Saturday, October 29, 2011


Is this not perfect Halloween/bonfire weather??? Its nice and cool but a bit windy here, but that's okay because the sun is shining! Do you have any special Halloween plans? I really miss those days when my little ones got all dressed up and were so excited to walk the neighborhood calling out "trick or treat". Then they would come home and dump out their goodies on the floor to see what they had and of course dig into a few treats! And yes, Mom would dig in to! Had to make sure it was good ya know?
This year our sweet little grandson will be celebrating his first Halloween. He will be dressing up as a monster and his costume is adorable! I wonder if he has any idea how much he is loved?
Here is a picture of our family of pumpkins in our front yard, aren't they adorable? I ordered it from and thought they were just too cute.

Have a wonderful weekend and a fun Halloween!

Who doesn't love caramel apples????
Here is a great recipe for
Caramel Apple Nachos!!
Yep you read it right, NACHOS!

Super simple and super yummy!

Apple Nachos

4 large Granny Smith apples, sliced
35 large marshmallows
1/4 cup butter
35 caramels
1 Tbsp evaporated milk (or half and half)
1/4 cup peanuts
1/4 cup mini semi-sweet morsels
2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
Slice apples and arrange on platter.

In saucepan, melt marshmallows and butter until creamy.
Set aside.

In microwave dish, melt caramels with milk
(cooking in 30 second intervals, and stirring).
Set aside.

Pour marshmallow cream over apple slices, followed by caramel sauce.
Drizzle chocolate syrup and sprinkle with peanuts and
mini chocolate morsels.
Serve immediately and enjoy!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


What a beautiful day it is!!! It's much too nice to be indoors and as soon as I finish typing this, I am heading out with the sunroof open, just cruising along!
So, what do you think about the new blog design? Not super sure that I like it, but it gave me so much trouble to install that it is staying put...for now!
Here is an awesome recipe that I borrowed from


Start with 2 tubes of refrigerated crescent rolls.
Roll each crescent roll out and cut lengthwise in 2.
This recipe will make 32 mini pumpkin pies.
Each crescent roll will get a heaping tablespoon of the pumpkin pie filling:

1/2 block of cream cheese
1 cup of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
3 T sugar

Beat together until fluffy and creamy.

Mix together 4 T sugar and 1 T pumpkin pie spice and roll each pumpkin pie crescent in it!
Bake at 375* for 15-18 minutes.
These little goodies are so good and simple and quick to make!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Jinxed, Lost, Betrayed and Cinnamon Rolls!

Okay so here's the deal. Since the beginning of football season, my desktop wallpaper @ work has been the New Orleans Saint's football schedule because, well because I LOVE the Saints. The girls at work know how much I love changing my desktop background but I simply couldn't make myself change this one....

Well, Friday I thought, oh I will just change it for Halloween then after I will put this one back up. SO I did....O M G they all yelled at me saying "that's it, you jinxed the Saints now" and "if they lose Sunday, don't even come back to work Monday". I laughed (just a little because I wondered, maybe I did jinx them) and said you guys are crazy! WELL....1. The Saint's lost....2 Sean Payton was injured on the sideline and had to have surgery...AND....3 I found out today that Paul McDonald got married yesterday! You know Paul McDonald from American Idol's last season right? WHAT? You don't know Paul McDonald???? he he not a cutie??

Yes...he got married and I was not even invited to the wedding! But that's okay Paul, honey, I forgive you since it was a small wedding, I totally understand (NOT).

SO needless to say, guess who changed their desktop background today? guessed it, I did....and NO it's not a picture of Paul (he betrayed me).

Its back to the New Orleans Saints background....

Lord I hope next weekend is a better one!!!!

And now for a recipe for you guys...who doesn't love Cinnamon Rolls? These are amazing and makes an excellent breakfast or brunch treat....enjoy!


2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts
1 (12.4-oz.) can Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls with Icing

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Using 1 tablespoon of the butter, butter 9-inch pie pan. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the mixture over buttered pan. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of the nuts over sugar mixture.
  • Separate dough into 8 rolls; cut each into quarters. Place half of pieces evenly over nuts; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the sugar mixture. Dot with remaining tablespoon butter; top with remaining roll pieces and sugar mixture.
  • Bake at 375°F. for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle icing over rolls; sprinkle with remaining nuts. Cut into wedges. Serve warm.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Today is my Friday and I am SO happy about that! Love those 3 day weekends. The weather has been perfect and life is good! How's that for a happy rant? Oh sure, there is lots to complain about but I prefer to focus on the positive....what about you?
This week we celebrated 36 years of marriage. WOW 36 years...that is my entire adult life! I can remember the day we got married just like it was yesterday! It was the wedding fiasco to end all wedding fiasco's! of our groomsman was still drunk from the night before and almost passed out on the altar. As we arrive at the church, someone mentions that the cake STILL had not arrived at the reception hall...they all assured me it would be fine and it was, the cake was there when we arrived!! Ahhhh but the saga of the cake continues! Our best man, RJ, was trying to open the champagne for the toast...well the cork broke in the bottle so as he is trying to get it out, the neck of the bottle cracks and slices his guessed it...blood splattered ALL over...yes on the cake too! SO we could not drink the champagne, and had to throw away half of the cake!!! He had to go to the ER for stitches so he is not in a bunch of our pictures!!Thankfully, the rest of the reception went well. UNTIL...on the way home, we followed my in-laws because my father-in-law had a little (too much) to we are following them, they pull over, you guessed it, he had to barf! WELL as he did, he lost his dentures in a ditch full of muddy water. My hubby had to get IN the ditch IN his tux to fish for his Dad's dentures! Luckily he found them and saved the day, sort of! No he did not put the dentures back in his mouth right then, he waited until he got home and soaked them...ewww~! And that my friends, was our wedding day, in a nutshell. We look back on it and have some great laughs about it but as it was unfolding before our eyes, it wasn't so funny!
Here we are on that happy day 36 years ago....

Don't ya just dig those velvet lapels??? And that bow tie...OH MY ! Ahhh good times!

And this is what was delivered to my office on Tuesday....

Aren't they gorgeous? OH and they smell wonderful! Thank you Rene''s to 36 more!