Saturday, November 29, 2008

I'm A Winner at Get The Bean

I was so excited this morning to open my email and find that I am the lucky winner of the weekly giveaway at Get The Bean.

The website is amazing there are so many different types of coffees and teas.

Get The Bean has some of the finest organically grown coffee beans in the world.
Fresh roasted, made to order and delivered right to your doorstep in our full 16oz bags.
Once you try their beans you will never go anywhere else for your coffee.


- but it was a really difficult choice to make.
I wanted 3 or 4 different ones.
My holiday guests are going to flip when they smell and taste what I'm serving them this Christmas!

Hurry and get over to Get The Bean...You are wasting time!

Oh and while you are there make sure you stop and support the fight against cancer

Thursday, November 27, 2008


May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

~Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies

When my son asked me if he could help me make some cookies-
I decided to make something I knew he loved.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter! Perfect way to keep him in the kitchen!

1/2 c Sugar 1 Egg
1/2 c Packed light brown sugar 1 3/4 c Flour
1/2 c Soft butter 1 ts Baking soda
1/2 c Peanut butter 1/2 ts Salt
2 tb Milk Decorating sugar
1 ts Vanilla Chocolate kisses

Instructions for Peanut Butter/Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Heat oven to 375. Mix all ingredients except kisses and decorating sugar. Will form stiff dough. Roll into balls. Roll in decorating sugar. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Press chocolate kiss in center. Makes 4 doz.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ham Day !!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday was Ham Day-
My niece and her husband came to dinner
and I made a yummy Spiral Cut Ham-
and it was DELISH!

Needless to say I have a ton of leftover ham.

When I was at the supermarket this afternoon I bought a bag of split make soup with some of my leftover ham!

Then I happen to land on Lisa's blog~

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary .

Lisa made Ham &

Navy Bean Soup.

When I saw her photo I knew I had to have some.

So I got to work.

I followed her recipe and then a

dded a few cut up potatoes

and some diced up kale that was in my fridge.

Then weather is getting colder and we are expecting some snow

and this soup really hit the spot.

Thank you Lisa- it was a hit!



Ham & Navy Bean Soup

taken from "The Cutting Edge of Ordinary"

6 - 8 cups of chicken stock (or broth)
3 medium carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced

1 ham bone
1 pound navy beans, rinsed and soaked over night.
Leftover ham, cut into bit size pieces.

In a large pot bring the chicken stock, carrots, celery and the ham bone to a boil then reduce to a simmer.

Add in the navy beans and simmer about 2 hours, or

until beans are tender. I also added some Mrs. Dash, fresh parsley, a bay leaf and some cracked black pepper while it cooked. Take out the ham bone. If you have a big dog in the neighborhood I would save it as a nice treat. Since my pup is only 12 pounds and the ham bone weighs as much as him, I had to toss mine since there wasn't a big pooch around. Add the ham during the last 15 minutes of cooking.

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Hurry up and head over to 5 Minutes for Moms

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The winner will be drawn randomly and they will announce the winner Monday, December 1st.
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