Monthly Archives: March 2021

My Spring Cleaning Break…❤️

Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘let’s party.’ -Robin Williams Hello, sweet friend… This week I attempted a bit of spring cleaning… However I kept getting distracted… (Oddly only while cleaning) inevitably something would pop up… and before I knew it… I’d find myself questioning my priorities… I decided that the distractions had to be a sign from the universe… and we all know that when she speaks… you must listen… WHAT’S COOKING?👩‍🍳 Sausage Egg & Cheese Breakfast Puffs – only 4 ingredients! Super easy to make and tastes great! Puff pastry, eggs, sausage, and cheese. You can assemble ahead of time and freeze for a quick meal later…perfect for when you need a break! BREAKFAST PUFFS Ingredients: 1 (17.3-oz) package puff pastry, thawed 7 large eggs 18 uncooked breakfast sausage links (I substitute veggie sausage) 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 egg, beaten 1 Tbsp water Preheat oven to 400ºF degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a skillet, scramble … Continue reading

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Spring…Decor…and a “Sinful” Delight🥰

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” -Helen Keller Hello, sweet friend… Happy Spring!!! This past week the sun was shining… daffodils were blooming… and I gathered up my spring decor… to do the jig a bit of decorating magic… turning shamrocks… into small rabbits… with bright colored garland…. just a few changes… makes all the difference… to celebrate… the arrival of Spring… bringing light…joy…and hope into our home… WHAT’S COOKING?👩‍🍳 For years I’ve attended a women’s retreat at Sacred Heart Retreat House located in Alhambra, California. Due to the Pandemic I was not able to attend this past year…however, recently they hosted a Zoom baking class where the Carmelite nun’s taught how to prepare a decadent delight…and today I share it with you! CARMELITE DELIGHT Below is the actual message & recipe from … Continue reading

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Transitioning My Wardrobe Into Spring…

Live life in full bloom… Hello, sweet friend… I’ve always enjoyed wearing fashionable clothing… and with Spring just around the corner… I’m sooooo excited to start thinking about it! Today I thought I would share with you how I am transitioning… into a new season… Living on the Oregon coast dressing is all about layering. That being said I’ve put a few outfits together using white as a basic…Anastasia is doing her usual catwalk freshening things up a bit by adding pretty spring colors. 👩‍🍳What’s Cooking? I had been looking forward to using the shamrock cookie cutter I recently purchased. Originally thinking I would bake up St. Paddy’s Day cookies still might…however this week I decided to whip up these puff pastry appetizers instead. They are soooo0 easy and great by themselves…served with humus or any other favorite dip you choose. 🍀Shamrock Crisp🍀 Ingredients: 1 store-bought pie dough or puff … Continue reading

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A Stroll Around Our Garden…

Hurt not the Earth, neither the Sea, nor the Trees. -Revelations 7:3 Hello, sweet friend… March will often test a gardener’s patience… A few warmer, brighter days certainly tempted me out into my garden… However I know that it will take several weeks of warm bright days for the soil to be dried out sufficiently… So on this overcast day I thought I’d take you on a little pre-spring garden tour… sharing a peek of hope as things get ready to bloom… Before you begin the tour perhaps you should whip up a batch of these decadent rolls first… CINNAMON ROLLS CINNAMON ROLL DOUGH 4 1/2 – 5 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup  granulated sugar 2 packets Rapid rise yeast about 4 1/2 tsp) 1 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups  water 6 tbsp unsalted butter 1 large egg FILLING 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temp 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 tbsp cinnamon CREAM CHEESE ICING 4 oz cream cheese, room … Continue reading

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