Friday, November 30, 2018

Cookie Recipe Digital page

My Christmas Cook Book

Each Friday I will be posting a Cookie Recipe & digital page . I am making a Christmas Cookie  Tin filled with Cookies  for Christmas gift giving . Here the first page for Classic Shortbread Cookies. 

 Cutie Pie Scraps

Classic Shortbread Cookies

Holiday Cookie Time : 

  • 1 C Butter (2 sticks) 
  • 1 C  Confections Sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 C  AP flour
Use good butter - since its important part of this Cookie . 

In a medium-sized bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and almond extract, then beat in the flour. The mixture may seem a little dry at first; keep beating till it comes together. If it absolutely won't come together, dribble in up to 1 tablespoon of water, until it does. This is a stiff dough

Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten each ball of dough to about 3/8" thick; use the bottom of a drinking glass, the tines of a fork, a cookie stamp, or whatever implement you think will make a pretty pattern. Bake the cookies for about 25 minutes in a preheated 300°F oven, until they're set but not really beginning to brown. Remove them from the oven, and cool on the pans, or on a rack. Yield: about 4 dozen small 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Happy Birthday card

 Today's Challenge Card is my Entry for Word art Wednesday ! 

 Find out more about there blog & Challenge check here

Anything Goes - Weeks #362-#363    

My Entry Card is a Birthday Card :  Done in my Mom's favorite flowers highlighting this wonderful verse. Lisa 

Lets make the Card : 

  • Card stock base in beige and roses.
  • Pink card stock -fancy cut on the edges
  • Verse printed and colored with beige pastels. 
  • Rose sticker
  • Tag stamped in gold metallic

Christmas Cheer # CTD521

Color Throw down Challenge : 

My Card Entry : 

I love making a Christmas card using these non traditional colors. Black. White and gray background with a rose stamp and a Christmas sheer tag.  Lisa 

To learn more or Enter

Kindness is like Snow

 Challenge # 364 Snow @ The Paper shelter  for more information and to shop

Kindness is like Snow - it Beautifies everything it covers .........

My Snow Card is :

Soup on * Easy Vegetable Soup E

Soup On !!!

  • 6 C  water
  • 3 lb stew meat
  • 1 pkg shredded cabbage
  • 1 large Can V-8
  • 2 pkg frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 can of potatoes
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
in a pot add water.meat and cabbage ,V8 - and Cook to Boil . Reduce to Simmer and Cook 1 hour. Add vegetables,potatoes and tomatoes and cook another 30 minutes. Check for seasoning. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

French Toast Day

French Toast Day !!!

  • 4 slices of regular Bread
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 C  Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 
Beat  Egg ,vanilla and Cinnamon add milk into a shallow dish.  Place bread inside mixture and let soak  on both sides. Heat up a griddle and brown on both sides. Serve with syrup and powder sugar. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Gone Hunting! Digital Scrapbook

Today I am celebrating the great outdoors with this Hunting page with my Dad. 

Homemade Beef Jerky

Homemade Beef Jerky 

  • 2 lb beef pounded then and cut in slices
  • 1/4 C  Soy Sauce
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 T brown sugar 
  • 2 T liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp meat tenderizer 
  • salt ,pepper,garlic,onion powder 
Prepare the beef. And Mix together the marinated . Cover and let sit in refrigerator for 6-8 hours. Then place in dehydrator - at least 4 hours but my take longer until done. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Cajun Cake

National Cake Day !  Cajun Cake

  • 2 C flour
  • 1 1/2  C sugar
  • 1  tsp soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 C  Chopped Pecans 
  • 1 large can Crushed Pineapple
Mix together and pour into a greased 13 by 9 pan. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes. Let Cool 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Turkey Leftover Soup

Turkey Leftover Soup 

  • Chicken stock (3 cans)
  • chopped  1/2 onion
  • chopped 3 carrots
  • chopped 2 stalks celery
  • 1 C water} 
  • 1 c noodles (your choice) 
  • 2 1/2 C Turkey
  • 1/4 tsp - black pepper,salt ,thyme  and garlic
In a large pot ass butter and vegetables and cook a few minutes.  Add liquids and bring to Boil. Cook for about 20 minutes and Add rest of ingredients and Cook until noodles are done. , 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Pain Per Du recipe

Pain Per Du 

  • 1 egg
  • 1 T sugar
  • 8 to 10 slices of thick bread
  • 1 C milk
  • 1/2 T nutmeg 
Beat egg and sugar -add milk and nutmeg . Soak bread in mixture, And heat skillet with butter - and fry bread in the butter  until brown and toasty. Serve with powdered sugar or syrup. 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Cashew Brittle - National Chase w Day !

Happy Cashews Day !! 

  • 1 lb Cashews 
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 C corn syrup
  • 1 C Water
  • 11 1/2 C  Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla 
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 1/2 tsp  baking soda

  • In small bowl, mix baking soda, 1 teaspoon water and the vanilla; set aside. In 3-quart saucepan, mix sugar, 1 cup water and the corn syrup. Cook over medium heat about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, to 240°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water. Stir in butter and cashews . Cook about 13 minutes-until hard boil stage . Remove from heat and stir in baking soda .Pour onto buttered Cookie sheets -and Let Cool . Then break into pieces. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Refrigerate Homemade Rolls :

Happy Thanksgiving in the USA, 

  Refrigerate Homemade  Rolls : 

  • 1 C  scalded milk
  • 1 C mashed potatoes
  •  3/4 C shortening
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 1 cake yeast in lukewarm water
  • flour to stiffen
Add potatoes,sugar,shortening ,salt to warm Milk. let cool. Add eggs,yeast and enough flour to stiffen. But in Refridgerater, Take out what you need in Morning -2 hours before to Raise. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, 

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy my quite Quick Page !  Lisa 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Cranberry Mold Salad

Cranberry Mold Salad 

  • 1 lg can cursed  Pineapple
  • 1 lg can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 2 pkgs cherry Jello
  • 1 large apple peeled/diced
  • 3 handful pecans / chopped
Drain pineapple. Use 1 cup juice ,heat and dissolve Jello  in it. Mash cranberry sauce and heat and Mix with Jello. Add the rest of ingredients and Mix. Place in a ring Mold and Chill. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Christmas Bad Kitty

Welcome to my Blog and my card entry in   

This Christmas kitty is from Jessica Original Stamp Co.  And if you are like me with a house full of Kitties (5) -this happens every year.  Colored with pencils & markers . 

This is one of my Crafting Buddies - Dotcom & his favorite spot to sit if not on my craft supplies. Lisa 

Hunting Season * A little Target Practice

 Hunting Season is Opening Soon! 

Louisiana is a Sportsman Paradise with fishing, hunting and outdoor activities available about year round.  My family has always hunted in the lean years it put meat on the table. To this day we only shoot what we can eat. This is a little target practice to get ready for Opening day !  Lisa 

My page was made with My Memories software and scrapbook kits from there -

Buckeye Fudge Recipe

 Happy Peanut Butter Fudge Day ! 

I am sharing a recipe for Buckeye Fudge - a creamy layer of melted peanut butter -topped with Chocolate.   Lisa 

  • 12 oz Peanut Butter chips
  • 1 can Eagle brand  milk
  • 1/4 C  margarine
  • 1/2 C  nuts
  • 6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
In the microwave heat peanut butter chips,milk and 2  T of butter - heat about 4 minutes. Spread in a buttered dish. Chill to set. Melt - chocolate chips and rest of milk and butter .Spread over the first layer and Chill.  Cut into  squares to serve.  

Monday, November 19, 2018

Fall Pumpkin Patch

 Let's celebrate Fall with a trip to the Corn Maze & pumpkin patch ! 

With the kids home from school the  weather is perfect to hit our favorite patch for fun- 
My digital  page is made with Hoot in the Fall kit from Cutie Pie Scraps : Now on Sale  ! you can see the whole kit at the link below :   Lisa 

Hoot in the Fall @

Let's Play Monopoly Day ! with Sugar Cookies

Celebrating  Play  Monopoly Day !!!

  • 3/4 lb shortening ( butter & margarine )
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 2 1/2 C AP flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
Mix all wet ingredients  and then Add dry. Mix well and Chill for a least an hour. Roll dough out and cut into square shapes. Bake at 400 degrees until light brown . Then decorate to look like Monopoly playing cards with icing. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Basic Yellow Sponge Cake recipe *

Happy Princess Day !  Happy Mickey Mouse Birthday -

Yellow Sponge Cake 

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C AP flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 T  melted Butter
  • 2 T   hot water
  • 1 T vanilla extract 
Whip 4 eggs  in a stand mixture and add sugar - Whisk about 15-20 minutes. 
Add vanilla to eggs mixture. 
Shift flour and baking powder and fold into Egg mixture. Whisk together  butter and water and fold into the mixture. Pour into prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Leave out to cool. 

Cake  Idea 's : 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Baked Cheese Grits

Saturday Morning time for Breakfast !

  • 1 C Un Cooked Grits
  • 4 C water
  • 2 Eggs  beaten
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 roll of garlic cheese
  • salt & pepper
Cooked Grits according to directions. While hot add cheese,butter and  eggs. Place in butter casserole dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour. Serve hot. 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Homemade Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Recipe :

National  Fast  Food Day ! 

Homemade Taco Bell Mexican Pizza  Recipe : 

  • whole wheat tortillas
  • 2/3  C Shredded Cheese  ( Mexican cheese blend)
  • 1 C retried beans (can) heat 
  • 1/3 C  enchilada sauce 
  •  Diced tomatoes
  • Green Onion tops 
Making the Pizza : Heat the tortillas in a skillet.  On a cookie sheet place hot tortillas ,re fried beans, on top and place another tortilla on top. Layer with enchilada sauce,tomatoes and cheese. Ad sprinkle with green onion tops. Bake at 400 hundred until all melted (8-10 minutes) Lisa 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Happy Bundt Cake Day !

Sour Cream Pound Cake 

  • 1/2 lb Butter
  • 1/2 lb cream cheese
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 C AP Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Cream butter and cream cheese. Add sugar . Shift  flour and baking powder together  Add alterable with Eggs, Mix well and pour in greased bunt pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

National Pickle  Day ! 

 Homemade Refrigerator Pickles :

  • 4 C Sugar
  • 4 C vinegar
  • 1/4 C salt
  • 2 tsp dill seed
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 cloves garlic / sliced
  • 3 onions 
  • 8-10 cucumbers sliced thin.
Mix well and seal in jar in the refrigerate. Wait at least a week before using. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thank You for your Service : Veterans Day

Veteran's  Day Scrapbooking : 

Today I am sharing some pages I made celebrating Veterans Day which we celebrated yesterday with a visit to our local Veterans Memorial . Lisa 

This is a digital page I made with a picture of my Dad  with his Marine platoon. Using My Memories softwear & kit. Lisa 

Grandma Corn Pudding

Grandma Corn Pudding ! 

  • 5 eggs
  • 1/3 C butter  / melted
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 4 T cornstarch
  • 1 can whole Corn 
  • 2 can Cream style Corn
  • salt & pepper
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare baking dish.
Beat Eggs and add all other ingredients . Pour into dish and Bake, 1 hour.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Easy French Dip

Easy French Dip ! 

n American cuisine, the French dip sandwich, also known as a beef dip, is a hot sandwich consisting of thinly sliced roast beef on a "French roll" or baguette. It is usually served topped with Swiss Cheese, onions, and a side of beef juice from the cooking process.

  • Ho-age Bun
  • thinly sliced  roast beef  (homemade or store)
  • Slices of Swiss Cheese
  • thinly sliced onion
  • Beef Broth
  • Salt & Pepper ,seasoning
To make dipping Sauce - heat broth & seasoning and place beef to heat.
In a skillet . saute Onions until golden brown.
In a hot Oven Toast bread- until golden brown.

Sandwich Layer - Beef,onion and top with cheese. Reserve the beef stock for dipping sandwich. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae Bar

  • 1lb Crushed chocolate cookies
  • 1/2 C margarine
  • 1 3/4 c noninfectious sugar
  • 1 Can evaporated milk 
  • 1 C chocolate chips 
  • 1/2 C margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla  extract
  • 1 1/2 C Crushed dry roasted peanuts ( nuts of choice) 

  1. Combined crushed cookies and melted margarine and press into a 9x13 inch dish. Chill 1 hour in refrigerator.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine confectioners' sugar, evaporated milk, chocolate chips and 1/2 cup margarine. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Set aside to cool.
  3. Slice vanilla ice cream into 3/4 inch slices, and place them in a single layer over the chilled crust. Smooth the seams. Sprinkle the peanuts over the ice cream. Top with the cooled chocolate sauce. Cover and freeze 8 hours or overnight.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Over Night Oatmeal in a Jar

 Over Night Oatmeal in a Jar ! 

  • Mason Jar with Lid
  • 1/2 C rolled Oats
  • 3/4 C milk (any kind)
  • 1 T Honey ( Sweetener  any kind) 
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon 
  • Fruit (Dried Or Fresh)
Leave in refrigerator  Overnight and top. 
  • Topping - granola  or Nuts 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Louisiana Bread Pudding with Apples and Raisins

 Happy Louisiana Day ! 

  Louisiana Bread Pudding with Apples and Raisins :  A classic Louisiana dessert. 

  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 2 quarts milk
  • 2 C sugar
  • 1 tsp nutmeg,vanilla,cinnamon
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 box raisin
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 apple cored and sliced
Tear french bread in bite size pieces, Place in a bowl and cover with Milk. Let sit about 10 minutes. Add rest of ingredients and Mix. Place in a baking dish and Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until done. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Cappuccino Pudding

 National Cappuccino Day ! 

  • 1 pkg instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Maxwell Instant coffee
  • 2 C Cold Milk
  • 1 C  Thawed Cool Whip 

Beat pudding mix, coffee granules and milk with whisk 2 min.; pour into 5 dessert dishes.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour .
Wish Cinnamon into Cool Whip and Top. 

History : 

A cappuccino is an espresso-based coffee drink that originated in Italy, and is traditionally prepared with double espresso and steamed milk foam. Variations of the drink involve the use of cream instead of milk, and flavoring with cinnamon or chocolate powder.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Easy Almond Joy Cookies

Bittersweet Chocolate & Almond Day ! 

And I am sharing an easy copy of my favorite candy Almond Joy in a cookie, Lisa 

  • 1 14 oz bag sweetened coconut flakes
    • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 pkg sliced Almonds 
    1.  Line baking sheet with parchment . Set oven at 350.
    2. Mix together ingredients and drop spoonful on parchment paper.
    3. Wet finger and Pat down. And place Almond slice on top. 
    4. Place in Oven and Bake 12-14 minutes or until done. 
    * If you want you can chop almonds and add to mixture before baking.
     Let them Cool and keep in refrigerator  to firm up. . 

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    Election Day

    its Election Day in the USA ! 

    Signs are u[ and the Polls are Open. Go Vote !! 

    Baked Chicken Nacho's * National Nacho's Day

     Baked Chicken Nacho's : 

     my son's favorite is up for National Nacho's Day ! 

    • 1 large bag of tortilla chips 
    • 2 cups Cooked shredded Chicken
    • 2/3 C  Mexican Cheese
    • 3 tomatoes
    • Green onion, olives ,onions or  hot peppers : anything you like. 
    • Garnish with Sour cream ,Salsa or anything you like 
    Take a large baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray -spread out chips and layer -Chips,chicken and cheese with any topping you want. Heat until Hot & melted at 350 degrees. Top with Garnishes. 

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Orange and Cinnamon Doughnut Holes

    Orange & Cinnamon Doughnut Holes 

    Made easy using can Biscuits - perfect for both National Orange & Doughnut Day! 

    • 1 orange /zested
    • 2 C sugar
    • 1/4  tsp cinnamon
    • 1 Tube of Buttermilk Biscuits 
    • Vegetable oil for frying. 

    In a bowl mix zest,sugar & cinnamon. Cut the 8 biscuits into 4 pieces each.
    Heat Oil - and Fry doughnut pieces (6/8 minutes) . Take out and roll in Sugar mixture.  Lisa

    Sunday, November 4, 2018

    Homemade Southern Divinity Candy

    Its National Candy Day 

    Divinity Candy 

    • 2  2/3  C Sugar
    • 2/3 C     Karo (white corn syrup)
    • 1/2 C   Water
    • 2  Egg    Whites only
    • 1  tsp vanilla
    • Nuts chopped fine 
    In a saucepan over Low heat  dissolve the sugar, water and Karo syrup. Cook until 200 degrees (soft ball) .  take off stove . Beat eggs white until fluffy and Add  to syrup mixture .Add  vanilla and the nuts. Butter a Spoon and drop of spoonful on wax paper to Cool and set up. 

    Saturday, November 3, 2018

    Cranberry & Orange scones

    Cranberry & Orange Scones 

    3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
    1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup cold Butter 
    1/4 cup sour cream
    1  Eggs slightly beaten
    3 tablespoons milk

    1. Heat oven to 375°F.
    2. Combine flour, cranberries, sugar, orange peel, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl; cut in 1/4 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    3. Combine sour cream, egg and milk in small bowl. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 to 8 times until smooth.
    4. Pat dough to 7-inch circle on greased baking sheet. Score into 6 wedges; do not separate. Bake 18-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm with butter.

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    Classic Southern Deviled Eggs

    Deviled Eggs * Southern Tradition :  

    • 6 eggs (boiled)
    • 3  T Mayonnaise  (Blue Plate /Helsman)
    • 1 1/2 T sweet pickle relish 
    • dash of hot sauce
    • 1/4  tsp garlic powder
    • Creole seasoning,salt & pepper to taste 

    Boil your Eggs - St aside and let Cool enough you can peel them . Then they need to be cut in half lengthwise,
    Scoop out inside and mix with other ingredients . Place this back inside the Egg halves and sprinkle with Paprika or green onion tops for decorations. 

    Thursday, November 1, 2018

    30 Day Coloring Challenge

    30 Day Color Challenge : 

    It's time for another challenge - look foe my design on Instagram as I share my daily coloring. And my Album on Facebook page . 

     And here some examples : 

     I am planning on starting a large design and doing some each day for a few minuses.  Lisa