Saturday, March 29, 2008

Banana Pudding

this is why i stay so slim (right!)...this recipe is from Paula Dean..she is a wonderfully fun cook on Food network tv...i saw her make this a few years ago and have brought this to potlucks and it is a big success!!

Not Yo Moma's Banana Pudding
2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies
6 to 8 bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
1 (5-ounce) box instant French vanilla pudding
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream

Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.
In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Jessica Challenge

I completed another Jessica challenge....i can't wait until Monday when her third class begins...we all were hovering over our keyboards to register for this class...she books up so fast....but i am in and now i need to go and take some pictures so i will have something to work with....i
credits: Paper and all elements-JenUDesigns; wordart/swirls-MWise

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Weeds and Wildflower Layout

well...i did it...posted in the gallery at on this all afternoon because of the extraction...but their products are gorgeous!! i think i mentioned that in the last here it is:

credits: paper-WW_Creating Beauty; flowers-WW_Grandma'sPressedFlowers; Quote-ElegantWA

Each one of those flowers were hand picked and placed into this layout....i think i ended up with close to 40!!

Visit these blogs and leave these generous designers some luv:

and just because it can be so confusing (at least for me) here is a time zone converter....


i love birthdays....all kinds of birthdays....and when digi designers have birthdays..prepare yourselves for a good saw the party fun i had with oscraps...well...this weekend it is the first birthday of weedsandwildflowersdesigns....their products are gorgeous!!! and yes i just had to have a few....they are having a sale and fun times....check it out....Also, signing up this weekend for my third class with Jessica Sprague....she is just amazing!! She has opened my eyes to this digi world but also i notice i look at my surroundings if i am going to take a am off to have some fun....see ya all later with maybe a new layout made from my new "stuff"........

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Zucchini Bread

It is wet and cold out there today...the winds are supposed to come in harder ... so won't this be interesting getting the dogs to the groomers today....But until then i think i will bake some quick of our favorites here is zucchini here goes:

Zucchini Bread
2 cups flour
1 tsp.cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups grated, raw zucchini
1/2 cup grated carrot (gives bread a nice color)
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup chopped dates or raisins
Sift dry ingredients. Beat together eggs; add oil, sugar, vanilla and grated vegetables. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture. Add nuts and raisins. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8x4 inch loaf pans. Bake about 1 hour at 325 degrees.....sometimes a little longer...check the centers with knife and if it comes out clean it is done....ENJOY!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It's Raining

This weather is just "nuts"....raining with some snow earlier....slippery! and of course i had to take the dogs to the soon as they see me with the leashes they go and hide...maybe it is because i only take them to the groomers and vets...maybe i should take them somewhere fun to throw them off...but the winter has not been good for, i get them into the car (after slipping and sliding down the steps) and off to the groomers only to hear it is tomorrow not today.....oh, well...i'm this does not throw me....back home to the dogs delight....they are now both asleep at my is good!! So i did another layout....

credits:WordArt by ElegantWA; VintageSpringKit -AngelicaE

I found this kit this morning on my blog hopping....she is great! so go and check her out and give her some Thanks!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Saturday's Challenge

oh, boy....this was a challenge allright because i am not into journaling....but i did it....oscraps gave us the i didn't want to go all mushy so i did a funny....but important one in my life!! Here it is:

credits: template-taylormade; paper/kiss-JoanneBrisebois

Think i'll put it in the moving layouts so you can double click and see the journaling.....if you want!.....I want you to know i did vacume today and did laundry yesterday...hee,hee

Let's thank these great people today:

Friday, March 14, 2008

Friday Challenge

this is my layout (friday birthday challenge) that i posted over at oscraps today....kind of proud of myself....thanks Jessica for teaching me this photoshop business......

credits: AManning(PaintTheMoonDesigns); KPertiet-grundge overlay

and let's say a big THANK YOU to these generous designers:

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Visit

you know which one i am talking about....the dreaded annual physical...went, it's done, thank you!!....i love my doctor, i do...and , i know this will come as a shock to all of you...but i have to loose weight....WW here i and salad for dinner tonight....salad and chicken for lunch...but i need to do this to bring down the blood pressure (can't blame it on work anymore..) So i made this public...also...i have to get some exercise....i am alergic to exercise...but i guess i will start to walk....won't join a gym (done that), curves (done that), swim (you will never see me in a bathing suit) i guess i will start walking (oh, my arthritis)...i think i said this all in january.......ok, ok....

I did a couple more layouts over at oscraps...what a fun birthday week they are is a bit of a take off of my other "snow" layout and the other is my josie at 2 (needed to do one with the "2" in it):

credits:paper-ateets; blueflakes-danielle; white/gold flakes and elements-imagine; framesmerkeleyed;quote-JEckel; font-century gothic

credits: template-mcolosimo; papers-VStegall; frames-KPertiet; chickens-babs; font-bleeding cowboy

And check out these blogs....and leave some luv if you download anything...thank you to all these generous people!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


you read that right...carrots....who would of thunk....carrots are to be eaten raw or maybe roasted with a pot roast but this is truely delicious!! A nice side dish....something different!
Marinated Carrots
5 cups sliced carrots, cooked 20 minutes
1 medium onion, sliced
1 small green pepper, chopped fine
1/2 cup salad oil
1 can tomato soup
3/4 cup vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 tsp.dry mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Combine all ingredients and marinate at least 24 hours in a covered bowl.....
This is if you wish to eat, i like them warm so i cook them right in the marinade and i use big bag of baby carrots....firm believer in playing around with a recipe.....put them in a crock pot to cook if you wish.....ENJOY!

here are a few links to some great designers....

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


oh, what fun i am having...over at oscraps they are having a Birthday week...challenges, treasure hunts, and i am in...did this layout for their monday Challenge:
credits: Papers-AmyTeets/Paint the Moon; frames-Paint the Moon; postcard-CRenee; ribbon-ScrapGirls; fonts- oldnewspaper and old typewriter

Todays challenge was to create an avatar for my signature...they sent us over to BlessThisChick and this is what i created:

doesn't take much ... does it.....LOL.....I just love this stuff.....and it keeps me out of trouble!!

and let's not forget to say THANK YOU to these generous designers:

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Big Birthday Month

Yesterday was my dh's birthday...59 years old...i first met him when he was 16 years old...we go wayyyyyyyyyyy back...can't even lie about our past..LOL! and my oldest daughter will be 35 tomorrow...i can't believe that one...i am sitting here wondering "when did this all happen?" I remember when i was young and the older generation would say "time goes so fast you need to take time to enjoy"..."yea,right", i would say,"what do they know"....well, i am saying the same things...scarry! So i felt the need to do a layout credits: Papers and faries-MFenwick_DDC_Magical; frame-CRenee; overlay_ASSPN; font-ChopinScript

Happy Birthday Mike and Rebecca!!!!!!

And let me continue to say Thank You to all you generous digi designers out there!!! Check these blogs....if i repeat myself it is because they are sooooooooooo worth it!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

More Digi Fun

I am so amazed at how much joy i get from this digital scrapping, i know i have talked about this before but i never thought this would be this much of an interest and now i spend my mornings talking with woman from all over the world (scrapguy, know i luv ya); read their wonderful stories on their blogs; download freebies; read newsletters from digi shops(and of course purchase that which i just have to have); make layouts from different challenges; and of course let's not forget this blog...this too is fun!....My digi friend Liv was selected to be in the Little Dreamer Design apprentice program...She is the most talented, wonderfully warm individual...she also is so generous with her should check out her blog and LittleDreamerDesigns....i did a layout with part of her kit "adventure":

credits: all from LivEdesigns

I would like to bring attention to this most wonderful Blog i found while i was hopping is all in french but between my years of french in high school and college and the most beautiful layouts i could understand about 90 percent of it....i spend a good amount of time reading this (also, she is so generous with her templates) and delighted in the joys of her children....this is an example of what i am saying...i do not know this family but i feel close thru her blog and am learning about the world of people outside my own!! Take a look:

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Rain not Snow

i am sitting here and it is getting darker and darker....we are to get rain big time today but at least it is not snow...and the temps are rising so just maybe Spring is on it's way....finished a layout from Jessica's weekly challenge and thought i would do the snow pictures ... a sort of "goodby" to winter....(i say softly for weather in new england can change so quickly)...credits: Paper-CindyIrvine_winterpapers; ribbon-akiloune_faitHiver; side flakes-MLIVA_ScrapbookElements;snowflake-FranDesigns; font-AlmonteSnow

check these generous designers blogs....leave them some "luv" as a ThankYou!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

More Josie

Did i ever tell you i love being a Grandmother (Mimi)...well, i just do...and instead of doing layouts with the hundreds of old photos i have i continue with this little sweeetteeee...i do so because i can....nice being over 50!! so here is another one:
credits: QP by Malou; brushes by K.Pertiet; font-TimesNewYork
And, of course, some wonderful designers that are so generous with their talents...Thank You!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Quick Treats

It is still snowing....has been all day and all you think we will ever see Spring...i thought i saw my daffodils and crocus peeking up the other day....going to my oldest daughter's tonight for youngest is up from New York City...isn't it nice when you can "Pass" these events to the next generation...they are both excellent cooks and i can sit and enjoy!! but i still feel the need to do something (what can i say) so i am bringing these tonight...quick and easy..always keep the ingredients in the house just in case the need should arise...this recipe is on the back of Stella D'oro Anginetti cookies:
Anginetti Cream Puffs
1 pkg (5oz)STELLA D'ORO ANGINETTI Cookies
1.5 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1 pkg(3oz) PHILIDELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 can (8oz)crushed pineapple, drained
Cut cookies in half horizontally; set aside ... i use them whole
BEAT whipped topping and cream cheese in small bowl with electric mixer at medium speed 1 minute or until blended. Gently stir in pineapple. SPOON 1 Tbsp. pineapple mixture onto bottom half of each cookie; cover with top half of cookie. (you will see below how mine look)Refrigerate until ready to serve.......i also put a little pineapple on each some toasted coconut would be good too...
Here you go...some great digi sites with goodies by the most generous of designers for whom i wish to thank!!