Thursday, December 11, 2014

Easy Shepard's pie

1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 med. onion, chopped
1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce ( or to taste)
soy sauce to taste
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can or 2 (15-1/2 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained
3 packs instant beef gravy, mix with 3 cups hot water..
instant potatoes ( 9 to 12 serving size)
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350° .Brown ground beef, onions, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper and soy sauce in a large pot ; drain. Stir in corn. Add 2 cups of gravy . stir well.... Spoon meat mixture into greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Prepare instant potatoes,,, about a 9 to 12 serving size.. I make mine in the microwave... Spread mashed potatoes over top; sprinkle with cheese.
Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. 1 extra cup of gravy to spoon over the servings . Yield: 12 servings .


6 green peppers
1 -1/2 lb. ground beef
1 med. onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
soy sauce to taste...
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
1-1/4 cups water
1 -1/2 cup cheddar cheese
serve with cooked rice....
In a large pot, brown ground beef with onions, salt, pepper and soy sauce.. Drain -put in bowl and set aside. Add soup and water to pot, heat to hot .. then simmer.. Wash and clean peppers , cut tops off and clean out the inside. Stuff peppers with the meat mixture and arrange them in the pot with soup. Scoop tomato soup over peppers, any extra meat mixture can be added to the soup. Cover and cook on low for 45 minutes. When serving add lots of shredded cheese and spoon the sauce over the pepper on the plate .. serve with rice..

Friday, January 6, 2012

Little shoe charms...

Here are a few shoe charms I came up with.. They are made of cloth and I used fabric paint -glitter- rhinestones and ribbon to embellish them.. I used heavy -duty thread, and beads with a clasp on the end.. They could be ornaments or clasp to a chain as a necklace... also can be worn as a brooch. Or just a charm on your purse.. Any way... I gave these away as Christmas gifts.. But will be making more for Etsy.. Can't wait to try some new styles.. Any ideas?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cakes from course #2

These beautiful cakes were made by two of my students. Marie and Erin did a wonderful job... This mother and daughter just finished course number 2. Hope to see you in course number 3. Thanks ladies....

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lindsey's cake.......

Thank you Lindsey.... You were a great student ..... And the youngest one to take the cake decorating class at Joann Fabrics so far ....YEA!!!! Your bunny cake looks Fabulous... Hope to see you in some of the other cake classes....... Keep on Decorating!!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hegarty Mansion -- Haunted house

Visitors line up Sunday night in front of Hegarty Mansion, built in 1873, looking for a Halloween thrill. For more photos, visit and click on the We CU tab.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This is so cute....and that's just about the way cats act.....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cake decorating class.. at Joann Fabrics...

Purple fish surrounded by seaweed......cute....

Cupcake cake .....with confetti on top.... looks so yummy..

Another fish with waves an bubbles... adorable..

Tuesday evening we had 7 ladies in our class... Decorating cakes is fun ... but messy....The ladies did a great job... I hope they had fun...
Here is a very unique cake ---- a "Hello Kitty" Zombie cake..
This beautiful cake reminds me of the stary stary night painting.....

Another cupcake cake ..good job..

Tony was going at it with both hands... adorable purple bunny ----love the hat...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ruth and the Wilderness Tabernacle

Ruth Nagele ... my sister. Ruth felt lead to recreate the Wilderness Tabernacle ...She thought how can I do this and make it portable to take and share with others.... Well lets see...... PVC pipes....yea!!! Ruth has a degree in electrical engineering from Penn State... and it shows.. Wait till you see what she has made.... It is even more amazing to walk though it and experience this wonderful Tabernacle....
These are some of the things you will see in the Tabernacle.... The Laver that Priest washed in. This is in the Outer Court.. (click on pictures to enlarge)
Here you see the Ark of the Covenant . This is in the Holy of Holies.. Within the Ark you can see the Tablets that the 10 Commandments are written on... and a bowl of Manna ... The top of the Ark has glass to let you see into it....
This is the Brazen Alter in the Outer Court.. Looks like real fire.....You should see how wonderful the Tabernacle looks at night... with all the candles and soft lights.. She even has soft music playing..

Making the Angles

Here I am trying to help.... I made the 2 Angels on top of the Ark of the Convent..
Ruth's son David ... made 2 wooden Angel forms.. I then covered them in wire screen.. then paper mache .. cloth gowns, yarn hair, paper wings... all spray painted in gold..
This was very exciting for me ... to help my sister work on her Tabernacle...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Looking through the doorways
Gold on the posts of the Inner Court
Red ceiling of the Inner Court and Holy of Holies representing the Blood covering of Jesus

Setting up the Tabernacle

Grace working on the ceiling of the Holy of Holies (click of pictures to enlarge)

Outer Court going up
Outer Court , Inner Court and Holy of Holies

Joshua in the Inner Court

Building the Tabernacle

Lots of pvc pipes
Bags made to carry the pipes... different colors for the different rooms...
Fellowship hall before the Tabernacle is put up....
Pipes of the Outer Court

Wilderness Tabernacle 2011

Setting up the Tabernacle ...... this is 2 of the rooms....
Tabernacle at Brockway Church of God .... all 3 rooms
Pretty Big......isn't it?
Grace and Marsha

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wilton cake decorating..

I taught my first Wilton cake decorating class at Joann Fabrics...We had so much fun.... Here are a couple of pictures of the girls with their cakes...

Marshmellow mums..cupcakes

Look at these adorable cupcakes....found it on Hollicakes...The mums are mini marshmallows cut in half and dipped in colored sugar..... Check out this amazing blog..

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cute Kitty

New addition to our family.... Susie is a 4 year old Himalayan cat. So fuzzy.... I love her...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pop -up card , for Mother's Day

Pop -up Mother's Day card I made for Mom... Got the idea from Martha Stewart. My mom loved it.. Made one for my mother-in-law too... She thought it was great..