Bacon and Eggs Pan Pie


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Well, we’ve had some lovely grey days lately. Today had a nice bonus because it was rainy too! Found this video and thought I’d share because it seems perfect for a day like today. I get a kick out of the cooking videos these guys make. Sometimes the vids are over the top but this one just makes me want to curl up with a cozy blanket in front of the screen drooling. Oh and this isn’t food one can eat everyday, but once in a blue moon, I say indulge. Life is short.

Personally, ย I could have done without the crushed potato chips. Probably would have put a layer of homemade or at least Pillsbury refrigerator biscuits on top with the shredded cheese. Mmmmmm! I would also skip the maple syrup, I’m not a big sweet person when eating something savory. What do you think? Me, I’d be happy as a pig in slop as the saying goes.

I also have another cozy dish for you. I ran across it yesterday and was blown away by the pastry. So amazingly flakey! And easy!

You can find more info on this amazing dough here.

As an added bonus I’m including a short recipe, also by Chef John (no affiliation). It’s his version of puff pastry which might be kind of fun to play with and not intimidating like other similar recipes. If you’re feeling super indulgent, make these with the sausage gravy from your favorite biscuits and gravy recipe. It’ll probably be a little bite of heaven. We all need a bit of that. Enjoy!

Photo Source.


Dreamy Corner and More Raspberries


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I could curl up here so easily! Just so inviting…sigh.

Do you ever wonder about the power of a universal mindset or whatever it is they call it? You know, the thing where all of a sudden everyone is focused on the same subject and not because they’ve all watched a Fox News video…? Well, raspberries seem to be what keeps surfacing in my consciousness and on video right now. Hmmm…and mmmmm.

So today, I was checking on some of my favorite YouTube channels and what pops up? Yes, raspberries. Specifically raspberry scones…again! So I bring you that video recipe:

Oh, and maybe in a future post I’ll write a dear little story of summer and growing up and the a neighbor’s raspberry patch. Berry happy memories. ย ๐Ÿ˜€ ย Sorry, I couldn’t resist…. Enjoy! Oh, and if you want to see more wonderfully cozy reading nooks, check this out.

*oops…thought I saved the location of this from a Pin on Pinterest but it appears I didn’t. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ย If anyone knows the link please let me know, I’m 99% positive it was from a google search with the link to a Pinterest link, but as I said, darned if I can find it again! Instead, maybe enjoy these cozy spots.

More Yum!


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Here are just a few more wonders I ran across in my search for raspberry baking nirvana:


Aren’t these just enchanting? If you watch the second one with the blue berries, you’ll be amazed at the amount of work in those little berries…but the payoff, is so wonderful!

As you can guess, I won’t be making any of these, I’m simply happy to enjoy their beauty and admire the patience of the artist who created these. Frankly, I’ll just be happy to eat my raspberry stash “au natural”. Enjoy the videos even if you’ll never make these wonders!

P.S. No affiliation or “kickback” btw, just pure admiration!



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Raspberries were on sale in the grocery (a rare, rare occurrence) so on my little internet safari this weekend I focused on recipes where they were the stars. You don’t need to twist my arm, not even a little bit. Here’s some of what I’ve found:

As I said these are the gems out of many found, at least IMHO. Who knows if I’ll ever make them, but I do love to dream, don’t you? If you actually act on your dreams and make one of these, send a pic my way so I can add it’s beauty to this post to inspire myself and others! Happy weekend and thank you for reading! ๐Ÿ˜€

Deus ex Machina


(Sorry, no pics today. It’s just a newsy kind of post.)

Yes, magic is involved today with the computer and Von’s website, I had started a new order and was looking through things for what to make in the coming weeks and felt like some kind of rice mix. So I entered an order for one box of Near East couscous and one of Rice-a-Roni. I left the room after glancing at the current cost of what was in my “basket” and it totaled $91.42.

When I came back, I refreshed the page only to discover 1 to 5 of every rice mix in the category ordered and my total cost was now $412.87!! Holy cow! Talk about “magic”. When I tried calling their 887 number, it, of course, was busy. So I tried to start removing items and I couldn’t! Good thing I don’t need the order for tomorrow. I’d hate to be one of their IT people who has to fix this snafu! Lol!

Whoa…just checked another section of the website, Fruits. Every single item showed (again) at least 1 to 5 items ordered! Plus, I need to sign back in…but it won’t let me. I’m so glad I’m not on their IT team!! ๐Ÿ™‚

So here I am, six hours later and the website is final working again, yay!

Baking Hack!



Ok, hello and how are you today? I just came across a mind-bending kitchen hack for something I absolutely hate doing. Combining cold butter into flour for a baking recipe. Hate using this:

This article explains how and makes me crazy because I’ve never had any success with it, just a big clump clinging to the cutter. Very sad.

Well, those days are over. While researching Raspberry Scone recipes I came across an idea that is genius and my days of limited pastry making are over…yay! Just go here for the video.

Ok, so you may know this already but since I didn’t I’m sharing in case there’s someone else out there like me who’d be very happy with this info. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, and here are a few other links to really yummy sounding raspberry scones. Enjoy and have fun baking:

Raspberry Cream Scones

Raspberry Scone Recipe

White Chocolate Raspberry Scones (and I happened to get a bag of white chocolate chips “free” with a recent order…so yum!) This could be your Sunday brunch treats!

Well…Getting Nowhere Fast.


Seems my call to Nubs (the quasi-property manager) about the backed up kitchen sink once again sees us all following her typical pattern of dragging a small “fix” into a multi-day drawn out procedure. I should have just called Eric…sigh. All it needs is a plunger and muscles. But no…it’d be too simple to plunge the sink, get it working and get the thing snaked in the next few days.

I don’t know why she’s a property manager, she has no idea what she’s doing when it comes to house maintenance yet acts like she’s brilliant at it. Good grief, she’s annoying.

So it’ll shortly be 24 hours since the sink clogged and I called her. What’s so priceless is that she was just now in her car and parked in my driveway. She had a guy in her car with her when I called her again to see what was going on. She still just backed out and drove away. I simply want to strangle the fool! She makes everything so difficult for herself and others when it’s not necessary.

Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you by the way! And now for a shot of the Chicago river. All decked out for March 17.

More on the “Nubs/Kitchen Sink Mega-project” as the hours and days go by. Sigh.

…time of year…


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Was minding my own business this Sunday when I was rudely interrupted by this candy truck, really, a throw-back to the 60’s. It plays one song, one very short piece of music. Calliope music. It gets into your brain and chases you all day, you can’t escape it! Last week the truck stopped at the end of this block. The music droned on for 20 minutes.

Anyhow while all the above is whirling through my head, I put Pandora on to drown it all out. Suddenly Otis Redding’s “The Dock of the Bay” starts playing. Love. Love. Totally love that. And as I listen to it I read the blurb Pandora posts about Otis. Well, I almost fell over.

More than a Feeling by Boston just came on. Boy, I wish my iMac had stronger speakers ’cause this is one of those recordings I really, really want to crank up!

As I was saying, did you know (I didn’t) that Otis died today over…ready?…
…50 years ago!!!!!!!

And now Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’ ” is on and I remember that he also is gone. All pieces of my life dropping away as time marches on relentlessly. Like leaves falling from a tree. Suddenly I’m all too aware of the limited time I have left on this earth.

Cat in Window

Photo Source Unknown.

I have to go. To be continued.



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Hi, yes, I know it’s spelled “hors d’oeuvres” but I recently saw it spelled like it is above on someone’s blog (can’t remember whose). I can never recall how to spell these little mouthfuls of goodness, but so far have always had success in finding the correct spelling if I type my ghastly version into Google. The internet very politely and without judgement, finds the correct spelling for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, enough about spelling. Since Christmas and New Year’s are barreling down upon us, I thought you might enjoy a recipe or two for entertaining. Just look at what I found today:

Aren’t these yummy looking?ย Since I’m not planning any holiday get-togethers I’ll probably only make one or two hors d’oeuvres so I decided to share a few with you! I’m planning on entertaining myself with these… ๐Ÿ™‚ …yum!

Here’s the link to a 1-minute Brie Bites video by Erin of Well-Plated. (No affiliation, just loved her hors d’oeuvres and thought you might too.) Plus, it looks really easy and quick! So enjoy.