Archive | 2014

My Sausage Tasting Party

Happy Monday! On December 1st I received my new sausage stuffer.  A week later I received; my meat grinder, a vacuum sealer w/bags, a scale and a few miscellaneous items I needed.  I have been making sausage like crazy these past few weeks.  My sisters call me the “Sausage Queen” lol.  Checkout my new sausage making toys below……………now it’s […]

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Merry Christmas to My Family and Dear Friends

I have been so busy trying to keep myself busy this holiday season.  Sorry I haven’t posted much on my blog!  This is my first holiday season without Jerry.   I give all thanks to GOD for all the wonderful holidays Jerry and I shared together.  I know he is watching over me and our family. Merry Christmas to all. […]

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Making Clarified Butter

Tis’ the season for lots of holiday baking and great food! Today I made a jar of Clarified Butter and I was pleasantly surprised how good it turned out this time.  I made a jar about a month ago and ended up throwing it away. It kept clouding up and eventually it turned into a soft white milky scary looking substance……YIKES!  That’s […]

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Surprise Visit From My Grandbabies

Something that made me smile today – a nice visit with my grandbabies from California. I could not believe how they have grown so tall and beautiful.  Kai ( the youngest in this photo) was happy to share that she had lost her two front teeth!  In this photo from (l-r) Dom, Milan, Kai, Soleil.  I now have […]

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What a Difference a Year Makes……

Thanksgiving last year was one of the most memorable family gatherings I will always remember.  Little did I know my Jerry would be with GOD a month and a half later.  Everyday is a gift from GOD and I thank HIM everyday for all the wonderful years I had with Jerry.  Looking at the memories from last year […]

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Chicken Sausage with Fresh Apples, Parsley & Spices

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone………tis’ the season to make lots of awesome food fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la (I’m singing to you lol) I made another batch of sausage a couple of nights ago for my baby sister Gloria.  This recipe was shared by one of my fellow You Tubers – Emoneyblue.  This Chicken Sausage with fresh Apples, Parsley & Spices is off the charts good!  I […]

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Happy Birthday to My Big Brother!

Today is my big brother, Michael’s birthday – I call him Brother Spike! My Brother Spike is the best big brother a sister could ever ask for.  I am so thankful and grateful for my big brother. Brother Spike, I really appreciate all of your helpful “brotherly” advice and, the support you have given me in these last 10 […]

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My Winning Entry…………..

Here’s my winning entry – Pulled Pork Two Cheeses Spinach Pizza, Pulled Pork Cigars, Homemade Salsa, Homemade Crème Fraiche and Baked Crispy Kale Chips! I made my pizza dough according to instructions on the back of this package of Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast. Mix into well combined.  The dough will form a nice soft ball. Roll […]

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My 2nd food entry – Pulled Pork Po-Boys topped with Awesome Onion Rings

This is the 2nd food entry I was going to enter into the “Smoked Meat Leftovers Contest”  – Pulled Pork Po-Boys on a buttery hoagie roll topped with; Awesome Onion Rings  served with Crispy Baked Kale Chips and Pepperoncini’s  Here’s how I made my Crispy Baked Kale Chips. See my “Awesome Onion Rings” recipe posted […]

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My first food contest………

I received a notification email last night.  It said, “Congratulations Josie you are the WINNER of the,”Smoked Meat Leftovers Throw-Down Contest” woo-hoo!!!! After I cried joyful tears for 20 minutes, I called all of my family and dear friends that supported me last week.  I am so thankful to everyone for allowing me to bug them all last week! […]

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