Happy 20th…💍


For Newlyweds it seems strange to celebrate a 20th Wedding Anniversary, doesn’t it?  8/17/96 began our Wedded Bliss.  Too many wonderful stories to share in this post from over the years, we’ve had ups and downs along just as many do.  Seasons!  Seasons come and go!  This season is a very enjoyable one.  Surprise after surprise … my Sweatheart pulled a lots of things out of his hat … each one topped the one before!


My Poultry Offering for Today


I’m still staying mostly faithful to the Paleo lifestyle…it’s been so busy at my ‘humble abode’ of late!  So much fun going on, many special moments, treats and life events.  I’ll to get to all that with some of my next few posts.  Today I’m going to tickle your senses with my Turkey dish, a new creation today.

I received a few new pieces for my kitchen, one of which being my RockCrok from Pampered Chef and I’m certainly getting a great amount of good use from it.  Today I  also used a few other pieces I recently received.  My Recipe is as follows…


1 yellow onion

1 green bell pepper

1/2 lb. baby carrots

2 stalks celery

1 lb. ground Butterball Turkey

No Salt & Pepper to taste

Italian Seasoning, Pampered Chef, 1 cap full

Herbs de Provence, Pampered Chef, just a few shakes

2 Chicken bouillon cubes


I began by using the portable food processor to chop my veggies while heating the pan, then added all veggies and sweating till clear look began and added meat and sautéed with lid off for a bit, then on, folding over food from time to time, adding seasonings along, too.  I then prepared CousCous with 1 cup boiling water, to 1/2 cup CousCous, but no seasonings but just added into meat & veggies and folded in well.

just served it from the pan.  A tremendous hit!

It’s so delicious.  You should try it.












Barefoot Contessa’s Greek Panzanella

Barefoot Contessa’s Greek Panzanella

Oh, don’t you just want a bowl of this right now? Ok, now honestly, I need to leave the bread out, but the rest, oh yes! Yum…

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I love the Barefoot Contessa’s How Easy Is That? cookbook by Ina Garten. It is loaded with great recipes.This is one of the best salad dishes I’ve ever tasted. It’s fresh, perfectly dressed and beautiful to look at! Of course, it’s hard to go wrong with bites of tangy feta cheese and toasted cubes of bread too. Not to mention it’s easy to make! If you have any vegetables left from your summer garden, this might inspire you to use them- fabulously! If you don’t, well you probably want to add the following ingredients to your shopping list. (Trust me- worth it.)

From Barefoot Contessa’s How Easy Is That?

As organic as possible (from Sadie):

1/4 cup + 1/2 cup Olive oil (divided)

1 large loaf (6 cups 1 inchdiced) rustic Bread

1 Cucumber, unpeeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced 1/2 inch thick

1 Red bell pepper, seeded and large-diced

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Hannah’s Birthday Tea Party

Hannah’s Birthday Tea Party

This is just test! What Girl, young or old, even maybe a sweet little young man from time to time, doesn’t love an elegant Tea Party? Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful!

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Firstly I need to apologize for not bringing a nice camera to Hannah’s first birthday party; to her family- because my photos do not do it justice, and to my readers- because my photos do not do it justice. Phew! Now that is out of the way.

We were invited to the most lovely tea party the other afternoon to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the birth of our dear friends’ daughter Hannah. The event was stunning! It included a beautiful backyard tent and a vast assortment of delicacies…

It was hard to contain our excitement.

tea sandwiches, dainty scones and sugar cookies,

darling pots of tea and tea cups,

a gorgeous cake,

a wonderful hosting family,

and great memories to share.

I wish everyday had a tea party…

So we could have our cake,

and eat it too!

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Summer Salad


We have so many tomatoes from our garden…it really is on its last leg.  My fridge drawer is overrun so I decided a Salad would be the best thing to do.  Also, fried up some bacon this morning so BLTs will be on tap soon.  As I was shopping my juices were flowing to get this salad ready as soon as possible.  And after a bit of prep time the outcome is just what I was hoping to have!  #scrumptious

Loving Lately ☕️

Loving Lately ☕️

Oh I love coffee! This Guest Post reblogged is wonderful. Believe me, your senses of taste, smell & sight will zing!
Enjoy in a cozy spot with your feet up & your favorite cupajo! 😉

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Loving Lately: Coffee

I cannot take credit for any of these photos which were found courtesy of Pinterest.

Now that that is out of the way…

I love coffee. I started drinking it at a very young age, a watered down version that would make an appearance every Sunday morning along side donuts, at a fellowship gathering we would have at church before services began.

I love it in the morning when the air is cool…


I love to have a cup with my breakfast.


And any time of day to accompany dessert.


I take mine black, but do not object to the creamy froth that (depending on the process) can accumulate on top.


I love to talk with friends over a cup of coffee, at home or catching up at a café…


I probably have a dozen apparatuses for coffee preparation. As far as I’m concerned there is really no wrong way to prepare…

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Paleo Breakfast Delight


Straight from the Farm…Eggs, Ham & Chives…

The only thing needed was of course No Salt, Pepper & a light sprinkle of Original Mrs. Dash…perfect.

This, along with a scrumptious ‘cupajo’ … Heaven in all this heavy rain…

Oh BTW, don’t you love my dessert plate?  Y’all may realize by now that I do enjoy using various eye catching dishes! 😉


Jackie O’s Blog Friends Brunch


I’m so glad to join in.  I had such such a fun time preparing to celebrate my first year of Hostesses as a Premier designs Jeweler.  Without them & the customers they brought to the table during all those Shows my business wouldn’t be the success it is.  Rather than tell all about I’ll show you some pics.


So…how do you like my submission for Jackie O’s Brunch? 💞



You’re Cordially Invited to Join in….Brunch will be more fun with you!

a cooking pot and twistedtales


Are you new in the town of Blogosphere?

Are you relatively young in Blog-Land?

Hello and welcome.

I know what it feels like to be a new kid on the block, wondering how I can find my footing and makes some friends.

Sometimes, it seems like a drag and takes ages, but we are here to support each other.

This is one place you can hop in and meet some awesome, lovely, friendly blogger friends of mine.

You get an opportunity to showcase yourself, interact and gain some confidence.

It shouldn’t be a worry that you don’t have so much going on in your blog at the moment.

Remember that ‘iron sharpens iron’ and you can get inspired from seeing what others are doing by mingling with them.

We are quite a supportive bunch to hang out with even if we do get to paint the town red a couple…

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