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My Yard 6

18x24 inches

acrylic on panel

espresso frame



My house for Thanksgiving was the wonderful bedlam that holidays should be. Both my daughters came with their fellas and we decorated for Christmas after our evening meal. The Muppet Christmas Carol was blasting on the TV, remnants of pie was scattered around the room and Henry enjoyed every single minute, being passed from lap to lap and wearing Christmas lights for decoration.


Holiday Henry


Quote of the Day- 


A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

Mark Twain


Recipe of the Day



Recipe courtesy of Mr. Food

4 to 6 servings




  • 2-1/2 pounds Idaho� potatoes, peeled, cut into chunks1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 16-ounce container of sour cream
  • 1 cup finely shredded Colby or sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 1 thinly sliced scallion


Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Quarter a small onion and add it to the pot along with 10 peeled, whole garlic cloves before bringing the potatoes to a boil; beat with the remaining ingredients. 
Cheddar Potato Casserole: Beat 1 finely chopped onion along with the other ingredients. Coat a 9" x 13" casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon potatoes into casserole dish and sprinkle with 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese; pour 1-1/2 cups heavy cream over the top. Bake in a preheated 350�F. oven 35 to 40 minutes, or until heated through and edges are golden. 
Green Mashed Potatoes: Prepare the mashed potatoes as above then add two 10-ounce packages of frozen chopped spinach that have been thawed, drained and squeezed dry. Beat as directed above. 





  1. Place potato chunks in a large soup pot and add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender; drain well and place in a large bowl. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients and beat with an electric mixer until blended and smooth. Top warm potatoes with sprinkling of shredded cheese and scallion slices.
  3. Serve immediately.




Studio News and Specials 
 Don't forget to stop by my studio and sign the guest book. A guest will win a framed 5x7 inch painting of their choice on December 20th.
Linda's Annual Cookie Exchange Party
December 3, 2011
Bring a dozen cookies with your recipe to share. Take a selection of cookies home with you. I will provide zip lock bags. Enjoy time in my studio with old and new friends.



My Recycled art is in the Loft Studio 

a great gift for friends!! Come check it out!!




Bookmarks 10.00

Recycled Art Bookmarks




Mini Abstract Paintings- 7.00


recycled paintings

All sales of my recycled art go to my fund to buy a small truck, for my painting adventures.







Sky and Cloud Workshop
Limited to eight students
All mediums except watercolor welcome



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