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Recipes That Caught MY Attention...

What a GREAT party we had on Friday!
I hope you were able to find a few new recipes to make for your family.
I had fun viewing all the recipes 
and even finding a few new blogs to follow!  


The first recipe was from A'Lil Country Sugar,

YES, sugar free and it looks really good!  

Next, we have Bell Pepper Scoops from 
Make the Best of Everything...

She uses peppers instead of chips for dip!
Isn't that a CLEVER idea?  

And since I shared two really healthy treats, here's one to splurge with
Mini Cannolis by The Mandatory Mooch...

Don't those look AMAZING?

I hope you'll visit these blogs and show them some 
Walking on Sunshine LOVE!

On Thursday, we had a HUGE storm pass through and it 
caused quite a bit of damage with our vegetable garden.

We lost 2 pumpkins and part of a tomato plant...

The wind blew everything around and the Colonel and I had 
quite a lot of "fun" trying to get everything back together.

But, I did manage to gather all of these green beans and a few sugar snap peas...

A quote I found on line that explains how I feel about gardening...

"God Almighty first planted a garden. 
And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures."

Enjoy Your Day!  


  1. Cool post as you have a little guilt along with some greens at the end of it, nice balance! Richard

  2. Thank you for the shout-out. And I'm so sorry to hear about your garden loss. We lost two tomato plants in a storm this year too.

  3. Good morning Lois! Love the bell pepper idea! They would be great for dips!

    Sorry about your garden but glad you got it back in order! We're getting a few more things from ours, but still waiting on those tomatos!

    Have a great Monday!

  4. Such a shame about your garden damage! The beans look wonderful though.

  5. I am sorry your garden was damaged by the storm. The green bean look great though. i am glad you were able to salvage those.

  6. That stinks that you lost some of your veggies. :(

  7. The sugar free rice pudding looks really good. Rice pudding is one of my favorites. So sorry about the damage to your garden :( Your beans and peas look yummy! Mary's pumpkin is gaining size now. The first one on the vine was a dud but this one is taking off so we are going to see how big it will get before frost.

  8. I've just had dinner - pot roast, but those recipes still make my mouth water!!!
    Too bad about the storm - hope you can still enjoy the fruits of your labor!

  9. I'm sorry about the damage to your garden.
    That sugar free rice pudding would be a big hit with my husband!
    Have a good evening!

  10. Sorry for the damage to your garden, but glad it wasn't worse. The beans look great...I bet they tasted great, too. Nothing like fresh vegs!

  11. I've thought about you a lot and kept up with some of your posts. In fact, I tried your recipe for ribs and fell in love with the taste and tenderness of them.

    I was recovering from surgery. I may tell about it in a future post. I hope to be back to regular posting. We'll see. Keep the great recipes coming.

  12. Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear about your garden. I am glad you were able to salvage some of the veggies.

  13. Thank you so much for the shout-out. I really appreciate it!!

  14. Hi Lois,
    Sorry to hear about your garden, but glad you at least got some fruits from your labor. Those were some good looking recipes, that is a great idea about the pepper scoups too, will have to give that a try.

    Hope you are doing well hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  15. Using those peppers cut up so pretty with all those colors - great idea to use as chips for a dip! sandie


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