Oatmeal Carmelitas…..thanks for the calories, Shirley!

Everybody should have a neighbor like Shirley Larson.  She is the Pulse of our little neighborhood.  So, I wasn’t expecting her to also be a great cook!  Apparently Shirley’s mother taught her the same thing my mother taught me, to never return a jar or bowl that someone has given to you empty.  So when … More Oatmeal Carmelitas…..thanks for the calories, Shirley!

CARAMEL CORN, BANANA’S BURLESON and A night to remember…..fun with neighbors and dog disasters…

The story below is dedicated to my friend Gina Matter.  She will understand when she reads this…..I remember the day she posted about how ‘cute’ it was when her dog ate the Banana Bread.  I smugly thought, “my sweet dog would never do anything like that”.  Ha! Sorry, Gina….it IS actually kinda cute….. Last night … More CARAMEL CORN, BANANA’S BURLESON and A night to remember…..fun with neighbors and dog disasters…

Sweet Laurie’s Apple Pie (she’s done a lot to help me keep this Svelte Figure…)

This is my Daughter in law, Laurie.  She’s a great wife, a great Mom, a great Daughter in Law, but most important, she’s a great Pie Maker…..I think one year she and her Mom, JoJo, brought 11 pies to our family celebration!  Larry loves pecan, I love pumpkin, and then we have all kinds of … More Sweet Laurie’s Apple Pie (she’s done a lot to help me keep this Svelte Figure…)

Omigosh! They asked me to Bring Dessert! (a good, easy one!)

I know I told you about this in a past post called “Cheesecake for Dummies”.  But I also know you guys have a short attention span and probably don’t remember.  So here’s a fun, easy recipe and a great thing to take to any party.  In this case, I had heard Sophie tell her Mom … More Omigosh! They asked me to Bring Dessert! (a good, easy one!)