Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bippity Bobbity BOO!

Happy Halloween From TDIPT To You !

Here is a sneaky peaky of my new items that will be on the Mercantile tomorrow evening.
Be sure to check out all the Fantabulous creations starting August 1st as TDIPT celebrates Fall & Halloween.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thanks my MO!

Some of us gals in TDIPT did a little swap recently. I was lucky enough to get my buddy Mo ! Yeah Mo Mo! I had told Mo how I would love to have this sweet little Santa she had on the Mercantile and she some how managed to get him to me. :)
Thanks so much Mo,I love him & will treasure him always. Thanks for those extras too. ♥

My Boy, Spencer

I have never had any kids but I do have one heck of a nephew, Spencer. And he is a dandy ! Poor kid, its a shame how much he is like his dad and myself. He has loves Antiques & History. He loves to come to Aunt Pam's and look at her prims and ask all about them.
He got this new ATV Kubota 4 X 4 today. His dad is a car dealer and does a lot of trading, I think this was one of his trade ins today. Spencer boy doesn't know it yet but Aunt Pammy plans to have him take me on some adventures out on the back roads very soon.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pit Bull Blues

OH,I forgot to mention in my post below about this song many of you may hear playing on my playlist, Pit Bull Blues by John Shipe. I ripped this song off my buddy Starla AKA Briar Rabbit Primitives who is a fellow or Miss fellow ;) PB lover as I am.
I love this song, it really sums up the bad rap PB's have.
I guess I too, now have them Pit Bull Blues like so many others who love & adore this fab misunderstood breed.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lucy, the stick dog.

Sorry to bore you all with yet another dog picture. I just can't help myself, I have a obsession with taking pictures of my dogs. It could be worse,at least its not a obsession with feet or something gross like that. :) Thank goodness for cell phones with cameras. I was able to capture this one of Lucy bringing us a stick to the door. She wants to bring all kinds of things into the house and always looks at us so puzzled like when we wont let her bring them in. She is always dragging up sticks, sometimes some the size of logs. Lucy is such a sweet little Pit Bull and the perfect example of how good natured and loving this breed really is.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Here is another dish I made over the 4th of July weekend. So yummy, hope you enjoy.

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

These rich and creamy potatoes are absolutely delicious. For an extra crispy bacon topping, sprinkle at end of cooking.


Makes 12 (3/4-cup) servings.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
5 1/2 cups mashed potatoes (about 4 pounds uncooked)
1/2 cup milk
1 package (8 ounces) regular or low-fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup regular or low-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons McCormick® Parsley Flakes
1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Salt
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
12 slices bacon, crispy cooked and crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place all ingredients, except cheese and bacon, in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on medium-high speed until potatoes are smooth and creamy. 2. Spoon mixture into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. If you prefer extra crispy bacon, reserve bacon and sprinkle at the end of cooking. Cover. 3. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy day after

The day after The Forth Of July. In my little mind it means I can slowly start decorating for FALL ! YES ! I'm counting down the days till fall now (shame on me).
I hope everyone had a fun time yesterday and no hangovers today. :) I thought I would post a recipe I made for the big day and everyone loved it. I got this last week from Mr. Food.

Our Own Napoleon

1-1/2 cups cold milk
1 (4-serving) package instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
24 graham crackers
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter

In a large bowl, combine milk and pudding; beat with a wire whisk for 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Add peanut butter; mix well. Stir in whipped topping; set aside.
In a 9" x 13" baking dish, layer one-third of the graham crackers and half the pudding mixture. Repeat layers and top with remaining graham crackers.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and butter, and microwave 2 minutes, or until mixture is completely melted. Stir then spread immediately over graham crackers. Chill at least 8 hours before serving.
Rather than using the chocolate chips and butter for the topping I used 1 jar of Hershey's Hot Fudge Topping. "Oh it's SO good".