This and that: September 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Bird Bath and Feeder

I know that you are probably thinking.... Why is she posting about a bird feeder at this time of year.  The birds are now thinking of flying south and the snow will be falling.  Why oh Why would I write about making a bird feeder.  Well, it is because I just got time to make it.  I did buy the material as soon as Cynthia from Feeding Big brought over this idea to my facebook page. Hers is a butterfly feeder but I decided to make mine into a birdbath and feeder.  Head over to her page for the directions to make her feeder.  I only took pictures of what I used and the end product.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Garlic Cheese Biscuits

One of my favorite places to eat is Red Lobster and their biscuits are to die for.  I just go there for them.  When I was living in Saskatoon, my great aunt and I would go out for lunch and dinner at least twice a month.  On of our favorite restaurants was Red Lobster.  Since moving to the States I am not even sure I have been to a Red Lobster but I can still have my biscuits or at least something very similar.  I received this recipe years ago from a friend.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

It is a Cheesy Party at Foodie Friends Friday. #foodiefriendsfriday

I love cheese.  I adore cheese.  I could eat cheese for just about every meal and I do.. What about you?
I can't wait to see what everyone will bring to this party!

What is your favorite cheese?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Slow Cooker Apple and Onion Pork Chops

Apple season is upon us.  I haven't gone picking any this year and we will see if I get any done or not.  My brother has apple trees on his land and as long as the animals don't get them, I should be able to get a few picked.

The other day I had some Granny Smith Apples in the fridge and also pork chops so decided I wanted to make something with them.  This is what I came up with.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Crazy Ingredient Challenge ~ Tomatoes and Coconut #crazyingredientchallenge

This month has gone by like a flash.  It is a good thing that I did my CIC early or I would not be posting today.  What is CIC, you ask.  Each month we are given two ingredients and we need to come up with a recipe with these two ingredients.  We are given the ingredients on the first of the month and post on the 20th.  You can decide if you want to join each month, which is great.  There is a button at the bottom of the post that you can click to find out more information.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

We are celebrating Fall at Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party

It is time again for....
Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party
and we are
Celebrating Fall

Guest Post over at Feeding Big ~ Reiska

Today I am doing a Guest Post over at Feeding Big while Cynthia is over in Germany vacationing.  I feel a bit jealous that she is having fun while I am at home working.. but glad that she is having fun and hope that she shares lots of pictures.   I am sure she is enjoying the German Food over there.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


We start most of our mornings off with a smoothie.  It is a quick breakfast that I can make for my hubby as he leaves out the door for class.  Full of fruits and yumminess.  I make mine different every morning depending on what fruit I put in.  I love a mixture of fruit and depending on my mood and what I have on hand I use strawberries, raspberries, peaches, mangoes and bananas.  I always throw my fruit that is getting soft into the freezer, just for this purpose.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Co-hosting over at Fluster Buster's Creative Muster

I am so excited to be cohosting with Robin from Fluster Buster and also for everyone who checked out my Apple Caramel Oatmeal Cookies.  These cookies have been a hit on my blog and I hope that you like them too.   Thank you so much Robin for featuring them and letting me co-host this wonderful party again.

Linky Party

Friday, September 13, 2013

International Chocolate Day ~ Chocolate Recipes.

Today is 

International Chocolate Day!

I love Chocolate ~ How about you?
Gaining weight is not the only thing Chocolate does for you ~ it helps strengthen your enamels, it is heart healthy, helps you sleep and helps you get out of your funk... So why don't we eat chocolate every day.  The only problem is that you have to eat the right kind of chocolate ~ the best for your body and mind is dark chocolate and unsweetened. 
Today is also Friday the 13th... are you superstitious?
Well, if you are just eat some chocolate and all those superstitions will disappear.. 
Chocolate can help anything.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

It 's Chocolate Time at Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #foodiefriendsfriday

Who doesn't like chocolate?
It comes in every size and shape for whatever you need... Chocolate always makes everything better.
Did you know that their is an International Chocolate Day?
September 13th is the day.. and we here at Foodie Friends Friday are celebrating with a

Chocolate Party at Foodie Friends Friday 

SelectAware.Com Review

This is a sponsor review of and all opinions are 100% mine.

A while back I was contacted by Bobbi from  to critique their website.  This website is a Online coupon Portal.  I was given a gift card from one of their many stores that they have coupons and discounts for, so that I would be able to critique the whole process of using the website to find coupons and to buy from a store.  In no way am I obliged to give a positive review and all opinion is 100% mine.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Cinnamon Wreath with a Twist

I am a big fan of cinnamon rolls, especially ones  with lots and lots of raisins.  My husband on the other hand really doesn't like them.. he is not a big fan of cinnamon ~~~ So that just means more for me.  I don't make them very much for that reason. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Foodie Friends Friday Back to School Linky Party #foodiefriendsfriday

I can't believe that it is Thursday already and it is time for our linky party once again.  By this time I am sure everyone is back to school.  I think the kids around here went back this morning, at least I heard them waiting for the bus across the street.  My husband has started his last year of university on Tuesday.. I will be so exciting when he is finally done with school ~ although I don't think this will be the end of it.
This week's theme is .... You guessed it

Apple Caramel Oatmeal Cookies #fillthecookiejar

It is Fill the Cookie Jar time again and my cookie jar has been empty so need to fill it up.  This group was started by Cynthia from Feeding Big through Facebook.  Each month we are given a theme and we can decide if we want to join or not.  It is up to use, you don't have to join every month.  That is one thing I like about this group... But of course I love cookies so of course I am here with another what I think is a great cookie.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Raspberry Green Sun Tea

I know, I know, you are probably thinking to yourself that it is September... Why ohh why would I need a sun tea recipe.  I wanted to write this up because my 8 year old nephew should me how to make sun tea and I love it.  I think he was secretly pleased to show his old auntie something.