Memories of being a teen…

Who doesn’t love a Wendy’s Frosty right?  Oh, but dipping your French fries in them.. to die for!    Now you can skip the drive-through window the next time you’re craving this classic treat.

Make this treat at home using only 3 Ingredients

Wendy’s Frosty
Adapted from

1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 gallon chocolate milk
1 8-ounce tub Cool Whip

Special Equipment:
Ice Cream Maker

Whisk together condensed milk and chocolate milk in a large mixing bowl. Fold in Cool Whip.
Chill the mixture in an ice cream maker, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Serve immediately with a spoon and a straw.

* Shakes Yield 2-3 servings * Cook Time 40 minutes



Coconut Chewy Delights

These bars are so simple but oh so good, I could just lick the inside of the sweetened condensed can.  I cannot keep them around long enough to enjoy them myself  with my sons and husband around..

These bars are so easy to make. Basically just crus dump and bake…They make quick gifts for friends, teachers, neighbors or potlucks.


Coconut Chewy Delights


1 pkg crushed graham crackers ( one sleeve )
10 TBS stick butter (melted)
1 – 1/4 cups chocolate chips
1 cup pecans (chopped)
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 – 14. oz. can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 325-degrees.
Line a 9″ x 9″ casserole dish with tin foil. Spray the tin foil with non stick spray.
Crush the graham crackers in a bag and add the 2 cups to a bowl.
Add the butter and mix well.
Pour into the casserole dish and press down with your hand.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
Sprinkle the pecans on top.
Sprinkle the coconut on top.
Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk on top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden.

Do you Love Handmade – Shabby Chic – Upcycled -Vintage – Salvage?

I love, love, love vintage, antique shopping.  I have also fallin in love with shabby chick repurposing.  My friend Lisa is the owner of Sparkklejar.  She creates upcycled, recycled repurposed, salvaged, vintage, altered art, on  mason fruit jars.  Theses jars have a shabby chic, antique feel where glass meets glitter.

Lisa also repurposes tin cans with shabby cottage white. Painted with uneven brush strokes, faded and distressed down to bare metal in random areas. she then decals the cans with blue birds on a wild rose or pink dogwood branch, on the side. These are beautiful to use for wedding center pieces or as a farmhouse design.

Lisa also offers Barley bag,  all natural microwave heating bags.  When your backs sore just throw it in the microwave, heat it up for a few minutes and place it on your back…ooohhhhh relief!  Just think of the relief you will get when you place it on your aching body.

She also makes  1/2 size barley pads and flax filled freezer packs for the eyes and forehead. These are such a relief when you have a headache or much worse a migraine headache.  The great thing I like about my pack is it has no mess, no dripping water.

You have got to check out her shop at




Brown Bananas to Banana Bread with 3 Easy Ingredients

Have you ever had a few banana sitting around?  No one is eating those bananas and they are turning brown. I’m sure I’m talking to you, lol.  Well I have a quick recipe that only takes 3 ingredients.  It is the best banana bread.  It also freezes well.

If you don’t have brown bananas sitting around, you can find them usually in your supermarket over in the clearance bin CHEAP!  I make up several loaves at a time and freeze them.  So I always have banana bread.  I even share them with the neighbors.

I swear my adult son smell me baking miles away and he shows up to pick up a loaf of his favorite bread.

Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Bread
Prep 5 mins  *  Cook 40 mins  *  Total 45 mins

3-4 ripe bananas
1 box of yellow cake mix
2 eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Smash bananas in a large bowl, then add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Spray 2 small loaf pans or 1 large loaf pan with non stick cooking spray.
Fill the pans (or pan) with batter.
Bake at for 35-40 minutes – you might need to bake longer if using 1 loaf pan.

Amish White Bread

A few years back I started to be more conscience of  what my family was eating, especially store bought bread.  My family eats a lot of bread.  There is just something wrong with the amount of preservatives in store bought bread.  They have to in order for shelf life.

I stumbled on to the best and easiest recipe for homemade bread.  Now my family gets fresh bread weekly.  This recipe can even be made in a bread machine.

This bread recipe can be used a your base for cinnamon rolls, focaccia bread, cinnamon raisin bread etc.  just add to it and BAM!  Your family will love to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Amish White Bread

Serves: 2 loaves

2 Cups warm water about 110-120 degrees
⅔ Cups white sugar
2 Tablespoons yeast
2 Teaspoons salt
¼ cup vegetable oil
6 cups flour- white or wheat the choice is your.

Place sugar and water in bowl
Sprinkle with yeast and let dissolve 5-15 minutes
Add salt, oil and half the flour mix together.
Add remaining flour. Change to dough hook and mix till its pulling away from the sides.
Place in greased bowl flipping to cover both sides.
Top with towel
Set aside in draft free area and let rise till doubles in size. About 1 hour
Remove cover and punch down.
Lay out on lightly floured surface and cut in half.
Flatten out into rectangle and “jelly” roll into a loaf.
Pinch ends together and place in greased 9×5 bread pans.
Repeat with other half.
Cover and let rise till double in size about 30-50 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 370 degrees.
Once double in size bake for 25 minutes.
Pull out and brush top with butter.
Put on a cooling rack.