Category Archive: Extras

Dec 29

The Gathering Spot #133

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. I have spent most of mine in bed sick, ugh! The good news is that it’s on the way out. We are starting to feel human again. This week’s featured post is from Joy @ Yesterfood. …

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Dec 29

New Year New Me ~ My Goals for 2015!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HappyNewMe #CollectiveBias Here we are again, getting ready to start another New Year.  I am really excited about 2015. It’s going to be a great year. My lucky number is 5 and 2015 is my 55 year on this …

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Dec 27

Sliced Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Vinaigrette

I found a recipe using Brussels sprouts and bacon in a Taste of Home Magazine. I made my version of it for the first time on Christmas. I wasn’t planning on posting the recipe until everyone raved how good the salad was. It’s a delicious change of pace from the usual salad greens. I like finding different …

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Dec 23

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Need a quick dinner idea? I love this chicken recipe using corn flakes. It’s easy to put together. The addition of the cheddar cheese makes it extra special. Even my picky little grand kids gobble up this chicken. My favorite part is that it’s so easy to make and it tastes like I really slaved over …

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Dec 22

The Gathering Spot #132

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. The grandkids decorated my tree on Sunday. We cut a tree down from my backyard. It grew on its own a few years ago, so I waited until it was tall enough. The kids loved it. This …

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Dec 22

Easy Banana Bread with a Secret Ingredient

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TasteTheMiracle #CollectiveBias in another bowl. I make banana bread all the time, my mom loved it. She would make it for my dad when we were kids. I’ve used her recipe for years. This year my banana bread …

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Dec 20

20 Holiday Crafts for Kids

20 Holiday Crafts for Kids The kids will be on vacation from school next week. Do you have activities planned to keep the kids busy? If not maybe these will help.Today I am sharing 20 holiday crafts for kids. This is a collection of crafts from several different bloggers. Aren’t they cute? Happy crafting. More …

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Dec 19

White Chocolate Cereal Snack Mix

    As I was making my Cereal Snack Bars for another post I kept eating bites of the granola cereal and I thought to myself, this would be really  good covered in a light coating of white chocolate. So after I finished making the snack bars I made this I delicious and unique snack mix. …

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Dec 19

On the Go Snack Bars #LoveMyCereal

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp If you know me you know I’m always on the go doing something. I get so busy I get forget to eat. Not good. So what I do now is carry snacks with me. I like …

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Dec 16

Oatmeal Pecan M&M Cookies ~#FBCookieSwap 2014!

Finally the day has come to share our recipe and cookies for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014. The Cookie Swap is in support of Cookies for Kids Cancer. I made a version of my famous whole wheat oatmeal cookies. Oatmeal Pecan M&M cookies You’ll need: 3/4 cup butter 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup …

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Dec 15

The Gathering Spot #131

caramel sauce

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We went to my grand daughter’s Winter Carnival. It was filled with bounce house, games and food. So much fun!       This week’s featured post is from Merissa @ Little House Living. She shared Old …

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Dec 14

Creamy Raspberry Crunch Pie

Whew, I thought I would never get this recipe posted! The holidays have been keeping me busy. There was a sale on raspberries this past week and I thought a raspberry pie would make a nice dessert for any holiday party. This pie has just the right amount of sweetness. It’s not to complicated to …

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Dec 14

Celebrate Christmas with a HoneyBaked Ham

I received HoneyBaked Ham product to facilitate this post. I received no further compensation. All opinions are 100% my own. Celebrate Christmas with a #HoneyBakedHoliday Ham  #ad I can hardly believe that Christmas is only days away. I still have a few gifts to buy. How about you? Have you finished your shopping yet? The holidays …

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Dec 08

The Gathering Spot # 130

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I decorated Christmas stockings with my grand kids. Make sure you enter to win this beautiful bracelet made by Katherine at Be Well Gifts. Contest ends at the end of the week.     This week’s featured post is from …

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Dec 08

Recipe for the #Freedom To Be Spontaneous

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone of course. #TheMoodStrikes #CollectiveBias Today I’m posting a recipe, just not my usual type of recipe,  this is a recipe for the freedom to be spontaneous. I know it’s something most people don’t talk about especially at my …

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Dec 01

The Gathering Spot #129

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Mine was very busy, by the end of the day I was exhausted. Have you started your shopping? I have been grabbing lots of great deals. …

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Dec 01

Cyber Monday Support Small Business ~ Be Well Gifts & Giveaway!

I am a small business owner. I like supporting, no I love supporting other small businesses. So today to kick off Cyber Monday I am highlighting one of my very favorite shops. Be Well Gifts on Etsy The owner and creator of Be Well Gifts is my dear blogging friend Katherine form Katherine’s Corner. She …

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Nov 28

Financial Peace of Mind

If you are a regular reader of my blog then you know I am all about having financial peace of mind. I’m already planning what I am going to do next year. I always set a budget for how I spend my money. Who wants to out start the new year with a financial hangover? …

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Nov 21

Pecan Pie

When it comes to pies, I’m a pumpkin lover. Pumpkin pie is a must have at our holiday dinners. Another traditional holiday pie is the Pecan pie. I can honestly say in my 50 some years I have never tasted, let alone made a pecan pie. I decided to ask several people if they liked …

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Nov 20

Thanksgiving Made Simple with #HoneyBakedHoliday & Giveaway!

Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday season. We all have so busy, and with the holidays we get even busier. Thank goodness for my local HoneyBaked Ham store. They make my holiday much less stressful. Who wants  to spend all day in the kitchen when you can be enjoying your family? When I cook, I …

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Nov 17

The Gathering Spot # 127

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I spent my Saturday at a Holiday Event with my Perfectly Posh. It was so much fun. I love getting out and meeting new people.   We also had our first snow of the season last night, …

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Nov 17

Green Beans with Rosemary & Garlic

  On Thanksgiving I like serving fresh green beans. The typical green bean casserole is delicious but can be very high in fat and calories. I also prefer to be able to taste the green beans in the recipe. This is super simple and the flavor it wonderful. I actually learned how to make these when …

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Nov 14

Mini Candy Cheesecakes

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. It took me many years before I would even try cheesecake. Cheese and cake didn’t sound right together. What I was missing! lol.  I love making little mini ones they are so easy anyone can make them. I thought I would melt some candy and make them a …

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Nov 11

Chocolate Banana Bread with Carob Powder

May contain affiliate links. Chocolate banana bread, what’s not to like? I love just about anything with chocolate, add some bananas and it makes it seem a little healthier, right? Oh well…that’s what I tell myself when a eat a big slice for breakfast. Actually in this recipe which I found here. I substituted the …

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Nov 10

The Gathering Spot # 126

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. it’s hard to believe it’s already almost mid november. I love this time of year, getting ready for the holidays. This week’s featured post is from Rebekah @ Making Miracles. She shared a recipe for Orange Garlic Rice. Sounds …

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Nov 08

Sugar & Cinnamon Roasted Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

I am a nibbler. I like to eat small amounts of food all through the day. I try to make the foods I eat healthy, but they need to taste good too. I really like garbanzo beans in my salad. They are even tastier when you oven roast them, It’s easy and you can make …

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