Distracted in KENTUCKY

Projects that need finishing can wait… 



Johnny Cash by Kid Rock

(R.J. Ritchie)


I like the French braids in your hair

And them faded blue jeans that you wear

I like to watch you shoot your guns

And I like the way you love having fun, oh baby

I like the way you turn me on

Just like an old Keith Whitley song I like  the way you shake it, work it

Ten out of ten baby you’re perfect

You know the sun is shining on Kentucky

They’re drinking bourbon by the batch
I walk that line because you love me

And I wanna be your Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash

I like the way you hold my hand
And play just like my baby grand
I like how you don’t give a damn

And love me just the way I am, the way I am

You know the sun is shining on Kentucky

They’re drinking bourbon by the batch
I walk that line because you love me

And I wanna be your Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash

And lay you down in that blue grass

That certain smile hey girl you own it
Come lay your head here next to mine
You know I cherish every moment

And I love you till the end of time, end of time, end of time

You know the sun is shining on Kentucky
They’re drinking bourbon by the batch
I walk that line because you love me
And I wanna be your Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash


Sun is shining on Kentucky

They’re drinking bourbon by the batch

I walk that line because you love me
And I wanna be your Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash

And lay you down in that blue grass
And lay you down in that blue grass

And lay you down in that blue grass



So good I could just kiss myself right on the KISSER!

Ok. So this is a quick and easy mocha recipe.

Like an Easy Like A Sunday Morning quick and easy mocha recipe.

I was just settling in for some reading for work and was thinking a hot chocolate would be nice. However, it would also, unfortunately, most likely lull me into a Sunday nap.

Soooo… I thought I would just have some coffee instead, which lead straight to this mocha recipe.

Edible light bulb moment!

It’s super easy.

Add a heaping helping of powdered hot chocolate mix to a steaming mug of coffee. Mix well. Add a splash of milk or a big dollop of whipped cream. Or both.

That’s it. And it’s lovely. Really lovely.

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Blueberry, Lime and Vodka Sorbet

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I love sharing what I love and I simply love everything about this. Enjoy!

Originally posted on ice cream magazine:

Blueberry, lime and vodka sorbet

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I find myself with some rather dashing blueberries, a bowl of ‘sorry for themselves’ limes with amour plating instead of fresh zesty skins. My mind fritters back to a bygone age (last summer) when both were rich in taste and texture not to mention plentiful. The robes of the perfect, dainty little purply grey orbs have a luxurious heir of regal purple velvet. Their flavour is that of reassuring wholesomeness but likely they were tired from being flown around the globe a few times before arriving in my kitchen. They were pleasantly perky enough in texture and their antioxidant pigment could prove to be a salve for the self-scorn of many, caused by recent over indulgence.

blueberry, lime  vodka sorbet © www.ice-cream-magazine.com  blueberry, lime & vodka sorbet

A swift and sexy, little sorbet therefore comes to mind. No cooking, no cream, eggs or sugar for that matter.  No point some may say? I couldn’t possibly…

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A Fond(ue) Farewell

It’s January! Fresh new year and new beginnings. Our college kids, who enjoyed the extended holiday break at home, are excited to head back to campus, their friends and new classes.

We wanted to love on them and feed them and honor them with a family dinner before classes start. Perfect time to use one of my Christmas gifts… A fondue pot!

There are so many recipes online and in cook books and of course, included with the fondue pot instructions. It was quickly overwhelming.

What a perfect thing to ask my Mom. We had fondue dinners quite often growing up. I was sure she would pull out a well worn recipe or rattle it off from memory but oops! Didn’t happen. We laughed about it but as it was 10:00pm on the night before I was to serve our first fondue… it was a little concerning that I had no point of cheese reference to start with.

The old cookbook my Dad flipped through didn’t help either. He was sure Mom would have the recipe tucked in there, but no. And she didn’t remember what cheeses she used. Double oops!

I quickly did an online search, and headed to the grocery, having decided on Gruyere and Emmenthaler cheese with a backup plan of Fontina.
Ready for oops #3? The grocery didn’t have any of these cheeses.

Creativity, and cooking, are firmly and thankfully, in my wheelhouse. I’m not a fan of traditional Swiss so a quick decision of Mozzerella and Parmesan led to a decision of white wine, garlic and basil, and our family fondue recipe was in the works.

My dessert plan was easy! Hazelnut chocolate spread warmed and mixed with heavy whipping cream is so good.
So very easy and so very good.

I snapped a couple of quick pics, but as everyone began arriving, and cooking with a baby on my hip, I was quickly more caught up in hugs and dinner and fun with our four kids, daughter-in-law and grandbaby. My apologies for no pictures of the final products. It was such a sweet night full of just soaking up these special people and just being present.

I didn’t even measure my ingredients! This is pretty close, though.

Cheese Fondue
2 cups dry white or cooking wine
2 tbsp flour
6 cups shredded Mozzerella cheese
2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
Fresh chopped or dried basil, to taste
Minced garlic, to taste

In a large bowl, stir the cheese, garlic, basil and 1 tbsp flour. Set aside. Add the wine and remaining flour to the fondue pot. Whisk and heat to a simmer, not a full boil. Turn the heat down a level. Add cheese mixture, a little at a time, stir to melt. Serve immediately.

We dipped sourdough bread, Italian bread, chicken apple sausage and chicken in the cheese fondue.

Dessert Fondue
Large jar of hazelnut spread
3/4 – 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Add warm whipping cream 1/4 cup at a time to almost melted/warm hazelnut spread. Mix well until desired consistency.

We dipped angel food cake, Krispy Kreme glazed donut holes, marshmallows and peppermint Peeps in the chocolate fondue.

What a fun and filling fond(ue) farewell!

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