Sunday, June 25, 2017

Recipe: Zucchini Carrot Bake


You will need: 

2 zucchini, shredded
1 carrot, shredded
2 large cauliflower florets, shredded
1 green onion, chopped
1/2 cup marinara sauce, divided
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 eggs


What to do:

Spray an 8x8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray or lightly oil. Add shredded zucchini to a dish cloth and squeeze as much water out as possible.

In a large bowl combine, shredded zucchini, shredded cauliflower, shredded carrots, green onion, 1 TBSP of shredded cheddar cheese, 1 TBSP marinara sauce, salt, pepper and eggs until well mixed. Press into the bottom of the baking dish and bake on 400 for 30 minutes. 

Add remaining marinara sauce and cheese to the top of the baked vegetables and return to oven for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. 

You guys, this was so good. I couldn't find a recipe online that had everything that I wanted so I made my own. That's right, this is a Mary original. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week



I found this video on youtube that shows all the different ways rats are like tiny dogs with hands.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Freebie Friday!





Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received so much that I couldn't fit it all in one picture without it coming out blurry!

So picture #1

Samples of Dove Shampoo and Conditioner
Sample of Chanel No 5 perfume
A coupon for a free Dove antiperspirant
2 samples of Natural Calm drink mix

Picture #2

(From PinchMe)
Scotch Brite lint roller
Shea Moisture Hand and Body Lotion
Pure Leaf Green Tea Sample
Coupon for a free 7.4 lb bag of Purina One dry dog food
Sample of Purina One dog food

An Adult coloring book I won in a fb group. You can find her books for sale on her fb page.

A $5 Amazon gift card from Crowdtap

Did you receive any freebies this week?

This one of the pages inside the Adult Coloring Book. If you look closely towards the top, you can see...*motherfucker* Bwahahaha

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands


Book Description

The third book in her phenomenal Argeneau vampire series, Single White Vampire by the incomparable Lynsay Sands is an unadulterated delight! This paranormal romance classic follows the romantic adventures of a dark and handsome immortal who writes paranormal romances, and who’d love to sink his teeth into his sexy new editor. When it comes to red hot vampire love stories, New York Times and USA Today bestseller Lynsay Sands is Queen of the Night!


My Review

Lucern (Luc) Argeneau is a recluse writer and vampire. His vampire novels are now classified as Paranormal Romance and his fans are quite feisty and want to see more of him or at the very least get a response to the many letters they have been sending him. His editor is at her wits end because he won't agree to do interviews, go to book signings and barely replies to her many emails. 

So when Kate, his new editor shows up on his doorstep out of the blue, he's more than a little miffed and surprised. But if he thinks he's gonna get rid of her quickly, he sure has another thing coming. It was at this point in the book that I knew this was going to be an awesomely funny read and I wasn't disappointed. 

Between his being hungry because his bags of blood end up on the floor or go missing and Kate not knowing what's really going on because she has no idea that he's based his books on his family...real life vampires. This book had me laughing so many times. Luc might have a lot of experience with more than 600 years of life behind him but he never experienced anything like whirlwind Kate and just being around her brings out more of the man he should have been instead of the grumpy curmudgeon that he had been. He might have become bored with life but with Kate around, the one thing he'll never be is bored. 

I loved this one. I love it when a book can make me laugh and have a great story with great characters. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 


On a side note: I'd like to wish my daughter a very happy birthday. She turns 26 today. My, how time fly's. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Favorite Picture of the Week

Last month my daughter, grandson (Logan) and Logan's dad took a drive to Kingman Arizona and the Hoover Dam. This is what the terrain in Kingman Arizona looks like. Lots of desert, rocks, and small brush/bushes.

They stopped to take a look at some of the trains and Logan had fun climbing on them. 


This one was huge. Those are the wheels on the train. Even my daughter couldn't believe how big it was. 


They visited the Hoover Dam and saw the bypass bridge that was built in 2010. And do you see where those people are standing? That is the viewing area along the dam, you can see the water that's being held back by the dam and you can look down and see the dam itself. As you can imagine, people have come here to jump to their deaths. 


This was taken on the Hoover Dam. The view is pretty spectacular and that's Lake Mead that you see there. 


Remember back when I said you could see the dam from the viewing area? Well, here ya go. 


As you can see, when your standing on the dam in the viewing area, there's not much stopping you from being able to jump over and off the dam. That's Logan standing in the viewing area. It's really something to see though, I've been to it a few times. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Recipe: Broccoli Salad


What you'll need: 

3 cups raw broccoli, cut into small pieces
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 green onion, diced
1 cup cucumber, chopped
1 cup grapes, cut in half
1 celery stalk, diced
1TBSP mayonnaise
3 TBSP lemon juice
1TBSP of your favorite salad dressing
1/4 tsp. salt

What to do: 

In a small bowl mix together, lemon juice, salt, salad dressing and mayonnaise. Set aside. 

In a large bowl add all the other ingredients and toss. Pour the mixed dressing over the salad and toss until everything is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours before serving. 

I used a brand new dressing that I received in my DegustaBox which was a Cilantro Lime dressing and it went really well mixed with the other ingredients and on this salad. 

I've never had a raw broccoli salad before and wasn't sure that all of this elements would taste good together but it was really good.

There's really no end to the amount of things you could add to this. I think I'll add some roasted sunflower seeds to this next time I make it.

Now if you're not a fan of broccoli, there are a lot of other salads that you can make. I also make a seafood salad and you can find that recipe here. This goes with just about anything else that I make and Ken loves it so that's a plus for me. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

"Today we'll be doing a little baking." 


*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*



*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

"It's crepe time...ooh lala"

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Review: The Devil in Disguise by Cynthia Eden



Book Description

Luke Thorne loves having one hell of a good time. As the ruler of every dark creature to walk the earth, he certainly has more than a bit of a bad side. He lives for danger and isn’t the type to lose his heart—mostly because he doesn’t have one. Then she walks into his life.

Mina James is seduction in the flesh, a perfect temptation that the devil himself couldn’t pass up. Too late, Luke realizes he’s let a real siren into his life, a woman who is bent on using his dark powers to free herself from hidden enemies. Since Luke isn’t the type of man to be used, he should walk away from her, but…something about Mina draws him close.

Soon he’s realizing that she isn’t who she appears to be. Not dark and cold, but burning red hot. Mina is a woman fighting for her life—and the Lord of the Dark suddenly finds himself in an unlikely role…hero. Luke isn’t going to let her enemies destroy Mina. He will fight heaven and hell to keep her. But in the end, the secrets they both carry may just rip apart a love that should never have been…

There are Bad Things in the world…very, very bad. Are you ready for them?


My Review

So twin boys are born some time ago, one was destined to be good and he protects the humans and light paranormals. The other one was destined to be bad, Luke Thorne is the bad twin. He is the ruler of all the dark paranormals that walk the Earth and they fear him because of some of the things he's done. 

Mina is a Siren, she needs something that Luke has and in order to get it, she uses her voice to persuade him to take her back to his island. But before she can get what she came for, she's running or rather swimming for her life. 

There's a lot going on in this book and since this is book 1 in this series, I'm glad I started with this book. I put the next 5 books in my wishlist because I liked this one so much. 

There's a shady agency that's been kidnapping paranormals and making them do, not so good things for them. The guy in charge of this agency is obsessed with Mina and wants her back and while he's got a few tricks up his sleeve, he doesn't realize who he's up against to get her back. 

I really liked seeing both brothers and seeing that just because something has been prophesized, doesn't mean that things can't be changed by ones own actions. I'm really looking forward to reading Leo's book and seeing how the other brother turns out. 

The secondary characters in this book were just as interesting as the main characters. They all had great back stories and I wanted to get to know more about them. There was more than one twist in this book that I totally didn't see coming but I will say that if you like shifters, vampires, dragons, mermaids, sirens or freaky tattoos that take on their own life...you'll like this book. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week



This week I thought I would share another of my favorite songs.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Freebie Friday!



Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received:

Sample of Beneful dog food
A coupon for a free box of Sandwich Bros 4 or 6 count box
A $25 Starbucks gift card from e-Rewards surveys

I also received a box of samples from Samplesource which contained:
Rephresh vaginal moisturizer
Breathe Right nose strips

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review: DegustaBox- June

DegustaBox is a monthly subscription box filled with food and drink products. The price for the box is $19.99 a month.  

You do not get to pick any of the products you get, it's a surprise each month. But they say each box contains 10-15 items and each box is worth at least $30. I like trying boxes like this because they usually contain products that I've never tried or haven't seen before. 

In this box was...

Navitas Naturals snack bar
Briannas Cilantro Lime Dressing
Ritz Crisp Thins Crackers
Hodgson Mills Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix
Brooklyn Organics Ginger Ale
Julian's Recipe Lemon Waffle Thins
PopCorners Bean Crisps
Entenman's Mini Apple Pie Snacks
Bibigo BBQ Sauce
Sir Kensington's Ketchup
Viter Energy Caffeinated Mints
Sir Kensington's Yellow Mustard
Bibigo sample of Sweet and Hot Sauce

Now this month's box was a huge success. We've tried everything and it was all a big hit. I didn't like using the BBQ sauce as a bbq sauce so I used it as a marinade instead. It just wasn't really thick enough to be a good bbq sauce. 

The bean crisps and lemon waffle thins are really good and I shared some with my grandson when he came over and he loved them. I also loved the Cilantro Lime dressing. If you been seeing some of my food posts, you already know that I use quite a lot of cilantro and lemon. Lemons and limes are very interchangeable to me so I can use both for the same thing. I was quite happy with this month's box.

The Ginger Ale drink was awful though. Ken and I both tried it and after just one sip we were both ready to throw it away. 

Now here's a treat for you. If this box looks like something you'd like, you can use code MARYK-ACB and get your first box half off. That's a big box of food for only $10! and you can cancel anytime. So if you're interested, go to the DegustaBox site and sign up and don't forget to use my code to get your first box for just $10. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Favorite Picture of the Week

I walked outside with the dog and saw that my neighbors had a new pet. At first I wasn't sure what it was.



Then it walked outside and I saw they now have a chicken. And when she called it to come back in, it ran back in the house. lol 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Recipe: Zucchini Mushroom Frittata



What you'll need: 

1 green onion, chopped
2 medium zucchini, shredded
1 cup thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
1 TBSP butter
4 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


What to do:

In a large skillet, saute the green onion, zucchini and mushrooms in butter for 6 minutes, drain off any moisture. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray or a thin coating of oil. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. 

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over vegetable mixture. 

Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes until set. Let stand for 10 minutes before trying to cut.

So I was finally able to make a Frittata and the eggs come didn't out over done. This was the 4th Frittata recipe I tried and this was going to be the last one if it came out badly. I just don't have the patience. lol But it was so good. I think I might have had the heat in the oven too high since most of the recipes I tried called for a 400 degree oven and this one wasn't that hot. I really hate scorched or over cooked eggs but this recipe came out really good. I couldn't find a ready made recipe that had all the ingredients in it that I wanted to I combined a couple and changed them to suit my tastes. This was a huge hit with both Ken and myself. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Happy Raturday!

*Photo courtesy of Poppy's Mischief*

"We can fit a few more in here."


*Photo courtesy of @RamblingRatz*

" I use the spit shine method of washing to get a shiny coat. Thanks for asking."


*Photo courtesy of Mary Kirkland -Me*

"Happy birthday to me." 


*Photo courtesy of Mary Kirkland- Me*

"Gimme the bag. Give it to me."

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Review: Addicted by Charlotte Stein


Book Description

Kit Connor has always led a safe, cautious life. But when Kit’s friend points out that her erotic writing lacks something, she decides to attend a Sexual Healing group to improve her knowledge.

Kit expects to find the gritty underbelly of sex, and instead finds louche, laidback, sex-loving Dillon Holt.

Dillon makes a suggestion to Kit: that he will tell tales of his sexual excess, and help her book get the realism it needs. She agrees, but hasn't the least idea of what she's getting into.

Dillon doesn't have simple advice in mind … he has lessons to teach her. Lessons on everything she's never dared to experience, from kink to real passion.

Now Kit is never sure: is Dillon the addict, or is she just addicted to him?


My Review

Kit is writing an erotic romance book and after she let her friend read it, the friend tells Kit that it need more realism. We the reader got to read what Kit had written and all I can say is her book needed a lot of something to make it readable because it was awful. 

Kit's friend tells her she should go to a Sexual Healing group and listen to some of the exploits the people in the group talk about to give her a better understanding of what her writing is missing and maybe help her find out why she feels the way she does about relationships. Kit meets Dillon in the group and sparks fly when they talk. He's a tall intimidating guy with a teddy bear interior and wants to get to know Kit better. He finds out about her writing and tells her he'll tell her all about his sexual exploits, and he has many since he's a sex addict. But things are not always as they appear.

These two were great together. She's a bit shy at first but things quickly heat up and these two really have fun together, which just made the sex scenes that much hotter. 

Things seem to be going really well until Kit realizes that Dillon backs away whenever she asks him anything personal about himself. It takes some time but Dillon finally tells her what she wants to know and a big secret is revealed. This story starts out really fun, at no point did I ever feel bored with the story and while it ends on a more serious note, that didn't take away from the story at all, if anything if made it even better because the characters seemed more real. 

I gave this story 4 out of 5 stars. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week



I love these Doodle videos. Hope you enjoy them too.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Freebie Friday!





Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received:

A sample of La Roche Posay double repair moisturizer
A coupon for a free bottle of Nestea Iced Tea
A $5 Amazon gift card from Crowdtap
And I won an ebook from a giveaway over at The Reading Addict So what book did I win you may be asking? Behind The Mask- A Superhero Anthology

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Recipe: Marinated Chicken with Slaw and Avocado Corn Salsa


What You'll Need: 

1 Chicken Thigh
2 TBSP Cilantro
2 TBSP Lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
2 TBSP Olive oil

Add cilantro, lemon juice, chicken thigh, olive oil and salt to a Ziplock baggie. Let marinate for at least an hour.

Heat pan and add chicken thigh, cook on medium heat until cooked through. Pair with Avocado Corn Salsa and Cole Slaw. 


Avocado Corn Salsa Recipe:

You Will Need:

1 Ear of fresh corn, cooked and cut off the cob
1 tsp. Frank's Hot Sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 avocado, diced

What To Do:

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. 


My Cole Slaw Recipe: 

You'll Need:

 3 cups shredded cabbage
1 shredded carrot
2-3 TBSP mayonnaise
1tsp. sugar
1 tsp. mustard
Salt and pepper

Mix everything together, cover and let sit in the fridge overnight before serving.

As promised here's one of the dishes I paired the cole slaw and salsa with. I thought it was super tasty. It looks a lot like the other chicken dish I shared but the slaw and salsa are a little different. 

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Favorite Picture of the Week

My daughter has a new little friend. It's a hornet in acrylic and she has this ugly bastard on her keychain. I think she brought it over just to freak me the hell out. Mission accomplished. *shudders*

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Recipe: Stuffed Zucchini


What you'll need: 

1 medium zucchini
3 large fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
1 green onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons white onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter
2 TBSP chicken or vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons grated Cheddar cheese


What to do: 

Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell. 

Add butter, diced mushrooms, white onion and green onion to saute pan. Chop zucchini pulp and add to other vegetables in saute pan. Saute vegetables for 5 minutes or until tender. Add broth, salt and pepper, simmer 3 minutes or until broth is gone.

Place zucchini shells in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove zucchini shells from water and fill shells with mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake in a 400F oven for 10 minutes. 

 Of course if you don't like mushrooms you can pretty much add anything you want to stuff zucchini. 

Would you try this?

Monday, June 05, 2017

Happy Raturday!

*Photo courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

"I'll just have a small sip, mmkay?"


*Photo courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

"You come back later, nap time now."


*Photo courtesy of MrRat395*

"What do you mean you ran out of yogies? How could you just let that happen?"



*Photo courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

"Today I'll be showing you the rat way of making a chocolate cake."



*Photo courtesy of @rosemariehierma*

"Oh, Hai."

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Recipe: Marinated Chicken with Avocado Salsa

This was definitely a keeper and that avocado salsa would be good on so many things. 

You will need: 

2 Chicken Tenders or 1 Chicken Breast
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt

Add cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil and salt to a ziplock baggie. Add chicken to baggie and marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. 

 Heat a small pan on medium heat and add marinated chicken to pan, cook on Med. heat until cooked through. 

Salsa:
1 chopped tomato 
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped
Add all ingredients to a bowl, mix well and set aside in refrigerator until ready to serve over cooked chicken.

Cole Slaw:
1/2 cup of shredded cabbage
1TBSP Mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and let sit in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. 


Enjoy!

Cole slaw can be made so many different ways and sometimes I do add shredded carrots to mine but I like it really simple too. 

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week



Ken was got for 10 days last month and when he got home this is how Falcor reacted. He was very happy to see Ken. The video is a little dark because I only had 1 light on.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Freebie Friday!




Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received:

Method Laundry Detergent from Sample Source.
Nature's Way Joint Movement Glucosamine
A $5 Amazon gift card from Crowdtap

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Review: Three Little Words by Lauren Hawkeye


Book Description

Two years ago serious, sexy law student Malachi "Mal" Hunter broke wild child Adele Cavanaugh’s heart. When Mal is thrown back into her life...and she meets Dorian Marshall, the bad boy lead singer of the Australian band Three Little Words, her analytical mind can't compete with her racing heart (and other body parts that pulse).

Three Little Words quickly becomes Two Hot Choices, but Adele doesn’t know how to choose just one when they both help to ease her pain...and fuel so much pleasure.

Please note: this story also includes tattoos (hers), naughty touching (theirs), a cat named Humper, and brawling roller derby fun. 


My Review

Adele is a nursing student who likes to go to the law library to study. Mal has been watching her and sneaking glances at her while she's there but she knows he's been watching her. They both have the hots for each other but Mal is too shy and nervous to say hi to her. Adele makes the first move and asks Mal over for coffee one day. Even though she's surprised he accepted, she's also thrilled because she likes him. 

I liked watching these two get to know each other and find some common ground, something neither one of them thought they'd have. But just as everything is going great, Boom! there's a misunderstanding and everything goes to hell. 

Fast forward 2 years later and Mal has told his father to get stuffed and dear old dad cuts off the money. So Mal gets an apartment with his friend Dorian and is scraping by but he's happier and still in law school. Wouldn't you know it that when Mal moves back to the town he did his undergrad work to continues his studies, he comes face to face with Adele. 

What Mal doesn't know is that Adele has drastically changed. She dropped out of nursing school, works at a cafe and doesn't date because of something bad that happened to her while they were apart. 

There ends up being a bit of a fight for Adele between Mal and Dorian. Both want her and she wants both of them. Dorian was different than I expected but I really liked that about him. He brought a few exciting and interesting scenes to this story. I really liked how this one ended, even if I did see that little twist coming. 

And then there's the stray cat. This cat was hilarious and damned naughty. I laughed every single time the cat showed up because I knew what it was going to do. One of them thought that the cats name should be Humper, so that should give you an idea why this cat was funny.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

12 Years Blogging


 I told you all how I started this blog but since it's been a while, I'll tell you again.  12 years ago a friend talked a couple of us into starting up a blog at the same time he did. TK *Trollking* was a friend from a couple of forums and yahoo groups that I frequented back then and he talked us into starting blogs of our own. Sadly TK passed away several years ago and most of the friends that started up blogs back then, no longer keep up with their blogs, but I have slowly been plugging along for 12 years.

My blog has changed as I've changed over the years. I've met a lot of really wonderful people and made quite a few friends along the way. 

Over the past 12 years I've shared pictures of my hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, rats and now my dog. I've shared the sorrow of my mother's passing, the joy of my grandson being born and 26 years together with Ken.

I've ranted, reviewed, shared my thoughts and advice. I don't think I ever really thought that I would still be blogging 12 years later or that anyone would read what I had to say, but many of you do and I thank you for sticking with me through so many years. 

I hope that I'll be here in 12 more years and that you all will still be here with me. 

Thank you all for visiting today and over the past 12 years. Blogging has been a very rewarding experience for me and I've enjoyed getting to know all of you. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Recipe: Avocado and Corn Salsa


You Will Need:

1 Ear of fresh corn, cooked and cut off the cob
1 tsp. Frank's Hot Sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 avocado, diced

What To Do:

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. 

Most of the recipes for this that I looked at called for diced tomatoes and onions and you can add that to this if you like it but the first batch I made was with tomato and onion and didn't like the taste of it together. So I changed the recipe to suit my tastes.

I've been experimenting with several 'salsa' variations to pair with chicken when I make it or to have with vegetables or even on eggs and it's been interesting trying them all out. The most interesting thing I've found out is that avocado pairs well with just about anything. lol

Have you made any salsa's like this and liked it?

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*


*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*


*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*