Monday, February 23, 2015

Brios creamy sausage potato zuppa

I made this yummy soup.. thought I'd share it with you!

Brios creamy sausage potato zuppa

6 to 8 cups water  
2 cups whole milk 
4 chicken bouillon cubes 
1 tablespoon olive oil 
3 cloves chopped garlic 
1 lb. ground sausage 
1 large diced onion 
10 chopped baby carrots 
6 medium potatoes peeled cut into pieces 
1 teaspoon dried basil
3 bay leaves (remove before serving) 
ground pepper to taste 
garlic salt to taste 
1/4 bag thawed spinach or bunch fresh chopped baby spinach 
1 pk 8oz cream cheese 
last to thicken 3/4 cup of instant potato flakes 


  • Heat olive oil in a non stick pan, add garlic. Crumbled sausage into pan, stir occasionally. Make sure sausage is well cooked. Drain sausage, set aside. Add water, onions, carrots, potatoes, basil, bay leaves (remember to remove bay leaves before serving), chicken cubes, garlic salt, salt and ground pepper. Bring soup to a boil then reduce to low heat. Stir in milk, cut up cream cheese. Cook until cream cheese in melted, add spinach and sausage. Stir occasionally making sure soup does not stick. Simmer 30 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender. Thicken soup by adding instant potato flakes.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hello blogger friends! 
I've not blogged for such a long time.. I do miss it!
 Seems like Facebook & Pinterest has much of my attention these days.. 
What have I been up to?  Making jewelry has my interest right now.. 
I love working with tin & recycled findings.
I have a few pieces on Etsy and here are more.. 
What have all you been up to, how are things with you?
Please do tell  :-)
 For now please take care & Happy Thanksgiving! 
Your blogger friend, Mary

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Nikki's birthday...

Today my precious Nikki you would have been 40
i miss you so much, you are always in my heart! 
Love, Mama

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How to make vintage Christmas sweater stockings

 Easy to make sweater stockings:

 Buy a vintage sweater or 2 at a thrift, found mine at Goodwill for $1.
 Lay out a pattern on the best part of your sweater. 
Cut one front, one back, using a pattern like one shown above.
 If you do use pattern above make it longer. 
Pin together make sure front or outside of fabrics are facing each other.
   Slowly sew around, the bumpy sweater fabric can catch in your machine.  
Now have fun!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thrift shop find..

Hi...just thought I'd share one of my thrift shop finds...found this vintage dress for $1.00. I love thrift & flea market shopping..How about you? Found anything wonderful? Photobucket

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hello blogging friends :-}

Hello blogging friends..You've been on my mind, thought I'd stop by sorry I've not been here in a while. How you are all doing.. whats new with you? If you have a second please let me know. Not much new with me lifes slow, a bit boring .. I've been spending some of my time on Pinterest  stop by & see  me IsabellasCloset on Pinterest... I'm still work part time & craft & sew.... my grandchildren "loves of my life" Bella almost 16 Sam 12 are very busy with school sports. Sadly I don't get to see them as much as I'd like but I understand.. gee don't know what else to say..  Mary

Friday, March 30, 2012

My Rose hanky brooch pin..

Hello... hope this post finds you all doing well..
 Haven't blogged for awhile..
I made this rose brooch yesterday thought I'd share it with you..
Fun easy to do. Used 2 vintage hankies.
 <3 Mary

 How to make Rose hanky pin
 You need 2 or 3 hankies.
 Cut bottom hanky 2-1/2" around edge, gather.
Top hanky cut 2" around edge, gather, roll add to bottom hanky.
 Cut 2 leaves from last hanky
 add interfacing to stiffen leaves and sew to bottom..
Add a pin back!
 Have fun :-}

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sam my Grandson the football player

 Sam with Jeff his coach & father

Here are a few photos of my 11 year old Grandson Sam
playing football at our high school "Paul Brown stadium"
It's been great fun watching him play..

Monday, October 10, 2011

Granddaughter Bella's homecoming dance

My 15 year old Granddaughter Isabella
attended her first homecoming dance..
she said it was amazing..
 Just wanted to share a few photos with you..

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Update on Bella my granddaughter.

 Bella first row first on the left.

74th out of 150..

 Bella #774

 #774 go Bella go!!
 What a cold wet day  it was
here in Ohio, temp was in the 40's
 Bella's shoes came off in the mud
she ended up running the last mile in just her socks..
 What a mess.

Bella at "Moose on the loose" day
Just thought I'd give an update on how Isabella my granddaughter is doing.
She suffers from JRA ..has had 2 surgeries.
She just turned 15 is a Freshman in high school.
 I'm so proud of her!
She's in all honor classes has a 4. grade point average
 is secretary of student council, in choir, on the swim team, plays soft ball.
In many other clubs.
What both she & I are most proud of
 is that she's on the varsity cross country team!
Yes she's a runner.. .
 This is a child that the doctors said
probably would never be able run or do sports.
 Thank you and God Bless Bella!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Me in my "Royal Wedding" dress year :-} 1966

Me in my "Royal Wedding" dress :-} 
Oct. 22, 1966