Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Pistachio Pound Cake

http://pinterest.com/pin/181903272421608471/

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Looking for a quick & easy St. Pats dessert? Found this on Pinterest and made it last night, the link didn’t go anywhere which I hate but the directions were posted under the pic. My version is pictured here …..

It was easy and came out really yummy and moist. I baked it for about 45 min. on 350 degrees.

The weather is kind of crappy here on the East Coast this St. Patrick’s Day so the Cabin Fever continues, I really can’t wait to get into my garden but that will have to wait.

Trying to figure out what to do today……maybe a little Bailey’s Irish Cream in my coffee……

Cheers,

Pam

Cabin Fever

Garden Graveyard

Garden Graveyard

I sit here pondering the day after the “Big Snowstorm” that wasn’t……I almost feel sorry for the weatherman who put their reputations on the line on a constant basis. It’s like a crap shoot, 9 times outta 10 you’re not gonna hit it on the head! Then the poor shmucks go on the air or the social media outlets declaring how their forecast was a bust, but they take full responsibility for how they misread Mother Nature…..guys she’s a Woman, don’t you know by now that you will never understand her, she’s playing with you…What’s worse are the comments that ensue from the public, blaming them for the lack of snow, I would have liked a nice Snowstorm to close out the Winter but hey it is what it is.

Back to my pondering….as you can see in my garden pic, my green thumb is a little rusty. This time of year is always the same for me. I get the urge to be outside with my hands in the dirt, planting re-arranging, getting the screened porch ready for the season, but I need it to be at least in the 60’s to tackle outside chores. So here I sit Pinning and going through magazines, planning transforming my yard into an oasis. I love the change of Seasons this is why I could never live in a place like Florida, this does however require me to endure the “in between” times. The times when it’s just too cold to do anything outside and the times when it’s too damn hot to do anything outside.  Maybe I need a new hobby for these lulls in between.

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Now that my kids are grown this is the extent of my Easter decorating….I did however re-do a little area of my kitchen into a reading nook.

004I removed my Oak pedestal table since we never use it , and added some chairs and a table my Hubby made. It’s a great place for coffee or Wine, to read or watch TV. I spend most of my waking hours in my Kitchen, it is literally the hub of the house.

So here’s to Spring and to “Bud Break”! To getting dirt under your nails, and oh of course to more daylight, don’t forget to turn back your clocks this weekend.

Cheers!

Pam