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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Traveling Tuesday ~ Recovery time!

I am happy to say that I actually have LOTs of photos for Traveling Tuesdays. I have just gotten home from a week in beautiful Positano (yes . . . again) as a part of our Great Italian Escapes

I just need a little time to recover.
Then I will be sharing all of my fun photos ~

I am also joining Our World Tuesday

Y'all enjoy the ride~

Saturday, October 25, 2014

PhotoHunt ~ Funny

The PhotoHunt for today is 'Funny'

I love wandering the streets of Italy and finding these signs by Clet.
He is the master of  'street art' . . . his street signs are all over Italy now.
Funny . . . to round a corner and see something like this.
The streets of Florence are full of funny signs.
You can find them when you least expect . . .
I wonder what the meaning is of this one in front of the Prada store?
That's Funny ~
Funny ~ Especially in a crowded city like Florence.

Check for all the other Funny Photos on The Saturday PhotoHunt
Happy Hunting y'all~

Saturday, October 18, 2014

PhotoHunt ~Rock

The PhotoHunt for today is Rock ~

Right NoW I am on this rock. . . Sitting on our terrace in Positano.

You know what they say about being 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place'.
I guess you could say that.
We are right between the rocky side of the coast line . . .

And all the stairs leading to the beach.
Between a Rock and a hard place ~

Don't be feeling sorry for me.

Check for all the other Rocking Photos on The Saturday PhotoHunt
Happy Hunting y'all~

Monday, October 13, 2014

Blues . . . and a new couple!

Happy Blue Monday ~
I have just finished a new Wedding CakeTopper from my ETSY store Gimme Some Sugar Y'all  

This was a special order . . .  and I just hope she likes it.

She is planning on wearing her Grandmother's dress, so I did my best to replicate it (on a clothes-pin of course) She wanted to carry blue flowers and have flowers (made from Grandma's dress) in her hair.

He is a Nutcracker Prince. . .
Her Nutcracker Prince.

I wish them love and happiness as they are waltzing down the aisle ~

Don't forget to check in at Smiling Sally for more blues and Boogie Board Cottage for her Masterpiece Monday.
Y'all enjoy ~


Saturday, October 11, 2014

PhotoHunt ~SpOts

The PhotoHunt for today is SpOts . . .
I remembered this quick little recipe.
It calls for little round 'spots' of flavor.
Place a couple of pecan halves, a piece of caramel that has been flattened with the bottom of a glass, and a round piece of chocolate on a non-stick cookie sheet.
Bakeat 350 until the chocolate is slightly melted (watch it so that the chocolate doesn't run)
Sprinkle with Sea Salt.
It is that simple and you will have a spot of flavor.

Now, check for all the other Spotted Photos on The Saturday PhotoHunt
Happy Hunting y'all~

Saturday, October 04, 2014

PhotoHunt ~Entwine

The PhotoHunt for today is 'Entwine'

Which is exactly

That is a lot of entwining ~

Check for all the other  Photos on The Saturday PhotoHunt
Happy Hunting y'all~

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Cooking Light ~ Chardonnay Garlic Shrimp

Our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club is hosting a Wine Country Feast this month. I needed an appetizer and found this in the Cooking Light Pages.
It is a meal, but I have taken the liberty of turning it into an appetizer.

When using Chardonnay as the main ingredient, you can eat this any way you like ~ and serve with bread for 'sopping up'.

Chardonnay Garlic Shrimp
  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices diagonally cut French bread baguette
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups (1-inch) sliced asparagus (about 1 pound)
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
    • 1 cup Chardonnay or other dry white wine
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


    Preheat oven to 400°.
    Place bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 6 minutes or until toasted.
    While bread toasts, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus, garlic, salt, and peppers; cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add shrimp, and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
    Stir in wine and juice; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; serve with bread slices.
    I skewered mine with a bite-sized piece of asparagus and shrimp ~ with plenty of bread on the side. I am not a bread eater, but made sure I got plenty of sauce on the shrimp. Easy and Gluten Free.


    Now . . . let's see what everyone else has brought for our Wine Country Feast.
    Jerry has made a Roasted Chicken with a Pinot Noir Sauce
    Val is making Butternut Squash White Bean Soup
    Susan is bringing a big bowl of Creamy Pumpkin and Sage Polenta
    Sara has made Stilton Stuffed Pears

    Sounds yummy to me.
    Y'all enjoy ~
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