God loves Color 

Not all tree’s are light green. Not all tree’s are dark green. They are dark, light, and everything in between. That is what God’s creation is all about 😀 He loves different color in his creation and different color of people ❤

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Yummy Hummus


Healthy protein! Do you like lemon and garlic? If you do, this will make you happy!ice-day-003


Blend smooth in food processor:

1  16 oz. can of Bush Garbanzos (chick peas) drain and rinse well

1  packet of Bush hummus made easy classic

Blend smooth in a clean food processor, then add to hummus mixture

1 scallion cut up all white and green

1/3 cup fresh parsley

zest of 1 lemon

1/2 juice of 1 lemon

1 or 2 cloves of garlic

1 tbs. of extra virgin olive oil

Blend all together top with a dash of paprika. Eat with pita bread or chips. I also like to eat it with tortilla chips! This is very healthy and good for you! Delicious!



Vallecito Lake

Beautiful breathtaking views! It is located 20 miles north-east of Durango Colorado.

In 2002 over 70,000 acres were burned near the city of Durango. Over 4,000 firefighters helped. Fourteen 18 feet tall carvings were made to help tourism to Vallecito Lake.

We stayed at Lone Wolf Cabins. A great place to enjoy a slower pace of life and get some much needed R&R!! So amazing!!

John’s Pass at Madeira Beach Florida

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A beautiful place to visit!

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Bobbi’s Lasagna

When my sister Bobbi made this lasagna, it took me back in time when my precious mom made it for us.

Bobbi remembered this recipe but put her own twist on it. 🙂 When I took a bite I remembered the lasagna my Mom use to make!!

It was such a delight!!


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I package lasagna noodles (boil 6 min. and rinse with cold water)

2 jars Bartalli sauce ( marinara )

1 lb. lean hamburger (browned)

2 cartons of cottage cheese

2 package of sharp shredded cheddar cheese

1 lg. package of mozzarella cheese

1 cup parmesan cheese


Spray large baking dish, layer with sauce, noodles, meat, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, parmesan cheese, then noodles , sauces ect.

Bake 350 covered 30 min.

Then uncovered for another 30 min.

Eat and enjoy 🙂

Amanda’s Goulosh


2 lbs. hamburger

1 small onion diced

1 can tomato soup

1 can stewed tomatoes with juice; diced up

1/4 cup brown sugar

garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper ( to taste)

3 to 4 cups of cooked elbow noodles


Brown meat with onions. Add the rest of the ingredients except noodles, then simmer for 10 min.

Pour sauce over noodles or mix all together with sauce.

So Delicious!!

When I made this I used only 2 tbs. brown sugar, 1lb. hamburger, 1 tbs. butter, 1 small can of mushrooms, and 3/4 of a lb. box of mini penne pasta.

Beth’s Cherry Pineapple Cobbler

So easy and yummy!!


1 stick of salted butter

1 can crushed pineapple and its juice

1 can cherry pie filling

1 1/2 cups self rising flour

1 cup milk

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 cup sugar


Heat oven at 375*

In a 9 by 13 baking dish put in butter and melt in oven.

In a mixing bowl add flour, sugar; then stir.  Add milk and buttermilk. Stir until well combined.

Take baking dish with melted butter out of oven. Add pineapple and its juice, and spoon on cherry pie filling.

Pour batter over it and swirl together with a butter knife.

Bake for 45 to 50 min. until golden brown.


Sweet and Sour Sauce

This is so much better than buying a bottle at the store!!


1 cup pineapple juice

1/3 cup water

3 tbs. seasoned rice vinegar

1 tbs. ketchup

1 tbs. low sodium soy sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 tbs. corn starch

Put all ingredients in sauce pan, whisk together well. Bring to a slow boil; whisking until thickened. Simmer for 5 minutes. ENJOY, with egg rolls or any Asian dish.

Italian Antipasti

We had a taste of Tuscany, Italy tonight; in my small town of Troy MO.  Spent a lot of my pay check, but it was worth it!!!  I made a tasty antipasti with bruschetta.

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Mix together:

2 tbs. of chopped fresh basil, 1 package, sliced cherry tomatoes 1/2 jar of slices Katamala olives 6 cloves of chopped, brine garlic cloves 1/2 juice of a lemon 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil dash of vinegar, salt, and pepper

Place ingredients on top of a sliced, baked, crispy baguette! 🙂

Top with:

grated Parmesan cheese


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