Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Apple Dip

During this time of year we host get togethers and love to share recipes.

A perfect time to make Apple Dip.

1 8 oz package Cream Cheese (soften at room temp)
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup 10x Powdered Sugar
2 T Vanilla
1/3 cup crushed Salted Peanuts

Blend first 4 ingredients together til smooth.  Add peanuts.

Simple recipe.

Simply delicious!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019


in Florida............
Even when it's cool.... it's beautiful!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

It's all about family

Thanksgiving is a holiday specifically set aside for the purpose of thanking God for His provisions and blessings.  It may be the oldest, continually celebrated holiday in America.

Much of the food served at modern Thanksgiving dinners includes items from the very first celebration: turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, numerous other vegetables, breads and puddings.

Initially this meal was held to thank God for the blessings of a good crop, having food for the winter.

Thanksgiving is a very family oriented holiday.  Relatives often travel great distances to be with each other to celebrate. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the entire year.
Do you have family traditions? What are your plans for this Thanksgiving?
May your Thanksgiving be a time of joy and blessings.

Monday, November 25, 2019

On Wings of Devotion

On Wings of Devotion (The Codebreakers, #2)

On Wings of Devotion is the second of the Codebreakers series by Rosanna White. And it is by far my favorite.

Rich and unattractive, as Arabelle Denler finds herself in a loveless engagement, she sets her sights on having the family she never had growing up. But when unexpected trouble finds itself on her door step, Ara must let go of her hurts and forgive the unforgivable.

Phillip Camden is a man accused of a horrific crime. He would prefer to have died during "The Incident," with his fellow squadron. But Nurse Arabelle sees something in him, not the Black Heart that everyone calls him. But a man who is hurting and broken. Phillip is recruited to the Codebreakers Room 40, and thus finds himself in the thick of an assassination and espionage plot.

Two hearts that feel unworthy. Ara feeling unloved and unwanted. Camden feeling as though his life is over. But neither of them can see what the other sees in their worth. Ara's generous spirit and kindness was felt throughout the story. And Camden's protectiveness and heroism did shine when he least expected it.

I loved how some of the secondary characters were the ones we've met in the previous Codebreaker book. Not overbearing, but still they made an appearance.

Miss White is a master storyteller. You can place yourself at the scene and experience many of the feelings that occurred.

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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Some mornings ..........

...... when the weather turns a little cool, before the craziness of Christmas sets in, I sit by the window, enjoying the sunshine and the reflection of the outdoors.

My Friendly Village china is mostly the winter scene, but I have a few of the Autumn plates that I use this time of year.

I grab a good book and enjoy a little time with a cup of tea.

Perfect for this time of year.