Fall Is Here

Fall arrived September 23 and the weather we are getting here in my little town in PA has gotten colder too. In fact, we just had our first killing frost which means our Blue and Purple Morning Glories are black. Literally cooked. 

Even though Fall isn’t my favorite season, I do love how the leaves on trees and bushes change color, eating Corn On The Cob, Drink Apple Cider and so much more. By the way, what’s your favorite thing or things about Fall? Please let me know either by using the Contact Form or in the comments.

I invite you all to participate in Esme’s Salon Blog Hop. It’s a good way to get more traffic to your blog (if you have one). You can visit her blog at Esme Salon and you can visit this weeks Blog hop at #41 Senior Salon 2019 . 

Even though her blog is about food, she allows almost any post in her Blog hop within reason. Be kind, don’t use any vulgar language or anything you wouldn’t want on your post. I hope you join us.

I tag all of you to do this blog hop. However, I’m to tag a few of my friends. So Below are those I’ve decided to tag with their URLs. 

1.) 15 And Meowing.com – 15 And Meowing.com  .

2.)  Cactus Catz – Cactus Catz .

3.)   Cactus Haiku – Cactus Haiku .

4.)   Noir Kitty Mews – Noir Kitty Mews .

5.)    Zigler News – Zigler News .

6.)    MissPetPaws.com – MissPetPaws.com .

7.)    Crotchety Cougars – Crotchety Cougars .

8.)    Canadian Cats – The Canadian Cats .

9.)    erin the cat princess – erin the cat princess .

10.)   Basil’s Blog – Basil’s Blog .






Easy Bacon-Cheddar Sweet Hawaiian Rolls

Now how many times have you spent your time in your kitchen cooking something you think everyone will eat only to find out their are children or grandchildren who won’t eat it. Well guess what? I thought, wouldn’t it be great to find something everyone will like and to boot it’s quick and easy to make and you won’t spend all your time in the kitchen. Sound Great. The below recipe is from Pillsbury’s site and the original recipe link is: Easy Bacon-Cheddar Sweet Hawaiian Rolls .

I do this blog hop and it’s really fun to do and it helps bring more traffic to your blog too. This blog hop is over at Esme’s Senior Salon. The link to her blog for this week’s Senior Salon is: Senior Salon Blog Hop and Esme’s blog link is: Esme’s Blog



                         10 Min | 25 Min| 3                          |  8                  |


1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury Sweet Hawaiian refrigerated crescent dinner rolls.

3/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (3 oz.).

12 slices crisply cooked bacon, cut in half.


1. Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.

2. Separate dough into 8 triangles.

3. Sprinkle wide end of each triangle with about 1 tablespoon of the cheese; top with 3 bacon pieces. Reserve remaining 1/4 cup cheese.


Expert Tips

Shape these crescents up to 2 hours ahead of time; cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. Add a few minutes to baking time before sprinkling with cheese.





Recipes For Cats


I thought I’d do something different. We do recipes for but rarely do recipes for cats or dogs. I thought I would do some recipes for cats. 

I follow TWO Spoiled Cats and found this recipe a few days ago on their blog and liked it that I wanted to share it with you. 



10 oz canned salmon undrained.

1 egg beaten

2 cups whole wheat flour


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Pulse 10 oz canned salmon (undrained) in a food processor and/or chop as finely as possible.

In a mixing bowl using a hand or stand mixer, combine salmon, 1 egg (beaten) and 2 cups whole wheat flour until dough forms. If dough is too dry, add up to 1/3 cup of water. If dough is to wet or sticky, add a bit more flour. Dough should be tacky but not sticky.

Roll out dough on a floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Use a 3/4-inch cookie cutter in the shape of your choice to create your treats (or just form with your hands!)

Place treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. When they’re slightly browned and crunchy, they’re done.

Allow to cool before serving.

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.



1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, shredded

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup chicken broth

1/3 cup cornmeal

1 tbsp. softened margarine


While your oven is preheating to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, combine the chicken, broth and margarine, then add the cornmeal and flour. Knead the dough into a ball and then roll it out to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch pieces and bake for 20 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.



3/4 cup shredded or grated cheddar cheese

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt (plain)

1/4 cup cornmeal

5 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


While your oven is preheating to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, combine all the ingredients into dough (add a touch of water if needed). Knead the dough into a ball and then roll it out to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch pieces and bake for 25 minutes on a greased cookie sheet.


DAISY MAE AND I hope one of these recipes appeals to your cat. Cats deserve treats frequently and daily.

*Full Disclosure* I found these recipes on TWO Spoiled Cats blog. The original post of recipes can be found at TWO Spoiled Cats blog and also on the internet. I’ve not tried these recipes on my cat since I’m not a cook. You can create your own combinations by cooking with your kitty favorites by substituting key ingredients.

If you make any of these treats let me know how it goes and how your cat likes it.



Watermelon Fizz

I follow this author. Here name is Jacki Delecki and she can be found at www.JackiDelecki.com . The recipe and photo(s) are from her newsletter. The recipe is below.

Watermelon Fizz

5 cups watermelon, seeded and cubed

Honey to taste

Juice of one lemon or lime

2 cups sparkling water

Fresh mint to garnish

Process the first three ingredients in a blender until smooth. Strain.

Pour over ice, distributing evenly.

Top with sparkling water.

Garnish with mint.


Hot Cocoa Poke Cake

I follow this author, Cambria Hebert and they put in yummy recipes in their newsletter. Sometimes healthy sometimes  not but either way they look yummy. This weeks recipe is a Dessert called Hot Cocoa Poke Cake and the recipe is from Cambria Hebert of Cambria Hebert Books. Recipe is below.


1 box of chocolate cake mix (you can use gluten free).

2 cups of marshmallow cream.

2 TBSP of water.

2 cups of heavy whipping cream.

3 packets of hot cocoa mix.

marshmallows for topping.

chocolate chips for topping.

hard shell ice cream topping or chocolate syrup.


Make cake according to box directions, baking in a 9 x 13 glass baking dish. When cake comes out of the oven cool for a few minutes, then poke holes in the cake with a wooden spoon (or anything that will make large holes).

Place 2 cups of marshmallow cream into a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water. Microwave the marshmallow cream and water for about 20 seconds. Stir it together and then pour the cream over the top of the cake, making sure the cream fills the holes. Set cake aside.

With a mixer, place 2 cups of heavy cream into a bowl (make sure its large enough to whip the cream). Add in 3 packets of hot cocoa mix (you can use the kind with or without the mini marshmallows, it doesn’t matter). 

Whip the cream and cocoa mix until the cream forms stiff peaks.

Spread the whipped cream over the cake, covering the top.

Sprinkle the top with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and drizzle and drizzle with the hard shell ice cream topping.

Refrigerate cake – eat and joy!



Family Homemade Ice Cream Recipe


This recipe for Homemade Ice Cream is not only tested and tried but this recipe has also made its rounds through the family. You see my Family Homemade Ice Cream Recipe was passed down from Great Grandmother to my mother and you guessed it, I got the recipe from my mother. Now onto the recipe.

Homemade Ice Cream Recipe For 6 Quart Ice Cream Freezer 


1.) 4 Eggs.

2.) 2 1/2 cups White Sugar.

3.) 1 can of Evaporated Milk.

4.) 4 tablespoons of Vanilla.


1.) Beat 4 Eggs then add the Sugar slowly while beating it.

2.) Now add the Evaporated Milk and the 4 tablespoons of Vanilla.

3.) Pour all of this into the ice cream container then fill the container 3/4 full of Regular Milk. Put container into the ice cream freezer and surround it with ice and plug freezer in. Can use hand crank ice cream freezer to make the Homemade ice cream too.

4.) ENJOY!!

Baker’s Note

If you don’t have a Ice Cream Freezer/Container you can usually find one at Amazon.com, Walmart or another shopping store/mall that might have one.