Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Getting ready

Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time of year that my home becomes a palette.  Shopping the house makes for a little challenge here and there.

Most of my serving pieces are white, so with a little burst of color to set off the table, we are ready for Thanksgiving!

I love this beautiful Turkey platter that I found at Goodwill.

April Cornell napkins and tablecloth from Kohl's.
Stemware and Soup Tureen from Goodwill. 

We're almost ready!

Are you??

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Sweet Roasted Nuts

Today I am sharing another goodie. These are great to make just to eat, but they also make nice little gifts as well.

My niece made these Sweet Roasted Nuts and of course we all loved them and wanted the recipe. She basically said she did not have a recipe but told me how to make them.

The cast of characters

1 bag of pecan halves (or 1 1/2 cups)
1 bag of walnuts (or 1 1/2 cups)

Melt 1/2 stick of butter, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, a pinch of salt and a little vanilla in a sauce pan.

Coat the nuts in the mixture and then spread on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. You will know when they are done when you smell them!

Cool on wax paper before storing

I found these little canning jars at Target, and they are the perfect size for gift giving.

Easy Peasy!

I hope you enjoy making these little morsels. They are so delicious to eat and you could make someone very happy :-)

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Major's Daughter


The Major's Daughter by Regina Jennings finds Caroline Adams returning to Fort Reno after living in Society for a while. She and her friend Amber are just days away from the land rush of the Oklahoma territory. Being eager to strike out on her own, Caroline has it in her mind to claim land, and establish an Inn for travelers to the growing territory.

Things go a little awry when Caroline claims the land that Frisco Smith had been improving over the years, and had set his sight on claiming it to establish a town.

Things get complicated when some men, claiming they were the first to arrive, start manipulating their towns politics. Frisco, having managed to obtain a small plot in this town, uses his law degree to settle differences, while he still tries to claim the land Caroline staked.

I really enjoyed this story. Not knowing much about how the west was opened up, it was enlightening to see how things might have been in 1889.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Net Galley and the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019