Top Ten Posts of 2016

2016 has been quite a year hasn't it?  I can't believe it is almost over.  Looking forward to the new year as I'm sure you are, but today I'm sharing the Top Ten Posts of 2016.

Sweet, Salty & Cinnamon Roasted Pecans Three Recipes

Who loves pecans?  Pea-Cans or Pea-Cons, no matter how you say it, are such a part of our Southern Heritage and traditions, For generations the ladies have sat around kitchen tables talking of special recipes to have.  The very special ones that they always have at Christmas time!  Sharing or not sharing whatever the case their most favorite.  The common denominator I've always found while standing around listening to them was one special ingredient and that would be the pecan!

Then the next step would be to go find a tree and start picking them up in the Fall.  Shelling (I'm not especially fond of this) would be the next thing to do.  Oh and most importantly not selling them all to the buyers!  Yes I remember hearing this a lot, "Wonder how much they're bringing this year?" That would be the pricing which seemed to change yearly.  Then hearing, "Well the pecans didn't do well this year." or "Now this is a pecan year the trees are loaded!"

I hope you're blessed with pecan trees in your yard, if not have friends or relatives that are!  I remember Grandmother Johnson having roasted pecans especially at Thanksgiving or Christmas time. No, I didn't get her recipe, if any relatives out there have it please share with me.  Today I share a simple, well three simple recipes!

Farmacy BeautyTrial

Farmacy Beauty sent three products for me to try and review.  This is exciting to try products that come from natural sources.  I am beginning today December 11th.  Let me tell you it is the perfect time for a trial.  The coldest night was last night and my skin is so very dry, chapped and itching. 

Catie is Cooking Video and Newly Married Update!

I'm smiling and one of the reasons is this youngest of mine Catie.  She has never shown any interest in cooking until now.  She told her sister and me last week, "I don't know what's going on with me but I just want to cook."  I told her that she was just settling into married life and homemaking.  I also said sorry honey but you must take after your mama more than you think.  

Catie & Doug in the Mountains

Today I'm sharing some of the beautiful mountain scenery along with Catie & Doug from their honeymoon.  Just look at the waterfall behind the happy couple. I still can't believe my baby girl is married!

One Thing Leads To Another!

We've had a few contractors out recently examining the damage from Hurricane Matthew.  Let me tell you that is a feat in itself because of the extensive damage here in South Carolina.  They are so busy it's hard to get to them. Isn't it funny when talking about painting this and that you can already see what else you would like to do as well?  If you have to paint this room then other rooms would look nice painted.  Don't you think?  Yes, one thing leads to another.



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.