May is just about over and June will bring warmer days and more sunshine. Oh, how I missed Florida this past winter. The beginning of May was so much fun because we spent 10 days in Washington state with Kenny and Chelsea’s family.
While we were there we celebrated both Mother’s Day and my birthday a little early. I love our Laila girl, she is my baking helper and so much fun to be with!
This girl of ours, so sweet, beautiful and thoughtful and she loves to spend time with family! She’s an amazing wife, Mother, daughter, and friend and Kenny is an awesome son-in-law too! We are truly blessed to have them in our lives.
Chelsea has been making some stunning cakes lately. She made me a delicious lemon cake with lemon buttercream frosting. It was so good and very pretty too!
She follows a blog called Baking with Blondie, and Mandy shares gorgeous cakes with great videos. If you’re looking for some cake inspiration, make sure to check out her blog!
This little guy is the sweetest thing. He has a big heart and a lot of love to give. While we were there we also watched our grandkids for a few days while Kenny and Chelsea were at a worship conference.
Each day we tried to do something special. One day we headed to the fish hatchery but it was closed. So, we made the best of it and had a car picnic on the way home. 🙂
We love spending time with our kids and grandkids, it’s the absolute best! If you’re a grandparent then you know what I’m talking about.
John and I celebrated my birthday at one of our favorite local restaurants. We both ordered the turkey tenderloin dinner and it was super delicious! And the next day my sister, Darlene had a delicious chicken orzo dinner and a Texas sheet cake for me (John was out of town), my Dad and some of her kids. Thank you again, Dar and Dom!
I have to say that John is quite possibly one of the most thoughtful people I’ve ever met! And after 37 years of marriage, he still knows how to make me feel so very special. Sometimes it’s the little things that really make people feel loved.
The white flowering trees in our neighborhood were so beautiful this past month. These amazing trees line the entrance of our subdivision, I just love them!
Ok, on to some blogging biz, a few weeks ago we sent out a survey and got some great feedback from our sweet readers. Thank you so much to everyone that participated. From the data I collected, I’m working on a new project and will keep you informed.
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May’s Sweetest Comments
Deborah said on Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage
This looks wonderful!
I love how, just like in the states, there are variations on signature Hungarian dishes depending on what region in Hungary you were raised.
My grandmother and grandfather were born and raised in Hungary. Grandfather learned English when they came to the states but grandmother never did.
Her stuffed cabbages were nestled in a bed of sauerkraut and dill, then baked low and slow. The juice was then thickened with a rantas with paprika. Served with chewy European rye bread and butter.
She actually cooked her stuffed peppers like you cook your cabbage rolls!
I am definitely going to give your cabbage rolls a try!! ♥️
Charlene said on Blueberry Crumb Cake
I AM MAKING THIS!!! Oh, my goodness!!! It looks amazing!!! WOW!!! I loved the video, too!! ?
Thanks so much for sharing. We love ALL of your recipes! Keep them coming, please.
Abby said on How to Make Dried Pineapple Flowers
wow…these are just beautiful! I just have to try this for my pineapple coconut cake… I never thought of anything like this before, now I’m wondering what else would make pretty flowers …. Gosh thank you so much for sharing this !! I just love your site & have made sooo many of your recipes.
Breanna said on Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia Bread
This has been my go-to bread just about every time I make soup for the past 4 years. We absolutely love it. There was one night I made my husband’s favorite soup but tried out a different bread with it and he actually said he didn’t like the soup as much because this bread was what really took it over the top. I often make it for guests and it always gets rave reviews. Thank you for the fantastic recipe!
Monica said on Triple Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake
I have never tasted a chocolate cake like this before. It was absolutely amazing. I made this for mother’s day yesterday and everyone inhaled it. Only had 1 slice left. This was after a big dinner feeding 12 people. The only thing I did different is I used Godiva chocolate mix. This is a keeper!
Charlotte said on Coconut Pecan Bars
How could these not be delicious with the shortbread coconut crust then pecan pie filling on top. My, oh my, these look delicious. I am one that doesn’t care for crust. I just eat the filling. I think this crust would be very good.
Thank you for all the sweet comments again this month. We love reading and replying to them and they mean the world to us!
We truly appreciate you,
What to Make in June
Life is busy, so start your day with a quick high protein smoothie!
Picnics, BBQs and tailgating are in full swing, so check out these salad recipes for your next party!
Beef is a great choice for dinner, and here you’ll find a few new recipes for sure!
Summertime is the best for smooth and creamy ice cream. Everyone loves it and it’s really easy to make!
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