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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe- Yummy!!!

I'd like to share one of my

favorite recipes.  So yummy 

to my tummy!!!

#Pineapple Upside Down Cake #Recipe


         1/4 cup butter
         3/4 cup packed sugar
         1  (20 oz) can sliced pineapple,
         Maraschino Cherries, drained

          1-1/3 cup flour
          1 cup sugar
          1/3 cup butter
          3/4 cup milk
          1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
          1/2 teaspoons salt
          1 egg

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in an iron skillet. Take your brown sugar and sprinkle it over the butter.  Arrange pineapple slices on top of the butter and sugar mixture.  Place the maraschino
cherries in the center of slices. Add extra cherries around pineapple slices.  I do!  

In a large bowl add remaining ingredients and beat well. Pour batter over pineapple mixture. 
Bake for 35-45 minutes.  Check with a tooth pick to see if it comes out clean.  Remove from oven. Allow to cold for 10 minutes.  Place your dish over skillet and flip onto dish. Be careful, it will be hot.

Hope your decluttering is going well.  I'm done with my living room area.  Moving on to the Guest Room!!  Pictures to follow!   Grab my button.


2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new 

creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Dry Your Own Chives


How many of you love chives?  
I know I do!  They are low 
in calories and they give food 
a hint of sweet onion flavor.  
They are great on baked potatoes,
 mashed potatoes, soups, 
salads and much more.  I do
prefer them fresh but when
I can't use them fresh, they are 
great dry.

As I cleaned a small area in 
the garden I noticed some
 chive plants that needed to 
be trimed.  I took my kitchen shears 
and cut down the plants 
to 1-2 inches.  I decided
 I was going to dry them.

Any of you who always wanted 
to dry your own chives, 
here is now I did it.   

Take your washed chives and 
gently dry them. Remember to remove 
any dead or unhealty ones. Trim 
them about 1/4" with shears or a knife.

Spread the cut chives evenly on the trays 
of your food dehydrator. Dry them at
 a temperator no more
 than 100 degrees for a couple hours.
It may be longer or take a shorter time,
 so please check them after the first 
hour and 30 minutes thereafter.

Once dry, allow them to 
cool for 15 minutes. 
 Remove chives from

Place them on paper towels or 
some wax paper. Then place them
in containers.  They are ready to use.

There are other methods of drying chives.

Most people will bunch them up, 
tie them and insert them in a paper
 bag and hang them to dry. 
Once dry, crumble and 
place in a container.  I find
 this method a little messy 
once they dry. 

You can place them in an 
oven on a cookie sheet or 
baking dish.  Dry them whole 
or slice them about 1/8"
 at the lowest oven setting 
for a few hours.  Don't forget
to wash and dry before you 
place them in the
oven to dry. 

I've heard of drying chives in 
the microwave, but I've
 never used this method.

How do you dry your chives?  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Use It Or Lose It - Declutter and Get Organized

My husband had to work today, boohoo!  
But it does give me a day to blog, 
organize and plan my first month of 
the year!  A really good thing.

I wrote a post a few month back
 My motto for the year is to continue
 organizing one room at a time and 
to save money(who doesn't want to save) 
by using what I have. I've been a crafter, 
sewer, baker, and quilter for many years.  
Therefore, I have many things in 
my kitchen cabinets, in my fabric 
and crafting stash that may not be 
of use to me any more.  
But, I also have many things that I 
know I can put into good use in 2015. 
Having more isn't alway best, but 
it can help me to
 save and spend a little on things I need 
to finish up a project.

Furthermore, its time to declutter and
reorganize areas of my life, areas in 
my home, and become more productive
 with my time. Decluttering
has always been a challenge for 
me. As I tend to get rid of 
stuff at a slow pace.  I have to 
realize that giving things away 
will benefit others, selling a 
few things will put money in my pocket,
 and tossing those unuseful 
items will either allow me to 
 replace it with something new 
or simply free up some 
needed space.

I challenge all of you to 
grab my button, 
Use It Or Lose!!! 
Free yourself from clutter.
  Let's create!


I know we've heard that saying 
before regarding our weight. This 
is some what different.  Of course, 
you can make a recipe with items in 
your kitchen. 
Let's be creative and (Use It) 
use what we have and only 
purchase items we need to finish 
up our projects. 

It's been a desire of mine to make 
it a normal thing for me to do. 
I thought, I can't be the only one 
with that desire.  I hope you all 
will join me on this new venture, 
Use It Or Lose It!

I hope to have a linky button so that 
we can link up those fabulous 
Use It Or Lose It projects/items 
we've decided to keep, give away or 
toss.  My first linky party will be 
February 1, 2015 and hopefully 
continue on the first of every month!

But in January, I will start 
to organize my 
Living Room/Dining Room area 
(it's one room) at a time!  
Come join the party!!!

Please leave me a comment 
if you're interested!!
 I need all your support and help 
to launch this new 
slogan! Use It Or Lose It!!

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new 

creation; the old has gone, the new has come!