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Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puff Snacks

Hello foodie people.  Today I wanted to make a snack that My Husband I have occasionally. I found this recipe some time ago on Eat Well 101 it’s called Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puff Snacks and is a bite size snack that is delicious and taste great with a salad.

I decided to make this snack as today I’m decorating the house for Christmas and wanted something delicious and fulfilling since it will take me most of the day as I like everything to be perfect. I know your saying its way to early but I love the holiday., They bring family together and that so important anymore. Life is to short so enjoy your family as much as you can.

My daughter and son are coming next week with my grand daughter and I wanted it to be decorated for their visit. We are having an early thanksgiving this year since my daughters vacation starts then. I’m overly excited as its been along time since I have lived so far away from them. Visit are not easy like they used to be.

OK enough about me and on to the recipe. I hope you enjoy this. Don’t forget it taste great with a garden salad.

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  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 or 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  •  Sliced Pepperoni
  • Fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk mixed with 1 teaspoon water, for gilding
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper


1. Preheat your oven to 360°F (180°C). Roll out the puff pastry and transfer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cut 9 squares (approx. 3-inch/8cm)

2. On each square, arrange a tomato slice, topped with 2 pepperoni slices, parmesan, salt, pepper and chopped basil. Fold to opposite corners of each squares to form little boats.

3. Brush each pastry with the egg yolk, then refrigerate for 10-15 minutes before baking in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted and pastries are puffed and golden. Serve immediately, enjoy!

Double the recipe if you want more.





Keto hamburger patties in tomato sauce with fried cabbage


Good afternoon you wonderful people. I found this recipe for Keto hamburger patties in tomato sauce and thought it looked good. I tweaked it a bit by adding the onion and hot pepper flacks.  Hubby and  I are starting the keto diet. We are going to try to eat keto most of the winter as that’s when we both gain weight. I even found a keto Thanksgiving dinner to make and will share it later.

This sounds so good can’t wait to make it tonight..

Have a wonderful day !!


Hamburger patties

  • 1 1/2 lbs hamburger meat
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded  Mexican cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 oz. fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 hot pepper flacks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, for frying


  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 oz. fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste 
  • salt and pepper


  1. Add all ingredients for the hamburgers in a large bowl except for oil. Blend it using a large spoon or your clean hands. Don’t over mix since that can make your patties tough. Use wet hands to form eight oblong patties.
  2. Add  olive oil to a large frying pan. Fry over medium-high heat for at least 10 minutes  or until the patties have turned a nice color. Flip them a few times for even cooking.
  3. Add tomato paste and whipping cream to the pan when the patties are almost done. Stir and let simmer for a few minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Sprinkle chopped parsley on top before serving.

Fried green cabbage

  • 25 oz. shredded green cabbage
  • 4¼ oz. butter
  • salt and pepper

Butter-fried green cabbage

  1. Shred the cabbage finely using a food processor or sharp knife.
  2. Add butter to a large frying pan. (is delicious fried in a teaspoon of bacon grease)
  3. Place the pan over medium high heat and saute the shredded cabbage for at least 15 to 20 minutes or until the cabbage is tender and golden brown around the edges.
  4. Stir regularly and lower the heat a little towards the end. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Turning off Memories

I’ve had to completely change everything I’ve done over the last 6 years. Including shutting down memories. Today I was listening to a playlist I hadn’t heard in awhile and the tears just came so hard. The song was a 1000 years.. I just lost it. I couldn’t help but remember Alexis and how much she loved this song and how many times she played it in my car or on my computer and I started missing her and her family so bad. I just don’t understand what happened and why it had to happen. I loved that family so much.

I think of them often and pray that they will always be OK. Maybe in a different life time  we will meet again….

Yummy Chicken And Cornbread Casserole

Hey everyone its a good day for yummy chicken and cornbread casserole. I just don’t want this day to end as it’s so beautiful here and I know that it will end soon. I been setting outside since around 8;30 this morning. The squirrels have been so fun to watch today. They are finding food and practically walking right by me to hide it. It’s so cute and funny to watch them pat down a hiding place with their feet.

Last night I prepared a chicken cornbread casserole dish that we have from time to time especially in the winter. I found this recipe on another site some time ago and tweaked it to fit our taste. It’s so hearty with all the vegetables and the sweet cornbread topping is to die for. Hop you enjoy!!

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yummy chicken cornbread casserole


  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (cubed 1 inch)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 large bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Small boxes Jiffy  Cornbread  Mix
  • 5 large potatoes (cute into small cubes around 1 inch each)


  1. In a large pot cook cubed chicken in 2 Tablespoons of oil on medium heat. Cook about 10 minutes. Take chicken out and set aside.
  2. Now melt butter in the large pot keeping it on medium high heat. Add onions cook 2 minutes. Add in bag of frozen vegetables, around 5 minutes
  3. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
  4. In a in bowl whisk chicken broth, milk and flour till no there’s lumps. Allow mixture cook for a few minutes to thicken. Stir in cooked chicken and cook for another minute or so until the entire mixture is hot. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour the mixture in to a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  6. Prepared cornbread mix, smoothing the mixture out to cover the top of the baking pan
  7. Bake at 375. for 25 to 30 minutes. Make sure to bake long enough so that the bottom of the cornbread bakes through. Once the bread is done, remove from oven let sit for few minutes.

Mexican Cheeseburgers

Good after noon you all. I’m late getting this out today. Over slept this morning and had to jump up and take care of my morning things so I could hope on here and get this out.

How is everyone. I’m trying to make it through the day. It’s getting ready to rain and I just want to crawl on the couch and sleep. I really don’t want to do anything but be lazy.

I’ve wanted to make some Mexican food today and decided on Mexican Cheeseburgers with homemade french fries. This a Hubby’s favorite meal. He loves homemade french fries and so do I. They go great with this Mexican  Cheeseburgers and I promise your going to love them. My Kids used to love this meal as well when they lived at home. Hope you enjoy it!

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  • 2 Large Yellow Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 pound Ground Beef
  • 4 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Package Of Taco Seasoning (mild or hot)
  • 6 Slices Monterrey Jack Or Swiss Cheese
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Banana Peppers
  • 2 Jalapenos Peppers
  1. Cut  onions and Jalapenos lengthwise and saute in butter till tender.
  2. In a large bowl, add the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, and taco seasoning. Mix all the ingredients well and form into 6 burgers and cook in a large skillet to desired wellness. ( I like mine slightly pink inside)
  3. When hamburgers are done place a slice of cheese on them and allow it to melt. Once the cheese has melted, place some of the sauteed onions on top of the burger. 
  4. Place on hamburger buns and add banana peppers and any extra’s you like on your hamburger. Enjoy!!

Southern Grilled Hamburger Steak With Onions and Mushrooms

It’s been all I could do to put out today’s dinner post as I can’t sit still for wanting to work outside it’s so beautiful. This is the kind of  weather I would wish for all the time. I want to grill today and it’s a great day for just that.

Today just perfect for sitting outside having a good cold Carona with Lime and just chatting with my hubby and watching the dogs play..

I’m going to make my famous southern Hamburger Steak and Gravy right on the grill which is so good, you want be able to sit still while you it eat. We haven’t grilled a lot this year like we did last year. Last year we grilled out at least once a week.  Hope you enjoy!!

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Hamburger Steaks

Mushroom gravy

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 8 oz can mushrooms  (baby bella) sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper


  1. Mix together Ground Beef, Worcestershire sauce, Cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, and McCormick Steak seasoning. Form into 6 patties.
  2. Place on the grill and grill till medium done (slightly pink inside).
  3. After they are done grab a large skillet and place on the grill. (be sure to remove your hamburger steak while doing this as to not over cook)
  4. Add 2 tsp olive oil  to the skillet. Add Onions and cook for 5-6 minutes until they are starting to brown,  add  mushrooms and cook an additional 2 or 3 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl mix chicken broth and flour together.
  6. Add chicken broth mixture, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to the onions and mushrooms. Add hamburger steaks back to the pan. Cook 3 minutes till sauce is thick.

Serves 6

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Think Hypo-mania Is Coming Back

Hey everyone sorry I haven’t been posting and taking the time to read your posts but I have been so busy it’s not funny. In fact so busy I feel like hypo-mania has come back. I’m totally stressed with all the work I’ve put on myself, in fear that if I don’t stay busy I’ll get real depressed again and have a psychotic breakdown.

In fact over the past 3 weeks I have did two web sites for other people to make money and started 2 more blogs of my own to make money as well as updating my ones I already had everyday.  Things were going pretty good at till these past few weeks.

I feel like I can’t breath and I’m having trouble focusing on even getting one post out each day.  It takes me at least 3 hours to make a post that normally would take 30 minutes because I get so distracted by thinking of everything I need to do that day. I find when I’m thinking of those things trying to do them all it doesn’t work, and before you know it I’ve got 10 things started at one time and having a melt down. I want to scream when my computer freezes up or I have computer work to do as well as house work and just don’t know where to start.

I’ve also been worrying a lot these past few weeks feeling like something terrible is going  to happen. There is nothing worse than feeling fear all the time that something is going to happen bad. I feel like things have been going to good because in the past every time good happens for awhile, bad follows right after. I hate this feeling. In fact next week I start back in therapy which is gonna throw a loop in my other plans for starting back in wellness again. Maybe I’ll figure a way to juggle it all. If not will start it back again in the spring of the year.


I want to go to either the picture above or one of these places in this video below and just stay for eternity and never think or worry about anything anymore. Bring all my family, friends and my fur-babies.

Starting tomorrow I am also going to go back to a schedule. I did really well on this when I lived In Georgia, but didn’t start it back up when I got here ques cause I was so busy for a few weeks getting it together here Missouri. I really like schedules and when I make mine I allow myself so much time for each thing I need to do and then move on to the next. It just seems so easy if I have in from of me a bullet journal with a list of things I need to get down.

I check them off when I’m finished and if I don’t get it done I move on to the next one on the list and if I finish that one early I go back to what I was doing, and this worked most of the time. However though in the past I was able to complete everything in the time I allowed myself for that task. With me being a jumbled mess not sure if it will work when I start back in the morning, but will see.

I feel like I need a vacation since I’m feeling this way as I haven’t had one in forever and been looking at some photos on I love this site and get most all my photos I use to work with from there as it’s free to use in commercial sites. Here are some pictures I use for my Quotes I make each day.

Here’s another beautiful picture of a place I’d love to be and just meditate and breathe

This reminds me of a waterfall that my husband and I would visit when we lived in Oregon. So beautiful and peaceful as could be. The walks there good memories we made.

If I could go here  I’d stay forever. Ohh yes this place would be like a place to live in serenity and just forget the world. Sit out on the porch and work all day on my computer with a cold margarita.

Well its’ my bedtime as I’m  tired. I cooked a wonderful dinner tonight and I’m still full from eating it. That’s something else I’m starting Tomorrow as well, eating less, back to small portions. Have a good night you all.

Baked Sheet Pan Nacho’s

nachossalad Hey you all, how’s it going today? I love this day because the temp is wonderful as I’m sitting outside doing my work and enjoying this weather. It want be long when the cold weather will come in and days of sitting outside at my patio table will be gone till next year. I’m enjoying it  while I can. I put out more of fall decorations yesterday evening as I love the fall of the year. Is everyone ready for fall which bring pumpkins and hoodies, bonfires and my favorite Halloween? I made some cute decorations for the front porch out of butternut squash where I found a tutorial and they turned out adorable. OK on to dinner. I’m in the mood for Mexican food tonight and decided to make a taco salad only this is a sheet pan dish that you bake. It’s easy to make and delicious.  Who doesn’t love a good taco salad, right? Be sure to pick up a huge big bag of tortilla chips as you want be able to stop eating it. You can add spoon some refried beans to tortilla chips  as well before you bake if you like. This will be a favorite for your family as it’s one of ours. Hope you enjoy! Be sure to bookmark this site and don’t forget to pin and share with your friends on social media.


  • 2 lbs ground beef ( can substitute for  turkey)
  • 2 packets taco seasoning
  • extra large bag of Tortilla chips
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup olives
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 1/2 cup jalapeno


  1. Preheat oven to 375.Cook ground beef over medium heat in a large skillet until no longer pink.
  2. Drain meat and add taco seasoning cooking  for around 2 o 3 minutes on low heat.
  3. Meanwhile take out a large sheet pan and arrange a layer of Tortilla chips on the pan. Next add some ground beef and then sprinkle some of the cheese on top off the ground beef.
  4. Place in the oven and bake around 4 or 5 mints till cheese is melted.
  5. Take out of oven and let cool for a few minutes
  6. Sprinkle the lettuce, tomato, cheese and olives, green onions, jalapeno all over the hamburger and chips and then  top with spoonfuls of sour cream.  Serve warm and ENJOY!

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