Monthly Archives: December 2010

Cookie Dough In The Middle

So you’ve probably heard of Annie The Baker.   If you love cookie dough more than you love the cookie I am sure you have. Annie created a cookie that is truly for the cookie dough lover.  And I am one … Continue reading

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We Three Meats

When trying to plan the menu for a big party I knew I wanted to do something in my crock pot.  I searched for recipes, but in the end just came up with my own.  I think this was a … Continue reading

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My Shar-pei Scrapbook

I had so much fun putting this scrapbook together of our favorite furry friends Ripley & Journey.  This is going to be a keepsake that we will treasure forever and always. I gave this scrapbook to my husband for Christmas.  Of course … Continue reading

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Christmas Recap Part II

Fa la la la la, la la la la! Are you sick of Christmas carols yet? We played some fun games on Christmas Eve with our family.  We sang the 12 days of Christmas, played Christmas carols with bells (that … Continue reading

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Christmas Recap Part I

What a wonderful white Christmas we had at home.  Truly a down home country Christmas filled with family, fun and food. Lotsa good food! A few pics above from my parents house.  It’s like a cabin in the woods 🙂  … Continue reading

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Industrial Jewelry

So, a few months ago, on tv, I saw someone making industrial jewelry.  I don’t remember what show it was on or who was making it (it doesn’t matter) and I thought it was so cool!  I also thought to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the King!

Merry Christmas! I wish your holiday to be merry and bright! Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends. 🙂 Yep, that’s my Journey with her nose in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Eve Jesus!

I love Christmas Eve!  Because it is the day that the whole side of my mom’s family gathers at my parents house for a big celebration!  A warm comforting meal, an array of sweet desserts, a pile of bingo gifts … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mint Bliss

Ok.  I know what you may be thinking.  More mint.  Another post on something minty from Amy. Why yes it is!  Mint is a flavor of the season.  Smoothe, creamy, minty enjoyment between two salty pretzel rounds, covered in dark … Continue reading

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Plethora of Party Pretzels and Chocolate JENGA (Turtle Pretzel Bites & Mint Discs)

All my party people pretzels!!!    Where my party people at? We had a wonderful party on Sunday with lots of friends, fun and festive yummy food! Pretzel rods, coated in chocolate and decorated however you want.  So easy to make … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice and Bah Humbug!

Sunday was our big holiday party hosted by moi and the mister.  And these strikingly brilliant red cupcakes made it on to my holiday party menu.  I just used a box of red velvet cake mix and swirled on the … Continue reading

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Scent Sicles

Wowzer, have you seen these? Scent Sicles One of the great inventions of the season! Why didn’t I know about these sooner? Hang these fragrant sticks on your tree to boost it’s smell! Artificial Christmas trees may be convenient and … Continue reading

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Sinful Sausage Cheese Toasts

These little sausage cheese toasts have become a staple in our family.   Seems at almost every family gathering these are brought out to munch on.  And they go fast! These are very simple to make.  4 ingredients.  And the … Continue reading

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Cookie Exchange Part III

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without some cookies.  Whether it’s a midnight snack for Santa or a sweet delight shared between friends and family, everyone loves cookies! A cookie exchange is a way to taste and receive a variety of … Continue reading

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Cookie Exchange Part II

Get ready to indulge… I’ve got some sugar and spice and everything nice to make your holiday extra sweet! Recently I attended a cookie exchange at my friend Heather’s house.  What a lovely and cozy time it was.  I even … Continue reading

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National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day

Today just might be my favorite day of the year 🙂 It’s National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day! Things I like dipped in chocolate: strawberries marshmallows rice krispie treats pound cake brownies cookie dough oreos cheerios pretzels chex sunflower seeds peanuts raisins … Continue reading

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Cookie Exchange Part I

Socializing and the panorama of special holiday sweets are two of the best things about the holiday season! So it’s it doesn’t come as a  surprise that an event that features both are much anticipated special occasions! Getting together to exchange homemade Christmas … Continue reading

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Sunny Scottsdale

I’m back in the frigid and snowy midwest after a fun-filled mini vacation to Scottsdale Arizona! It is freezing here.  Snow.  Ice.  Wind.  Low wind chill.  And it makes me have ice in my veins.  Not good.  So thankful that … Continue reading

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Christmas Tour of Homes

Today over at Kelly’s Korner she is showcasing Christmas Tour of Homes and I wanted to join in! I love when Christmas decorations are up!  Especially sparkly white lights on the tree and mantle! I love this time of year when my … Continue reading

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Bangin Banoffee Pie

Can you pronouce BANOFFEE? I couldn’t either when I first saw it on the menu when we went out to eat.  And then I read the description of this scrumptious dessert and I realized what it was comprised of.  Two words.  Banana and … Continue reading

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11 December, 2010 20:29

A gorgeous sunset over the Sonoran Desert! 77 degrees today and 81 tomorrow! It’s better than the snow predicted at home~ ~Amy

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Friendly Holiday Goodie Gifts

As you can tell I have been posting many little bite-size snacks and dessert treats lately.  And that’s becauseI love to indulge in them 🙂 But also because I made up treat tins for my close neighbors and friends.  Here … Continue reading

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10 December, 2010 14:18

There are worst ways to spend your day~~Soaking in this warmth and sunshine in Paradise Valley! Have a wonderful weekend! Amy

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Desert not Dessert

Looking forward to arriving in the desert soon!  I don’t care if it’s dry there.  In fact I am happy it will be dry.  Because there is powdered sugar sprinkled all over the grounds at home! Love the cactus and … Continue reading

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Handmade Vintage Holiday Cards

Vintage Christmas Cards that I made! Recently my Mom and I took a vintage card making class at Archiver’s.  For those of you not familiar with Archiver’s, it is a large scrapbooking store.  This was my Mom’s first class to … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Crunch Poppers

This recipe is for all my fellow peanut butter lovers out there! Peanut Butter Crunch Poppers 1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese 1 package of Nutter Butter cookies 1 1/2 c. peanut butter 1 pkg waffle shaped mini pretzels 1 … Continue reading

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Motherlode Pretzel Stix

These pretzel stix are full of fun flavors!  Savory and sweet.  Butterscotch, walnuts, toffee bits and mini semi sweet chocolate chips cling themselves to the ooey gooey caramel that the pretzel is dunked in.  Fun huh?! Motherlode Pretzel Stix 1 pkg. honey wheat … Continue reading

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Peppermint Oreo Balls

A great flavor combination this holiday season are the flavors of Oreo’s and peppermint! Christmas candy is a tradition in many households and the Christmas candy ball made with Oreo cookies and cream cheese is a new favorite of mine to … Continue reading

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~Santa Salsa HoHoHo~

Santa Salsa.  Sounds intriguing doesn’t it!? I’ve made homemade salsa several times before, but never with tomatillos.  Tomatillos are small, green and covered with a paper like husk.  And they are sticky.  This salsa recipe really is pretty easy.  Especially … Continue reading

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Show Us Your Life – Entry Ways/Foyers

Yesterday over at Kelly’s Korner her post focused on “Show Us Your Life -Entry Ways/Foyers.”  I just love to see how other people decorate their homes and her idea fits right in.  I enjoy looking at design photos, watching design shows and shopping around for … Continue reading

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