Monday, July 29, 2013

Berried Treasure~

Welcome friends!

Now, doesn't this berry dessert 
look simply scrumptious?

Timmy made it at a library cooking class with a teacher
 from a local catering establishment/cooking school, Chef Rob.

And surprisingly, I can NOT find one reference online to Chef Rob, 
other than a
 class he gave about a year ago at a different library about 40 miles from my home!
Wish I could find a FB page or something to include here to at least credit him for this!

Well, here goes....
an easy, yummy and pleasing - to - the -  eye 
summery dessert 
for "just the family" or for  company~~

Vintage Spring divider

~Berried Treasure~
A Chocolate Coated Ice Cream Cone
with Fresh Berries

½ C sugar
4 oz semi sweet choclate
6 large waffle cones
3 C berries ( or a mix of fresh berries) Timmy used blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
Mint sprigs for garnish

1.      Heat chocolate in small saucepan over medium low heat. Stir until smooth
2.      Brush inside of cones with chocolate. The dip edges in sugar.
3.      Stand cones upright in small glasses and refrigerate until set ( about 15 minutes)
4.      Combine berries in bowl.
5.      Spoon berries into cones and drizzle with raspberry coulis (simply 2 C raspberries mixed with 2 T sugar, which can be refrigerated for up to one week after making.)
6. Lay cones on plate and garnish with mint sprigs.

~Here's a close up:

It is SO simple and fun to make with your littles.
We re-created it with both our kids in our own kitchen, 
since Chef Rob did give out the recipe after his class!

Enjoy! And be sure to leave a comment letting me know how it worked out for you! 

Hey, leave a comment, even if you did not get a chance to make the dessert, just to say HI. I love to hear from you!

I am gratefully linking this post to the weekly recipe, homemaking, DIY 

link ups that are featured on my left sidebar. 
Thank you to my fellow bloggers for hosting such fun blog parties!

Thank you for stopping in and
 be sure to visit tomorrow when I resume "trip blogging"
 with some educational, wacky and just plain fun sign pictures 
that we took on our cross country adventure!

I know, "sign pictures?"

Well visit tomorrow to check it out!!
Here are a few of my trip posts,
 if you have some time to click over:

Forever West: Our Cross Country Trip ~  By the Numbers!

You'll Ever Have, This Side of Fishermen's Wharf ~

Friends, as always,  
thank you for stopping over and 
spending some of your precious time 
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Looking For a Little Mid Summer Homeschool Inspiration?

Well, sure you are!
What if there was one resource, one blog post
that contained practical, yet inspirational tips and links?
What if there was one place to click to for answers to your curriculum questions 
as well as scheduling, set-up and organizational tips 
for your day, 
your week, 
your school year?
There is! 
Have I got an amazing post for you!

Katie, the crazy-busy sweetheart of a blogger
over at Paradise Praises
has compiled  a thorough and comprehensive array of links for 
YOU and ME.
Homeschooling Mommies everywhere will be  
pinning it
and rereading,

Here it is:

So head on over for tips, practical advice, curriculum wisdom and'general inspiration for when your homeschool day is not, well....

This September, we begin our ninth year ( ! ) of homeschooling.
I guess one might say I'm a veteran homeschooler?
Yet, I feel as if I  still have much to learn...
I'm always learning from those with whom I am blessed to walk this journey,.
I  just so enjoyed perusing the links at Katie's blog and was quite enlightened.

And here's pretty cool news:
A few of my posts are featured over there too~~~ 


Timmy's take on "Sunflowers"

Kev, as Hamlet

Timmy's artwork

my post on not letting the crazy get to you on those crazy days.....
 remembering The Reason why we serve in this vocation of motherhood/homeschooling.

And, me, a "Leading Homeschool Blogger?"
 Listed among some of my fave, rock star fun and sage bloggers whose posts light up my inbox?
Whose posts I click to with lightening speed ?
Well. wow.
That just about made my day, Katie!
Thank you.

So, please, friends, get yourselves over to Katie's blog,
for t-o-n-s of amazing homeschool info and tips.
You'll find your fave bloggers and
 you might possibly meet a few new friends as well!

Please stop over to my online mega book sale...
Curriculum, teacher resources, kid lit from preschool to middle school....
ongoing throughout August 2013...

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Have a  lovely day, friends and thank you for visiting!
I'll be back tomorrow with a sweet, berry  recipe that my Timmy made, 
which is perfect for a mid summer dessert!
It's called Berried Treasure and you don't want to miss it!
Until then,


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sunday Snippets~ 7/28/13

Welcome, friends, to my spot on the web!
Thank you so much for stopping in!

Time once again for Sunday Snippets, 
graciously hosted by RAnn 

Vintage Spring divider

I've a post from early in July, which I did not share here
 as of yet at the Carnival of Catholic posts. 
My contribution to the Hot Summer Nights marriage series,
was posted right  before my blogging break,
as my family was taking  off on a cross country trip.
If you have not clicked over to the HSN series, please do so!
Links are within my post to Jen's blog, where you can find
each article on marriage and family.

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Since returning home on Monday,
 I've been blogging up a storm around our trip 
and feel I've barely gotten going on the details, actually!

I do have a couple of posts from this week which will fit
RAnn's link up guidelines...

They are ~~

Forever West: Our Cross Country Trip ~  By the Numbers!

You'll Ever Have, This Side of Fishermen's Wharf ~

Vintage Spring divider

Okay, there are a few more, but they don't really "fit" the linky.:)

Well, I am certainly looking forward to stopping by RAnn's
and clicking over to the bloggers who have linked to her weekly carnival!
It's always a treat.

Thanks, RAnn.

AND by the way, this marks day 7 of
 Jen's 7 in 7 blogging challenge!
Thank you, Jen, for putting the challenge out there for us.
It's been awesome and helpful to  me in getting on track with my writing,
 since returning home.

Well, even though there's no blogging challenge set for tomorrow, 
I do have a post in the works,....
So I hope to see you here again if your time permits!
Have a wonderful day!

THANK YOU for visiting, 
and please leave a comment to say hi if you have time!

Until tomorrow,