Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Recipe Book

I like to cook. I also like to eat...that goes without saying. When my gals come over for their once a month crop, I like to cook them breakfast...it's my way of saying, "Welcome! I am so happy to have you here." My favorite thing to do is a breakfast casserole. I have perused the web looking for good recipes and have done about 20-25 different ones. My ladies love them and they are easy to prepare, as most are made the day before and then put in the oven in the morning. When they arrive, the scent of breakfast cooking is in the air and we all get off to a really good start. Here is one of the casseroles that has really hit the mark many times. It is not done the night before, but the assembly is easy and takes no time at all. (I often substitute bacon for ham here.)

Following is one I made for the first time last crop, and it is more savory and "brunch" like. I thought it was to die for. Feel free to try these recipes yourself!  My gift.

I am so happy with these recipes that I made a 7 x 5 recipe book which I printed with Panstoria Print Shop.  I'm going to give these to some very special people for Christmas presents.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Book Signing

My nephew, Jason Tondro, is a brilliant scholar of medieval history and comics. He is a terrific young man, and I am so proud of him. Two Christmases ago, right after his first book was published, we held a “book signing” at our house. We set up a table, draped it and had him autograph our books. It was all in good fun, and a way to honor the new book.  For anyone interested in his blog, “Dr. Comics”, I am posting a link to it.  doctorcomics.blogspot.com  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Here we go.

I have wanted to do a blog for quite a while, but just never got around to it. As life comes around, certain incidents occur which cause us to "get it on", and now I am going to "get it on". I love to travel (and take photos), and I love to eat good food (and take photos), and I love my family (and taking photos). It is my plan, here, to chronicle my life in words and pictures.

The way I plan this diary, is to use a wonderful digital program that I learned while with Creative Memories, called StoryBook Creator. This program was created by Panstoria and, as events would have it, Panstoria has a program that is picking up where StoryBook is stopping, and that is Artisan. For all of us who have invested many dollars in artwork, this is great news and it will allow me to continue to share with you my life, in photos along with my own unique way of describing these events.

Just to give you a hint of what I plan, here is a look at Thanksgiving dinner, a couple of years ago.