All my friends pronounce it correctly.
you try . . . Like the guys name Jon, with a na on the end.
You might want to know:
I love a clean, clutter free house.
I love to tickle the ivory's on my Grand. If I'm not baking, I'm playing the piano.
I am not a chef or professional cook . . . I simply pretend.
I am a wife of thirty three years, mom of 4 gorgeous girls, nana of almost 10 . . . who cooks.
You will not find difficult and time consuming recipes.
You will find impressive recipes made simple.
WHY THE NAME? Get Off Your Butt and BAKE!
Growing up, I learned to Cook fabulous meals from my sweet Mom. She was busy raising 6 kids and often left the cookie jar task to me. As long as I would clean up the mess, she gave me free reign in her kitchen. My passion was creating desserts & other delectable sweets.
I had 3 pesky brothers, who emptied the cookie jar as fast as I could fill it. It seemed they were always yelling . . . "Get Off Your Butt and Bake something!"
The summer has flown by, and I’ve been able to check off many . . . need to do’s, want to do’s and don’t have a choice to do’s! Most of the warm summer days have been spent picking raspberries, hoeing the garden, mowing the lawn, and did I say weeds! I think that’s why I love fall so much. Everything is so beautiful with the oranges, golds, browns, reds . . . and the weeds don’t grow quite as fast. This is the time of year that these beautiful purple flowers pop up all over my yard. Take a look:
I went outside just a couple of days ago, and snapped a few pictures from our still growing garden.
It’s just amazing how long a garden will last, as long as they weather stays warm and you keep watering it.
We have lots and lots of these plums.
I will be making plum jelly this week.
It’s un-real how many cherry tomatoes we’ve picked this season.
Still picking . . . and loving every juicy bite!
Not to mention the big ones, that have now started to turn red.
And . . . believe it or not this lone little Strawberry was waiting for me to eat it!
The corn has been delicious and buttery and fattening as well.
This is what potatoes look like after the vines have died. We have been enjoying them for weeks now.
Believe it or not, the broccoli is still hanging on, although the heads are much smaller.
Since I officially DO NOT have a life, outside of the walls of our Garden . . . I thought I’d share.
My hubbie is out there at about 5:00 A.M. on the dot . . . EVERY MORNING!
I however feel the need to put on Makeup and do my hair before joining him.
I must be insane! By the time I burrow deep in the ruins of the Raspberries, along with the Grasshoppers and the Daddy Long Legs I look like HELL! I literally look like I have at least 15 cats, because my arms and legs are scratched from top to bottom. Tonight, I looked at my hubbies arms . . . his are basically scratchless! I just don’t get it. He doesn’t get me! Anyway, if it sounds like I’m complaining . . . I am! However, I’m thankful for a full freezer and happy neighbors who have received nice big Raspberries, all picked and hand delivered. We have also been eating new little potatoes, peas and carrots for a couple of weeks now. The corn and beans will soon be ready, and I’m trying to gear for that. Just so you know, my hubbie is in his 7th heaven while he’s buried in the garden. I just follow like a puppy dog . . . act like I’m enjoying it and occasionally bite him every now and then! I’m also Thankful that I have a hard working husband who is trying to make me into a Farm girl . . . just ainta gonna happen!
This seems to be what takes the most time.
They need picked daily . . . We have a lot of them. The berries are as big as your thumb!
They do make wonderful treats though.
Raspberry Blueberry Cream Tarts and Huckleberry Raspberry Freezer jam.