*Sausage Pasta

*Spicy Sausage Pasta – This is the real name of the recipe.This was not spicy and I did not add green onions. You can find the recipe at Amanda and Kevin’s.

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I can not make the link work. So here is the url http://www.kevinandamanda.com/recipes/dinner/spicy-sausage-pasta.html


Italian Crescent Casserole

I have made Taco Ring for years. My husband found this dish on Pinterest and we tried it tonight. It was yummy!

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1 lb. lean ground beef
2 T. minced garlic (from the jar)
1 cup spaghetti garlic sauce
6 oz. (1 1/2 cups) shredded mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese
1 (8-oz.) can Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 small can of sliced olives

Heat oven to 375°F. In large skillet, cook ground beef and garlic over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in pasta sauce; cook until thoroughly heated. Unroll dough and spoon meat mixture into each triangle. (You can google images to see how to place the dough if you get stuck. I did not take a photo. Sorry) Add olives if desired. Fold triangles into the pan and bake at 375°F. for 18 to 25 minutes or until deep golden brown.  Remove from oven and add cheese. Place back in the oven until cheese is melted. Serve


July 4th 2014

A Good Time was Had by All

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Taco Spaghetti

My husband found this on Pinterest. I love it when he finds new things he is willing to try out!

Taco Spaghetti

5 oz. dried spaghetti, broken
1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
3/4 cup water
2 tbsp. taco seasoning mix
1 Jar of Southwest Salsa
1 cup sliced pitted black olives
1 cup colby jack or cheddar, shredded
4 oz. can diced green chili peppers, drained
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In a 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is brown. Drain fat. Stir in water and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked pasta, olives, half of the cheese, salsa, and green chili peppers.

3. Transfer mixture to lightly greased 2-quart round casserole. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake until melted.

4. Serve with shredded lettuce, tortilla chips, tomatoes, and sour cream, if desired.

Taco Spag

Cool resource -An Early History of Crenshaw County, Alabama

Cool resource -An Early History of Crenshaw County, Alabama

I can not get the hyper link to work today. Cut and paste -http://genealogytrails.com/ala/crenshaw/history.html


Memorial Day

While today we remember men and woman who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces, it is also a day of general reflection for loved ones who are gone – a focus of our memory on them.

How it became a summer kick-off and BBQ event I do not know. Yes, we are having our family BBQ today. The husband (former Air Force Sargent back in the day) would not have it any other way.

It has also become a big race car weekend – Nascar and Formula One. Again making my husband very happy.

I did most of my food prep Saturday and Sunday. With the help of the family, today will be a holiday for me too, allowing me even time to write here.

I have some good news about my Mother and Mother in Law.

My Mother had a radioactive PET scan 2 weeks ago and when she met with the surgeon last week for the results he told her that the tumor they biopsied after being found in December 2013 is gone. He has no explanation that he can give for why it is gone. I do know that many people were praying for my Mom and it is nothing short of a miracle.

My Mother in Law has had a terrible past few months and was taken from the senior living home and hospitalized twice. The last time being very scary life and death stuff. She was in the this last time for almost a month.

She is out now and in physical therapy to get her legs strong again. When I last saw her she was able to use her walker again, but tires easily. While in the hospital one of the doctors on her team asked if he could be her doctor. She jumped at the chance and said yes. This will be wonderful, instead of when she is feeling ill and putting in a request to see the Physicians Assistant at the home (and then waiting) she or one of us in the family can make an appointment for that day or the next and keep ahead of all these health issues.

Very good news indeed.




Crocker Museum Photo Series

Louis Le Camus 1894

Louis Le Camus


Jasper dip stoneware. Josiah Wedgwood and Sons. Late 19th Century

Jasper dip stoneware.
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons.
Late 19th Century



Meissen China 18th Century

Meissen China
18th Century




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