Friday, March 29, 2019

Spring Birthday * Hoppy Birthday






Seize the Birthday challenge  :   It's Spring !  More information can be found here:  http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2019/03/seize-birthday-162-spring.html


My card Entry for the challenge :  Hoppy Birthday 

digital image from https://craftindesertdivas.com

Colored with pencils and markers this makes the perfect Spring birthday card..... Lisa 



Anything Goes Word Ar Wednesday #380-381


Today's Card challenge : Word Art Wednesday ! 




Anything Goes - #380-#381







My Card Entry for the challenge : 



Lemon Chiffon Cake











  • 2¼ cups cake flour
  • 1½ cups sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 7 large egg yolks
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Bake at 350 in a tube pan

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, ¾ cup sugar, baking powder and salt.
In another medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract until smooth. Combine the flour mixture and the egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Set aside.Beat the egg whites (4) and add 3/4 sugar into the egg whites. Add the rest of egg whites  Beat.  Combine with the  other batter. Pour into the tube pan.Bake for 50 minutes are until done. 

Family Layout




Family : 

My floral layout for March . Combination of great papers ,flowers and ribbon with some great family pictures . Spring. https://www.mymemories.com







Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mother * Vintage Romantic


Do you play in the forum over at My Memories ? https://forums.mymemories.com


This is my March entry for  Vintage Romantic  by ADB  Designs .  Using the Freebie supplies . 

This picture is one  of my Mother from her engagement >>> Lisa 




Make sure you check out all of the chatter and challenges over on the forum..... Lisa 









Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Paella Day ! recipe shrimp and sausage








easy paella recipe shrimp and sausage




  • 2 T olive oil
  • 12 ounces of sausage cut in rounds
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 C long grain Rice
  • 3/4 lb cleaned Shrimp
  • 1 C frozen peas
  • 2 Cans chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric 
  • salt and pepper 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

March 26 th Spinach Day !








Bacon,Egg Spinach Salad : 





  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 12 cups spinach leaves
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled / peeled and chopped
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crispy, cooled and crumbled
  • Smash and peel garlic clove. Mince and mash with the side of a chef’s knife with the salt to form a paste. Scrape into a medium bowl. Whisk in vinegar and Dijon. Gradually whisk in oil. Season with pepper.
  • Place spinach, eggs and bacon in a large salad bowl. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Lobster New-berg Recipe












  • 3 cups cooked lobster meat or canned flaked lobster meat or imitation lobster chunks
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sherry, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 8 crackers)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Lets Make It : 
  • In a large skillet, saute the lobster in butter and paprika for 3-4 minutes; set aside. In a large saucepan, bring cream and Worcestershire sauce to a gentle boil. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine egg yolks, sherry if desired and salt.
  • Remove cream from the heat; stir a small amount into egg yolk mixture. Return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in the lobster.
  • Divide lobster mixture among four 10-oz. baking dishes. Sprinkle with cracker crumbs. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Sunday Bible VERSE




    The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: 
    The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 
    The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.






    Friday, March 22, 2019

    Spring Azaleas





     Spring is here and the azaleas are in bloom: 

    Early April is azalea time in Louisiana. HAMMOND,La. – Early April is here, and that signifies the peak flowering season for azaleas across the state. Some years, flowering is earlier; some years, flowers come later.

    https://www.mymemories.com     Check the Spring Kits @ My Memories . 




    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    Happy Birthday ! Dad


    Happy Birthday ! To my Dad today is his 88th birthday : 









    My Dad is many things : a man of God ,a Father, Grandfather,Great Grandfather and Uncle bill to the family. And a life long friend too other.... Lisa 









    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Happy Ravioli Day




    Homemade Ravioli  Dough with Sausage filling: 














  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
    • 3 eggs, plus 1 for the egg wash
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Ravioli filling of your choice


    Make the Dough : 

    1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour and salt.
    2. Make a well in the center of the flour and add in the eggs all at once. Mix them together well using your hands. Add the olive oil and knead the dough for 5 minutes. Form into a ball and leave in the bowl, covered with plastic wrap for 30 minutes.
    3. Take a small piece of the dough and either run it through a pasta machine a few times OR use a rolling pin, some flour and a considerable amount of muscle to create a thin sheet. Cut circles out of the dough using a cookie cutter or a glass.

    1. Filling : can be anything ! 
    • 3/4 lb bulk sausage
    • 2 eggs beaten
    • 2 T cheese 
    Brown sausage and then add other ingredients . Set aside and let Cool. 

    1. Place 1 teaspoon of filling in the center of half the circles. Lightly brush egg wash around the edge of the circle. Place the second circle on top over the filling and use a fork to crimp the edges all around.
    2. DRYING THE RAVIOLI: Allow ravioli to dry for one hour before cooking
    3. .COOKING THE RAVIOLI: Drop ravioli into 6 to 8 quarts of boiling, salted water and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until dough is tender

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Lacey Oatmeal Cookie Recipe



    Oatmeal Lace Cookie Day ! 







    This dough spreads to make thin, lacy, oatmeal cookies that you peel off the cookie sheet. 



    • 1 C oatmeal  (quick cooking)
    • 1/4 C flour
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 C sugar
    • 1/2 C butter (softened)
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp vanilla

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Cover baking sheets with foil, then coat the foil with a non-stick cooking spray.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, salt, and baking powder. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in the flour and oat mixture until just combined. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, 2 1/2 inches apart.



    Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Lucky Me Quick Page





    Happy St Patrick Day ! 



    I used this cute QP to make my page ! Never done digital scrapbook this is a great way to get started. Download the Free trail version of My Memerioes software and this free kit and you are on your way. Interested in buying the software : I have a key on my page for a coupon for you : 


    Free Quick Page @ https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=SCRL-QP-1903-156824

    St Patrick Day






     Happy St Patrick Day ! 

    An Irish prayer for those departed today : 




    Who was St. Patrick ? 


    Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was a Christian missionary given credited with converting Ireland to Christianity in the AD 400s. So many legends surround his life that the truth is not easily found. St Patrick was not actually Irish.
    Born: Around 415 AD
    Occupation: Sheep herder 
    Nationality: Roman Briton

    Showing anyone can be Irish on St Patrick Day ! 

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    Old Fashioned Lime Jello Salad





    Lime Jello Salad : 









    • 1 pkg lime jello
    • 1 small can crush pineapple
    • 1 C miniature marshmallows
    • 1 pkg cream cheese/ mashed
    • 1 C boiling water
    • 1/2 C pecans
    • 1 C whipping cream
    Dissolve jello,cream cheese and marshmallows in boiling water. Add pineapple and nuts. Cool and fold in whipped cream. Chill or mold in fridge until set. 

    Kiss Me ! Iam Irish



    Kiss Me I am Irish !

    St Patrick Day is Sunday  March 17th : where everyone for one day will be Irish. Bring on the Green ! and a Kiss : 








    Kiss Me ! I am Irish  https://craftindesertdivas.com/irish-kisses-digital-stamp

    • Digital stamp 
    • Red haired lass in colors
    • card base green print paper /red print 




    ACT card : 




    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    St Patrick Day page



    It's all about wearing the Green today on my blogs : 







    You can get this kit Free at this time @ https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=CWCC-CP-1602-101153.  Picture Kerry , Ireland .


    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    St Patrick Day : Green Cupcakes



    St Patrick Day : Green Cupcakes 









    From Kraft  https://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipe/162746/green-velvet-cupcakes



    • 1 pkg white cake mix
    • 1 T green food color
    • jar (7 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
    • tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
    • oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
    • oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, soften
    • 1 tsp vanilla 
    • green sprinkles 

    Heat oven to 350°F.
    Prepare and bake cake batter as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending melted chocolate and food coloring into batter before spooning into prepared muffin cups. Cool completely.
    Beat cream cheese, marshmallow creme and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add COOL WHIP; beat just until blended .4Spoon COOL WHIP mixture into resealable plastic bag. Cut corner off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe COOL WHIP mixture onto tops of cupcake s. Top with sprinkles.

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    Easy Mint Oreo Ice Cream Cake




     Easy Oreo Mint Cake : 

    Perfect for St Patrick day parties: 







    • 30 Mint Oreos 
    • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
      • 1.5 quart container Mint Chip Ice Cream, softened
      • 8 oz. container Cool Whip Topping, thawed

    • Supplies : 
    • Spring Form pan 7 in
    • plastic Wrap 

    Crush 16 cookies in a food processor. Add melted butter and combine . Wrap plastic wrap over bottom section of pan. Press the crumbles cookies into the bottom covered with plastic wrap - Chill for 30 minutes .
    Take out of fridge and spread a layer of ice cream ,a layer of broken cookies and then more ice cream -until finished : Top with Whip Topping and Freeze for at least 3 hours. 
    When ready to serve -pop rings and un mold.  Top with any remaining cookies. 

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    Easy Crawfish Jambalaya


    Ash Wednesday ! And the  start of Lent: 

     is marked 46 days before Easter Sunday. Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent – which is the period of self-restraint and abstention for Christians prior to Easter. It marks the first day of fasting, repentance, prayer and self-control






    • 2 T butter
    • 1 C green pepper/chopped
    • 1 C each of celery,onions /chopped
    • 1 clove garlic minced
    • 1 C uncooked rice
    • 11/2 C chicken broth
    • 1 can tomatoes
    • 2 C craw fish tails
    • 1 tsp salt,red pepper and poultry seasoning
    Melt butter-add green pepper,celery and onions cook until tender. Add rest of ingredients. Bring to Boil. Stir and Cover. Cook about 20 minutes or rice is tender. Fluff with fork. 



    In Louisiana Friday is a  No Meat day  during Lint : Enjoy this seafood recipe for Lent.... Lisa K 



    Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    Happy Mardi Gras




    Happy Mardi Gras !!! Fat Tuesday is Here- 







    The kit I used can be found at My Memories https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=PJJV-CP-1702-119776. Check it and more Mardi Gras Kits. 

    Watch 2019 Parade highlights and pictures from Lafayette,la : 










    Monday, March 4, 2019

    Mardi Gras Page




    Happy Monday ! and It's Mardi Gras Eve : 


    /ˈmɑːrdi ˌɡrɑː/), or Fat Tuesday, refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday (known as Shrove Tuesday).


       You can;t celebrate without beads,mask and King Cake. Pictures from my family collection.  Taken  in Lafayette,La.  - Children Parade. Lisa K 








    Sunday, March 3, 2019

    Sunday Bible Verse




    Matthew 6:28-29


    28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 

    29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.






    Friday, March 1, 2019

    Jan/Feb Recipe Challenge Winner













    Winner of Recipe Challenge is  Kari Reardon :

    Thanks for enterying our changes ..... Lisa K 




    And I will be trying this recipe out !!! Lisa 

    Please send me your email to claim a prize and let me know when you would like a guest spot. Lisa 






    Sunday Bible Journaling

    Bring on the Rain :  Yet he has not left himself without testimony:  He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in...