Hi everyone – this is just a short note to let you know I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. At first, I was merely enjoying my time off and then I was cleaning up my older posts. I am very excited to tell you that I have become a Featured Blogger on Fave Southern Recipes. You can find many of my recipes on there and if you use Pinterest, you can find another board that I pin to on there as well called Bloggers Southern Recipes We Love. Fave Southern Recipes sends out a newsletter that gives you all kind of Southern Recipes from all over the blog world and best of all? THEY DO IT CORRECTLY! Yes, they ask permission to use the pictures and then link directly back to my blog for the entire recipe……….it’s so nice to find a place that wants you to grow with them!
I am also slowly putting all my recipes on Ziplist – for those of you who use that. It is time consuming and as I am doing it, I am trying to “fix” up my pictures – or at least some of them that look just awful!
We had a yard sale two weekends ago and with the leftovers I called my former work buddy Patty to asked about the VA nursing home we worked with at Christmas one year. They did not need our donations but the activity director gave me the names and numbers of three others, one right here in the town I live in. The VA center in the smallest town returned my call quickly hoping they were the first to call because apparently, VA nursing homes in smaller towns do not get donations like those in larger ones. The activity director is just giddy that we are bringing books and pants and wide shoes (the hubs and I both wear wide shoes) but I also promised her treats. I thought hey, I’ll make some old-fashioned treats and take pictures for the blog then give to them and everyone will be happy, right? Well………..it WOULD be right if I could make the doggone things correctly! I have messed up, burned and otherwise ruined more food in the past week – I don’t even have a post right now! For the candy, it could be the 3000% humidity we have going on in Oklahoma right now! You nearly need a snorkel to go outside – seriously!
In an attempt to make homemade gumdrops (both with sugar and sugar-free) I have made a bunch of goo. The hard candy only ever got to the tacky stage. I burned the gingersnaps and sugar cookies. Finally, the “Cracker Jacks” had drippy coating!
Today, I am taking off with the hubs – I have a hair appointment – and I’m going to take some pictures around the state as we go on a date for the day, then tonight, I will tackle the recipes again…………..and get pictures! Tomorrow is our day to take our donations to the Sulphur, OK VA Center and there is 100% chance of rain! Yay! We need rain really bad. The highs over the next few days will only be in the 70’s.
In summary, all is well just not GOING all that well in the kitchen right now! I hope to have a post up before the weekend – thanks for all the emails and well-wishes!