
  • 3 to 6 ounces light vanilla yogurt (we use fat-free Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup low fat granola

  • 1. Cut banana in half lengthwise and place in bowl.
    2. Add the fruit to the middle of the banana. Spoon yogurt over the top of the fruit.
    3. Sprinkle granola on top and serve.

    recipe source Del Monte

    Too Much Time On My Hands

    Cheese Steak

    Ribeye Steak (sliced extremely thin)
    Cheese Wiz
    Steak or Hoagie Roll (See our story about Philadelphia’s Famous Amoroso Rolls Below*)
    Vegetable Oil (I use canola oil)

    Put Ribeye Steak in the freezer for about 1-2 hours. When the meat is very cold and slightly firm, slice the meat very, very thin against the grain. Figure on about 4 oz of meat per sandwich. Cook the ribeye on an oiled griddle. If you do not have a griddle, heat about 1 tablespoon oil in a cast iron skillet or non-stick frying pan and cook ribeye. Meat will cook quickly and you will need to saute it around the pan. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Heat the Cheese Wiz in a double broiler or microwave oven. Put the meat into the roll, top with the Wiz and enjoy

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    Friday, August 10, 2012

    Saturday 9

    1. Has you ever done something that you knew was wrong, but because of love or lust, did it anyway?
    well yes I was a wild teen and tried many different things

    2. Do you take longer to dress for a special event?

    yes making sure I look good not just ok

    3. Do you consider yourself a good driver?

    nope if I drive watch out

    4. If you won Powerball, what would be the first thing you spent it on?

    paying off my bills, kids bills and spending it on a great vacation for family

    5. How much of the Olympics have you watched? Why?

    a bit more than others that I talk to
    6. Have you ever changed your appearance because of a random happenstance?

    no not really

    7. Do you consider yourself attractive?

    yes everyone should be able to say yes here if they dont like how they look who ever will
    8. If you started your own religion, what would it be like?

    I am a follower not a leader I choose to follow my Lord Jesus

    9. Have you ever given up too easily in the game of love?
    nope played for the man of my life and won and been together 25+ years

    Aloha Friday : Busy Day

    Aloha Friday, what a busy day this has been for one that is to be full of rest and fun. The great part is I still get to take part in this meme that is hosted by the blog An Island Life. Hello!!! TO all my blogger friends and I hope you get the chance to ask easy questions to fellow bloggers and have the opportunity to visit other blogs and enter easy to give answers in the comment section.

    Today my Aloha Friday blog question is

    What is the one chore around the house that you hate to do.

    Giveaway For the Girls

    Alison is a stay at home mother of 4. She started her business, Tutu Momma, in February of 2011, just after she had her first daughter. She wanted to be able to make her cute hair things and tutus without breaking the bank! She makes hair accessories, tutus, custom shirts, and lots of other girly things. Nearly everything she makes is completely handmade. She is giving away an AWESOME girly prize package, valued at over $100. This giveaway is brought to you by Tutu Momma and Kara's Deals and Steals. I'd like to thank our co-sponsor, Utah Sweet Savings. I'd also like to thank Making of a Mom, Mama's Mission, Parga's Junkyard and Swanky Moms Club for their continued support of this giveaway.

    One lucky winner will get the following prize package (pictured above):
    Petti Skirt Tutu Necklace
    4 boutique bows
    8 shabby rosette character clips (skulls(2), Barbie, Raggedy Anne, Strawberry Shortcake,
    Lala Loopsy, Smurfette, and Cinderella's carriage)
    These items fit 18 months-4T and she can go up to a 5 or 6 in the pettiskirt or tutu. The giveaway will run from August 14-August 28 and is open to the U.S. only. Please enter on the Rafflecopter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review or giveaway. My blog annies home is not responsible for prize shipment.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    Free Blogger Op : Giveaway 5 piece dining set

    Prize: Metropolitan 5 Piece Dining Set, Black Giveaway!

    Open to: Worldwide (residents outside of the US will receive a $180 Walmart Gift Certificate instead.

    The event dates: August 18th - September 2nd

    Bloggers will receive 1 Free Facebook and 1 Free Mom Blog Society Fan Page Link.

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

    Sharing Amazing Taste with Amazing Friends

    Recently I had the opportunity of being sent several seasoning packets from Amazing Taste. The company Amazing Taste is dedicated to the food industry and strives to produce and offer quality seasonings and food products I love to serve my family wonderful tasty recipes and when we host guest I strive to give them a taste that they will love and remember. After recieving a set of 5 seasoning packets including
    • beef
    • poultry
    • malibu
    • burgers
    • pork
    I set out to find the perfect recipes to please my guest and I so wanted to try out the seasoning packets as well. I found delicious recipe ideas on the Amazing Taste website You should check these out oh so yummy. .For my friends I decided to borrow a recipe or two from the website and set out on my own ideas using the recipes as well. What I wanted was a delicious barbq grilled meal to share with my family and friends

    One of the recipes i borrowed from the website was the beef recipe for amazing steaks

    4 steaks 1/2 -3/4 inch thick (6-8 ounces each)


    1 packet Amazing Taste for Beef
    1/4 cup olive oil or butter
    2 Tbsp. soy sauce
    1 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
    2 tsp. coarse black pepper
    Combine marinade ingredients. Place steaks in a shallow pan and add marinade. Pierce steaks with fork. Marinate for at least 15 minutes or for deeper flavor, refrigerate in marinade for several hours. Broil approximately 6 minutes on each side or until desired doneness or grill 5 minutes on each side, basting while cooking. Discard excess marinade.

    What is a barbq without some juicy burgers? Well I had to have me some of those as well and with the amazing seasoning from amazing taste these burgers please everyone.

    Now that you have read this post what do you think ready for some good food? Well, I am just simply wondering what our family will cook up next. We still have several flavors to try out and when we go through these we will head back to Amazing Taste and have to have some more.

    You can purchase tasty amazing taste seasoning on their website also connect with amazing taste on facebook

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    Aloha Friday : Time

    Yes I know it is not friday and yes I know the weekend is here and nearly over but I still wanted to participate in one of my favorite memes. Why my favorite? Well maybe because I love the blog An Island Life where it is hosted and because this is one of the first memes I participated in. I believe though one of the reasons it is my favorite is the interaction between bloggers where simple questions are asked and answered .Since I am late I will get on with my question.

    Are You a Person who is commonly late or on time

    Blogger Op for Girly Giveaway

    This is a giveaway where all mamas of little girls will want to get in on. Tutu Momma and Karas Deals and Steals are teaming up to offer a girly giveaway fit for any little princess. One winner will win this special little prize pack valued at $99 and includes

    petti skirt $22
    tutu $15
    necklace $10
    4 boutique bows $20
    8 shabby character clips $32

    items are made to fit 18 months to 4T and can go up to size 5 or 6 in petti skirt and tutu

    Giveaway starts August 14 and ends August 28 be sure to mark your callendar Open to the U.S. only

    If you are a blogger and would be interested in promoting this giveaway and have at least 1000 face book fans then check out the details here