Sunday, November 30, 2014

Choosing The Right Kind Of Christmas Tree

Choosing the right kind of Christmas tree depends on a variety of things. If you are going to be away for the holidays and can't water it every day, you may think about getting a fake one. Fires can be caused from trees that dry up. If you decide to go with a real tree check out this website that describes  the different styles and needs to keep it green and looking fresh for the season.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Antique Hand Crocheted 90 Inch Round Table Cloth

 The holidays are upon us and it is time to bring out all of your best linens. It is also time to start new family traditions by adding this amazing hand crocheted 90 inch round tablecloth to your linen collection. This may be passed down as a family heirloom to your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Don't Forget The Kids At Thanksgiving Dinner

Let The Kids Have Fun Too

 Don't forget the children at Thanksgiving.  While the adults are enjoying their grown up time, let the little guys have fun at a table of their very own. Let them feel special. They will carry on the traditions that you establish now.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Almonds A Prized Fruit Who Knew?

Ok. I will be honest and tell you that I did not realize that almond grew on trees. Who knew? Check out the beautiful blossoms on the almond tree.  

Almonds they have been around for thousands of years. Here is why they have been a prized fruit for so long.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Learn The Secrets To Making The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Yes, it is that time of year again. The time to make cookies. My favorite is still a great chocolate chip cookie. Have you ever wondered why there are so many different kinds? Crispy, chewy or soft. Let's take a look at some recipes that will help you figure it out.  Oh and don't forget the milk.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sweet Potato Skins......Oh My

Great Recipe For Sweet Potato Skins

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Sitting in front of the TV watching Xmas movies. These would be a fun and somewhat healthy snack. 


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup milk*
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I use half sharp cheddar and half mozzarella)
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked until crispy, and crumbled
  • sour cream and chopped chives for serving


Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Pierce each sweet potato a few times and bake for 40-50 minutes or until soft. Allow the potatoes to cool slightly. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise.
Reduce oven temperature to 375F degrees. Scoop out sweet potato flesh, leaving a thin layer of sweet potato inside, and add flesh to a medium bowl. Place skins back on the baking sheet face up, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 10 minutes.
Mash the sweet potato flesh with milk, salt, and pepper until smooth and creamy. After 10 minutes, remove the skins from the oven. Fill each with an equal amount of mashed sweet potato and top each with cheese. Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and top with bacon. Serve with sour cream and chopped chives, if desired. Skins are best enjoyed immediately.
Cover leftovers tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
*Buttermilk, whole milk, or half-and-half is best. Try to avoid low fat milks. You want a very thick, creamy mash.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Who Doesn't Love A Handmade Patchwork Style Quilt?

Who doesn't love a cute little patchwork style pink and green quilt? It would be great as a wall hanging or a baby quilt. Check out the winter wonderland scene on the back with vintage ice skates,  Christmas trees and snowflakes.  

Antique 90' Round Hand Crocheted Cream Chic Tablecloth

Getting ready for the holidays. Check out this amazing hand crocheted vintage cream colored 90' round table cloth. I have at times used a solid cloth underneath it to match the table setting that I set up for the night. Or you can use it by itself.