Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Best Graham Cracker Pie Crust Ever

Check out this recipe for a quick and easy method to making a graham cracker pie crust. This pie crust can be used in many different kind of pies. Such as key lime, chocolate cream and even the bottom of your favorite lemon bars. It is also very economical. Try it and tell me what you think. Thanks. Happy New Year.

Graham crackers are very versatile and they taste great.  

Graham crackers are a good form of  whole grains and fiber. 
Just grind them up for this easy recipe. 
You can also use them in different sizes to make small cheesecake bites. 

This crust can be used for the base of a fruit tart. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Poinsettias The Best Loved Plant For Christmas

I love poinsettias. There I said it. Since I moved to Florida I can plant them and they will last the season.   I have seen them grow to 4 or 5 feet. This versatile plant can be used both inside and outside. By adding some greenery and candles to create a beautiful centerpiece. Adding them to the entryway of your home, with a big wreath , a red ribbon add some lights and you have a very welcoming doorway for everyone to enjoy. They come in many colors red, pink and white. I have seen them with sparkles and painted many colors. Below are some cool pics. Enjoy.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Buttons, Buttons Who's Got The Buttons

There are so many ways to use buttons. Besides keeping your shirt together and your pants from falling down, they can be used to make crafty items for the holidays. Design your own ornaments, cards or wreaths. These can be used as inexpensive gifts that will last forever. DIY projects that you can do with the kids. Making memories they can pass down to their own.  Enjoy these ideas that I have found. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Baby Its Cold Outside......I Need Some Hot Chocolate

It's cold and snowing like crazy. The kids are building snowmen and having snowball fights. Time to start making some Snow Flake Cocoa. I found this cool recipe on the website. Check it out. Enjoy. Oh and don't forget Santa. He likes cocoa too.

Simple Country Christmas

Some people like all the glitz and glamour of Christmas. I like to think of myself as a "simple country girl". On my farm things are pretty quite. The first snow has fallen. The barn has been cleaned out and the animals have enough hay and feed. The pond  hasn't frozen over yet so there are a few birds fluttering around. Living on a farm, the chores must come first. This way of life is not for everyone.  But at Christmastime it is easy to let things get away from us. We need to slow down,  spend time with your family and loved ones. Keep it simple. Read a good book.  Get the old sleds out.  Make hot chocolate. Sit in front of the fireplace. Make cookies. Visit a nursing home. Be kind. Go to church. Pick out your tree as a family. Find a little peace in your life. Enjoy these photos.