My dear mom made these too.
What bliss after school with an ice-cold glass of Mmoooo….teehee…that’s what we called milk. 😉
I’m NOT a big fan of pretzels but I DO use them when I make:
The problem is, where we live, there seems to be no small bags of pretzels, just LARGE BAGS that leave me with a lot left over, when I make a batch of party mix.
Thought I’d check out some other ideas for using up pretzels today and I found this list:
I’m still undecided what I’m going to try from this list, maybe the Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars or the snack mix.
But I definitely will be able to use up those pretzels! 😉
Do you like pretzels? Have any recipes to share that include pretzels? Please do! 😉
Woohooo, 🙂 my 500th follower signed up at Veggies…this past week.
I am so grateful to everyone who follows Veggies, Yarns & Tails and at my other two blogs:
And also, to be able to enjoy hundreds of my fav WP blogs each week. What fun it’s been to get to know so many of you via WordPress. Isn’t the Internet grand???
I’ve been blogging (on and off) for a lot of years. I’ve had one blog, I’ve had 4 at times, now I have 3.
There were times when I was very busy offline and I actually stopped blogging entirely, for months at a time. But I always missed it and I always came back. Can you relate? 😉
I’ll be back next week with a post about why I ♥ my slow cooker, sooooo….much. With some recipe too, of course. 😉
Have a wonderful weekend! And cyber-hugs to all 500 of you! 😉
If you ♥ toast and jam and all things organic (like I do) this is a product you’ll want to check out! 🙂
Italissima Organic Fruit Spread is oh so yummy good, made with organic fruit from Italy and with no added sugar.
And unlike a lot of commercial jams and fruit spreads, this one is not “jelly-like” with a lot of pulverized fruit. It’s very close to good homemade jam with real fruit pieces that you can actually see!
I’ve tried the Blackberry flavor so far and have some of the Blood Orange on the way right now, from Amazon.ca. Unfortunately, did not see this product at Amazon.com but I’m guessing it would be available at a lot of stores in the US and probably Canada too.
The company that makes this product could probably help with where to buy their products in your area, their site can be found here. They also offer several additional flavors of this jam and a wide variety of other gourmet food products.
It’s taken me a long time to find a commercial, organic jam that I really like, but I finally did! 😉 Italissima is a keeper!
I ♥ handmade and heartfelt gifts, to give and to receive.
Made with ♥, special and one of a kind gifts. Also, giving of our time, in big and small ways. Treasures and memories that will be enjoyed and remembered for years to come.
Gotta ♥ all those reasons and more. 😉
On the eve of Black Friday, I thought I’d share some suggestions here at Veggies…for easy to make handmade gifts and other ideas, just in time for Christmas.
What is your fav handmade gift that you’ve made for someone or received?
(the most special gifts of all, IMO) 🙂
-Volunteer to read to someone on a regular basis who is blind or vision impaired.
-Spend a day exploring winter’s wonderland with a child in need. Perhaps a way to also give a single parent a much-needed break.
-Befriend a older person at a care home who has no family or friends that regularly visit.
-Knit prayer shawls and give them to recipients personally, throughout the year.
Offer to help a neighbor who is living alone with some household chores like: snow shoveling, small home repairs, bringing over a fresh plate of cookies…There are a lot of lonely people out there and the holiday season is a particularly difficult time for many people.
-Volunteer to take calls at a local crisis center.
-Volunteer to help with a local literacy program.
-Plan small gifts to give as random acts of kindness: to people you meet on the streets, delivery people, letter carriers, clerks at stores you regularly shop at…and watch their faces light up with your thoughtful gesture.
Some suggestions: Coffee cards, a stack of fresh cookies tied up in a small gift bag, lip balms to help with winter chapped lips, simple hand-knit scarves, good-quality chocolate bars.
Two of my Kindle books are on sale (at Amazon.com only) from November 21-28th.
**Here is the Countdown Deal page link at Amazon.com to find both deals.**
I am not able to access the page with the discount price living in Canada, but both eBooks should come up at .99 sale price, for anyone living in the US.
Just go to the Cookbook category for The Groovy Green Kitchen and the Romance category for Third Chapter, Second Chance via the link I’ve given above, scroll down the list to my book(s) and the sale price will come up.
Happy Reading and Weekend! 🙂
If that sounds like a good plan for this week, you might want to check out my two latest reviews over at: My Real Life Reviews:
is THE best microwave popcorn that I’ve ever tasted! Oh so yummy good and certified organic too. 😉
And if you ♥ nostalgic movies based in the 60’s/70’s (like I do) you will ♥:
starring John Goodman and a fabulous supporting cast.
This one has moved up into my TOP 10 fav comedy movies of all time.
LOL funny from start to finish! 😉
Hope you enjoy a “movie and popcorn night” soon with these two recommendations.
Let me know if you enjoy them and have a great week! 🙂
Although I regularly do a lot of walking (fitness walking usually indoors with a DVD and leisure walking out and about) and also yoga, I had not kept up my strength training as much as I should have. That I have been really working on and my arms in particular are looking a lot more toned now and I’m much stronger too. What a great feeling! 🙂
Another thing I’ve been working on is to stop snacking at night and for this I found an easy way to make that possible, every day.
Here’s my easy diet tip:
I take 1-2 Tablespoons of Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil on an empty stomach (one hour before or after eating/drinking anything else) during the day (for me, it’s usually just 1 T. at around 3 PM) and voila, my desire to snack or to overeat is gone. It might sound amazing but it works. And without using the oil, I have to have a snack at night or I can’t fall asleep.
This is something I learned while following the Shangri-La diet, several years ago.
You can read more about the oil I am using for this “diet” and also about my previous experiences with the Shangri-La diet here.
Sometimes simple can work better than anything! 🙂
I’m soooo happy not to be snacking after supper anymore, otherwise eating sensibly but pretty well what I like and STILL losing weight easily.
I’m making scratch rye bread this afternoon, after finding this yummy-sounding (and easy) recipe over at:
(click to see full recipe with how-to photos).
I’ve printed out the recipe and have all the ingredients on hand, so I’m ready to go!
I love making scratch breads. Such fun and a good arm workout too. 😉
Speaking of printing the recipe, if you copy it from The Hungry Mouse, you’ll just get the text when you paste, which suited me fine. I didn’t want to have to delete all the photos before printing. 😉 The photo above is actually from Flickr.
For any of you who have tried rye bread making before, you’ll probably already know that a lot of these recipes are complicated and take a lot of time. This one doesn’t.
I’ll let you know how mine turns out.
It’s a perfect day for baking here in BC, rather chilly and rainy.
How is your weather?
We are having a cool start to summer here but that’s just fine by me.
Happy Baking. 🙂
Bread photo courtesy of : Flickr