Bobby Jean O’Toole Medical Fund



This campaign is to help raise funds for my Niece Bobby Jean O’Toole, to help pay for Medical Bills and other expenses. She was diagnosed with Gastroparesis back in April of this year and has been in and out of Hospitals for months. She has not been able to work and her parents have been taking care of her. She went from being 130 pounds down to 96 pounds in just those short months and has been on a feeding tube for some time now. Then last week she was again in extreme pain and went back to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with Colon Cancer and Ovarian Cancer. She just underwent about a 6 hour surgery to have both cancers removed and has a very long road of recovery ahead of her. Anything you can donate will help. Just click on the link below..

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Posted by on July 25, 2017 in Cancer


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Honey Lemon Muffins

So yesterday I did a lot of baking, I made muffins! Lots of muffins! 4 different types of muffins! Here is one of the recipes I made, and they are wonderful! I hope you enjoy!

Honey Lemon Muffins

honey lemon muffin


2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon lemon extract

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup honey


1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, combine egg, lemon extract, milk, butter and honey. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for about 2 minutes or so and then dip muffin tops in butter and then sprinkle sugar on the tops. Makes about 1 dozen.

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Posted by on April 22, 2015 in Candy and Baked Goods, Recipes


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Doughnut Muffins…..?

I found this recipe online complements of “Land O’Lakes”…. I really want to try this one! So I thought I would share it with you all. If anyone has tried it I would love to hear how they turned out. I think when I make them I am going to add 1 teaspoon of Vanilla to the muffin recipe though….just a thought…

Doughnut Muffins:

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup butter (melted)

1 egg (beaten)

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1/3 cup butter (melted)

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 12 cup muffin pan or use paper muffin liners. Set aside.

Combine milk, 1/3 cup melted butter and egg in bowl. Set aside.

Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in bowl.

Then add the wet and dry ingredients together and stir until combined.

Spoon batter into muffin cups and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. When done remove muffins from pans and let cool for 2 minutes.


While muffins are baking place your 1/3 cup melted butter in bowl. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in another bowl. After the muffins have cooled for 2 minutes dip muffin tops in butter and then dip in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Done!

So please let me know if you have tried it or if you plan on trying! Would love to hear your results!

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Posted by on April 11, 2015 in Candy and Baked Goods, Recipes


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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Sorry my wonderful followers…we have sorta put this blog on hold for a bit… I will try to start posting again more often. For today I have one of my favorite cookie recipes….

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies



1/2 cup shortening or unsalted butter softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped ( optional )


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

With an electric mixer, cream the shortening or butter and both sugars together until smooth. Add the vanilla and egg, mixing well. Sift together the flour and baking soda. Spoon the flour mixture gradually into the creamed sugar mixture. Stir in the cranberries, white chocolate chips and if using also add macadamia nuts. Drop by heaping spoonfuls, about 2 tablespoons, onto the prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake one sheet at a time until lightly golden on top and the edges are set, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on the sheet about 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


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Posted by on April 6, 2015 in Candy and Baked Goods, Recipes


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Tom Collins!

My mom used to make this drink every year for New Years Eve, we all looked forward to it every year. I am not sure why we ever stopped this yearly tradition, other than she really doesn’t drink anymore. I think this year I am going to make some. I forgot I had her recipe until today! I thought I would share it with all of you….

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


5th of Gin

5th of Water

1/2 a 5th of Lemon Juice

1 2/3 cup Sugar


Maraschino Cherries

 2 liter bottle of Squirt Soda or Club Soda ( you may need more than 1 bottle depending on how much you use per glass)

ginlemon juice sugar

squirt soda

maraschino cherries 2

Combine the first 4 Ingredients in a pitcher, mix well until sugar is dissolved.

Fill your glasses to the brim with ice then fill 3/4 with the Tom Collins.  

Top your glass off with Squirt soda or Club soda. (We use Squirt)

(Of course this is to your taste so you may use more or less of each to your liking)

Garnish each glass with a Maraschino Cherry.

(Or you could be like me and just throw in 5 or 6 to each glass).

tom collins

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Posted by on November 8, 2013 in Recipes


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I am thinking about doing something with Fresh Apple’s from my Mom and Grandma’s Apple Tree. The tree is loaded with apples this year, it is so full the branches are touching the ground! Anyone have any ideas of what I could do with them? I’m thinking about maybe trying my hand at making homemade applesauce. Any tips or helpful hints would be appreciated.



Posted by on September 14, 2013 in My Updates


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To all my friends that love gardening!

I realize this post is probably a little late for this year but I needed to try this and make sure it worked before sharing with you. It worked wonderfully! We did not have any critters eating all of our veggies this year! YaY!

This is a deterrent for most animals especially Deer!

Use equal amounts of all!

( note: you may want to ware gloves this is strong stuff )

Black Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

Garlic Salt

Curry Powder

Spray water around the area to be sure this sticks to the ground so the wind can’t blow it away and sprinkle this stuff around your plants. You will be amazed how well it works!

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Posted by on September 11, 2013 in home made household products, Recipes


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