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.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/desserts/soft-pumpkin-cookies/

 
 

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.

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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!