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This week's Tuesday's Question is a question YOU all have been
secretly wishing I would ask.

You just never thought I would.

For once and for all we are finally going to settle the long standing debate
that I know has been going on in many households...

"Toilet seat up or down?"

Please let me know YOUR preference and then also let me 
know what really goes on in your bathrooms.

This is how the "men" in our household leave the toilet seat.

AND this is the way the "girls" in our household leave the toilet seat.
BOTH the seat and lid DOWN...

So, let me know how things are at YOUR house.

"UP or DOWN?"

And just to make you laugh a little more...

I do think this will happen to me one day...

AND finally, to prove my point, this has
been an argument between men and women 
since the beginning of toilets...

Don't worry, I'm NOT going to ask 
this question next week...


Don't forget to VOTE!

Thank you ALL for the delicious food you shared
with us for our Foodie Friends Linky Party!

Please go HERE to vote for your favorite three recipes!
Scroll down to see all the recipes and choose three that YOU feel are the BEST!

Come back tomorrow and I will share MY Host Favorite
Top Three Recipes!

Enjoy your Sunday! 


Foodie Friends Linky Party #5

Welcome Back!

Our Favorite Recipes this Week: 

#1 was Apple Walnut and Coconut Cake 
by Jamsnpans.
#2 was Hodge Podge Salad
by Spatulas on Parade.

#3 was Margarita Cupcakes
by Baked in the South.

#1 with Most Clicks was Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls 
by Flour Me With Love.

#2 with Most Clicks was Chicken Katsu 
by Family Food Finds.

AND the #3 recipe with Most Clicks was Crock Pot Mexican Pork
by Diddles and Dumplings.


Recipe: Snicker's Popcorn

For this week's Something Yummy for My Colonel's Tummy
I decided to share a recipe I made last year as a "treat"
to hand out to our guests on Thanksgiving Day.

It was so DELICIOUS that I believe it needs to be repeated
and made again in our household SOON!


8 quarts of air popped popcorn (about 2 cups of kernels)
1 cup butter
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup salted peanuts (I didn't use these, because I forgot to buy them!)
30 "Fun Size" Snickers bars, coarsely chopped
3 oz. semi sweet chocolate, melted (optional)

Pop your popcorn.

Over medium heat, boil butter, brown sugar, salt 
and corn syrup for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda.
You need a LARGE pan for the next step,
I used my LARGE roasting pan.
Pour this mixture over your popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
Add the salted peanuts.

Yes, the Colonel helped.

Now, return your popcorn back to a 200 degree oven
for 1 hour and 15 minutes stirring every 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and stir in your coarsely chopped Snickers.
Return to the oven for another 5 minutes so the Snickers can
melt into the popcorn.
The candy does not have to completely melt.
Remove from oven and drizzle with the melted chocolate.

Let cool before packaging or transferring to an air-tight container.
Or you could package the popcorn up in cellophane bags.

Now get out your card stock and ribbon and
make a pretty card to label the bags.

All ready to give to friends and family.

A delicious treat to serve to your family the next time you
watch a movie together!  


Recipe: How to Make Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

Sunday dinner at it's best with this easy recipe for Pot Roast made in the Crock Pot! 
The best pot roast recipe ever.  It cooks in the crock pot making the meat perfectly moist and tender from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Quick!  Name a favorite comfort food from your childhood.

Today I am sharing my favorite comfort food, my mom's pot roast. Only I'm going to show you how to make pot roast in the crock pot. Which is wonderful because I can enjoy it on a hot summer day without heating up the house with the oven going all afternoon.

And it's great for busy days when you need to be out of the house most of the day. You get to come home to the delicious smells of dinner cooking and know dinner is almost ready with this great recipe for pot roast made in the crock pot.

I always use a rump roast.  When they go on sale at the grocery store, I try to buy a few and freeze for when we're in the mood for pot roast, which is quite often.

Pot Roast made in the Crock Pot

Brown the pot roast on all sides before adding it to the crock pot. 
Brown the Pot Roast from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Cook your pot roast until you can stick a knife into the center of the roast EASILY.
Pot Roast is done when you can stick a knife easily in the center from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

How to Make Gravy for the Pot Roast

After the roast is completely cooked, remove it from the crock pot and place on a cutting board and cover with foil.  Pour the broth from the crock pot through a fine sieve that's been placed over a glass or metal bowl.  You should have about 2 cups. This is what we will use to make the gravy.

Now on to making the GRAVY. We will have a thick, delicious gravy, don't worry! This is the method I use to make gravy all the time. You will never have lumps!

In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
Melt the butter in a saucepan from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Once completely melted, add 2 tablespoons of flour.
Cook the flour in the butter for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
Flour and Butter cooked for gravy from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Now, add 2 cups of the beautiful broth your roast was cooking in, reserving any extra or adding water if you need to.  You need 2 cups of broth to make the gravy.
Add 2 cups of beef broth to the butter and flour mixture from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Stirring constantly, cook until your gravy thickens.
Homemade gravy for pot roast from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable and DINNER is ready!
Sunday dinner and the easiest recipe for pot roast cooked in the crock pot from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

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Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

Sunday dinner just like mom used to make! This is the easiest pot roast recipe ever. It cooks in the crock pot making the meat perfectly moist and tender from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.


For the Pot Roast
  • Rump Roast
  • 2 TBS. Oil
  • 2 Beef Bouillon Cubes
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • Salt and Pepper
For the Gravy
  • 2 TBS. Butter
  • 2 TBS. Flour
  • 2 Cups of Beef Broth; from the crock pot


For the Pot Roast
  1. Heat the 2 TBS. oil in a heavy pan on the stove. Add the rump roast to the pan and brown on all sides; seasoning with salt and pepper.
  2. Once the pot roast is browned on all sides, place it in the crock pot. Add the two beef bouillon cubes and the two cups of water.
  3. Cook for six to eight hours on LOW or four to six hours on high. Your pot roast is done when you can stick a knife in the center easily.
For the Gravy
  1. In a small saucepan, melt the 2 TBS. of butter.
  2. Add the 2 TBS. of flour and stir; allowing the flour to cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the 2 cups of reserved broth from the crock pot. If you need to, you can add water if you don't have enough broth from the crock pot.
  4. Stir and simmer until the gravy thickens to the consistency you desire.

Sunday dinner and the easiest recipe for pot roast cooked in the crock pot from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.
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Comfort Food

This week's Tuesday's Question has to do with FOOD!

"What is your favorite comfort food?"
What is that ONE meal you like to prepare
when you need a little something special? 

For some people it's chicken pot pie...

How about steak.

Maybe something Italian like stuffed shells, lasagna or homemade ravioli...

YES, that's MY homemade ravioli!

For me, my favorite comfort food meal is 

Always has been, always will be!

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