Winter is upon us

Today November 10th, 2017 was one of the coldest day so far for me.  I do not like the cold weather at all.  It is the type of weather you seriously have to layer in clothing.  It is days like this that I appreciate being retired and I don’t have to go out unless I pretty much want to.  I had planned my day to go to the nail salon, then head over to the laundromat and take 2 big heavy quilts and 2 blankets one is Buttercup my Yorkie.   

I took Buttercup out to the backyard to release herself and I kid you not the news reporter stated on Thursday evening that “it was gonna be so cold that he don’t even want to talk about it”, he aint never lied,  it was so cold it goes right through your bones not kidding.  Why when I take Buttercup out, first of all she hates clothes and really will not go and release herself unless I remove her light fleece jacket , it is such a battle with my Stinkbutt.  We are outside she want to walk around, stall a bit looking for squirrels, she finally goes and now she want to walk around, sniff a bit without a jacket on acting like it is summer,  I am cold as heck and I can feel the cold going right through my clothing but I wait patiently and let her be a dog,  finally she had enough and was ready to come inside.  Thank goodness.

Oh by the way I never went out to do anything at all it is 1:25 am Saturday,  November 11, 2017,  New York City time and I felt the need to just blog about how freaking cold it is and this is just the beginning of what to expect, I have not changed over my summer/spring clothes.  What a bummer winter is upon us.  Stay warm Brrrrrr!!!!

Happy Veteran’s Day to all that have served this country past and present I thank you and I salute  you…..

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My Buttercup

Buttercup she is the joy of my life she is now 8 years and 10 months, I  had her since she was 10 weeks old and I simply adore her and she adores me at least I think she does. Buttercup is loved by my husband, my daughter, my neighbors and anyone that comes in contact with her, she really is a joy to be around. Buttercup acts so human she really makes me laugh she is named Buttercup because when I set my eyes upon her she looked like a butterball.  Early on Buttercup had a mild case of hydrocephalus, they had to go into her brain and it was discovered that she had fluid on her brain but thanks to about a year of treatment for her seizures she is now seizure free and off all medicines and I am truly thankful for her neurologist and all the staff that was present during her procedure, but I truly thank God for covering and protecting my Buttercup… 

Buttercup really acts like she is human it is unbelievable how she acts you really have to see how she acts when she gets angry at me she will grab her plush toy and start shaking it at my  ankle, I guess she thinks she is beating me up she only can reach my ankle she is only 5 pounds and  2 ounces If I am on my laptop working on my blog like I am now she will get on her chair and start scratching at it, she wants my attention 24  hours a day no kidding I can’t make this stuff up or if I am in the bathroom she will bang on the door in her bedroom with her full body weight  it sounds if someone human is banging on the door.. I guess you can call her a spoil pooch.  I can write a book on my Stinkbutt for now I will just leave you with a bit at a time-sharing my journey with the love of my Life..

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MY FIRST DIGITAL CAMERA

I am sitting here and seriously thinking to myself can I really become a serious food blogger, it seems so easy from looking out the window, (from looking outside of other successful bloggers), when reading and enjoying other people blogs, yet we really don’t know all that they have went through to get to where they are at.  Well I recently bought  my first digital camera in hopes that I can produce better food pictures but of course I have to learn how to work this thing they call digital camera.  I am practicing  taking pictures of my Yorkie,  Buttercup whom I adore, my niece 30th birthday celebration, flowers, plants  and anything that moves and don’t move.  Well I must say I am doing better than I have thought with a few pointers from another photographer I know I have to buy this separate flash which can run me about $700.000 dollars that I just don’t have, oh did I say I purchased a new iMac 21 inch computer by Apple as well.  My Macbook Pro 17 inch laptop 2009 (Vintage is what Apple calls it) was acting slow and to tell you the truth I have not even used up all my memory at all. Apple do not make 17 inch laptop they discontinued it for whatever reason.   I took it to apple to be serviced and I only need to buy an eternal hard drive and have then Apple wipe it clean then I will have more memory added and something else I can’t remember but it should not cost me no more than 250.00 I hope.  I was told by Apple staff I will be able to  use it for another eight years, ok now back to the camera this is what happen when you get old it is so easy to get sided tracked y’all senior citizens know exactly what I am talking about.  Oh my where was I ok back to the camera.   Anyway I have been with my website for about 2 years now and I still have not figured stuff out but one thing I do know I needed to step up my game taking photos with your phone is ok but when you look at other professional bloggers food pictures you began to look at your phone pictures and they just don’t measure up, they pop, they just look ok but the lighting is not right and it seem like it is all about the proper lighting.  Enough of me just rattling until next time smooches.

ps. The picture of Buttercup is not with my digital camera that was taken a while ago.

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About me

Now that I have deleted my original about me page trying to learn WordPress I have to now try to tell you about me again and I truly don’t remember what I wrote but it was awesome.  Anyway, I have always loved to cook once I learned the basic.  I was raised with 8 siblings me being the third oldest and having 6 younger than me I had to learn quickly how to cook or attempt to cook.  My mom is from the south and she always cooked her southern meals and she is a great cook as well as my Auntie Carriemae.  I always was in the kitchen when mom was cooking.   I come from a family of 9 and by American standard, it is a large family, today how would you feed them.  I have been married for 20 years OMG! to Clifford Jackman,  (aka) Jack, I have a daughter Kaneen, (aka) Nene  and a  beautiful Yorkie or shall I say Yorkshire Terrier whom I adore and her name is Buttercup (aka), Butter, Stinkbutt  and Gamma  for Grandma yes three nicknames for her now with that out the way.  I have always loved to cook and as I have discovered it is my passion, I know everywhere you look there is food, food, and more food and now I want to share my version of cooking  Deborah’s Way.  I am by no means this perfect cook  I have learned from trials and errors, my mom has set the tone for southern cooking and I have learned.  I am open for discussion about foods I make and foods you would like me to make, some recipes are great the way they are and some are even better with change. I am on this new journey and this is new to me not chatting but blogging so bear with me and I hope to have my website up with lots of recipes that I hope you will enjoy as much as I do.

 

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About me

Now that I have deleted my original about me page trying to learn WordPress I have to now try to tell you about me again and I truly don’t remember what I wrote but it was awesome.  Anyway, I have always loved to cook once I learned the basic.  I was raised with 8 siblings me being the third oldest and having 6 younger than me I had to learn quickly how to cook or attempt to cook.  My mom is from the south and she always cooked her southern meals and she is a great cook as well as my Auntie Carriemae.  I always was in the kitchen when mom was cooking.   I come from a family of 9 and by American standard, it is a large family, today how would you feed them.  I have been married for 20 years OMG! to Clifford Jackman,  (aka) Jack, I have a daughter Kaneen, (aka) Nene  and a  beautiful Yorkie or shall I say Yorkshire Terrier whom I adore and her name is Buttercup (aka), Butter, Stinkbutt  and Gamma  for Grandma yes three nicknames for her now with that out the way.  I have always loved to cook and as I have discovered it is my passion, I know everywhere you look there is food, food, and more food and now I want to share my version of cooking  Deborah’s Way.  I am by no means this perfect cook  I have learned from trials and errors, my mom has set the tone for southern cooking and I have learned.  I am open for discussion about foods I make and foods you would like me to make, some recipes are great the way they are and some are even better with change. I am on this new journey and this is new to me not chatting but blogging so bear with me and I hope to have my website up with lots of recipes that I hope you will enjoy as much as I do.

 

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What a Journey

I am seriously on a new journey still, is it possible to constantly be on a new journey?   I often ask myself. “Mmmm” oh well I guess it is I seem to always be trying to find that niche in life that I am good at.  Have you gone through a period in your …

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Print Roasted Cauliflower Soup I wanted this soup to be vegetarian and vegan friendly. Course Side Dish, Soup Cuisine American Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 55 minutes Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes Servings 7 Author Deborah Chapman Ingredients 1 head cauliflower 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin divided 1 large carrot 2 small …

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Easy Potato Salad

    Print Easy Potato Salad This dish can be on your table in 30 minutes Course Salad, Side Dish Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 6 Author Deborah Chapman Ingredients 4 potatoes cube 1/4 inch 3-4 tbsp mayonaise I used 3 1-2 boiled egg chopped, I used …

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My Buttercup

Buttercup she is the joy of my life she is now 8 years and 10 months, I  had her since she was 10 weeks old and I simply adore her and she adores me at least I think she does. Buttercup is loved by my husband, my daughter, my neighbors and anyone that comes in contact with her, she really is a joy to be around. Buttercup acts so human she really makes me laugh she is named Buttercup because when I set my eyes upon her she looked like a butterball.  Early on Buttercup had a mild case of hydrocephalus, they had to go into her brain and it was discovered that she had fluid on her brain but thanks to about a year of treatment for her seizures she is now seizure free and off all medicines and I am truly thankful for her neurologist and all the staff that was present during her procedure, but I truly thank God for covering and protecting my Buttercup… 

Buttercup really acts like she is human it is unbelievable how she acts you really have to see how she acts when she gets angry at me she will grab her plush toy and start shaking it at my  ankle, I guess she thinks she is beating me up she only can reach my ankle she is only 5 pounds and  2 ounces If I am on my laptop working on my blog like I am now she will get on her chair and start scratching at it, she wants my attention 24  hours a day no kidding I can’t make this stuff up or if I am in the bathroom she will bang on the door in her bedroom with her full body weight  it sounds if someone human is banging on the door.. I guess you can call her a spoil pooch.  I can write a book on my Stinkbutt for now I will just leave you with a bit at a time-sharing my journey with the love of my Life..

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About me

Now that I have deleted my original about me page trying to learn WordPress I have to now try to tell you about me again and I truly don’t remember what I wrote but it was awesome.  Anyway, I have always loved to cook once I learned the basic.  I was raised with 8 siblings me being the third oldest and having 6 younger than me I had to learn quickly how to cook or attempt to cook.  My mom is from the south and she always cooked her southern meals and she is a great cook as well as my Auntie Carriemae.  I always was in the kitchen when mom was cooking.   I come from a family of 9 and by American standard, it is a large family, today how would you feed them.  I have been married for 20 years OMG! to Clifford Jackman,  (aka) Jack, I have a daughter Kaneen, (aka) Nene  and a  beautiful Yorkie or shall I say Yorkshire Terrier whom I adore and her name is Buttercup (aka), Butter, Stinkbutt  and Gamma  for Grandma yes three nicknames for her now with that out the way.  I have always loved to cook and as I have discovered it is my passion, I know everywhere you look there is food, food, and more food and now I want to share my version of cooking  Deborah’s Way.  I am by no means this perfect cook  I have learned from trials and errors, my mom has set the tone for southern cooking and I have learned.  I am open for discussion about foods I make and foods you would like me to make, some recipes are great the way they are and some are even better with change. I am on this new journey and this is new to me not chatting but blogging so bear with me and I hope to have my website up with lots of recipes that I hope you will enjoy as much as I do.

 

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What a Journey

I am seriously on a new journey still, is it possible to constantly be on a new journey?   I often ask myself. “Mmmm” oh well I guess it is I seem to always be trying to find that niche in life that I am good at.  Have you gone through a period in your …

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Print Roasted Cauliflower Soup I wanted this soup to be vegetarian and vegan friendly. Course Side Dish, Soup Cuisine American Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 55 minutes Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes Servings 7 Author Deborah Chapman Ingredients 1 head cauliflower 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin divided 1 large carrot 2 small …

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Easy Potato Salad

    Print Easy Potato Salad This dish can be on your table in 30 minutes Course Salad, Side Dish Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 6 Author Deborah Chapman Ingredients 4 potatoes cube 1/4 inch 3-4 tbsp mayonaise I used 3 1-2 boiled egg chopped, I used …

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MY FIRST DIGITAL CAMERA

I am sitting here and seriously thinking to myself can I really become a serious food blogger, it seems so easy from looking out the window, (from looking outside of other successful bloggers), when reading and enjoying other people blogs, yet we really don’t know all that they have went through to get to where they are at.  Well I recently bought  my first digital camera in hopes that I can produce better food pictures but of course I have to learn how to work this thing they call digital camera.  I am practicing  taking pictures of my Yorkie,  Buttercup whom I adore, my niece 30th birthday celebration, flowers, plants  and anything that moves and don’t move.  Well I must say I am doing better than I have thought with a few pointers from another photographer I know I have to buy this separate flash which can run me about $700.000 dollars that I just don’t have, oh did I say I purchased a new iMac 21 inch computer by Apple as well.  My Macbook Pro 17 inch laptop 2009 (Vintage is what Apple calls it) was acting slow and to tell you the truth I have not even used up all my memory at all. Apple do not make 17 inch laptop they discontinued it for whatever reason.   I took it to apple to be serviced and I only need to buy an eternal hard drive and have then Apple wipe it clean then I will have more memory added and something else I can’t remember but it should not cost me no more than 250.00 I hope.  I was told by Apple staff I will be able to  use it for another eight years, ok now back to the camera this is what happen when you get old it is so easy to get sided tracked y’all senior citizens know exactly what I am talking about.  Oh my where was I ok back to the camera.   Anyway I have been with my website for about 2 years now and I still have not figured stuff out but one thing I do know I needed to step up my game taking photos with your phone is ok but when you look at other professional bloggers food pictures you began to look at your phone pictures and they just don’t measure up, they pop, they just look ok but the lighting is not right and it seem like it is all about the proper lighting.  Enough of me just rattling until next time smooches.

ps. The picture of Buttercup is not with my digital camera that was taken a while ago.

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