Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tasty Tuesday and no, I'm not dead!

Hi everyone! Long time, no post, huh? Well, my only excuse is laziness, I guess! My Mom is here visiting with us until we take her back to Arkansas (along with the kid for the summer) on Thursday. Between spending time with her and trying to get the kid through this last week of school, time has just run away from me!

For today's Tasty Tuesday, I am sharing a recipe for a wonderful Grape Salad. As usual, it's quick and easy and oh, so good! A co-worker made this once for a potluck lunch we had and man, I feel in love with it! Her church just came out with their first cookbook and when I found out that this recipe was in it, I had to have one!
Hope you enjoy!!

Grape Salad

4 lbs seedless green and/or red grapes
1 8 oz container sour cream
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 oz chopped pecans
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Wash and dry grapes thoroughly. In bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Add grapes and stir to evenly coat. Mix together pecans and brown sugar and sprinkle over grape mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

I was the fortunate winner of Lynn from Country Hearts and Roses 100th post giveaway! I received my package late last week and I was thrilled! She sent me some awesome cards, a wonderful friend sign, a tiny box of tissues, bookmarks, a yummy candle and note pads. Thank you so much Lynn! I love everything! Here's a picture of all my goodies:

One of my best friends at work celebrated her birthday a couple of weeks ago. She is the type of person who has everything so it's really hard to buy her anything. I decided to stitch her up a heartfelt sentiment about our friendship. She loved it! I was hesitant about giving it to her because I was afraid she would think it was silly but she really liked it! And I was pleased with how it turned out too! Here's how it turned out:

Well, that's gonna do it for me today. I hope everyone has a wonderful week and I'll try not to be gone so long from now on!

Until next time. . .



  1. This salad sounds good, thanks for

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  2. I love your little stitchery and that grape salad is a must try!

  3. Donna~

    The recipe sounds wonderful!

    I am sure you are having a nice time visiting with your mom!

    What a lucky lady you are to win such wonderful items. I hope you have a great week!


  4. that recipe looks so yummy and good just in time for summer..and I love the stitchery you made your friend..you did a wonderful job on it.;)

  5. I've never tried grape salad. Is it really that good? I love all the ingredients but just don't see them together with the grapes. Congrats on winning Lynn's giveaway. You got some really nice stuff. I bet your friend was thrilled with your gift to her. I love what your stithery says. Great job.
    Enjoy your week Donna.

  6. Hi Donna,

    Thank you for the recipe but I have a problem with grapes... I don't know what it is because I love grape flavoring... I must be weird.

    Congratulations on another giveaway win! I love the stitchery you did for your co-worker. I am trying to do one for a gal who just got married and having a hard time coming up with something I like. I only have four days now so I am under pressure... lol Where did you find the little tin star? I keep looking at our Hobby Lobby but haven't found anything close to them yet.

    Hope you have time to make it to chat tonight since its going to be my last one for seven long weeks..... :(


  7. I'm sorry we missed each other. I was hoping we could meet up. Maybe at the end of summer if you come back down, we can make plans to get together. Wow... all summer without him? Ah, to save on the grocery bill... I envy you! Lol!

    Congrats on your win, lots of goodies! I'm always using cards and notepads.

    That's a really cute stitchery for your friend. I can see why she loved it! I've always loved that sweet saying!

    Have a delightful week Donna!

  8. My aunt makes that and we love it!