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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Life has been super weird!

life has been super crazy ..Chris turned 20, we had our picture taken (by chirs) the frist fam photo in over 11 years, Sophia had an impromptu phtoto shoot cause of the neighbors got a puppy....of course I have cooked some meals.  alas, Gabby will be starting school again!  

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Big Bowl Of Love...

when I am sick, nothing but  a big bowl of love will satisfy me.  It could be  Tum Yum, Mexican Chicken Soup, or a good Pho 

Yesterday it was Pho bo Kho (Rice Noodle with Vietnamese beef stew)

All though I made it yesterday, this was my breakfast.

My taste buds are really off from being so congested, However, Hubby told me it tasted just like from Pho Grand on the South side of St. louis! (where we had our first date almost 21 years ago!)

Until we eat again,

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Quail Eggs in A Hashbrown Nest

Things have been pretty crazy lately, even getting on my computer has been complicated.  My dolls have taken a back seat (temporarily) ,

trying to enjoy the little moments, even little eggs.  We were in South St. Louis last week and hit up the International food store. I have always wanted to cook with these wee little ole quail eggs. 

found a great recipe

her presentation was outstanding! I tried to emulate it. 

Today, I am really sick..yuck....cooking up a big bowl of love.

until next time

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Early Work Mercantile Listings

New patterns Available in Etsy

Greetings fine Folk, Finally have updated my Early work mercantile and will be coming out with 2 new patterns in the next couple of days.!!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Taco? did somebody Say TACO?

when life gives your pork shoulder on sale, make tacos!
in all seriousness though, pork shoulder is extremely economical and cheap!! you will be eating this meal for less then 30 dollars and feed a family !

ok here is goes

pork shoulder (at least 2lbs) ( I spent 6.00)
Corn tortillas (3.00)
Radishes (1.50)
Cilantro (2.00)
Purple Cabbage (2.00)
Avocado (3.00)
queso cheese (3.00)
2 limes
Orange juice *(fresh squeezed) 1 cup (2.00)
1 jalapeno
6 cloves of garlic 

spices ( I did not include this in the price because I have these things on hand at all times)
1 tbs Chipotle 
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tbs cumin
1 tbs salt
3 bay leafs 
dash of cayenne and red pepper flakes 

to cook.
rub all spices on pork shoulder. add to dutch oven.  add garlic, jalapeno, orange juice. add one cup of water. cover and cook on a simmer for about 2 hours until tender.

remove pork from pot.
shred with fork, 
place on baking sheet, place under broiler until meat has crisp edges.

in the mean time you should slice radishes, cabbage wedge limes and avocados.

to serve heat corn totilla in a pan, when toasty top with the what you want!!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Dollies For 2016

But will take limited orders
45 + 6 to ship

38 that includes travel fare

Hope all had a Wonderful New Year. I am excited with anticipation at all of the wonderful opportunities that will keep me busy! My list of things I would like to accomplish are long.  But hoping with baby steps I will be able to tackle what needs to be done.  

Just finished up these 2 Valentine offerings and wanted to share ;)

Wishing you Peace, Health and Prosperity in 2016

Friday, December 18, 2015

Dollies, Breakfast and Sunrises....

dollies, BreakFast and Sunrises are the things you are Mssing if you don't follow me on Instagram (click on the left hand corner with wee ole camera) or on the DREADED facebook.......

so simple and elegant, all items are easily found in the most basic grocery stores

perfection! Avo toast with melted dill harvatii, avocado bacon, soft boiled yolk....

off my back porch...who painted the sky?

Saturday Breakfast.  Sauteed Kale with shallots in Avocado oil, Bacon, Carrots blanched and then drizzled with maple syrup, guac and eggs sunny side up..

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Fall Photo Shoot

One of My long time dollie friends sent me some handmade knit hats for the girls to model.  it was also a great opportunity to do a Photo Shoot with Sophia. We went out to the old Historic Sandy Covered Bridge.  It was just so beautiful. The sun was just beaming through the trees! 

Gabby used her flute as a prop

Had so much fun doing the Red Riding Hood Inspired Photos

My Baby is Growing Up way to fast!

Love how mid-evil  this looks, almost looks as if she is waiting for Robin Hood

Of Course there is more pics, still editing, but these are my fav

Thursday, October 22, 2015

My Food Togrophy

Just a Sampling of my Food Styling and Photography( of course cooked by me).  If you don't follow me on FACEBOOK this is what you are missing out on.  Most of the meat in these shots were provided by Henry Meat Co.  I will be with them today at the Taste of Home show in Farmington Missouri.
Fried Pork Chops, Black eyed Peas, Collard greens with Turnips and mashed taters

Cheddar Jalapeno Bratwurst

How do you eat your Brat????

Fried Purple Okra with a spicy aoli dipping sauce. Okra locally grown in Desoto

A must try recipe from Martha Stewart. One pot pasta meal...


Cheesy Shrimp and grits...YUMMMOOOO

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