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Saturday, October 26, 2013

PhotoHunt ~ Stir

The PhotoHunt for today is 'Stir'

You can imagine that I have oodles of Stir photos.

Stirring up a cake mix ~

or stirring my flour and eggs together

and gently stirring while my sugar becomes caramel.
Something is always stirring in the WhistleStop kitchen.

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

Monday, October 21, 2013

Chipotle Guacamole

Bill challenged me this week to create my 'Famous' guacamole, using his new Chipotle seasoning. This Pop N Spud Seasoning is one of 3 new flavors.  (I have used the label Bits-n-pieces for the other WhistleStop products that I have blogged about over the years)

Guacamole is my weakness. When I'm at the Piggly Wiggly, I'll walk by and give the avocados a squeeze just to see if there is any guacamole in the near future.

I make mine with fresh ingredients. . . a bit of lime juice, purple onion, cilantro, jalapenos and tomatoes. Instead of salt and pepper I added Chipolte seasoning . . .  Awesome.
Chipotle Guacamole
2 ripe avocados
2 Tbs minced purple onion
2 Tbs minded cilantro
2 Tbs diced tomatoes
juice of one lime (1 tsp)
2 tsp Chipolte Seasoning
Smish the ingredients together (more or less to taste) and serve fresh.

You know the secret to keeping your guacamole from turning brown is nestling the avocado seed in the mix. Honestly... It works! My Favorite way to fresh guacamole is in a Margarita glass . . . With that seed in the bottom of the glass.

Y'all enjoy ~

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pairs of Pears

We were lucky to get some end of the season pears from a pear tree . . . they weren't very pretty, but still yummy!

I decided to make a quick dessert with our Apple Crisp Mix ~ If you haven't tried it you need to.

I sliced the pears and whipped up a box of crisp, and piled it all in a 8x8 baking dish.
30 minutes later we had a pipping hot dessert with those 'yard pears'. It was perfect with a scoop of ice cream.
I hope you can find our products in your local market or grocery store. If not, you can always go to . . . we'll send it straight to your house.

  Y'all enjoy~

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday PhotoHunt ~ ZiP

The PhotoHunt for today is 'ZiP'

What could be more zippy for the curves of Positano than a Vespa?

I find myself taking photos of zippy Vespas everywhere.

This one belongs to Stephano, to zip to the hotel in Rome.
One day . . . I might just catch a ride!

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

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Two times the fun!

This weekend was a quick trip into Charlotte ~ the Queen's City.

Little Hope has turned 2.
It was a fun LuLu weekend.

Two times the fun.

I am also joining Our World Tuesday
Y'all enjoy the ride~

Saturday, October 12, 2013

PhotoHunt ~ Plant

The PhotoHunt for today is 'Plant'

These are not just any little pots of basil . . . They are at the plant sale in Florence.
Where else could you buy pots of basilico ~
and this is enough to remind me of home . . .
Yep ~ Spanish moss. (which grows on the trees here in Alabama)
They just look so much prettier when they are spread on the porticos in Firenze.
Check for all the other Plant Photos on The Saturday PhotoHunt
Happy Hunting y'all~

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Traveling Tuesday ~ It's Fall Y'all

The weather has started to turn cooler here in Alabama . . . which would mean this is the perfect time for a road trip to the lake ~
We have some beautiful lakes near us . . .
Where you could enjoy a rocking chair on the porch.
I'm not so sure about this mode of transportation . . .

I am also joining Our World Tuesday
Y'all enjoy the ride~

Saturday, October 05, 2013

PhotoHunt ~ Spark

The PhotoHunt for today is 'Spark'
Here is evidence of a spark and a tasty treat.

You will need a spark to toast the marshmallows

The perfect combination of graham cracker, chocolate, and a hot roasted marshmallow.

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

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Cooking Light ~ Cuban Dinner Party

OMG ~ after all these years, I can't believe I did it.
I missed a Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club.
I know my friends all missed me just as much . . .

We were celebrating a Cuban Dinner Party, and I was in charge of the soup. I searched the Cooking Light recipe box and found this recipe for Chipotle Black Bean Soup

The chipotles give it a smokey depth of flavor that is just awesome. The black beans cook slowly with tomatoes and spices (I added the adobe sauce for an extra kick) Go to the Cooking Light website for the recipe.
I thinly sliced some corn tortillas and baked them till crispy. Topped it with Cheese and  a dollop of sour cream.
Perfect for a football watching afternoon in the SEC. . . or a Cuban feast.


Now . . . let's see what everyone else has brought for our Cuban Dinner Party.
Jerry has a big bowl of Cuban Black Bean Dip
Val is making Black Beans and Rice
Susan is bringing Cuban style Beef and Peppers
Sara is in charge of dessert ~ Arroz con Dolce
Y'all enjoy ~
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