Sunday, December 26, 2010

~One Snowy Day in North Carolina~

I took this earlier this morning while driving around in the snow with my hubby...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

You Ask --- Biscotti from a Box... I say YES!

How to make easy Chocolate Nut Biscotti from a cake mix

Chocolate Nut Biscotti
Chocolate Nut Biscotti

Biscotti is a wonderful Italian twice baked cookie treat that is a perfect mid morning snack. By adding just a few simple ingredients to a cake mix you can make an easy, delicious Biscotti and unlike some Biscotti recipes this delightful treat will not break your teeth! Try using hazelnuts, almonds or macadamia nuts in this recipe.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy


Things You'll Need:

  • Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 stick margarine, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 chopped nuts
  • Parchment Paper
  1. 1
    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking/cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. 2
    Using an electric mixer, mix together the flour, cake mix, eggs, melted margarine and nuts. Blend 3 to 4 minutes. If needed scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. The ingredients should start to form a ball.
  3. 3
    With floured hands take the ball and shape into a long rectangle about 4 inches wide. Place rectangle[s]on the parchment lined sheet. You may need to make two placed side by side on the baking sheet. The rectangles should be about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick.
  4. 4
    Bake for about 30-35 minutes. It should be firm to the touch and pass the toothpick test.
  5. 5
    When done, remove from the oven but do not turn the oven off. Let the biscotti cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. 6
    Cut using a sharp serrated knife into 1 inch slices.. Carefully turn the slices on to their sides on the baking sheet.
  7. 7
    Return to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes. Leave the biscotti in the oven but now turn the oven off. Leave in the oven for 40 minutes. This will crisp the biscotti pieces.
  8. 8
    Cool completely- 2 to 3 hours.
  9. 9
    Store in an airtight container.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010



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that someone noticed my blog!
Thank you so much Christi
you made my day, month 
and year!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bringing in the Sunday Paper!

That's our boy Jake bringing in the Sunday paper.  He gets soo excited when he hears the paper hit the driveway. What a good boy!

My Best Find Yet!

This was such a great find for $30.00.  The girl who sold it to me could not depart with it.  She was having a hard time it was her grandfathers. But I told her it will be in great hands.  I LOVE IT ..oh and the crock.. well that was $5.00.. My Saturday was complete!

Friday, August 27, 2010

We were so young. It was a such a great day with family and friends.   28 years later .. we have 2
wonderful, handsome sons, a beautiful sweet daughter in law and 3 fluffy dogs.  I am blessed!~

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

~Flowers by God - Photo by Me~

These are just too beautiful!

I took these at a nursery down the road.... Wishing I could grow them myself....

Sunday, May 16, 2010