A bowl of homemade soup and a warm slice of homemade bread - two of my favorite things!!!!!  Once I have both in hand, I love curling up on the sofa to watch a good movie.  In the winter, on about any given Saturday afternoon, my husband builds a fire in the fireplace while I get the soup and bread ready.  This week our movie date will be Sunday and we are going to watch "The Help".  I recently finished reading the book and can't wait to see the movie.  We are going to enjoy some Vegetarian Black Bean Chili and Cornmeal Yeast Bread.  MMM MMM, looking forward to it!!!!  Stock up on SOUP & BREAD MIXES so you are ready for a movie date or a blizzard, whichever comes first.   HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR!!!! 


Dec 15 2011 |

Remember your boss, coworkers, mail & paper delivery persons, teachers, neighbors and friends.  Give the gift of food, which is most always welcomed by everyone.  I have a lot of cute gift ideas or you can bring a favorite container and we can fill it together. 

There's still time to order your gift baskets, bags & boxes.  Remember that I can ship your gifts for you, as well.  Also, I sell Gift Certificates in any amount.  This Saturday is the date for my second Open House.  9 am - 3 pm; hope to see you there. 

2011 Holiday Open House

Nov 28 2011 |

Dec. 3 & 10 -- 9 am - 3 pm

2011 Holiday Open House

Nov 28 2011 |

A quick reminder that my 2011 Holiday Open House is about here!!!!   There will lots of yummy things to sample, all price ranges of gift bags, baskets and boxes,  door prizes and a free gift for everyone who stops in!!!!  Hope to see you either this Saturday, December 3 or next Saturday, December 10.  Stop by anytime between 9 am and 3 pm. 


2011 Holiday Bazaar Schedule

 Want to let you all know which Holiday Bazaars I will be participating in.  Stop out and check out all the vendors at:

Union Masonic Lodge on U.S. 12 in Union on Saturday;  Nov. 5,  9 am to 2 pm

Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in Middlebury;  Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 am - 2 pm

Ramer Mennonite Youth Center, Nappanee;  Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 am - 3 pm

Tell me, at any of these bazaars, that you saw this BLOG and I will give you a free gift.

Please give me a call if you need addresses for any of these events.  Hope to see you!!!!!

 Over the years, my customers and I have come up with many ways to use the Italian Dipping Herbs.  START by mixing the Herb packet with 1 cup olive oil.  Let this mixture sit in your pantry for a couple of days to allow the flavors to mingle.  (Always stir the mixture right before using so you get some herbs in each spoonful of olive oil.)  Ok, here are the ideas:  1) Spread a thin layer on your pizza pan before laying down the pizza dough instead of using an oil spray.  2) Slice zucchini long ways, brush with the herb/oil mixture and grill - YUM!!!!  3) Drizzle a teaspoon or two over canned green beans - this really dresses up the flavor.  4) Mix a couple tablespoons with an equal amount of Red Wine Vinegar and use as a dressing for your lettuce salad.  5) Use in place of plain olive oil when you sauté vegetables or make stir-fry.  6) While your favorite pasta is cooking, lightly sauté (want veggies to still have a little crunch) in a tablespoon or so of the herb/oil mixture small chunks of zucchini (green & yellow), bell pepper (green & red), broccoli, red onion and grape tomatoes.  Drain the pasta and add it to the veggies; drizzle with a tablespoon or two of the herb/oil and toss.  This really plates up nicely, is colorful, very tasty and a real change from pasta sauce.  I sometimes add slices of smoked sausage to the skillet while I sauté the veggies which gives the dish a whole different flavor.  TRY THEM ALL!!!  And let me know if you have other ways you use the Italian Dipping Herbs so I can share them in a future blog.  ENJOY!!!!

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