Thursday, May 5, 2011


Sorry I am late on posting the May Giveaway. I have had so much company that it seems like I have a revolving front door!

May’s Monthly Giveaway!

I have started a Monthly Giveaway. and I will be drawing names from followers that comment.

The drawings will be on the 1st of each month! .

The May Giveaway is

“Eight Homespun Wrapped Clothes Pins and Small Wooden Bowl”

Each time you comment on a new post, it will give you another chance to win.

*If you post about this Giveaway on your side bar you will earn 2 more chances to win + a surprise gift!.

Be sure to tell me you have posted the Giveaway in your comments.
The bowl in the picture is not the one you will receive. It is a smaller bowl.

Some Recipes for Mother's Day!


Very simple, very tasty pie. Cooking time is time in the freezer (don't leave it in there too long!) plus time to finish in the refrigerator.


8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup frozen pink lemonade concentrate
4 drops red food coloring (optional)
8 ounces whipped topping, with additional for garnish
1 graham cracker pie crust


In large bowl, beat cheese, lemonade concentrate and optional red food coloring until smooth.
Fold in whipped topping and put in graham cracker pie crust, garnishing with additional whipped topping.
Freeze 20 minutes, then move to refrigerator until serving


Crispy chicken with a sweet-tart sauce, served alongside wilted spinach for this special Mother’s Day meal


1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
1/3 cup unblanched almonds, coarsely ground
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
Butter-flavored cooking spray
3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup strawberry preserves
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 package (9 ounces) fresh baby spinach


In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the bread crumbs, almonds, salt and pepper. Add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat.
In a large nonstick skillet coated with butter-flavored spray, cook chicken in 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
In the same pan, cook shallots in remaining oil until tender. Stir in the broth, preserves, vinegar and rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5-6 minutes or until thickened.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add spinach; cover and boil for 3-5 minutes or until wilted. Drain; serve with chicken and sauce


This is a very simple to make cake. It's light and cool enough to be great anytime.


1 white cake mix
2 egg whites
1 can diet/regular orange soda


1 small box orange sugar free/regular jello
2 cups boiling water


1 cup milk
1 small box instant sugar free/regular vanilla pudding
8 ounces Cool Whip


For Cake:
Mix cake mix with Orange soda. Put batter in a 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan, sprayed with Pam
Bake 30-35 minutes at 350degrees F.

For Filling:
When cake is cooled; poke holes all over cake with fork. Mix box of Jello with 2 cups boiling water until dissolved and poor directly over cake evenly, refrigerate 2 to 4 hours or until set. Frost

For Frosting:

Mix instant pudding with milk and beat until thick. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over cake. Refrigerate.


Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

The pie looks so yummy, I love pink lemonade, I will have to put this in my fav's to try, thank you!!
Please enter me in your great giveaway and I'll put it on my side bar!! Have a wonderful day!!:0)

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

The soda cake sounds yummy! Love
what you are giving away this month, also....Have a great Mother's Day!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Angela said...

Such a cute giveaway. Please enter my name. Thanks for the recipes. That lemonade pie makes my mouth water. Definitely a keeper. And the orange cake, will try it also. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Jessica said...

The PINK LEMONADE CREAM CHEESE PIE is a mouthful to say! It sounds refreshing and I have saved this recipe, thanks for posting it!

BumbleBeeLane said...

I used to make the orange poke cake all the time but lost the recipe.So glad you shared perfect for summer.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

yummy... it all looks yummy... love the May giveaway too...

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

Hello, Sue! Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Loving the new giveaway. Will happily post on my sidebar!
I am definitely trying the almond chicken. Yum!

Heather said...

Great giveaway, please enter me!!
Thanks So Much and Have a great night.

Gayle said...

Those clothespins look so cute with the fabric wrapped round them!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I'm so glad I just got done eating lunch otherwise I probably would over indulge myself on sweets.
Everything looks yummy!
Thanks for sharing.
I'll post your giveaway on my sidebar for you.
Thanks for hosting.
Prim Blessings

TheCrankyCrow said...

Hi Sue!
I'm one of your newest followers and would love to be entered in your great giveaway....Those clothespins are so very sweet! I think this might be trouble though - all of the recipes you post - arghhh!! I want to try them ALL! I have happily posted your giveaway to my sidebar. Thanks so much - LOVE your blog! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

Anonymous said...

What delicious desserts. I am going to try the orange cake.
What a nice idea, have a giveaway every month. Please enter me in the giveaway. I am a follower now.
I will post on my sidebar.
Have a nice weekend.
Country at heart

Carol Stuck said... I am really hungry. The cake sounds yummy!!! I love chicken and am always looking for new great sounding recipes. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks so much!

hugs and smiles,

Day2Day said...

Its so nice being able to get back on line and see the wonderful recipes....Would love to win something in Alabama... Trying to regain a sense of normalcy after the storms...
Blessings for a beautiful day~

Day2Day said...

It's nice to be able to get back on line and see the recipes and photos of so many sites we love... Missing so much since the storms in Alabama... Almost two weeks and things are slowly getting back to regular schedules...


Becca's Dirt said...

I'm gonna make the orange cake. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

Primitive Echoes said...

The food all looks delicious. mmmmm I am hungry too.
Sweet giveaway. I am a follower and have already posted it on my sidebar.

Becca's Dirt said...

Hi Sue. Just wanted you to know I made the Orange Soda Cake. It was divine. The topping was something all by itself. Loved it.

maureen said...

Love this months giveaway. The clothspins are perfectly prim sitting in that bowl. Thank you for sharing. I am a happy follower. The Pink Lemonade pie is a recipe that I plan on trying. Lemon is one of my favorite flavors. Please count me in on this wonderful giveaway.

Tam said...

This is a very nice giveaway they look like little dolls! I will post on my sidebar please enter me
Tammy-Scent-fully country Gal Creations

Nancy said...

Just happened upon your blog...what a treat. Would love the giveaway. Super items!!!!