BEST Brownies Ever!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Best Brownies Ever

1 Box Brownie Mix
1 Package Oreo Double Stuff Cookies
1 Package of Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prepare the brownies per the directions on the box
Set Aside
Place parchment paper in the bottom of glass baking dish
Layer the bottom with the chocolate chip cookies
(the raw dough cookies)
I put a little flour on my hands and press down on cookies to spread out. Try to cover as much of the pan as possible.
Next, layer with oreo cookies
Last, pour the brownie mix all over the oreos

Bake on 350 degrees for about 40 minutes 
(after 30 minutes I start watching closely)

After they have cooled, cut like regular brownies and serve.


Young Living Essential Oils - Tip of The Day - Progessence Plus

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Young Living Essential Oils 
Tip of The Day
Progessence Plus

Helpful For:
Balance Hormones
Hot Flashes
Mood Swings

Put on drop on abdomen each night before bed and one drop on wrist (rub wrist together) first thing each morning.

London Broil Roast with Veggies

Monday, July 13, 2015

London Broil Roast with Veggies

1 London Broil
1 Package of Dry Onion Soup Mix
Garlic, Salt, Pepper
2 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary
Fresh Carrots
Fresh Potatoes

Put the meat in the bottom of the slow cooker
Add the veggies
I mixed the dry soup mix with 2 cups of water - shake it good so it dissolves and pour over the meat and veggies.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic.
Lay the fresh rosemary on top of the meat.

Cover and cook on low for about 6 to 7 hours.

I served over White Rice.

It took me all of 10 minutes to prepare this morning
Tonight I made the rice and was ready to serve.

Hope you love it as much as we did.


Young Living Essential Oils Tip of The Day - Breathe Again

Monday, July 13, 2015

Breathe Again
Roll On
Helps relieve stuffy nose and cough.
Enhances Immune Support.
Promotes Healthy Sinus.

One of my very favorite oils. 

If you are interested in experimenting with Young Living Essential Oils, this would be a great one to start with. 

The Best Chocolate Cake

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Best Chocolate Cake

1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix 
1 Can Chocolate Frosting
8 oz. Cream Cheese
8 oz. Cool Whip
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Stick Butter
2 T Milk

Make on chocolate cake mix according to directions.
(use 2 round pans)
Let Cool
Mix together 8 oz. cream cheese, 3 Cups Powdered Sugar and 1 stick of butter.  Fold in 8 oz. Cool Whip.
Spread the mixture on one layer.
Add the top layer.
Mix 1 can of chocolate frosting and 2 T of milk.
Pour/Spread on top layer and let run over sides of cake.
Refrigerate before serving.

Sweet Potatoes - Crock Pot Style

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sweet Potatoes - Crock Pot Style 

These are seriously the best sweet potatoes I have ever eaten
Simple and Amazing

 4-6 Medium sweet potatoes sliced (They can be sliced and cooked with the skins on to keep the nutritional content found in the skins and to help hold the potato together during cooking or you may peel them too.)
1/4 Cup sugar 
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1-2 Tablespoons butter

- Spray the crock pot with Pam or whatever spray you use.  
- Add sliced sweet potatoes  (wash and scrub very well before slicing)
- Sprinkle with salt
- Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over sweet potatoes
- Dot with butter
- Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or until they are tender

Let me know how you like them.


Summer Fun Freezer Pops

Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Fun Freezer Pops 

This is super fun and easy
For this first batch of pops I used sugar free pink lemonade
Cut up some fresh strawberries and pineapple
(you can use any fresh fruits that you like)
Added the fruit to the molds
Then poured in the juice 
Freeze overnight 
and Yum!

(I used the $2.99 freezer pop molds from Target)

To add an adult twist to it
Serve in a wine glass and pour champagne over
What a great refresher to your 
summer cookouts 

Give it a try, I think you will like it


Southern Living Pound Cake - The Best Ever

Monday, June 22, 2015

Southern Living Pound Cake 

My sister in law made this 
It was beautiful
And one of the BEST cakes I have ever eaten

It is a recipe from the 2006 Southern Living Magazine

It is a must try - you will definitely thank us!

1 1/2 cup butter, softened
1 - 8 oz. package of cream cheese softened
3 cups of sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.  Gradually add sugar, beat until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Combine flour and salt gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended.  Stir in vanilla.  Spoon batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan.  (bundt)

Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes - until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan or wire rack for 15 minutes.  Remove from pan and let cool completely.

Snowy White Glaze
Stir together - 1, 16 oz. powdered sugar, 5 tbsp milk, and 2 tsp vanilla extract until smooth - spoon evenly over top of cake.

I can't guarantee it will be as beautiful as my sis in laws - but it will be one of the yummiest cake you have ever eaten - promise!

She served it with homemade strawberry ice cream - 

Summer, so far.....according to my iPhone.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Our summer in iPhone pics -
So far -
A whole lot of summer left -

Dinner to celebrate 24 years of marriage 

Family fun night at Top Golf.

Fun graduation party for Jake - Good luck at UCF

Memorial Day Celebration 

Even my flowers were red/white/blue 

Funeral for a cousin - taken way to soon.  Awesome Butterfly Release.
RIP Matti Rose 

Another fun Grad night for sweet Claire

We have about 8 little bunnies living in the back yard. Precious.

Chicken Salad in a pineapple - simple summer lunch.

We love our Bolts - Great job Tampa Bay Lightning - It was a fun two month run!

Silly girls at the Tampa Bay Ray's Baseball Game.

Robert's morning on the boat - successful fishing day - 
and God's artwork to kick it off.

Short and Sweet visit with Kim! 

We are a little pineapple obsessed this summer 


Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Monday, June 15, 2015

Pepperoni Pasta Salad 

Easy Week Night Dinner

2 packages of Cheese Tortellini 
(I used Trader Joe brand)
1 Red or Green Pepper cut up
1 package of Turkey Pepperoni
1/2 Cup Farmer Boy Salad Dressing
Parmesan Cheese (hand full) 

Boil the pasta/drain
allow the pasta to cool
add all the other ingredients
toss together

Serve with a smile :)

Penny the Pig

Monday, June 15, 2015

Meet Penny!

The newest addition to the funny farm.
Steve and Sav went to a livestock auction on Saturday 
Just to look around
The top left pic is the one I receive on the ride home
She is a "mini" pig - no idea what that means
The first day outside, her leash came off her neck
Sav and I were home alone
We ran around for a good 20 minutes
Finally caught her with a fishing net
I may be just a little too old for this adventure -
Stay Tuned!

Tex Mex - Crock Pot Cooking

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tex-Mex Crock Pot Cooking 

Simple easy meal!
Perfect for week nights.
And because Mexican is the best food ever - win/win.

Put the below ingredients in your crock pot on low and let it cook for about 6 hours.  

3 chicken breast
2 cups of low sodium chicken broth 
1 can of black beans (drain)
1 can of corn (drain) 
1/2 jar of salsa

When mixture is finished cooking, shred the chicken with a fork and add one cup of low fat sour cream.  

Serve over rice!
(serves 4)

Phone Dump Sunday - Because I never have time on Friday

Sunday, April 12, 2015

So there is a blog post you can "link" to 
"Phone Dump Friday"
I never have time or either I'm too tired on Friday

So here is the latest and greatest from my phone recently 

Stole this one from Sav's instagram - her and a sorority sister.

How mornings should start.

Sister love. 

Speaking of sisters, some of my favorite Emmaus Sisters
Another amazing weekend of walking with Jesus.

Dinner for two outside - before it went from 70 degrees to 90 degrees overnight!

Easter lily from my sweet dad.

Makes a mommas heart happy when she saves her leftovers for her brother.

A favorite throwback.

My amazing husband at the washing of the feet on Holy Thursday.

Just because these carrots looked too cute to throw in the fridge. 

Sweet Katie and Bella.

Robert's 22nd Birthday cake
and he was just 2 yesterday.

Never too old to color Easter eggs.  22 years and counting.

Seafood Boil prepared by my favorite sister.

Celebrating Aunt Jackie's 82nd and Robert's 22nd

These baskets have survived 22 and 18 years.

My babies Easter morning.

Shaking off a cold - and it literally worked overnight.
Totally obsessed with Young Living Oils. 

Walked out of work and this was my amazing view.

Young living oils in my office.  Purification and Lemon - makes a room smell good.

My city!  

Because I LOVE Starbucks coffee but not their creamer
And it was extra sweet because the car in front of me paid 

View of my new HUGE bulletin board in my office 

And National Sibling day with my sister and favorite cousin -
this was taken at my Bachelorette party 24 years ago.

Rock on......


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