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Hello everyone, I'm Cindi, aka "domestic goddess", and I consider myself to be a country girl at heart. I'm also a mother to 3 daughters, and I have 1 granddaughter. Being a country gal, I enjoy preparing down-home country meals for my family. I also enjoy sharing recipes with others, collecting cookbooks, reading about the paranormal, and spending time with my family.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Cucumbers and Red Onions

I love this salad, it has a tangy yet sweet 'n sour taste to it! I do however, make this salad one day in advance prior to serving.

Cucumbers and Red Onions

6 medium to large size cucumbers, peeled & sliced thin
1 large red onion, thinly sliced & seperated into rings
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
2 cups 5% white vinegar
2 cups cold water

In a large glass bowl, layer cucumbers and onions.

In another bowl mix together, salt, sugar, vinegar and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved, and pour over the cucumbers and onions.

Cover glass bowl, and refrigerate over night.

Serve salad the next day, after it's been marinating and chilling over night in the fridge.                     

Yields: 6 - 7 servings

Friday, July 27, 2012

Easy Iced Coffee

The recipe for this iced coffee was originally posted by Christy Grigor at allrecipes, but I tweaked the recipe to suit my taste. It only takes a few minutes to make, so if I'm in the mood for an iced coffee in a moments notice, this is the one I always make.

Easy Iced Coffee

2-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee (See *Note)
4-1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons 'hot' water (See *Note)
3/4 cup milk (I use 2% milk)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
ice cubes (Preferably large ice cubes)

For this recipe you will need a large size glass jar with a tight fitting lid. (I use an 8-ounce glass jar that the instant coffee came in. It is equivalent to holding 3 cups of liquid.)

Place the instant coffee and sugar in a glass jar.

Add the 'hot' water to the jar, place lid on jar, and seal jar tight. Shake the jar vigorously for about 15-20 seconds.

Remove lid from the jar, add the milk, and vanilla, if using, and then swirl the jar around for a bit.

Add the coffee to a tall beverage glass which has been filled with ice, and enjoy your iced coffee.

*Note: I usually use Folgers or Maxwell House Instant Coffee when making this iced coffee, but if you use Taster's Choice 100% Columbian Instant Coffee, I would decrease the amount of coffee to 2 tsp. I have found the 100% Columbian Coffee has a much stronger taste to it, but I also think it makes this iced coffee taste great! Also, when adding the 'hot' water, I heat the water in a small saucepan on top the stove. One more thing, I prefer to use ice cubes that are large in size, as they don't dilute the ice coffee as quickly as the smaller cubes do.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Andy Griffith/Paul Harvey

And... "The Rest of the Story"

Yesterday I happen to come across a youtube video that I truly enjoyed listening to. The radio/video was of Paul Harvey (which I grew up listening to). And the person Paul Harvey was speaking about on the radio, was... Andy Griffith. Sadly Paul Harvey and Andy Griffith are no longer with us. But I appreciate the many wonderful years they both entertained so many people, and not just on tv, but also on the radio as well. Below is the link to which you can click onto, to hear Paul Harvey's... "The Rest of the Story"

Paul Harvey

Youtube Radio Video: 3:46 minutes

Click onto the following link to hear Paul Harvey's...

"The Rest of the Story"


Video: Mary McCormack's Medical Mishap

I am posting a video clip of Mary McCormack when she appeared on the tv show... The Talk. Mary spoke of her medical mishap, plus spoke of her middle daughter Rose who'm is very different from her other daughter Margaret. Mary also talked about an unusal incident which her daughter Rose had with a fly. The video is quite hilarious!

Video: 4:05 minutes (Video follows commercial)

Click onto the following link to view the video.....

Sunday, July 1, 2012

In Plain Sight - Marathon on Cloo TV Channel

Today I am watching a marathon of one of my favorite shows... In Plain Sight, on Cloo (channel 308 on Direct TV). All episodes are from 2009. It's so nice to see Mary Shannon & Marshall Mann doing what they do best... being US Marshals for the Witness Protection Program (WITSEC).

This show originally aired on the USA channel, which premiered on June 1, 2008, and sadly ended on May 11, 2012. Needless to say there were many fans who were disappointed to see the show come to an end. Besides IPS and Monk, I don't think there will ever be another show that will live up to these 2 shows on the USA channel. Both shows, and the cast... had great chemistry and great storylines.

Mary McCormack as Mary Shannon,
and Frederick Weller as Marshall Mann.

Meet The Shannon's ...
On the left - Brandi Shannon (Nichole Hiltz)
In the middle - Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack)
On the right - Jinx Shannon (Lesley Ann Warren)

Stan, Witsec Chief Inspector
Mary and Marshall's boss!
(Played by Paul Ben-Victor)

Mary Shannon's Long Lost Father...
James Wiley Shannon (played by Stephen Lang)