Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Devils Food Rolo Cookies

Can you tell I've had a sweet tooth lately? I picked up this recipe from one of my fellow Cleveland Handmade team members. I can't remember which one, so if it was you, please fess up so I can give you due credit. These addictive cookies are easy to make........just the way I like to cook!

  1. 1 Box of Devils Food Cake Mix
  2. 2 Eggs
  3. 1/3 Cup (generous) oil
  4. 1-12 oz bag of Rolo Candies

Mix the cake mix, eggs and oil until it looks like dough. Take a scant teaspoon of decadent smelling chocolate mixture and wrap it around a Rolo candy. When covered, roll in your hand to make a nice ball. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for 9 minutes. Leave room on cookie sheet for balls to spread.

I just made these cookies again. So easy....but somone got into my rolos and I didn't have enough. So I used some Holiday white chocolate Candy Cane Pepperment Hershey's kisses instead. OUTSTANDING! Let me know what else you have used in the middle of these chocolate treats!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Art of the Day

I have two grandsons that took paint brush to hand.

Does his technique and style remind you of anyone?

photo of the day

I've been neglecting my blog and my walk and ride photos.

Here is one to help catch's a new category. ART! This is a painting my grandson did. I love it...........probably because it is a new take on an animal print.......and mostly because my grandson painted it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tin Whistle

My grandfather used to entertain us with this limerick. I had not heard it in years and years until my Dad repeated it the other day. Nice memory!

I bought a wooden whistle, but it wooden whistle. I bought a steel whistle, but I steel couldn't whistle. So I bought a tin whistle, & now I tin whistle!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Carmel Corn Pops Mix

I came home from getting a haircut yesterday with a recipe for Carmel Corn Pop Mix. My stylist is a terrific cook and has a great collection of recipes, especially snacks. If you're wondering where I got the fantastic bowl in this picture...I bought it from jd wolfe pottery on Etsy. It is my favorite snack vessel. Autumn is a great time for sweet salty snacks. Here is what you need:

  1. 4 C. Corn Pops Cereal

  2. 1 stick butter

  3. 1 C. Brown Sugar

  4. 1/4 C. Kayro Corn Syrup

  5. 1 Cup peanuts, cashews, or mix your favorites

  6. 1/4t. baking soda

  7. 1/2 t. vanilla

Bring the butter, brown sugar and syrup to a boil, stirring continually, in a medium sauce pan. Lower the heat and boil for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. REMOVE FROM HEAT and stir in the vanilla and baking soda. Put the corn pops and peanuts in a large bowl or pot and pour the hot mixture over and stir all together. Once mixed, spread on a greased cookie sheet and put in a 250 degree oven for 1 hour. Stir occasionally. When done remove immediately from the cookie sheet and dump into a Tupperware bowl or plastic bag. I waited too long and couldn't get the stuff off the cookie sheet! I had to put it back in the oven to soften up. You might want to double the recipe, it doesn't last long!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sour Cream Blueberry Pie

My stylist did it again! She gave me another terrific recipe. She knows I have a sweet tooth and I like "easy to make". This sour cream blueberry pie is fantastic, fast and easy to make.

Combine the above ingredients and beat with a mixer for 4 minutes or until smooth.

Then fold in :
2-1/2 CUPS BLUEBERRIES (1 Pint works fine)

Pour mixture into a 9" pie shell and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 25 minutes.

While baking mix up the topping:


Cut the butter into the rest of the ingredients to make a nice crumb topping.

Sprinkle the topping over the top of the pie and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
Let me know how you like it! It's good warm..........but I like my pie cold right out of the frig.
Note: I tried this recipe with sliced strawberries instead of blueberries........really good!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ride Photo in BLUE

We got a good ride in yesterday....of course I had to stop and photo a few things that struck my fancy. I love the blue of this water tower against the blue sky. People pass this water tower many stop to notice?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bradford Pears

The Bradford Pears were blooming a few weeks ago. The tree lined street looks like it has a snow covered tunnel.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WALK PHOTO I'm trying this walking thing.......I tripped on the sidewalk and almost fell on my face because I had my hands in my pockets. I think I'd rather ride my bike, but today was a little chilly for a ride. I did walk by the red bud tree again. Look, the whirly birds are developing.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


There is a home in my neighborhood that has glass stars embedded in the sidewalk. I just love to walk by the house. They always have something unusual in their front yard too. I appreciate the creativity they display.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I was all set to continue my walking routine.........then the weather took a nose dive........back into cold, windy and wet.......ah........Spring time on the North Coast. Today the temperature tolerable but on the bottom end of my comfort zone for walking, 50 degrees, so out I went. The skies were bright and the red buds on this tree really stood out against the sky. A photo opportunity.

Check back with my blog for more WALK PHOTOS.

Friday, March 19, 2010


A fellow Cleveland Handmade member has extolled the virtues of walking to now that Spring has sprung, I'm bound and determined to take more walks and reap the benefits. I don't like to walk alone, so I'm going to take my camera with me and snap a few photos to share with you. My POW (picture of the week) photos will be replaced by my WP (walk photos)! Here is what I saw yesterday.........

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Broken China Mosaic

I get so much traffic to my broken china mosaic countertop that I thought I would update with more pictures and move it to the top of my blog.

I've always wanted to post this somewhere. Now that I have a it goes!
My sister-in-law, Kelli and I made a broken china mosaic counter around the sink in my guest bath.
We broke all my leopard china plates and mixed them with old rose china. I love leopard print (if you have not noticed!) and roses. It took us about a month but it turned out great, and we made some great memories while working so closely on it. I added a piece of wood cut with a nice curve on top the straight back splash. Then we glued the broken china right over both. Kelli did a great job on the portion behind the faucet. She added pearls and rhinestones among the broken china. This is one creation I am most proud of. I decorated the bath to resemble an old French hotel room.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

POW - Picture Of the Week

You know Spring can't be far away when the Primrose makes an appearance at the market. It makes a perfect buffer on the window sill when I'm looking out at the snow.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

POW Picture of the week

It was hard to take a picture this week without snow getting into it! My lion door knocker is wearing a snow mask! I promise I'll get more interesting pictures next week! If you are somewhere warm.......enjoy it!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Here is my photo of the week. Look at the eyelashes on this wee one. I photoshopped it a bit to get the look.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Well........last year I vowed to post and contribute to my blog more often........didn't happen. I only had about 20 posts last, I'm going to try again.....I follow a blog where the creative and eloquent blogger posts a of the day........I'd love to follow suit, but I am going to be more realistic and post a of the week. I enjoy taking photos of bits and pieces of my surroundings, life, things and people that I love. Here we go with my photo of the week.........two weeks late! Enjoy!