Monday, September 30, 2013

Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon


Great information!! Cinnamon and Honey...! Drug companies won't like this one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:
It is found that a mix of honey and ...cinnamon CURES most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side
as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients.

Researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain -- and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder....who knew?

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it's delicious too!

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Banana Pudding

I saw this banana pudding recipe on Facebook and it reminded me of how I use to make banana pudding to take to potluck events...
I would purchase a gallon can of premade vanilla pudding at the store...brought it home and dumped out in a big bowl...sliced up a half dozen bananas into the pudding and stirred...
then I took the container I was going to take to the potluck and placed vanilla wafers in the bottom and poured a little pudding on top to hold them in place...
then I placed rows of vanilla wafers all around the sides of the bowl adding more pudding to hold each layer...when all the pudding was in the container I made a "flower" design on top with more vanilla wafers.
Every time I took this everyone raved about what good banana pudding it was (and wanted the recipe) and it was always gone first. For those of you would prefer something more is a recipe from Paula Deen. 
source FB

Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding
Recipe from Paula Deen

2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen Cookies OR 2 bags Vanilla Wafers
6 to 8 bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
1 (5 oz.) box French Vanilla pudding
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz.) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream

Line the bottom of a 13x9 inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.
In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer.
Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth.
Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture.
Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended.
Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies.
Refrigerate until ready to serve!

Saturday, September 28, 2013


How do you define SURPRISE?
Erick and Vanessa got the SURPRISE of their lives...
his sons are 27 and 22 years old...
her sons are 9, 8 and 6...
together they have 5 boys...
this Granny wants a baby girl, but I will love what ever we get!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Who was born on your birthday?

Who was born on your birthday?
These are three of my favorite people and they were all born on the same day...
My sister Glenda Faye "Gwen"
My cousin Jerry Wayne
My favorite radio DJ Vanessa was born on September 27
(the love of her life Bobby was born on August 28)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Jerry's Chicken and Green Chilies Lasagna

Jerry's Chicken and Green Chilies Lasagna
One of our kids childhood friends Jerry posted this really good looking recipe and I ask him to send it and he did. is it:
3 jars of prepared alfredo sauce,
3 little cans green chilies (don't drain them),
three cans of chicken (I use Tyson),
one medium sized onion, 
one 8cup package of mozzarella cheese,
and shredded parmesan cheese,
box of lasagna noodles.
Get the pasta sheets boiling in super salty water. while the pasta cooks cut the onion into a small dice and soften it in one 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat (about 7-8 minutes). 
Add a little salt and pepper. The salt will help the onions soften. 
While that works open the chicken and drain them completely. 
Add the chicken to the skillet along with the chilies in juice and heat through. 
Next add the 3 jars of alfredo sauce and heat to a simmer.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a lasagna dish or deep casserole dish (sprayed with nonstick spray) place a little of the sauce in the bottom and lay some of the lasagna sheets down to form a layer, add more sauce on top (up to you on this...less sauce makes a denser lasagna), then mozzarella and sprinkle with parmesan. 
Continue making layers until the dish is full. Be sure that your top layer is mozzarella and parmesan. Next tear off a sheet of foil and spray the side that will touch the top of the lasagna.  Make sure it is sealed well and bake for 45 minutes covered and 15 uncovered to brown. 
If it doesn't brown leave for 10 more minutes.  Take it out and let it set for 10 minutes uncovered.  Serve and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Betta Fish Vase

10 3/4 inch vase
2 packages of craft gemstones
1 male Betta Fish
6 inch Dieffenbachia plant or 6 inch Philodendron or 6 inch Spathaphyllum
4 inch plastic planting tray
1 gallon bottled water
(do not use tap water or distilled water)
yard of wired ribbon
Rinse the vase and gemstones with tap water to remove any dust or particles. Remove plant from the pot and rinse ALL the soil off the roots, trim the bottom of the roots. Cut a hole about the size of a quarter in the bottom of the 4 inch plastic planting tray. Pull the roots of the plant through the hole. Place 1 12 packages of the gemstones in the bottom of the vase. Pour bottled water at room temp into the vase to about 1 inch below the neck of the vase. Put the fish in the vase. Put the plant with the planting tray on top of the vase. Place remaining gemstones in the plastic planting tray. Tie the ribbon around the top of the vase. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Surprise Yard Work Done

I came home from work and my Granddaughter and Grandson were out in my yard and had mowed, edged, cut tree limbs and bushes, and cleaned off my front patio. They hauled off two pick up loads of limbs, etc. We use to work in the yard all the time, but the older we got the less we got out in the yard. For many years we have had the best lawn mowing guy in the world, but this time the kids gave him a break. It was an awesome surprise! It is the little things in life that give me pleasure.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey, ground beef or sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 can (15.25oz) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons Fat Free sour cream
1 bag (30 oz) frozen tater tots

Let the tater tots sit on the counter to defrost for an hour or so.

In a large skillet cook the onion until tender and translucent. Add the chopped garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add the turkey and cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain the mixture and place into a large bowl and set aside.

In a small bowl combine the soup, milk and sour cream. Whisk until smooth. Add to hamburger mixture and stir to combine. Add corn and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Gently mix to combine.

Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer half of the Crispy Crowns on the bottom, pour the hamburger mixture over the top and then layer with the other half of the Crispy Crowns. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes, or until golden brown and crunchy.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Antique Gas Pumps

I love old gas pumps....I saw this first one and the commercial jingle...
You can trust your car to the man who wears the star got stuck in my head!
These can be seen at Ann's Chicken Fry House on Route 66 in OKC



Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fall Wreath - Recycled Jeans

This is the wreath I made for my Granddaughter for fall.
I took a small wire coat hanger and formed it into a circle.
Then I cut an old pair of jeans into strips.
None were exactly the same width or length:)
I tied the jean fabric all around the coat hanger,
making sure they were pushed together.
Then I attached the three mum like flowers to the wreath.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Foto

Photos by Making Memories
Photo by Making Memories

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Party Products

One of my Great Grandsons, Jordan, wanted his birthday party to have the Mudslinger Monster Truck theme. So, I got on line and look for the party supplies and compared prices. I found that Party Products had the largest selection with the best prices. Some of the items we needed they did not have enough in stock so I still used my old stand by ShinDigz to order the rest of the stuff. I would recommend both of these companies, because they are much cheaper (even with the shipping) than going to one of the party supply stores.
Photo by Making Memories

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Buttermilk Pie


I have wanted one of these pies for a long time.
I am posting it on my blog so my daughter can find the recipe and make it for me.
Hint Hint....

1/2 cup buttermilk
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons flour
pinch of salt
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch or two of nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix everything together and pour into an unbaked 9" pie shell.
Sprinkle the top lightly with nutmeg.
Bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
Reduce oven to 350 degrees and bake 45 minutes.
Cool to allow filling to set.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

So much to learn...

When our children or grandchildren are young there is so much for them to learn.
This Great Grandson is lucky that he has a Mom who teaches him something every day.
She makes his learning activities fun with song, dance or just acting silly.
Learning about travel with his cars!
Note the different countries on his map.
Trying on hats at the store...
Some times the hat you wear tells a story.
Trying on Daddy's clothes...
with Daddy away she makes sure he
talks to him nearly everyday.
His Mom does a great job!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Root Beer/Barbecue Crockpot Chicken

Root Beer-Barbecue Crockpot Chicken
One of the guys at work introduced me to Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce
and it is really good. Even though this is a chicken recipe,
I would use it with country style ribs, or pork roast too.
  • 4 – 5 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, thawed
  • 18 oz. Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/2 Can of Root Beer {approx. 6 oz.}
  • 1/8 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 Tsp. Pepper
  • Cook chicken in crockpot on high for 3 hours {covered}
  • After 3 hours, drain juices from crockpot
  • Mix together barbecue sauce, Root Beer, salt and pepper
  • Pour mixture over chicken, and cook on high for 30 more minutes {covered}

Sunday, September 15, 2013

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the
contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the
United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture. Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community.

Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12.
The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish, Hispanic and/or Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin."

According to this Census, 50.5 million people or 16% of the population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population.
Please share in this special annual tribute by learning and celebrating the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Outside Ashtrays

One of my pet peeves is that smokers drop their butts on the ground...especially when they toss them in someone else's yard. I really get hot when I see them tossed out a window of a car! Well, at my house I have always had a tin can with a half brick or rock in it for cigarette butt disposal. There is one on the porch at my daughter's house too. Well, the other day my Granddaughter ask if I would make her one for her house. I guess she had been picking up the yard and some of their friends had been tossing cigarette butts on the ground. Anyway, I found two - one gallon tin cans. One of them I had already covered in animal print paper and the other I covered with a piece of left over plastic table cloth. Just glue the covering to the can. You can just use the can without the covering, but I like them covered.
You do not have to write on the cans, but I did on these.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Foto

Grandson Austin is turning 8 today!
And he is growing so fast... 
Blake and Austin
Austin and Blake
Blake, Chase and Austin

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Reese's Krispy Treats

Reese's Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats


Melt 4 Reese's peanut butter cups and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in a pan with 3 tablespoons of butter.

Fold in 3 cups rice krispies.
Drop and cool on wax paper sheet or press into a buttered baking dish and when cool cut into squares.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chicken and Dumplings in the Crockpot

Chicken and Dumplings in the Crockpot


4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons butter
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 onion, finely diced
2 packages refrigerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces

Place the chicken, butter, soup, and onion in a slow cooker, and fill with enough water to cover.
Cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 30 minutes before serving, place the torn biscuit dough in the slow cooker. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Sausage and Cheese
Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

1 pound ground sausage
22 big jalapeño peppers
  1- 8 ounce block cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat over 425. Cook sausage until browned. Set aside.
Mix cream cheese with Parmesan cheese.
Add cooked sausage and mix well.
Rinse jalapeños. Cut each jalapeño lengthwise and remove seeds.
Stuff jalapeños with sausage mixture.
Cook on large baking pan for 20 minutes until tops are golden brown.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Nifty Ideas on FB

Nifty Ideas posts on Facebook are awesome...
look at their link and click on like
so you will be able to see some of the great ideas they post.
Here are some examples of the cool things they share:






Sunday, September 8, 2013

R.I.P. Karma

My son and his family lost their dog Karma.
She was a good dog, but got very ill and they had to put her down. They were all so sad and are just lost without her. Losing a member of the family, is one of the hardest things we ever have to do in our lives. It doesn't matter if it was a human member, or the kind who thinks they are human. My heart goes out to Erick, Vanessa, Chase, Austin and Blake on the loss of their beloved Karma.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Webbed Window and Spider Wreath

These two neat ideas popped up on my Better Homes and Garden e-mail
and I wanted to share them with you. Super simple and easy to do crafts.

Webbed Window Covering

Turn a front door window into a spider's clever trap with black crafts tape. Start with three long strips of tape, creating an off-center X shape with two pieces and using the third to cut across the middle of the X, dividing your glass window into six sections. Starting at the center, add tape strips to each section until a web starts to take shape.

Scary Spider Wreath

A bag of inexpensive plastic spiders and a plastic foam wreath are all you need to create a creepy-crawly front door wreath. Simply paint a wreath shape black and hot-glue the spiders to the wreath. And make sure to save space in the center for the mother-of-all: a big arachnid.