Monday, April 13, 2015

Christmas Gifts started

Normally I start vanilla right after the first of the year for Christmas gifts but ...... just started it tonight.  I was giving it about every other year and then got to thinking people might not really like it so haven't in 1 or 2 yrs. and have had about 3 people comment so it will be back on the gift list for 2015.  This will make 13---8 oz. bottles.

Saturday Afternoon

We finally got to spend some time outside on Saturday.  Teigan loved it.
We walked down the dirt road a short ways.  She loved going up and down the little bank on the driveway. She would just giggle!

Saturday, April 11, 2015


Guess what Allen and I cut this a.m.!  Will have it for supper maybe with some moral mushrooms my son found yesterday.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Teigans first Easter egg hunt

She was so proud of her bucket of balls!


The stray dog that showed up about a year ago had 6 puppies.  They will be 6 weeks old tom..  She is so good with them. These are spoken for.  We will get her fixed here shortly.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


This was taken on the 22nd but she is 14 months old today.  A couple days Jaymee got to put her hair up like this for several hours but since Sunday she hasn't let her do it.  She won't keep headbands on either and Jaymee makes and sells them and clips.

Philadephia Strawberry Fields No-Bake Cheesecake

This recipe is from a food & family kraft magazine that I get and was in the summer 2008 one.  I made it several times in the past and haven't in awhile so will make it as one of the desserts for Easter.

12 Honey grahams finely crushed to make 2 cups
6 tbsp. margarine melted
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar divided
4 pkgs. (8 ozs each) Neufchatel Cheese (I use cream cheese)
1/2 cup strawberry preserves
2 cups fresh strawberries chopped
1 tub (8 ozs) cool whip lite whipped topping thawed (I use regular)

Mix graham crumbs, margarine and 1/4 cup of sugar, press onto bottom of 13x9 inch pan.  Refrigerate while preparing filling.

Beat Neufchatel cheese (or cream cheese) and 3/4 cup of the sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until well blended.  Add preserves, mix well.  Place strawberries and remaining 2 tbsp. sugar in small bowl, mash with fork.  Stir strawberry mixture and whipped topping into cheese mixture.  Spoon over crust and cover.

Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.  Store in refrigerator.

Makes 16 servings