Friday, September 30, 2011


I posted the pictures of my Zombie!!  She is so dang cute!!  I can not wait to receive my Zombie!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Yummy Cilantro Lime RIce

Its really easy to make and tastes so dang good!!

2 cups of rice
4 cups of water

This is what feeds my family, so if you need more, cook more.

Cook rice until the water is gone, then add

chicken bouillon- to taste
Lime juice to taste
chopped cilantro

Mix and serve! 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Check out my Sister-in-law's Blog Sarahrella After Midnight: A herd(?) of donkeys

Sarahrella After Midnight: A herd(?) of donkeys: I went up to Utah from Arizona to get an entire trailer of beds, dressers,(most importantly my sewing machine and SOME of my fabric horde). ...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ooo Oooo Yumm...Gooey Butter Cake-- A St. Louis Tradition

Taken from Wikipedia...

Gooey butter cake is a type of cake traditionally made in the U.S. city of St. Louis, Missouri. It is generally served as a type of coffee cake and not as a dessert cake. There are two distinct variants of the gooey butter. There is a bakers gooey butter and a cream cheese and yellow cake mix variant. It is believed to have originated in the 1930s.

The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission includes a recipe for the cake on its website, calling it "one of St. Louis' popular, quirky foods"; the recipe calls for a bottom layer of butter and yellow cake, and a top layer made from eggs, cream cheese, and in this case almond extract. The cake is dusted with confectioner's sugar before being served.

A legend about the cake's origin is included in Saint Louis Days...Saint Louis Nights a cookbook published in the mid-1990s by the Junior League of St. Louis. The cake was supposedly first made by accident in the 1930s by a St. Louis-area German American baker who was trying to make regular cake batter but reversed the proportions of sugar and flour.

John Hoffman was the owner of the bakery where the mistake was made. The real story is there are two types of butter "smears" used in a bakery. A gooey butter and a deep butter. The deep butter was used for deep butter coffee cakes. The gooey butter was used as an adhesive for things like danish rolls and stolens. The gooey butter was smeared across the surface, then the item was placed in coconut, peanuts, crumbs or whatever was desired so they would stick to the product.

John hired a new baker that was supposed to make deep butter cakes, but got the two butter smears mixed up. The mistake wasn't caught until after the cakes came out of the proof box. Rather than throw them away, John went ahead and baked them up. They sold so well, John kept producing them and soon, so did the other bakers around St. Louis.

Ozenkoski's Bakery and the Panera Bread Company (original name: St. Louis Bread Company) make danish with a gooey butter filling.


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1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 stick (1/2 c.) butter
1 egg
Mix together cake mix (just the mix, not the other ingredients called for on the box) with butter and 1 egg. Pat into an ungreased 9x13 inch cake pan.
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 (1 lb.) box confectioners' sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream together cream cheese, 2 eggs, powdered sugar and vanilla. Pour over cake mixture, spreading to the edges.Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Butterfly Award

My good friend Laura, nominated my blog for this award!!  Thank you so much!!1  This totally made my day!!

To keep this award I have to answer the following questions:

  1. Name your favorite color.  Pink
  2. Name your favorite song. Stuck Like Glue-- Sugarland
  3. Name your favorite dessert. Farr's Chocolate Chip Ice cream
  4. What wizzes you off at the moment. People who keep dogs outside in a kennel
  5. Your favorite pet. Trinket (RIP) Tilly(RIP) Kitty (RIP) Brandy(RIP) Dovie (RIP), Taffy(RIP) Vivie, Chloe, Maddie, Alice
  6. Black or white?  black
  7. Your biggest fear?  never getting married
  8. Best feature?  dimples
  9. Everyday attitude?  Love Life
  10. What is perfection?  My niece and nephews
  11. Guilty pleasure? hmmmm
  12. When you are upset you....? Hold it in
Now I need to nominate another blog. 

Shabby and Frills--- My momma's blog!!  She has so many funny stories to

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11/2001---10 Years Later, Least We Forget...

As I sit and watch the many channels replaying the life changing 102 minutes and I read the blog posts of all my fellow bloggers, I feel as if I need to join them all and write of the nightmare our country suffered through. And even though the horrific moments were thousands of miles away, it still rattled me to the core.

I, just like many of the American people, still remember where and what I was doing.

It was a typical work day, my alarm went off and I heard the morning show on KULL 93 that all planes had been grounded. I quickly got up and ran upstairs to where my Aunt and Gram stood in awe at the site of the bellowing smoke in the New York skyline.

My brother was supposed to be flying back to Minot.

"Lori, something has happened..."

"We've been attacked"

I stood there in shock and watched like my family and the rest of the United States.

Some how, I managed to get ready for work.

At the time, I was grooming dogs. We had a tv in the shop and every chance we had, we were watching the continuous footage.

Of course for me and everyone I knew, life went on. I still prayed they would find survivors.

I often think of what it was like, what if I had been in the Twin Towers...  And I can not comprehend what it was like in New York.

Have we as a nation have become complacent? Have we let our guard down? The answer is YES, we have. We don't think it will happen again.

We receive 1000's of threats a day. So its not a matter of IF, but a matter of when.

So I am not going to complain about the extra time it takes me to get through the airport, or the fact that people who are not citizens need to carry their proper and legal docs with them, or that if law enforcement asks to see the paper work, I am not going to scream that its unfair.

Hey if we were in another country, we would be required to carry our passport. So what is the difference?

I show my support to the men and women who go out everyday risking their lives to protect our boarders, who risk their lives to rescue and assure our safety.

I will not forget!

Friday, September 2, 2011


I am so excited!!  I signed up for this Zombie Doll swap.  You get a partner and find out what she likes then, you make a zombie doll that you will send to her with a bunch of fun stuff tucked in the package. 

My mom and I went to the DI the other night and raided the dolls...

I found the best doll to "zombify"  I have her hair done, and now I need to work on her face details and clothes! She is going to be so cute!!!  I  am even picking a name out for her!!

I will post pictures later after the swap is complete!!

My nephews and niece should be walking in the door any minute now. They have been gone for 3 months and I miss them so much!!  So I am sitting here in 3rd hour watching the time drag on, of course this is the longest runs 1 hour and 5 min when the rest of the classes run 40 min.

 Ok, so I must admit, I do like working with the teacher I am with. She is fun and just as sarcastic and crazy as I am. And the heat wave is over for now,  it is cooler in the school...finally!