Football Friday Fare – Chocolate Variety

Every tailgate menu needs a little piece of chocolate, right? Today, I have included 3 chocolate options to include in your football weekend menu. The first one is my favorite! Blitz Brownies 1 box of brownie mix, mixed according to package directions1 pkg. fudge stick cookies (Keebler)1 jar of marshmallow creme1 C. peanut butter Preheat oven to 350 … Continue reading Football Friday Fare – Chocolate Variety

Thankful Thursday – For Better for Worse

 On Sunday, we celebrated a very special milestone in the life of our family - the 50th Anniversary of Barry's parents. "For better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health as long as we both shall live".....no stronger statement made by a marriage that reaches such a milestone. Barry and I and … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – For Better for Worse

Lessons I Learned from My Daddy

 May 22, 1931 - September 24, 2010 Two years ago, tonight, I held my Daddy's hand as he breathed his last breath. Tonight, as I sit quietly alone, I am reflecting on the lessons learned from him, which were many. Words that quickly come to mind when I think of him are family, kindness, friend, creative, helpful, … Continue reading Lessons I Learned from My Daddy

Friday Football Fare

 Alabama-Arkansas Tailgate Menu Clockwise from Top: Football Brownies, Cheese "Foot"Ball, Buffalo Chicken Bites, and BLT Wraps and Chocolate Covered "Football" Strawberries (Below)  Just melted semi-sweet chocolate chips, dipped the strawberries, let them harden and then piped white icing (from Pinterest!)  Kick Off "Game Day" with some Paula Deen Brownies from her Lady and Sons Cookbook Lady Brownies 2 C. sugar1 C. … Continue reading Friday Football Fare

Thankful Thursday – It’s Fall Y’all!

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven."  Ecclesiastes 3:1  So thankful today for the beautiful fall weather! Without a doubt fall is my favorite time of the year!Fall brings on new beginnings - a new school year! The weather gets cooler - sweatshirt weather! Football games and tailgating! All … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – It’s Fall Y’all!

What’s in the Cookie Jar? Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookiesfrom Brown Eyed Baker 1 C. all purpose flour1 t. baking soda1/4 t. salt1/2 C. unsalted butter at room temperature1/2 C. creamy peanut butter1/2 C. granulated sugar1/3 C. light brown sugar1/2 t. vanilla extract1 egg1/2 C. rolled oats1 C. semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment … Continue reading What’s in the Cookie Jar? Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Tailgating with the Stars"

When our sweet Annie turned 3, she became eligible for school services. We are zoned for the Tuscaloosa County School System - Sprayberry Education Center is the special education facility. She started to school at Sprayberry just one week after her 3rd birthday. Obviously, with a 3 year old starting to school full time, we were a … Continue reading "Tailgating with the Stars"

Friday Football Fare

 One of the most fun things about Game Day to me is deciding what to make, making it and serving it! Whether at home or at the game, we always try to make it festive!   Pepperoni Rolls 1 pkg. crescent rollsPepperoni slicesCubed Cheese Preheat oven to temperature on the package of crescent rolls. Seperate each crescent roll and add … Continue reading Friday Football Fare

Thankful Thursday – Welcome Home Andrew!

For the past few weeks, I have been following the story of Andrew, a precious first grader who became ill with meningitis and encephalitis during the first week of the school year. Andrew's Mom and I worked together at the hospital several years ago. Long story short - 3 weeks ago tonight, Andrew was in … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Welcome Home Andrew!

A Hall of Fame Friend

  Some time in the mid-80's, not long after I moved to Tuscaloosa, I became friends with a wonderful couple! Jane Eure and I worked together at DCH, me as an Occupational Therapist and Jane as a Social Worker in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We don't actually remember how we became such good friends but one common bond was our … Continue reading A Hall of Fame Friend