Round Robin Photo Challenge ~ Bottled Up!

Here’s what Karen originally had to say about this topic:

Bottled Up – Show us a bottle. Is it glass or plastic? Is it old? Is there a message inside? Will the contents give you a buzz, or help you fight a cold? You decide!

Maybe it’s not the bottle that matters, but the label. Kim of Nekked Lizard Adventures suggests this variant:

Your favorite wine label (or other favorite beverage)

Carly‘s suggestion focuses on what’s inside the bottle:
Quench My Thirst – Take a photograph of your favorite beverage, in an artistic light. Include a recipe if you have created a completely unique drink.
So there you go! Photograph a bottle or other drinking vessel, its label, and/or whatever liquid refreshment is inside. Make it artsy, make it fun, make it send us running to the fridge or the supermarket, or even the liquor store. It’s up to you! Just be sure to follow the usual guidelines:

A Favorite for the man of the house.

A Washington State Wine that is mighty fine…

Chateau Ste Michelle 2005 Canoe Ridge Estates Merlot

A twist on Sangria from California!

To see more Round Robin Photo Challenge click here!

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Ruby Tuesday ~ Kensington Dream

This post isn’t all for the birds…

I’m including a recipe for a signature Ruby Drink that Dear watched a bartender in South Kensington (outside of London) make and has recreated for us in the U.S.A. This isn’t an everyday drink but a once in a while drink that has some good flavors and quite a kick! And well it’s Ruby!!

Kensington Dream

In a shaker over ice add juice of 1/2 a lemon, 2 oz. Creme de Cassis, 1 oz. each Brandy and Amaretto. Shake well and pour into Goblet. Add about 4 oz. of champagne. Enjoy and don’t drink and drive!

For more Ruby Posts click on over to Maryt at Work of a Poet

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Blog Hop ’08 ~ Hopping Rice Krispy Bars!

Welcome to Blog Hop ’08 with ellen b. Info all about me is in my profile button on my header. I’ve been bloggin a little over a year now. I’m keeping this simple and offering you a great recipe that kids and adults enjoy. Blessings on you!

I’m reposting my Peanut Butter ~ Chocolate-Butterscotch Rice Krispy Bar Recipe here for Blog-hop ’08. It’s a wonderful quick treat for blog parties, barbecues and picnics. Robin at Pensieve is hosting this party so click on over and check it out. You can visit more party posts from her site!

To make these wonderful bars you will need 1 cup sugar, 1 cup Karo Light Corn Syrup, 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter, 6 cups Rice Krispies, 1 cup Butterscotch Chips and 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.


Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup karo light syrup just to a boil mixing well. Take off heat and add 1 cup peanut butter and mix till smooth.

Add 6 cups Rice Krispies and mix till all the krispies are coated well.


Put this mixture into a well greased 9×12 pan and press down evenly into the pan. Mix both the butterscotch and chocolate chips into microwaveable bowl and microwave at 3-30second intervals, mixing well after each 30 seconds. Mix together till smooth. (You can use the double boiler method to melt your chips if you prefer). Pour entire mixture on top of the pressed down Rice Krispies and spread to cover.

Give it some time to cool and set then cut and serve. Enjoy!

While you are waiting for the bars to set up here’s a Margarita, your choice a double or a single! Oh and for those of you joining the party early in the morning these margaritas are probably grossing you out so here, have a nice cup of french press coffee!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit! Thanks Robin!

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