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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wouldn't this make a delicious Christmas morning breakfast?

Broccoli and Italian Sausage Egg Muffins


1 pound Italian Sausage (sweet, mild, hot variety depending on your preference)
1 cup broccoli florets
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk (or half and half depending on how you're feeling that day)
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
salt & pepper to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese as needed


1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. In a large saute pan, over medium high heat, brown Italian Sausage for about 5 minutes, or until the sausage is no longer pink. Remove from heat and stir in broccoli.
3. Whisk together eggs, milk, oil and baking powder. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Lightly spray a 12-cupcake pan with oil.Spoon out the sausage and broccoli mixture evenly into each cupcake.
5. Ladle the egg mixture over sausage and broccoli.
6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

 I found these on Pinterest.  Wish I knew who to thank for them.  I can't wait to try them.  Thinking they might be good frozen too.  What do you think?  I'd definitely add some red pepper and/or hydrated dried tomatoes for color and added taste.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

I baked Cupcakes Today

It's been a long time since I've baked cupcakes, something that I did a lot when our children were young.  These are chocolate fudge with a creamy frosting.  Then I used peppermint chips to adorn the top~~~yummy!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nobody alerted me that I was in a pasture filled with bulls!

My daughter Kimbra, her husband, Tony, and son, Collin, are the proud owners of this happy group of farm animals.  Is that one of the tallest horses ever?  Her colt is well on her way to catching up with her mom too.  Then there's Betty and her calf.  Ruth the goat my be hiding somewhere too, but the rest are BULLS!!  I quickly left, upon this realization.  My daughter says they are reared with love; therefore they are all loving and not agressive.  The black and white calf is named *Spoticus*. The huge bull is Bob!!     

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Snap Crackle Pop Go The Leaves Of Fall

Don't you love walking through the crisp, brittle leaves and hearing the sounds they make when they are crushed.  Sounds a bit barbaric, but our feet are just helping the natural process along a bit quicker.  I also love to save a few perfect ones and enjoy their beauty inside for a little while longer.  

Here are a few photos from our backyard.  

The two in the white and black hats are our twin grandsons:  Anthony and Joe.  The hats can be interchanged at any time, you know.  (according to the behavior at the moment).


Sunday, July 24, 2011

A 19th Century Rocking Horse

He arrived after a long, grueling day at auction.  I wasn't sure I had done the right thing, bidding so high on a very old, very well loved and used horse.  He wasn't even a real horse.  Oh sure, you could ride him, if your were  child, which neither my husband nor I were.

  But~~~there was something captivating about this old guy.  There was an instant friendship between us and I knew I had to take him home with me.

  Now we are downsizing and he is in search of a new home, one that will offer him the same loving, respect that he has always received from our family.  In repayment, he has always brightened our rooms with his presense!! 

 Wouldn't you like to have a new friend~~~a horse, of course!!


The Summer Of Our Discontent

This has been one HOT summer!  After spending a long, cold, dreary winter indoors, most of us were ready to enjoy the outdoors.  Hasn't happened!!  I can barely stand to be outside more than a few minutes at a time in these high 90's temps!  Here are some flowers that have managed to brave the elements. 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Wishing All Mothers A Very Happy Mother's Day

Finally, we here in Michigan are enjoying some warm, sunny weather.  Just in time for celebrating Mom's Day tomorrow.  I'm playing with my gift:  a brand new HP laptop computer.  I think I'm going to love it, but I miss the familiarity of my 11 year old P.C. now.  Changes are good and I know that once I let the memories go, I'll begin to feel comfy with this new *made for speed*  wonder!!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Time To Lighten Up

It's spring (thank goodness) and I'm beginning to look at rooms with a different view.  Presently, I'm checking out these guest bedrooms and am trying to make some *uplifting* decisions.   Where to begin?  

Monday, February 21, 2011

Keeping The Home Fires Burning

I'ts been a bitterly cold winter here in SE Michigan.  I don't believe we've had as much snow as other places, but we still have time to catch up!! 

I dream of the sea & surf, of flowers and butterflies.  I imagine the white, cold snow to be  sandy beach!!  

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Wishing everyone a happy, healthy year with lots of love, fun and joy!!  

I'm looking forward to a great selling season and I've begun the year by selling another old friend.  This lovely Victorian Stick and Ball Hall Tree graced the foyer in our former home.