Archive for April, 2012

April 30th, 2012

Rhubarb Custard Pie

Don’t you wish you could come over and enjoy a piece of this Rhubarb Pie?  If I had to pick to one favorite dessert, this would be it! {yes, even above chocolate}

I love this pie, so when I walked in the grocery store and found rhubarb – it just had to be.  Some of you may be fortunate to have rhubarb growing in your garden, it’s one of those plants that comes back year after year with no bother at all; just happy to be a part of your pies and goodies.

Rhubarb is somewhat of an acquired taste, 

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April 27th, 2012

Simple Garlic Parmesan Knots

My baby is going to be turning 3 tomorrow and I am not really sure how I feel about it.  She is my baby and 3 years old is really not much of a baby anymore.  I am still trying to keep her little as long as I can, but she is like a bullet train moving forward and growing up.  She is super excited for her birthday, because as you may have caught on, we count down everything in our house.  In our house we count “sleeps” and there is only 1 left!  I think the excitement might be

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April 26th, 2012

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Pasta with Garlic Bread Crumbs

Don’t you love a good BLT sandwich?   Here is a take on that classic taste in a light pasta meal.  Add some bacon,  caramelized tomatoes, leeks and wilted spinach to your pasta, top it off with some garlic bread crumbs – all those great BLT flavors with pasta – yum!  A perfect light summer meal.

B*L*T Pasta with Garlic Bread Crumbs


3 strips bacon, diced
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup thinly sliced leeks
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 ounces pasta (I used penne, but

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April 25th, 2012

May Day Gift Tag

Do you have any May Day traditions?  Traditionally in the US you leave flowers for friends and neighbors annonymously.  When I was young we had these huge lilac bushes – beautiful flowers with a heavenly smell; especially at night with the windows open. . .

{We don’t have lilacs in Texas, but thankfully the good Lord gave us Crepe Myrtles to brighten our yards and cheer our days . . . now if they just had that same smell {big sigh}}.

Every May Day (May 1) we would create wonderful bouquets of these lilacs, usually wrapped in construction paper beautifully

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April 24th, 2012

Kitchen Talk: Olive Garden Salad Dressing

I love getting suprises, don’t you?  I got a great one last week and now I am here to share it with you.  I got a text from a friend who had been to Sams Club informing me of a new item.  Olive Garden Salad Dressing is now sold exclusively at Sams Club.  So guess where I went the very next day.  That’s right.  I went right out and bought some.  See for me Sams Club is more convienent than the nearest Olive Garden Restruant.  Seriously, I couldn’t even control my excitment.  It was a very happy day for me!

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Caramel Potatoes

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