Monday, December 31, 2012


2012 - Where has it gone?
I could sit here and reminisce about days gone by, but that
would take too much time. Besides, I am not so sure I want to
rehash some of those days. So instead I will just thank God for
getting me through another year, fairly healthy, loved and blessed.
Now onto a new that I pray will be filled with
love, happiness, good health and positive energy!
As I read back over that last statement, I realize that I am
responsible to make all of these things happen.
I am responsible for what will be written in my book.
I WILL make it a good one!
Wishing all of you a blessed New Year.


Banana-Brownie Pie

1/4 c. Butter

3 oz. Cream Cheese

1 1/2 c. Powdered Sugar, sifted

1/4 c. Heavy Whipping Cream

1/2 tsp. Vanilla

3 Bananas, sliced

1 (6 oz.) can Pineapple Juice

4 Brownies
Cut into 1 in. pieces

1 Baked Pie Crust

1/2 c. Chocolate-Toffee Bits or Chopped Pecans

Whipped Cream, for garnish

Beat butter and cream cheese together until creamy; gradually add powdered sugar alternately with whipping cream.  Stir in the vanilla.  Set this filling aside.

Toss banana sliced in pineapple juice; drain.  Pat sliced dry with paper towels.
Spoon half the filling into baked pie shell. 
Arrange banana slices on filling.
Add the cut up brownies around on the bananas.
Top with remaining filling.

Top with fluffy whipped cream and add chocolate-toffee bits or pecans.

Refrigerate until serving.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday Morning and Cornflake Blobs

Good morning folks! It's a beautiful Sunday morning...beautiful blue skies with billowing white clouds, a nice breeze blowing, a nice hot cup of coffee, Christmas tree sparkling...and quiet! We are strange creatures aren't we? Sometimes I love just listening to the "quiet" and other times, I can sit back and bask in the noise of laughter and talking of loved ones! Well today is one of those "quiet" days. And I will enjoy it while I can.

The tree and mantle is decorated (thanks to Addie) and there are bunches of presents under the tree (thanks to me). I would love to decorate every room in the house but when it comes to taking it all down after the holidays, I am so glad we didn't decorate every room in the house! Might have to do the bathrooms tho....yep I think we will. I bought these adorable little birdies at KMart and wish I had gotten a couple more. Aren't they so cute?

I am definitely not the decorator in the family, my sisters have that talent. Thank goodness I have Addie who picked up some of that talent. It may be simple but it works for us!

What about you? Do you have a certain theme that you go with each year or do you change it up?

There are so many awesome recipes I want to share with all of you this month, so be on the lookout for a bunch of blogs! 

A friend of mine sent me this recipe. I haven't made it yet but I plan to really soon. It looks SO good and so simple! She calls it Welfare Cookies but this blog called it Holycraptheseareamazing cookies! Call them whatever you want...I call them YUMMY!

Holycraptheseareamazing Cookies 

(Makes about 3 dozen cookies)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 jar (18 oz ounce) peanut butter, crunchy or smooth (I like creamy.)
  • 6 cups corn flakes
  • 3 oz good quality chocolate of your choice

  1. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and stir until the mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat and stir in the whole jar of peanut butter. Mix well.
  2. Add corn flakes to a large bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over corn flakes and mix well, taking care to coat all of the corn flakes.
  3. With a tablespoon or cookie scoop, scoop out and form into 1-2 inch balls, depending on your preference, and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
  4. Put the chocolate in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  5. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies.
  6. When cooled, eat these cookies with reckless abandon.