Sunday, February 12, 2012

Daddy & Owen's Snowman

Owen has asked since the first of December when it was going to snow so he could make a snowman and go sledding. We finally had a snowstorm a couple weeks ago that dropped enough snow to make a snowman. Owen's responses to Barry's questions sure do make me smile and laugh. I sure do love my "buddy bear" as we so fondly call him.

Owen & Daddy Ice Fishing

Ever since Barry caught the "ice fishing bug," Owen has wanted to go with him. Owen's wish came true when Barry took him a couple weeks ago. This was a first for Owen, and he though he got a little bored at times, he  gets so excited when a fish is caught.

Pistachio Bread

This Christmas I made a couple loaves of pistachio bread for the ladies I visit teach. One of them requested this recipe so I figured I'd post it here for her and everyone to enjoy. It is SOOO moist and yummy. It's one of my father-in-law's favorites at Christmas.

Title: Pistachio Bread
From: Amanda Dipo

  • 1 white or yellow cake mix
  • 1 small pistachio pudding mix
  • 4 large or jumbo eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup sour cream


  • Spray a nonstick spray on the bottom only of 2 loaf pans.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the bottom of loaf pans to coat.
  • Divide batter into 2 loaf pans and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top of batter.
  • Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees or until toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Dump on rack to cool.