Sunday Bliss – February 7th

February 7, 2016 by tigermucha

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What a sweet site to wake up to – Spencer and Pixie snuggling together in the covers.  I woke to this yesterday afternoon after taking a nap.  Glad to know they were both keeping me company as I napped and that Pixie was allowing Spencer to even touch her with his paws was so sweet.  We are all getting along more and more each day.

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Coffee and Tea Lovers Valentines – You’re Brew-tiful

February 5, 2016 by tigermucha

For a die hard coffee drinker, there is nothing better than a freshly brewed pot of coffee!  And today’s Coffee and Tea Lovers Valentine makes a brew-tiful card for that person, don’t you think?  I have already shared a card for Espresso Lovers ,  Latte drinkers and Tea Lovers.  I also shared a card yesterday for those Coffee drinkers that like their brew freshly ground.  Don’t worry, I have a couple more Tea Lovers cards on the way, too!

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Just click on the image above to view the full size .jpg file. It’s formatted to print perfectly as a 5 x 7 card, but can also be sized down for gift tags or other crafty projects. Check back next week for the rest of the group!

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Coffee and Tea Lovers Valentines – You’re a Fine Grind

February 4, 2016 by tigermucha

I hope you have been enjoying all the Coffee and Tea Lovers Valentines I have been sharing this week! On Monday I shared a card for Espresso Lovers and on Tuesday I shared a card for all those Latte drinkers out there.  Yesterday I shared a card for Tea Lovers and today I am sharing a card for all those Coffee drinkers that love a freshly ground cup of java.  There is nothing like that smell to wake you up in the morning!

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Just click on the image above to view the full size .jpg file. It’s formatted to print perfectly as a 5 x 7 card, but can also be sized down for gift tags or other crafty projects. Check back over the next week for the rest of the group.

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Coffee and Tea Lovers Valentines – You Fit Me To A Tea

February 3, 2016 by tigermucha

Happy Wednesday!  Just so you know, I haven’t forgotten the Tea Lovers out there!  Today I am sharing a cute little whistling teapot.  On Monday I shared a card for Espresso Lovers and on Tuesday I shared a card for all those Latte drinkers out there.

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Just click on the image above to view the full size .jpg file. It’s formatted to print perfectly as a 5 x 7 card, but can also be sized down for gift tags or other crafty projects. Check back over the next two weeks for the other five designs.

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Coffee and Tea Lovers Valentines – Love You A Latte

February 2, 2016 by tigermucha

Did you see yesterday’s Espresso Lover’s Valentine?  Well, today’s Valentine is for Latte drinkers!  Such a cute little way to share how much you love someone, don’t you think?

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Just click on the image above to view the full size .jpg file.  It’s formatted to print perfectly as a 5 x 7 card, but can also be sized down for gift tags or other crafty projects.  Check back over the next two weeks for all eight designs.

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Coffee and Tea Lovers Valentines – Epresso-ly Yours

February 1, 2016 by tigermucha

Wow, can you believe it is already the first of February?  Where has this year gone?  In two week’s it will be Valentine’s Day!  Since it has been a while since I shared a Digital Goodie with you, I thought today was the perfect day to share the first in a series of Coffee and Tea Lovers Valentines.

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These images can be used for Valentine’s Day but they are not limited to just this time of year.  They make cute cards for Teachers or anyone you know that is a Coffee or Tea Lover – any time of the year!  These would also make great gift tags  – just print and add to a basket of tea or coffee and scone mix.  Today I am sharing a card for Espresso drinkers!

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Just click on the image to view the full size .jpg 5 x 7 file.  Look for all eight designs over the next two weeks. Enjoy!

 

Sunday Bliss – January 31st

January 31, 2016 by tigermucha

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Winter affords some very beautiful sunrise views at our house and yesterday morning’s did not disappoint.  I love when I can capture one of them and I never tire of seeing such a beautiful image.

Spiced Applesauce Loaf

January 27, 2016 by tigermucha

Today I want to share a recipe with you that is pure comfort food for me and brings back lots of good memories of growing up and how friends always have the best recipes.

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Now I want you to know, this is not a cooking blog but occasionally I do like to share a recipe with you.  And I am by no means a master chef, cook or baker.  I am just average and these are just recipes that are easy and favorites of mine.

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Growing up my Mom always like to make applesauce cakes and I have always loved apples, so this recipe definitely brings back great memories of holiday meals and Fall.  Mom usually made her cakes around Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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This recipe was given to me by an old friend and neighbor and is easy enough to make any time of year.  I usually like to make with homemade applesauce (which is another recipe she gave me) but when I made this on Monday, I only had store bought, so that works well, too.  And if you have chunky applesauce, even better.

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I did change my version up a bit by coating the greased loaf pan with a cinnamon sugar mixture and then sprinkling more cinnamon sugar on top of the cake before I bake it.  It gives it a crunchy, flavorful crust.  This loaf is perfect for dessert or breakfast.

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Around the holidays I will double the recipe and add pecans or walnuts and bake in a Bundt pan for a delicious cake.  I usually make a glaze out of apple juice and powdered sugar and that gives the cake an extra bit of moistness and a little sweeter flavor.

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It really is delicious and so easy.  It only took a few minutes to whip up and then bake.  Let me share the recipe with you now.

Spiced Applesauce Loaf

  • 1/3 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Fresh Applesauce (works with store bought, too)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cake Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • Dash of Salt
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a loaf pan well; cover sides and bottom completely with cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat well.  Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg and beat well.  Stir in applesauce.  Mix flour and other dry ingredients together; add to liquid mixture until well blended.  Turn batter into loaf pan and sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture completely over top.  Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes and then turn out onto wire rack to cool further.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for an easy dessert.

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And it is just as good without ice cream, too!  Oh, I always like to use cinnamon applesauce for extra cinnamon flavor!  This is a great loaf to make as a housewarming or holiday gift.  I have often made them in mini aluminum foil pans to give away at Christmas.  It cooks fine in glass, metal or stoneware pans, just keep an eye on your time depending on your pan and your oven. They all cook a little differently.

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It’s a quick and super easy loaf to make and it never lasts long around here.  I like it for breakfast, too!  And I am always reminded of family, holidays and friends when I bite into this delicious cake.  Enjoy!

Winter Storm Jonas and a Little Snow

January 25, 2016 by tigermucha

Yesterday I posted a picture from the previous week, showing a dusting of snow we received on the 17th.  This is not to be confused with the 14.5 inches we received from Winter Storm Jonas this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Keith shoveling out at the airport from winter storm Jonas

We kind of missed Winter Storm Jonas.  At least we missed the part where it all came down from the sky.  You see, we were in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the weekend.  We left the day before it started and came back on Sunday after it ended.  And Keith being the great husband he is, planned ahead and packed an old broom in the car so we could dig our car out at the airport!

Keith digging out our car at the airport after winter storm Jonas

We were really lucky.  For one thing, Roanoke didn’t get what was originally forecast – two feet of snow.  That was a huge win.  And the other thing in our favor was that our connecting flight was in Charlotte, NC and they pretty much were going to make sure that airport was open so that everyone could get in for the game last night.  We only had a slight delay on the Charlotte to Roanoke portion of the trip and that was mainly because the flight was overbooked due to trying to get all the stranded passengers home.

Wonderful neighbors shoveled out our driveway for us

The main roads going home from the airport were drying out in the afternoon sun and we really didn’t have any issues getting home.  And when we pulled into our neighborhood the snow plow was even plowing our street.  That never happens so soon after a storm. We were really thankful for those guys.  And we were really thankful for our neighbors.  They shoveled out our driveway and our sitter’s car.  That was super wonderful!  I think there will be a nice big dinner in store for all that hard work.

Enjoying the snow from Jonas

Keith only had a little bit to shovel when we got home.  He had to clear out the driveway and the mailbox and then he cleared out our neighbor’s driveway and mailbox for them.  We were both exhausted but loved how pretty everything looked covered in over a foot of snow.  We are so thankful that things worked out the way they did during this storm.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the next one and let’s pray that power is restored soon for those that were not as fortunate as us this time.  Warmer temperatures are coming this week so hopefully this will all melt soon. But it sure is pretty while it lasts!

Sunday Bliss – January 24th

January 24, 2016 by tigermucha

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This week started out with a dusting of snow last Sunday.  It was very pretty but only lasted a few hours before the sun came out and warmed everything up to maybe 40 or so.  And this has been it so far this winter season in terms of the white stuff.  But we still have a few more months to go so maybe we will get one good snow before its all said and done.

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