Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Everyone have a great Thanksgiving Dinner and be thankful because this is the day that the LORD has made.
I am thankful for my family, my health, my friends, a roof over my head and to be surrounded by my love ones during this Holiday Season.


I like to know what your family call it. It's always dressing in my family whether it's cooked in or out of the bird. Some say that a lots of working class people (African American) have the tendency to say dressing but whatever you call it, it's my favorite part of the meal. Let's hear what your family call it, this should be fun I will give a gift to one lucky person just for commenting a gift.I will have one of my grand baby pick a name at 6:00 pm East Coast time on BLACK FRIDAY and post your name, all you have to do is sent me your information and I will sent it out.
Give my cornbread dressing a try you will just love it.


3/4 pound Chicken Giblets, *cooked and chopped
1 (9 x 13) **cornbread, already baked
3 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
3/4 cup bell pepper chopped
1/4 c. butter
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 or 11/2 tbsp. sage, to taste
Salt, and pepper to taste
2-4 cups giblet juice

Saute onion, celery and bell pepper in the butter until done but not brown,
Crumble cornbread in a large bowl. Add celery,onions, bell pepper, giblets and
poultry seasoning. Add giblet juice gradually. In between adding giblet juice, add sage and salt and pepper to taste, continue adding juice until cornbread is very moist. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan at 375 degrees until top is golden brown. This recipe can be stuff into bird.

*Boil the Chicken giblet (gizzards) in a saucepan on high heat with about a quart of water, add one celery stalk cut up, one medium onion cut up, one teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 1 to 2 hours or until tender. Discard celery and onion, and coarsely chop giblets. Reserve 4 cups of liquid.

**If you use a corn bread mix, don't use Jeffy or any mix that has sugar and add an extra egg to your corn bread mix.

Sweet Potato Pie

Give this a try you will love them, Keon this is for you.

Sweet Potato Pie
3 - Frozen Unbaked 8” Or 9” Single Crust Pie Shells
4 - Pounds Uncooked And Unpeeled Sweet Potatoes
1/2 - Cup (1 Stick) Butter
2 - Cups Sugar
3 - Large Eggs
2 - Cups *Evaporated Milk or Whole Milk
1 - Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 - Teaspoon Salt
1/2 - Teaspoon cinnamon

Boil the potatoes until tender. When you stick a
fork in them it should go in easy but you don't
want them to fall apart. Let the potatoes cool and then peel them.
Blend your sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl with a blender to remove strings,
repeat this three our four until you have remove just about all the strings
Next cream the softened butter with sugars. Add to the blended sweet potatoes
and continue to mix while adding the eggs one at a time. Finally, add your milk,
vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt and mix thoroughly.
Finally, pour mixture evenly into your three frozen unbaked pie shells. Bake for
1 hour and 30 minutes at 350 degrees on your center oven rake.

*I use Carnation Evaporated Milk

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I just join a cooking challenge with my friends over at Creative scrapbooking Divas. This challenge is the prefect time for me because I prepare all my favorite recipes for the up coming Holiday Season.
The purpose of this challenge for a layout or mini of any size is to celebrate your favorite desserts--eating them, making them, preparing the ingredients, or the ingredients themselves. If anyone would like to join in just post your recipes and photos here if you are a crafter I would love to see your layouts and completed book. Keep in mind; if you are completing this challenge, it’s for your end of the year book, you want to keep sizes and colors consistent for a unified recipe book project.

Cookin Challenge 1 –Dessert
Show eating them, making them, preparing the ingredients, or the ingredients themselves.

Cookin Challenge 2 --Cooking out of doors
The concept is to show how you celebrate cooking out of doors, be it grilling, tailgating, picnicking, etc.

Cookin Challenge 3 -- Sides
For this challenge, think about a side dish that is unique to your family. Does one particular person make this dish? Celebrate the ingredients with the recipe, or show that person creating the dish, or present us with the final food product!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!"
Veterans Day Quotes by Maya Angelou

Monday, November 1, 2010

Our November Diva of the Month is a very active and supportive member at CSDivas! Since Audrey joined CSDivas she has been a faithful player and very diligent in following the Divas Getting Organized challenge. She is a very creative and fun Diva! Please help me welcome Audrey as our Diva of the Month for November!!!
WOW!!! What a surprise thank you Diva’s for selecting me. I was born and raised in Sunny Southern California and have been scrapbooking for over 12 years now. Starting off with my grandchildren’s photos, after having them sitting for years with few people to share them with. I have been a stay at home wife/grandmother since 1994 after quitting my job of 29 years to adopt and raise my 5 grandchildren. This changed my job to picking up and delivering kids from school and their many respective sporting events through out the years. The job of a grandmother is never finished as I now pick up and deliver my great-granddaughters to and from preschools, kindergarten, and dance classes. In addition to scrapbooking I love to cook for crowds, creating or trying new recopies’ keeps my creative mind busy in all I do. Yes, I am a Scrapbooking Diva I found enjoyment in using photos to share the stories of our lives in hopes to inspire many live long after I gone.

There are lots of holiday’s traditions that are practiced this time of the year, so let’s start this season of with a holiday layout page. My challenge for you is to create a layout page sharing one of your family traditions. Include a journal box telling about your tradition.

Here is my sample: