Monday, August 4, 2014

Sweet friends, Sweet Time and Sweet Treat!

 The more we chat the more we find we have in common. It is super easy to be friends with this sweet lady.  She is kind, thoughtful, encouraging and fun to be around.
Lots of you already know Judy from her lovely blog, Just a Little Something for You...
 Judy and her husband, John came for a visit this Saturday and I can't tell you how much we enjoyed their company. Warm, engaging and so easy to know and like.
Even our 17 year old grandson thoroughly enjoyed hanging out during their visit and they were most kind and interested in him.

We met in person once before this past October. John and I spent a couple days celebrating our anniversary near where Judy and John live. They warmly welcomed us into their beautiful home one evening for dinner and a delightful time.
A BIG thank you from us for taking time from your busy lives to brighten our day! 
The time flew by way too quickly! 
and look what she brought... a package {almost} too pretty to unwrap!
 A beautifully framed graphic with words from a beloved hymn that keeps me humming every time I see it along with a cute box, pretty rose and cool tag.
and inside the box...
the best tasting crunchy confection that is just this side of addicting.
Sprinkle it on yogurt, ice-cream or just nibble from a spoon.
Judy shared a great make-ahead dessert idea along with the recipe on her blog.  She got the recipe from her sister-in-law who got it from Taste of Home.

Coconut Cashew Crunch
source: Originally published in Taste of Home December/January 2013, p71

16 Servings 
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients
9 cups Rice Krispies
2 cups flaked coconut
1 can (8 ounces) salted cashew pieces
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the cereal, coconut and cashews.
In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat.

Transfer to two foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Serve as is or use as a topping for ice cream, fruit or yogurt. Store in airtight
containers. Yield: 3 quarts.

12 comments:

Just a little something from Judy said...

I wish everyone would have the privilege of visiting with you and your husband for an evening. You both possess the gift of warm, gracious hospitality, and we found that therapeutic and inspiring. Thank you so much! We are truly honored by this post!

Barbara F. said...

Thanks for sharing with us Lorraine, now I have a new blog to explore! The crunch sounds so good.

Stacey said...

Just came over to visit from Judy's post today. It looks like you all had a wonderful time together. Your home is just beautiful!

Debby Ray said...

I just came from a visit to see Judy. What a sweet time that must have been for all of you! The gifts she brought you are so wonderful and I am thinking right now how much my hubby would like that cruncy topping...I may just have to make some of that! Thanks for sharing your special visit with us! Blessings!

Debbie Petras said...

I love to meet other bloggers! What a special visit you had. And the gift she brought is so lovely.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! The Gifts that she gave you are so pretty! =)

Pondside said...

What a lovely time you two/four must have had. So far I haven't met a blogger that wasn't just exactly as sweet and interesting as on the blog!

Debbie said...

I too love Judy's blog and I can see why you two have hit it off so well. Both kind, creative, sweet and welcoming women. I'd love to meet you both. Glad you enjoyed!

podso said...

It's amazing how bloggers meet and feel like they already know each other, and have so much to share. You two almost look like sisters!

Sue said...

From the sounds of it, you are both two peas in a pod:)

Adrienne said...

I love meeting and spending time with blog friends. Some very special friendships have come from such meetings. I love the gift she gave you. Now I'm humming that song!
~Adrienne~

lindsey said...

I read about your time together over at Judy's blog, how great to be able to meet up and enjoy each others company!

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