Garden Veggies

Garden Veggies
Made into tile for my stove backsplash

Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden
Mike and my 2 youngest sons Ian and Leif

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons
With son Beau, Grandson Luke and his mom Jennifer


I cut this out of a wedding line. I must take more pictures of her.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


 Nutella is definitely my weakness.  It is best I don't have a jar of it around.  This is a good quick cookie bar (made with a cake mix) with a crispy outside and a soft yummy middle.  

Nutella Cheesecake Bars
1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
1 Cube melted butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C. chopped nuts if desired (toasted almonds coarsely chopped are good)

Beat the egg into the melted butter.  Stir in the Cake Mix and stir together until no dry spots.  Press half the dough into a greased 9X13 cake pan.

Beat together:
1- 8oz block cream cheese
2 Extra large eggs
1 C. Nutella
¼ C. Butter Melted
2 ½ C. powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Add: ½ C. Chocolate chips – semi-sweet or milk

Pour over the first crust and smooth to the edges.  Flatten pieces of the remaining dough in your hand and lay it on top of the cheesecake mixture until covered.  Spaces between are fine.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Cut into desired sizes when cool. They are very rich...smaller is better.