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Month: April 2016

Friday Happy Hour

Friday Happy Hour

  Sure. . . . . when you’ve been at the office all day and then head for a cold one it’s Happy Hour.  When you’re at home all day and decide to chill with a glass of wine, it’s just the Crazy Lady hitting the bottle again! Have a fun Happy Hour and a great weekend!  

Corn Mini-Muffins

Corn Mini-Muffins

  These are delicious.  Just the right amount of sweet from the honey and they actually have corn in them!  Make them to go with your dinner, your barbecue, your salad or just to snack on.  I like the mini-muffin size because I’m pretty sure they don’t have calories in them. . . . . just like broken cookies don’t have calories!  Seriously, people will try a mini-muffin with their meal when a regular muffin looks like too much.  They…

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Sunday Funday!

Sunday Funday!

  What a beautiful day in the Florida Keys!  This first picture is at the Islamorada Sandbar near the Post Card Inn (Holiday Isle for those of you who’ve been around a while. . . . . !).   On a beautiful weekend there are hundreds of boats anchored here.  Today we didn’t anchor but it’s always a fun place!  The second picture is looking out into the Atlantic Ocean with a sailboat in the distance. No cooking today!  We’ll pick up dinner tonight…

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Egg Muffins

Egg Muffins

It’s a beautiful day in Paradise.  I really enjoy having my first cup of coffee on my back porch. What I don’t love is having to cook in the morning when I’m half awake and really just want to sit and drink my coffee.  And I have a husband who, unlike me, is hungry as soon as his feet hit the floor.   The solution:   Egg muffins!  You can make them when you have time – keep them in the refrigerator or freezer and…

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Barbecue Pork for the Weekend

Barbecue Pork for the Weekend

  We all need an easy delicious weekend or party food and everyone seems to love barbecue pork!  You won’t believe what tasty pork you will have from this extremely easy recipe. I’ve cooked barbecue pork from pork tenderloin and I’ve also used pork roast (shoulder or butt).  They are equally delicious.  The roast is a more fatty cut but the fat pretty much melts away and is poured out with the liquid.   The roast is a bit easier to pull.  You can always make chopped pork from…

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It’s a Tiki Hut kind-of-day. . . . . . with a great chicken salad

It’s a Tiki Hut kind-of-day. . . . . . with a great chicken salad

Okay, just telling you that I have a tiki hut is fun.  Do you ever hear the words “tiki hut” used in a sentence that isn’t fun?!?   This is one of my favorite places is in my backyard, under the tiki hut. Today I decided to bring lunch down here for us.  I’ve got a delicious chicken salad recipe to share with you that we enjoyed today. . . . and yesterday too.  It keeps pretty well for about 2-3 days so it’s…

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Sunday at the Beach

Sunday at the Beach

As much as I love to spend time in the kitchen, it was just too beautiful today to be inside!  My husband Lat and I went for a walk on the beach in Juno Beach and it was wonderful!  We love this beach and come here often.  Hard, packed sand to walk on, people having fun and dogs all over the beach!  At one time we saw six Golden Retrievers playing together in the surf!    I have a huge soft spot for Golden Retrievers.  We lost…

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Crunchy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Crunchy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

I like being in the kitchen.  It’s calming to me.  When I was growing up, baking was almost like a reward that we were able to do once we had completed our Saturday cleaning and chores.  It was always fun and those are wonderful memories for me. Tonight I wanted to bake cookies.  I needed a calming evening. I have seen variations of this recipe all over the internet, and in “homemade” cookbooks that I own so I can’t really give anyone credit…

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I just can’t throw away those overripe bananas. . . . . . best banana bread ever!

I just can’t throw away those overripe bananas. . . . . . best banana bread ever!

Last night I met two of my sons and my oldest son’s girlfriend for dinner at a lovely downtown St. Pete restaurant.  We had a delicious meal under the stars on a beautiful night!  The only way it could have gotten any better would be to have my youngest son and my husband join us.  It was really a wonderful night and I thoroughly enjoyed being with them!  Isn’t it wonderful to enjoy your adult children? I can’t seem to visit…

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