Chocolate Turtle Cake

Chocolate Turtle Cake

Chocolate Turtle Cake is everything you'd hoped it'd be when you read the title!!  Chocolate, Pecans, and Caramel... how can it be anything but delicious :)     We enjoyed this Chocolate Turtle Cake for Abbies 13th birthday party last Sunday... she loved it and so did all the rest of us!  Chocolate Turtle Cake will be a favorite of yours too!! 5.0 from 1 reviews … [Read more...]

Chat with Ruthie… Summer Chore Charts

Summer Chore Chart

Chat with Ruthie... Summer Chore Charts   Another summer is upon us and you maybe excited OR just a little afraid wondering how to keep things a little less than a circus at home with all the kiddos under foot!!  I've been there... My answer to this yearly dilemma.... Summer Chore Charts!!  YEP, even the sound of them makes me smile!  Why?  Cuz, I don't have to be the nagging … [Read more...]

BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken I received so many compliments on this easy dish last Sunday when we had our family over for yet another birthday celebration :)     We ate our BBQ Chicken with corn on the cob, watermelon, and green salad!  AND who knew such an amazing tasting dish could be that easy!! You'll LOVE it. * If you follow my blog... you'll notice that I'm cutting down on the step by … [Read more...]

How our garden grows (week 6)

Spinach and other greens ready to harvest!!

How our garden grows   Week 6   Our garden is mostly planted and off to a fabulous start!  We want to share a few planting tips with you, show you how to trellis tomatoes, and let ya have a look at  how our garden is growing :)   We talked about "hardening off" your plants when you bring them home from the green house or if you start them from seeds, they … [Read more...]

What’s Cooking in your kitchen (week 6)

black bean hummus wrap

What’s Cooking in your kitchen   Weekly Dinner Menu   Sometimes we all need a little help figuring out what to make for dinner!  What’s Cooking… in your kitchen, is a dinner menu plan that will help take the guess work out of dinner!    Week 6   Monday:  This french toast bake is delicious any day of the year... Celebrate Memorial Day with a … [Read more...]

DIY flower pots

DIY flower pots

DIY flower pots with this 3 day weekend upon us, I thought it'd be fun to show you some of my flower pots and give ya a few tips on how to build your own! The pots that sit in the front of our house are pretty much always in the shade except for a little bit of early morning light.  It's important to notice what kind of light exposure your potted plants will have... if they're … [Read more...]

Chat with Ruthie… Seasons

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  I've been thinking a lot about the Seasons of  life lately... for one thing they go too fast!  AND the next thing is you hardly recognize that one is shifting into the next, until it's shifted.  I have this sign that I bought lots of years ago and  I love it so much...  it's a constant reminder, as it hangs on my kitchen wall, that I need to embrace each season. The … [Read more...]

Picnic Perfect Potato Salad

Picnic Perfect Potato Salad

Picnic Perfect Potato Salad is not your "run-of-the-mill" potato salad!  NOPE!  It's Waaayy better than that :) Let's just say it's a skinnier and yummier version of a Potato Salad... AND who doesn't LOVE that?!?!?  It's got flavor you won't believe and still has all that creamy deliciousness!   Today, I'm joining up with some fellow bloggers to be part of a "Progressive … [Read more...]

Gram’s Famous Barbecues

Gram's Famous Barbeques

Gram's Famous Barbecues are the perfect combination of sweet and sour with a hint of dill!  Yummo :) AND the best part of these barbecue sandwiches is you use leftover meat!  YEP, you heard me right!! Never know what to do with the leftover hamburgers all grilled up from last Saturday?  or the Roast that didn't all get eaten on Sunday?  This is the answer to that dry meat … [Read more...]

How our garden grows (week 5)

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How our garden grows   Week 5 This past week we've been working on getting our watering system up and running AND also making some Vegetable Trellises for some of our plants to grow on!  We'll show how we made each of these this week :) Watering System: In our area we have secondary water which is basically river water piped to each house.  It's great to have plenty of … [Read more...]

What’s Cooking in your kitchen (week 5)

Brisket and Rosemary New Potatoes

What’s Cooking in your kitchen   Weekly Dinner Menu   Sometimes we all need a little help figuring out what to make for dinner!  What’s Cooking… in your kitchen, is a dinner menu plan that will help take the guess work out of dinner!    Week 5   Monday:  These Fajitas are just amazing!!  You'll LOVE them! Lime Chicken Fajitas Tuesday:  A … [Read more...]

Texas Baked Beans

Texas Baked Beans

Texas Baked Beans  belong right up there with pulled pork and bar-b-que sandwiches!!   How do ya have a proper BBQ without this famous side dish?  Well... ya don't!! That's why I'm fixin' to share this family favorite Texas Baked Beans recipe (for a good 15 years) with y'all :)   I picked this Texas Baked Beans recipe up when I lived there quite a while ago!  A … [Read more...]