Snowed in with 20' of Snow and more coming this week. Its a perfect time to make my "Sweetie Treaties" Treaties for my Sweeties are Heart Shaped Shortbread cookies with vanilla and peppermint crunchies, Cherry buttercream frosting with Chocolate curls and a half dipped chocolate one. These are best served with Coffee or Tea :)
I Give it 5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you haven’t yet been to the new TRAPPERS SUSHI BAR in the Silverdale Trails Mall, make it a priority on your next Foodies adventure. When my son and I arrived inside the place was packed it was on a Sunday around 3:30pm & The Football play offs were taking place, we chose to eat in the bar, it was Happy hour with Fast & Friendly Service and they had a wonderful Special going on which entailed 3 long Sushi rolls of your choice (some rolls excluded) Tempura Veggies and 2 drinks for $25. He and I shared it as they gave you more than enough food, we left the bar with our bellies feeling satisfied ! They have a broad choice on their menu making it hard to decide. Next time I visit I’m going to order the “ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI” so I can try a variety. As you leave you can enjoy sitting by a outdoor fireside. Here’s their online menu: https://www.trapperssushi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Trappers-Sushi-Full-Menu-APR-2018.pdf
We ordered The Vadar, Mt Rainer and Spicy California Long rolls.
Enjoyed getting out today hiking nearby trails that surrounded our Local Golf Course in Port Ludlow. The new trail they opened up is approximately 5 miles long mostly a uphill grade with gorgeous forest and a litttle peek of the Bay. Thankful for a well needed hike, feeling blessed!
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This Thanksgiving I wanted to try something a little different other than a standard Pumpkin Pie. I was browsing through Pinterest and came across a “Ginger Snap Pumpkin Cream Pie” it sounded tasty and it was a big hit with my husband who kept raving over it however I wasn’t a big fan of the taste as the butterscotch dominated over the Pumpkin Purée, I like my Pumpkin. The middle layer had Cream cheese and cream whip blended together, the top had pumpkin purée and butterscotch mixed. If I make it again, I would put more Pumpkin purée in,
32 Ginger Snap Cookies crushed in a blender
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I Made a Chocolate cake with a Bavarian Chocolate mousse topper for a friends Birthday yesterday. The inside filling contained white frosting with a little raspberry sauce, the cake was a dark chocolate. It was my First time baking with a 6’ Cake & I Love the size! Perfect for two or four. #Happybirthday #birthdaycake #chocolate #Bavarian
This was the final outcome of “Make A Wish” photo sent in by the Birthday Girl.
it was a Gorgeous Autumn Day Hiking with the Port Ludlow Hiking Club on the “Spruce Railroad Trail , located @ Lake Crescent in Washington, Highly recommended.
I took a tour this weekend (Sunday) at the Historic Worthington Mansion in Quilcene Washington - It is still under construction but coming along Beautifully. Click on the link below to learn about its history.
Samples of the original wallpaper left on the walls
A Gorgeous Picturesque Window View on one of the Second Floor Rooms
Stairs up to the second floor
These stairs lead to a third floor which is under construction
The Worthington Mansion is worth visiting, sure glad I did.
I love this kid of mine, His adventurous spirit is contagious. Reminding me to live life and enjoy it. Do more with what makes you happy 😊👍🏻 #Oregonsanddunes #sandsports #CRF #Motolife #Enjoylife #Dirtbike #Ridelife #Befree #Fearless #Takerisks
“BEHIND THE APRON STRINGS” Another Homade Birthday Cake this Summer and I’ve always wanted to try making Chocolate Curls, it was our sons Birthday & he wanted his favorite “German Chocolate” So This was my chance to try some of them :)
I made Dark chocolate cake and applied Dark Chocolate Frosting in the middle, Milk Chocolate on the outside and topped it off with Coconut Pecan! It was a sinful pleasure with a next day food hangover but so worth the indulgence. :)’
we cut a round from a small tree that had fallen from a windstorm last winter for the cake stand and my son being a outdoorsmen type of guy I thought it would be a nice accessory to the cake.
Melt your Choice of Chocolate with a little bit of Shortening and microwave until melted. Pour the Chocolate over the back of a cookie Sheet and spread thinly, put into the freezer for several minutes. Take a Metal Spatula and begin to slowly scrape & start at the edge of the cookie sheet until it starts forming a curl. If the Chocolate seems to soft put it back into the freezer. I had to keep doing that after each curl because it quickly kept softening up.
frozen and ready
Satisfied with the outcome
Happy Birthday to our Son :)
“BEHIND THE APRON STRINGS” Our first Cucumber & Cherry Tomatoes from the Garden made a nice side salad along with our Homemade Red, Green Chili Beef Enchiladas! I made some without Cheese & with Pepper Jack Cheese. It was Wayyyyyyy to hot to be cooking in the house last night but well worth the taste 😋 #Organic #Vegetablegarden #Cherrytomatoes #Cucumbers #Enchiladas #Culturalcooking #Foodlover #Foodies #Foodblog
Prepared without Cheese
Prepared with Pepper Jack Cheese
had a wonderful time camping and covered quite a bit of ground within a three day exscursion. Three bodies of water, River, Ocean and lake.
Nothing like some tasty Homade Fish Tacos and some slaw on the side at the Beach. It’s a simple meal to make while camping.
We camped at the Queets River in the Olympic National Park. Private and beautiful campsites right on the river. Gorgeous old growth Forest with beautiful “Spruce” Trees, totally Remote camping with no portable running water & pit bathrooms. We climbed up into the mountains on a long gravel road what seemed like for hours but as soon as we arrived it was a picturesque sight. The river was a gorgeous color of blue and the roaring of the river was a calming sound during our nights sleep.
Our second stop was at Kalaloch Ocean. We had beautiful weather and stunning sunsets.
And of course S’mores :)
Our last stop was “Lake Crescent” Awesome campgrounds. We hiked down a trail right next to our campsite and found a little private beach right on the lake. A perfect day to end our trip.
Its a Family “Carrot Cake” Recipe, my dad loved it! So when I found out it was my Son’s Girlfriends too, I knew I had to bake it, plus it was her 24th how perfect, 24 Carrot and she is a Diamond :)
I put in Raisins and Crushed Pineapple
I Doubled the Recipe so I could Make a Three Stacker
Garnished with Pecans
Carrots From Our Garden with Cream Cheese Frosting
“BEHIND THE APRON STRINGS”
Today’s Garden Bounty” #ForesthillsFarm #Organic #Vegetablegarden #Strawberries #Broccli #Lettuce #Leeks #Turnips
Enjoyed the Car Show a few weekends ago @ The Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup! Hot Rods & Classics! Fun for all!
http://nwrodarama.com/ #rodarama Northwest Rodarama Rod & Custom #Classiccars #Musclecars #Hotrod
One of My Favorites “Packard”
Spring’s here and it’s that time of the season to make those transitional moves concerning our clothes and switching out our closets! I’ve been finding it challenging at this stage of my life, concerning what fits well and looks good on me, I ask myself, what’s my style? I tend to lean towards more of a Sporty/Simple/Relaxed/Comfortable-
Minimalistic/Classic type. “Ralph “Lauren” seems to fill my closet these days but mostly it consists of pieces that do not make a outfit and yet I can’t seem to let go of them, thinking Ill find that perfect piece later. So this is where I get wardrobe anxiety, when I have a event to go to, I procrastinate, I wait until the very last minute, then here I am trying on all these stray pieces and no bottoms AND I end up being late because of it, WHY, do I do this to myself, 😫 Does anybody else have this problem or is it just me? Realistically I need pants & Jeans, I dispise trying them on, those and bras, I need both! These two items are a pain & a thorn in my side!
Thank you to “Who What Wear” I’m going to challenge myself to getting my closet straight and my wardrobe on point 😊👍🏻 I’ll keep you posted!
What’s Your Personal Style ?
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
“Anais nin “
copyrights “Kim Wilder Anderson”
My first time making "PHO Soup"
Basil & Green Onion
Olive Oil, Sesame Oil with Spices
lime is needed PHO real, I can't eat my soup with out it! 😛
yes I always need me some Jalapeño Peppers 😝
I decided I wanted to feel like a kid again and switched over from white to colored lights on the tree this year, I grew up with them. Needed some Nostalgia in my life
😃 #Happylights #Childhoodmemories #Christmas2017 #Nostalgia
There is something’ exhilarating about a early sunny morning Autumn walk, my favorite time of the year. Brilliant colors and crisp Air, #Autumn #2017 #Myfavoriteseason #Grateful #Blessed
I love walking by these beauties, the smell of horseys brings me back to the days as a child visiting my Grandparents Farm every Summer. #Farmlife
I'm so excited about receiving my "MK" Mary Kay Products from Ms Sara Christensen I love them 😍 and most of all the sweet personalized Thank you note that was included ☺️💕 The fingernail polish 💅🏻 is not only pretty but dries so fast after applying it, I was impressed and the Pink lip shimmer is amazing so moist with a little shimmer in it 😘💋💄Thank you Ms Sara. Contact her via MK Mary Kay website under Sara Christensen for your makeup and beauty needs. The products I purchased are Nail polishes in "Pink Escape" (bottom) (Upper) "Blush Rose" Shimmering Lip Stick in "Posh Pink" Customer service was outstanding and I received my items promptly! #Marykay #Makeup #Beauty