Friday, August 22, 2014

German Chocolate Cake

In our kitchen you can never have too many onions, garlic or "NUTS", in particular pecans. 

"German Chocolate Cake"

is one of those recipes that calls for lots of nuts. Well at least the frosting does.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


While wandering through my Facebook feed I ran into a picture of waterbombs.  They looked so simple and yet so fun.  I immediately made plans to make some for a water filled family activity.  We ran off to the dollar store for sponges and never looked back.  These simple to make water toys are great for through or just squeezing over someone's back.  Thank you for the great video instructions. There are many other places to get instructions this is just where I found mine.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bran Muffins

 Bran muffins are another family favorite. Well... the majority say they are a family favorite. The others say they taste too healthy. I think they are just against anything healthy so we'll just ignore them when it comes to this recipe. Bran Muffins are always soft and moist and they taste great. They also make the house smell wonderful.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Simple Brown Rice Pilaf

We love using fresh herbs from our garden. It's not a very big herb garden but we do enjoy it. Besides using them in our grilled chicken marinades we like to use them in our rice dishes. 
Sunday's choice was this simple recipe for

"Brown Rice Pilaf"

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pineapple Crumble

No , it isn't lemon bars. 
Even though your mouth tries to tell you really taste lemon.  

It is in fact 

"Pineapple Crumble".

This soft, light,  fruity dessert is a delicious different taste treat.
And I don't even like pineapple very much.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Newest Spindles Designs Member

In March we welcomed our newest member of the Spindles Designs team.  Levi arrived at almost 10 pounds and ready to eat.  Although he won't make a very good food critic for a couple more years.  He is the new plaything Savannah had no idea she was missing.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Raspberry-Banana-Pineapple Sherbet

Just 3 ingredients in this recipe, frozen raspberries, bananas and pineapple sherbet make this fruity refreshing dessert.  It is enjoyable in summer, festive at Christmas and 
yes, even great for weddings.