Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More Goodness.....

This is what I did on my day off on Monday......
It was a cold, snowy day here in New England, a perfect day for staying home and doing some baking.

I made my favorite banana bread recipe. This time I added blueberries and walnuts. Again, I have to say, "this is delicious". It seems that no matter what I add to this recipe, it is still delicious. I have made this many, many times and added so many different ingredients, and I am still amazed that it always comes out delicious. You can get the recipe here.
Does this look yummy or what? Crispy on the outside and moist and delicious on the inside. (And heavenly, mmmmm)

Here it is on my Homer Laughlin "Eggshell Theme" platter.

Perfect with some butter spread on it, and a nice cup of tea..... The perfect combination!

This is a recipe from "scratch" and it does take some extra time to put it all together, but I can assure you that the few extra minutes are well worth it.
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Friday, January 8, 2010

A New Year....a new beginning.....

Hi my friends, I have been absent as of late. We made it through Christmas and the New Year OK. I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. I have no pics to post this time, I just wanted to let you know that I'm still alive. My absence is due to the closing of my candy store. This makes me sad and happy at the same time. My daughter and I have very mixed emotions about this event. We have had the store for 6 years and built it from scratch. It's been a long hard road and we had a very hard time coming to the decision to close. With the bad economy and rising prices, we are not able to keep the store going. Plus, our distributor closed his doors about 3 months ago. This made it much more difficult and more expensive to get our products. We are fortunate that we have no debt and we didn't want to incur any, so we decided it was a good time to do it.

The good part is: I have decided to finally retire--Yippee! More time for blogging, crafting, gardening, house cleaning, cooking, baking, computer games, and just doing all the stuff that I long to do and haven't been able to.

My daughter will get a job using her degree in Bio-Medical Sciences and she is happy about that. So, we will both have to make some adjustments in our lives, but I truly feel that it will be better for both of us. We may even lose some of this weight that we both gained over the last 6 years! haha
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean
P.S. It's good to be back!