The winner is....

I guess the crockpot cook book was not a big draw for many.  I only had 4 people sign up.  I guess that meant better odds for those who did.
The big winner was Nicky and I know her on Ravelry as momoffour.  Congratulations!

I Hate when My Kids go Back to School

I really hate when my kids go back to school!  It means summer is over, it means getting back on a schedule, it means they are gone all day.  This year though I have had one leave home to go to college, so one less coming home.  I love when my kids are home for the summer.  When school starts, I also always feel I need to get back to things I let slide to have more time with them.  I am going to try to use my crock pot more to save some of my time.  I have been experimenting with recipes and this has been fun.
I picked up an extra crock pot cook book to give away.
So all you have to do is leave a comment below this post and next Tuesday, Sept. 11th I will use the random number selector to choose a lucky person and announce the winner.

We have a winner.....

We have a winner of the latest giveaway.


You are the lucky winner of the giveaway.  Congratulations!!!!!!

I want to post that I tried a couple more recipes on my Pinterest. 
Cheddar and herb biscuitshere and BBQ chicken in the crock pot here.

Okay I started with the BBQ chicken.  I found I didn't have the BBQ sauce I thought I had, so I put chicken broth and then added spice called Kickin Chicken.  I cooked them and then decided to try a biscuit with them.  The recipe above shows you to make them from scratch, I had some frozen so I used them and baked them and then took them out and brushed the butter mixture on the top.  Again I didn't have garlic powder.  So instead of using powder and salt I just used garlic salt.  Then I also added a sprinkle of colby jack cheese.  Both recipes were very good.  I would make them again.  I need to make more recipes in my crock pot.  I went out and bought a cookbook.  Let's see what I come up with.

Results of 2 recipes on Pinterest

My Mr. Kitty is not a fat cat, but the way he laid on my chair he looks huge!  I just had to share.

Today is much cooler this week and I felt the urge to try out some of the recipes I have pinned on my Pinterest.  The first one is Marshmallow Carmel corn.  Here is a picture of mine and the picture on Pinterest is below that.

It makes a perfect size batch.  Everyone can have some and there is not a bunch left over.  It is very easy and quick.  Check out the recipe over on my board on Pinterest titled "Recipes I have tried and what I think of them".  I did use 15 marshmallows instead of 10 and when melting the marshmallows in the microwave I did 25 seconds and stirred and then did 25 seconds again and that seemed to be the magic amount of time for me.  Very good!  I might try adding a touch of vanilla.  It is worth your time and effort.

This is a healthier Banana Bread.

Another great recipe.  You use honey and applesauce instead of oil and sugar.  You also use whole wheat flour instead of white.  First off it baked evenly.  For some reason my ordinary banana bread seams to have to bake longer than an hour and then the outside is darker than I prefer.  This calls for an hour, but I did 50 minutes and it came out great.  It has a great flavor.  The wheat flour is a strong taste.  I think I would try like a half a cup to 1 cup of white flour instead of 2 cups of whole wheat.  Try it the way the recipe says and see how you like it.  It is very good.  Mine did not puff up as much as the picture that came with the recipe.  Picture from recipe below.
Here is the blog that has it on their page.  Or you can check out my Pinterest.

Wow August is Here

I sure feel like July flew by.  I must buckle down and get some things done in my craft room.  So lets start this month out with a give away!
I am giving away one set of circular needles from Knit Picks
it is there new Sunstruck needles!

These are US #1 (2.25mm) 32" circular needles.
I bought me some and just haven't used them yet.
Please leave a comment under this post to qualify.  I would love to have you and any of your friends sign up for my blog.  I have been writing companies asking if they would donate something towards the giveaways, to help promote an item.  I have only asked from companies that have something I like.  It seems it would really help if I could get more people sign up to my blog and be a follower.  So please help me out.  Maybe you know someone who would sign up or enjoy my blog. 
Thank you to all my followers.
I will use the random number selector to pick a winner and announce on August 14th, Tuesday.

The Winner is....

The Winner is ...
I am going to have other give aways.  I have been writing to places and see if they will donate items, but companies would like me to have more followers.  Don't despair I will continue to try.

This weeks Winner & New Giveaway

This weeks winner is Debbie Mariana!

Now for this week, I have one more of this bags and it is filled with some goodies.
You need to leave a comment after this post to join this weeks giveaway.  If you are not a follower, please join.  If you use the method of anonymous, please leave your email or a way for me to get hold of you.  If you don't I will be forced to use the random number generator to select another number.  Have fun!
Mr. Kitty watch as I was taking pictures of the new prize, what a great help!
I will draw a winner on the 28th of July.

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