Petunia Bloom


Thanksgiving November 29, 2010

Filed under: Family,Holiday,House,Noemmy,Sophie — 3:50 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

I’m thinking I should just use the above picture as my Christmas picture!


My adorable sister, my two poodles, and my mom’s poodle

Filed under: Family,Holiday,House,Sophie,Travel — 3:41 pm


Poodles from right to left:  Sophie (my poodle), Chloe (my mom’s poodle – Sophie’s sister),
and Noemmy (our newest poodle who is a red head!!)


Pumpkin Cookies November 23, 2010

Filed under: Food,Holiday,Recipe — 1:35 pm

I made these pumpkin cookies last week. It is a good recipe, but the cookies were way too sweet. If I make them again, I will cut the sugar in half.


Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin….. November 17, 2010

Filed under: Holiday,Recipe — 5:12 pm

As soon as fall rolls around, I start eating massive amounts of pumpkin.  Here is one of my go-to pumpkin recipes that my mom used to make while I was growing up:

Buy a couple of cans of pumpkin—100% organic pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix), follow the directions on the can for pumpkin pie, put it in a casserole dish rather than a crust, bake 450 for 25 minutes, and then turn the oven down to 350 for 75 minutes longer, or until a knife comes out clean. It all depends on how much you put in the casserole dish as to how long it takes to get done.  I like mine brown on the top.

I never use the full amount of sugar.  Just depends on how much you want to cut calories.   Sometimes I use egg beaters rather than whole eggs too.

The last time I made it, here is how I made it:

2 cans pumpkin
1 can milk (just pour the milk into the emptied pumpkin cans to measure)
1 can evaporated milk (Sweeten Condensed milk for a more decadent treat)
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp.+ cinnamon (I always used several shakes – I like a lot)
2 tsp.+ pumpkin pie spice (I always used several shakes – I like a lot)
3-4 eggs

Serve with cool whip.

You really can’t mess it up. I make it different every time and it is always good.

Note – Another way to make your house smell the same way is to shake pumpkin pie spice and/or cinnamon onto a sheet of foil and put it in your oven at 200 degrees for 30-45 mins.

Stayed tuned for more pumpkin recipes!!


Our Christmas Present February 3, 2009

Filed under: Family,Food,Holiday,House,Household — 7:00 am

For Christmas we got a Traeger grill!!  It is a pellet grill that:  Smokes, Barbecues, Grills, and Bakes.  My parents have had one for years and love it.  We got a Junior size so it will fit on our small porch.


Here are the pellets.  The cool thing is, you can buy different types of pellets to go in your grill to give your food a slightly different taste.

The Traeger dealer here in Tulsa (Hanlon’s Fireplace and Patio), has Traeger grills in the shape of a giant pink pig and a black charing bull.  They are hilarous!