Cherry and Lime Gin and Tonic

We had a September picnic in the park!!!  It was so beautiful!  I am going to have so many picnics next year and a few more this year.  AND we had dogs!!!!!!!

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Wordless Wednesday: Shish-ka-Rob

A friend had a shish-ka-bob party!  It was in Madison, so these are pictures from the trip to Madison as well as the party.

Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter

I realize that fall is kind of starting.  Ok every day it gets a little colder.  But I have never been the sort of person who thinks that ice cream is only a summer treat.  So, I made some ice cream this past weekend.  It is fabulous and I can’t wait to make more.

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September Book Update

I started school a few weeks ago, so my reading has been moving toward text books.  Oh well, I still have bus rides.  I will get at least a little fun reading done!!!


  • Artemisia by Lapierre, Alexandra- This was a very interesting book.  Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian painter born in 1593 and died in 1656.  This is a fictionalized version of her life.  This book did a wonderful job of creating the atmosphere that existed then.  It also did a great job at showing how complicated the life of a female artist was back then.  Not that it is a walk in the park now, but the only reason Artemisia was able to work in one of the royal courts was because her husband also worked there.
  • Night of the Radishes by Benitez, Sandra– This book was underwhelming.  The plot is really interesting.  It is about a woman whose twin sister died when she was in middle school and then her father committed suicide when she was in high school and at the beginning of the book her mother dies of cancer.  Her mother’s last wish is that the daughter (main character) finds her estrange brother.  But I just never really connected to it.  The writing just was not very engaging to me.

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#SundaySupper: Shrimp Tacos

#SundaySupper is a group of bloggers who are on a mission to bring back supper around the family table in every home.  This week the theme is Mexican fiesta.

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The Weekly Dish: 09/08/2012

The Weekly Dish!!  Here are recipes from this blog for the past week.

Craisins and White Chocolate Chip Scones

Potato-Egg Skillet

Sausage Rissoles

Bacon Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Here are recipes from blogs I follow.

Main Dish

Goat Cheese Mac with Rosemary from 30 Pounds of Apples

Mushroom Burger from Macheesmo


Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Granola from La Casa De Sweets

Pear, Raspberry and Goat Cheese Crostini from Cookie and Kate


Elephant Bread from Sprinkle Bakes

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread from Cake Duchess

Garlic and Herb Flatbreads from Frugal Feeding


Blackberry Peach Pie from Eat Boutique

Nutella Brownie Cheesecake Bites from US Masala

Bacon Chocolate Chip Biscotti

I had some left over bacon around the house and I did not feel like just frying it up.  So I looked around for some recipes with bacon in it and I could not believe when I saw this recipe.  It just sounded too good to be true.

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Sausage Rissoles

My friend Scott made these delicious sausage rissoles, but I forgot to get a photo of it.  Opps!  But really you should try them.  I really liked them.

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