Friday, September 22, 2017


Sausage Egg Casserole


1 lb. ground pork sausage
1 tablespoon butter
1 bunch green onions ~ chopped
1/2 pound sliced mushrooms
10 eggs
1 container of low fat cottage cheese (16 oz)
1 pound Monterey Jack cheese ~ shredded
2 cans diced green chile peppers ~ drained

1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup melted butter


1. Place sausage in a large skillet.  Cook on medium high heat until evenly browned.  Drain and set aside.  Melt butter in skillet and cook and stir the green onions and mushrooms until tender.

2.  In a large bowl mix eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese and chilies.  Stir in the sausage, green onions and mushrooms.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  

3.  In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

4.  In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt.  Blend in the melted butter.  Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture.  Pour into prepared baking dish.

5.  Bake 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Stand back, put on a smile, and graciously accept the compliments. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017


I took a break and didn't do a cooking class in the summer.  Several ladies ask when we would have the next one, so Wednesday we had our first one for Fall.  Pumpkin muffins, and Sausage Egg Casserole for the menu.

The casserole was the best I've every made.  Got the recipe on line and will share it real soon.
 The pumpkin muffins were OK, but I was disappointed as they were really dense, and not as moist as I had hoped.  I may try to add more applesauce or an extra egg next time.  The strudel topping was especially good.  When I correct the recipe, I will post it.

Had a nice group, and two new ladies.  I was sporting my Fall top and apron.  We are all enjoying the casserole.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Danger lurks just below the surface.

The theme for this week is Watch Out.  
"Nuff Said"...HaHa.

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Thanks again Michael for hosting this fun Weekly Art Challenge.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


A long trip, being a little sick, the Dodgers losing stretch, and just feeling in a "funk", I needed something to snap me out of it.  So my dearest brought in my storage bins of Fall Decorations and that was just what I needed.  I love my Pumpkin Soup Tureen and when the weather cools down, will fill it with some yummy soup.

A fresh new look in the house.  This Fall swag always finds a place above my window mirror in the dinning area.
My pottery pumpkin covered pie dish and a few other pumpkins give the kitchen a new look.

We live in an upstairs apartment at the Villa's and they are pretty strict about outside decorations, but for the holidays we are allowed to put up a few if we don't use nails, or tape.  This large floppy wreath fits over our porch light perfect, and I like the look it give coming up to the front door.
We are in #35.  Just beyond the pool and above the play area.  Stop in for a cup of coffee and a piece of pumpkin pie.

Are you decorating for Fall?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


With the theme "Black and White" so many things whirled in my mind.  But when I was on my way to get a new haircut, I saw a "black and white" police car and a new idea started stirring.

I wanted to try something completely different from watercolors, so got out my scissors, paper and glue.

I used a large polka-dot sheet of paper for the background.  The black dots are I liked the texture.  Next layer was a white lace doilie...more texture and a few frills.  A black ring of construction paper, and final a google images of a cartoon black and white police car.  I really enjoyed doing something new.

On the way home from Oregon, I took this picture of a black and white police car from the 1950's that was on display in a little town we passed through.
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