Pic of the Week – Summer coming to a close in Upper Michigan

   “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss

My backyard — Summer is coming to the end.










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Beautiful sunset!



Just walking thru a garden …..


Who needs a drink?

My sister loves these and I finally found the recipe.


Watermelon Martini




Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Ready In: 10 Minutes

Servings: 2

“Sweet watermelon juice is shaken with vodka and watermelon schnapps in this refreshing summer cocktail.”


salt as needed

white sugar as needed

1 cup watermelon juice

1/4 cup vodka

1/4 cup watermelon schnapps

2 tablespoons simple syrup

1 lime, juiced



Combine some salt and sugar in a small bowl, and pour onto a small, shallow plate. Moisten the rims of 2 glasses with a piece of watermelon, and dip the moistened glass rims into the salt and sugar mixture; set aside.


Pour the watermelon juice, vodka, watermelon schnapps, simple syrup, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into the prepared glasses.


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Tasty BBQ Corn on the Cob Great for Grilling

Original recipe makes 6 servings


1 teaspoon chili powder

1/8 teaspoon dried oregano

1 pinch onion powder

Cayenne pepper to taste

Garlic powder to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup butter, softened

6 ears corn, husked and cleaned


  1. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the chili powder, oregano, onion powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Blend in the softened butter. Apply this mixture to each ear of corn, and place each ear onto a piece of aluminum foil big enough to wrap the corn. Wrap like a burrito, and twist the ends to close.
  3. Place wrapped corn on the preheated grill, and cook 20 to 30 minutes, until tender when poked with a fork. Turn corn occasionally during cooking.


A Picture from Art on the Bay

Mackinaw Island


Had for dinner last Friday night-Grilled Pineapple.





*Everyone loved them..Next time I make more!

Good old Fried Chicken

I know fried foods aren’t the best to eat but, every once in awhile I have to splurge.

Fried Chicken



Great Fruit Salad. I’m taking this to the family picnic this weekend.

Fruit salad yum


Fruit salad Receipe


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