Category Archives: Camping and Other Activities

Cake Batter Blondies

Since I was having company for Sunday dinner, I wanted to

find an easy dessert to throw together.

Cake Batter Blondies

This recipe was perfect!

You’ve got to check out the recipe.  It’s just a couple of links away.

Photo courtesy of Scrumdillydilly

and for my low carb friends…

a fabulous looking Chocolate Chip Blondie

or what about  LindaSue’s Pecan Blondies?

*Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe.

An Unbelievably Snowy Morning!

Whiteout conditions!  😀

Photo courtesy of Steven C.

Our rain turned to snow early this morning.  It was coming down on my way to work and didn’t stop for the next 4 hours!   We just don’t see snow like this a lot, so it was exciting!  😀

My boss tried to make it to the post office and had to turn around.  She was so “spooked” after sliding around on our roads, she decided to  close the office and go home while she could.  It was only 9:30.

I did a little sliding myself on the way home and was glad when I finally pulled into the drive.

A friend of mine drives a school bus and they finally dismissed schools around 11:30.  Her students took some of these pics on the way home.

Photo courtesy of Holly F.

This pic shows a cross which is lit at night.    It sits high on a hillside and shines as a welcoming beacon at night.  Returning from a trip as a child, I would see this cross and know that home was near.

Photo courtesy of Holly F.

Now our roads are almost clear!  My Handyman and my oldest have gone sledding with instructions to stop by the store on the way home to pick up the ingredients for more snow cream.

Photo courtesy of Holly F.

Isn’t this a gorgeous picture?!

Photo courtesy of Chris B.

This snowy weather called for something to warm a tired and chilled body…Homemade Venison Soup with Veggies and Buttermilk Cornbread!

Hope you’re having a wonderful day no matter what kind of weather you have!

Happy Tuesday and Grilled Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin

I know hunting season has arrived.

Here’s one of my most popular venison recipes.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin
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1 lb bacon
1 deer tenderloin, sliced
1 bottle Worchestershire sauce
1 T garlic
1 T lemon pepper
Marinate sliced tenderloin in Worchestershire sauce, garlic, lemon pepper for 4 hours or even overnight.  Remove slices from marinade, wrap with 1/2 a slice of bacon and grill over hot coals until done, 8-10 minutes per side.  Serve with a green salad and warm buttered rolls.
Optional marinade: Teriyaki sauce, yum!
Tip: If you run out of bacon, skewer the rest of the deer meat with sliced veggies for kebabs.  🙂

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Today I’m joining the link party over at

Snow Cream

I’ve made it different ways over the years, but

this is some of the best

Snow Cream I’ve ever made.

Kinda tastes like Homemade Ice Cream, which I love.

Snow Cream

1 can evaporated or Pet Milk

1 can condensed Milk

1 Tbsp vanilla flavoring

3/4 cups sugar

Stir all this together real well and then start adding snow until the mixture gets thicker.  My daughter went out twice for snow until we got it the way we wanted it.  I just told her to make sure it was CLEAN snow.  (lol) It was.

***Sugar Free Version – THM (S)***

Whisk together 3/4 cup heavy cream*,  dash of vanilla,  sprinkle of sea salt, and your favorite no cal sweetener to taste.  Make it fairly sweet since it will taste less sweet as you add the snow.

Add in 4 cups of fresh snow.  Stir well until soft serve consistency.  May need to add more or less snow.

*( I used a mixture of almond milk and heavy cream to make 3/4 cup)

It’s Snowing!!!!!

Boy, oh boy, is it ever!  We have about 5″ and are expecting more tonight.

Work even closed early, which is very unusual.  The banks closed at noon.  But that didn’t stop people from getting out.

We went sledding at 7:00 pm!  Then came home to a big crock pot of Homemade Chili to warm our cold and weary bodies.

If it’s snowing where you are, have fun, stay warm and be careful!

Apple Dumplings: The Ultimate Fall Dessert

What other recipe speaks Harvest Time than an apple recipe flavored with sugar, butter, and cinnamon?


Pioneer Woman’s Apple Dumplings with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Go here for this easy yet decadant recipe and enjoy the season’s bounty of  delicious apples.

Cheesy Potato Pie


This pie is a result of a “clean out the fridge” night.


Cheesy Potato Pie
3 lb.  potatoes, peeled & sliced
3/4 stick butter
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 c. cream
2 eggs
1/2 sm. onion, chopped
Salt & pepper
1 c. Cheddar cheese (1/4 of a pound), grated
1/2cup mozzerella, grated
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
2  tbsp. bread crumbs
2 tbsp. butter, cut in pieces
Butter a glass pie dish. Put potatoes in water and bring to a boil, until potatoes are tender. Drain. Place in buttered pie dish. Dot with butter.  Top with diced tomatoes.  Mix cream, eggs, salt, and pepper.  Add onions. Spoon mixture over potato slices.  Spread evenly. Cover with cheeses and crumb mixture and dot with butter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.