Jun 292015
 

I updated a few more. Sorry it’s taking so long, but I’m still working on it!

Don’t forget to check out Yumprint. I’m still playing around with it. I don’t think I’ll use all it’s functionality, but I do find it very useful.

I have found a lot of recipes that aren’t filled out correctly, but I’ve also found a great number of yummy things I’m anxious to try.

Sweet Spiced Carrots

Sweet Spiced Carrots

Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken

Puppy Chow

Puppy Chow

Slow Cooker Curried Pork

Curried Pork

Molasses Sugar Cookies

Molasses Cookies

Snack Mix

Snack Mix

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

Cherry Cordial Cookie

Cherry Cordial Cookie

Italian Pork Sandwiches

Italian Pork Sandwiches

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Peanut Clusters

Company Casserole

Company Casserole

Jun 052015
 

I’ve updated some recipes and added pictures to a few recipes. Check out the new look and let me know what you think. Even if you don’t use Yumprint (the save recipe function takes you to Yumprint), printing should be much easier now.

There are a few limitations that I can’t do much about, but I think overall it looks nicer both on the website and on the printed page.

Here are the recipes I’ve updated so far:

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Tortellini and Ham

Tortellini and Ham

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Pralines

Pralines

One Pan Alfredo

One Pan Alfredo

Smokey Sloppy Joes

Smokey Sloppy Joes

Creamy Broccoli Slaw

Creamy Broccoli Slaw

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Strawberry Cookies

Herbed Potatoes

Herbed Potatoes

 

One Pot Goulash

One Pot Goulash

 

Butterscotch Brownies

Butterscotch Brownies

 

French Onion Bread

French Onion Bread

May 282015
 

I’m working on editing all the recipes to a new format that allows immediate printing and saving to Yumprint.com. Yumprint is pretty interesting. I’ve played around with it some. I like how you can organize recipes into cookbooks and I’m excited about the grocery list function. I haven’t used it much, but I plan to. I think it’s worth checking out. It seems pretty useful and you can save recipes from all over the web.

Nov 112013
 

One of the most requested meals in our house is the extremely healthy (not) Company Casserole. I’m usually the Italian lover in the house, so I’ve always been a bit confused, but I guess the cheesy goodness is just too hard to resist.

There was a period of around six months when my daughter was about four that she would hardly eat anything. But you stuck a plate of Company Casserole in front of her, she’d eat it all and ask for more. So, I made it often for some time. It made me feel good to see her scarf  down one of the first recipes I modified myself and it still makes me feel good when my daughter and hubby request it.

I can’t say it’s one of my favorite meals to make, it’s pretty easy and doesn’t leave me with the satisfaction that more difficult recipes do, but the reaction to it is certainly one of my favorites. Loaded with calories, it’s not for the healthy conscience. I don’t make it as often as I used to for that reason. The expanding waist lines have to stop somewhere.

When I do make Company Casserole, it smells and tastes like home. My husband always tells me that’s the love I put in it, but I think it’s the cheese!

CompanyCasserole

 

Company Casserole Recipe – Click here!

The Daily Post – Daily Prompt

Sep 182011
 

And now we’re back to almost all Twitter updates as posts.  I’m slipping…. again.

Actually, a lot has happened.  My daughter graduated from high school and moved on to college.  We moved her into the dorms, but we still see her often since she works near home.  We have brunch on Sunday, which gives us a chance to catch up.  She misses the quiet of home sometimes, but I’m sure she’s enjoying more freedom.

Someone shattered the passenger side window of her car and rifled through her glove box.  Didn’t look like they took anything.  Luckily, she’s smart and didn’t have anything of worth in her car.  She got it fixed and then the door wouldn’t open so she had to take it back.  They didn’t get all the glass out of the door before they put the window back in, but it works now.

I was sick off and on this summer, so I have a lot to catch up on.  Every nook and cranny of the house needs cleaned especially since we’re getting the house ready for a guest in October.  We’ve known her for about 12 years now and this will be the first time we get to meet in person.  I can’t wait!

The yard is a mess, so we’re trying to make it look nice again.  I’m sure our neighbors are thanking us already.  Pulled all the dead sunflowers from under the window and I plan on replacing them with either mums or irises.  I miss my lacy irises.  The plain ol’ yellow ones have pretty much taken over everything.  I think I might be able to get some of the lacy ones from my mom.  I’ll have to ask.

I’m back to putting things up on CafePress and actually added a few products to Zazzle.  Rushing to get the Halloween art and photography up on Zazzle before its entirely too late, so that’s what I’m working on now.  I’ll be posting on that as I get things finished.

I’ve started reading every night again and I’m trying to turn it into a habit.  Even if I only read for 5 minutes, I make myself read every night.  Maybe one of these days I’ll actually finish this huge stack of unread books.  As for writing… I haven’t gotten back into the habit yet, but I write here and there.  I’ll be trying to turn it back into a habit starting in October, with a break for our visiting friend, so hopefully Nano won’t be such a shock to the system.

Speaking of Nano, I think I figured out what I’m going to do this year.  I’m hoping the early decision bodes well for how it will go.  Gives me plenty of time to think about where I want the story to go and to get a little research done.  I think I’m starting to get a little excited about it.

Last year, I said I was going to post time-saving meals for Nano and didn’t get around to it.  This year, I’ll link to some recipes posted on the Community Cookbook and try to get some more posted before Nano arrives.  I’ll probably repost the Nano tips from last year, too.

Enough babbling… back to work for me!

Currently reading:

Jul 012011
 

Yummy food from the Community Cookbook!

Tres Leches Cake

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Tortilla Soup

Seafood Fettucini

Best Rum Cake Ever!!

Australian Cheesecake

Crockpot Beefy Macaroni and Cheese with Veggies

Figasa – Italian Peasant Bread

Chocolate Cream Cheese Dessert

Latkes

More yummy stuff to come. July is drink month so lots of cool, refreshing drinks are coming. A couple of adult drinks mixed in there, too. Hope to see a few of you sign up and share your recipes as well.

Jun 132011
 

Apparently, I decided I didn’t have enough to do, so I needed a few more websites. I recently re-launched Crescent Moon Haberdashery as a blog to showcase my CafePress store. I’ve been selling products with photography, artwork, and graphic work on CafePress for years and will soon be trying my hand at Zazzle as well. Crescent Moon Haberdashery is also featuring some beautiful jewelry from Aether Designs.

My mother and I have looked for a way to share recipes and finally decided, after searching for and not finding a solution we liked, that we might as well share them with everyone. Thus, I launched Community Cookbook a few weeks ago. It’s still a work in progress, but hopefully I’ll get the bugs ironed out. I went for an actual community setting and it isn’t working quite the way I would like it to. The name might change, but Community Cookbook works for now. We have a couple of recipes up with many more to come in the future.

After I feel like I have Crescent Moon Haberdashery and Community Cookbook well underway and help Jane with The Diary of Jane, I’m going to re-launch Macabre Manor. Macabre Manor has needed a lot of work for a long time and I hate to go the blog route with it, but I don’t think I’ll ever get anything done with it if I don’t turn it into a blog. Hand editing pages is so 1990’s, right? I’m still unsure I can make it do what I want, but I’m going to try. I can never make Macabre Manor what it once was, but I can do something with it… when I figure out exactly what that is, I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, this site will become my master feed as it were and my writing blog. I’ll be cross-posting things here from the other sites for the time being, except for the cooking site that is. I might make a post with recipes that have posted for the week, but I’m not going to post all the recipes both places. If cross-posting everything stops making sense or becomes too much, I’ll stop, but for now almost everything I do will still be on this blog. Why? For people who want everything but don’t want to visit tons of sites to get it.

As for the podcast, I gave up on it a long time ago. I wanted to podcast, but the more I tried the more I figured out that I didn’t really have anything to talk about. Maybe some day.

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