Friday, November 25, 2016

Cole Slaw Recipe

Cole Slaw


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 bags (14 oz each) shredded cole slaw mix


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mayo, vinegar, sugar, dry mustard, and salt until smooth.
  2. Add in shredded cole slaw mix and fold over with spatula until completely coated. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, or overnight. (I prefer it served after refrigerating overnight)

Caramel Peach Cobbler

  • 1½ to 2 lbs fresh peaches (about 3 or 4 large peaches), peeled, pitted and sliced, to equal 3 to 4 cups) -I use three cans for a 9x13 pan
  • ⅔ cup light or dark brown sugar. You can also use all white sugar for a more predominant caramel over butterscotch flavor. See Notes *
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup (either light or dark is fine)
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Batter **
  • 1 stick of butter (4 oz), melted in the baking dish 
  • 1 cup All-Purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Combine the brown sugar and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil then turn the heat to medium low and let simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream, corn syrup, and butter and let simmer until it very lightly coats the back of a spoon. Stir in sliced the peaches and simmer for 2 more minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in vanilla extract and salt. -following measurements under the peaches section
  2. Place the stick of butter in your baking dish and place in the oven on 350 degrees. Leave this dish in the oven while you prepare the batter.
  3. In a bowl, mix the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt together. Slowly pour in the milk, stirring, to prevent clumps, until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour mixture over melted butter, but DO NOT STIR. Carefully spoon all the peaches and syrup on top of the batter. Do not mix or stir. You want three separate layers; 1. melted butter, 2. batter, 3. fruit in syrup.
  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes. The batter will rise to the top and it's done when it's golden brown.
Taste best when served warm with Mayfield Homemade Vanilla ice cream :)

Monday, February 1, 2016

25 Pointless Things About Me

According to Facebook seven years ago today I was tagged in a "25 Random Things About Me" notes post. Clearly I was a slacker and ignored the nine people who "tagged" me in their post. I figure that since there was no timeline "since you have been tagged you have 24 hours to re-post or the devil will get'cha"...then I can just do it now.

So here goes....25 useless pieces of information about me.

1. I rub the seams on clothes, more preciously the seams on t-shirts. I asked my friends Mark and Marie to make me a "seam quilt" for my birthday. Let's see how much they love me ;)

2. I drink, on average, six to eight bottles of water a day. I refuse to drink water from the tap, only the bottle or from the door on the refrigerator.

3. I prefer white bedding and white towels. I love to be able to bleach any linens in the house...just makes things feel so much cleaner!

4. I have over thirty random skulls through out my house. While you will never notice most of them, I enjoy seeing them in the most random places!

5. I was a precious child. HAHAHA! Okay, Okay,  I was a complete strong willed brat. I have learned how to control myself as I have grown up...but I can only imagine how difficult it was to be my parents. (much like raising Houston)

6. I was "bullied" in elementary school...LOL because I was too skinny. The kids on the bus would chant "Boney Maroney the skinnest girl we've ever seen". 

7. I buy and wear WAY too much black clothing. I would say that 60% of my wardrobe is black.

8. I chose a sapphire wedding ring because the meaning behind the gemstone is loyalty. Sapphire is also the original engagement ring.

9. I do not like to sleep alone, if for some reason Danny isn't home I drag a kid or Memphis into my bed. 

10. I know every single word to "My Humps" by The Blackeyed Peas. 

11. The most played artist/bands on my iTunes are Project Pat, Juvenile, Bone Thugs, Marilyn Manson, Nirvana, Luke Bryan, and Adelitas Way. Basically...I am all over the place! LOL

12. I wore braces for nearly SIX years. I probably wouldn't have had to wear them that long if I followed the orthodontist orders. I may or may not have tried to take them off myself, bent parts that were uncomfortable with a spoon. I was a horrible patient!

13. I was given a head gear to wear...given being the key word. I NEVER wore it...really?? Who decided that was an excellent and needed device??

14. I love my car. I have researched other cars that I could possibly upgrade to, but I can't find anything I love as much as mine.

15. I really hate to read books. I can read  articles, blogs, the news...but if you hand me a novel I barely make it past the first page.

16. I go to the movies to take a nap...true story. I fall asleep during EVERY SINGLE MOVIE I watch.

17. I act more like my Maw, Peggy, than anyone else. I would dare to say that the majority of my personality is a weird mix of Peggy and John (my dad). It's what makes me so charming- said with sarcasm.

18. I feel like the most perfect person in the world when I look in Danny's eyes. He always encourages me, supports me, and loves me.

19. When I was a little kid I would call my grandparents and tattle tell on my parents for punishing me. Thankfully we don't have landlines anymore...or else I have a feeling that I have two little boys who would be calling to tattle on me!

20. I learned how to draw from spending countless hours drawing with my parents. We would all sit around the kitchen table and draw, paint, do arts and crafts.

21. I love cactus plants. I believe I picked this love up from my Granny...she had a love of all things Southwestern/Indian.

22. I am perfectly happy having only two children. I am actually getting pretty good at this boy mom thing.

23. I painted my living room brown because Danny likes brown. I personally HATE it...but it went with blue. So I compromised...he got brown and I got blue.

24. If I could go back and redo my career choices I might would consider doing something with surgery...surgical nurse or surgeon. Then again...I enjoy my freedom and time off so I probably wouldn't do it!

25. I rarely exercise. I know I should...I always have the best of intentions to complete a workout program...but then Netflix happens.

So there you have it....25 pointless random facts about me. If you don't share yours then "the devil will get'cha" LOL LOL kidding!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

#candymail Updates/Changes/New Stuff

As exciting as Christmas season was, with it being #candymail's first major holiday, it was also extremely stressful. For those of you who have not heard already...I had to replace two entire batches of #candymail that was lost/stolen by the post office. As horribly frustrating and disappointing as that situation was it was an excellent learning experience. 

Due to the pricing of #candymail and the base cost of postage included, there were not tracking numbers on each piece. However, since I have had to replace so many around Christmas time I have started researching the most cost efficient way to provide tracking information on the mail. One of the things I love most about #candymail is that it is affordable. It is my goal to continue offering it at the same price with the option for an upgrade/additional charge for tracking information.

I am super excited to offer Valentine's Day Cards. The Valentine's Day cards will include:
-A 2.2"x3.2" Candymail card (Valentine Theme)
-ONE piece of candy
-ONE sticker 
-ONE temporary tattoo
-Hand lettered name on the envelope 
-Back of the card will be blank for your child to sign (or I can sign their name)


What does that mean? That means these will be done for class parties. Each card will $1.75 a piece (so 20 cards will be $35.00) and will only be available for pick up. THESE WILL NOT BE MAILED. If you are not in the local area I can check on pricing of mailing a back of these to you.

Also available are Valentine's themed #candymail. These will just be pink color traditional #candymail cards with a valentines cartoon of choice on the front. I can turn any theme into a Valentine's cartoon. So order as usual...just note that it is a Valentine's theme. The traditional and Valentine's #candymail will be offered at $5.00 per child/individual.

Each #candymail Includes the following:
-A 5x7 Custom drawn envelope 
-A 5x7 #candymail card complete with a short note from you
-FOUR pieces of candy (no chocolate/jaw breakers/hard round candy)
-Mailed standard USPS (tracking will be offered as an upgrade soon)

I also want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your support in helping me get so close to my goal. I am still amazed that in three short months I was able to get #candymail in 46 of the 50 states. What amazes me more is how supportive everyone has been. You guys ROCK!

Here's to a great 2016....and new goals! (and maybe knocking out those last four states!)

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