Friday, September 29, 2017

Hello one and all!

Have you ever just craved something?  Ever think of food and found your mouth watering at the thought? The reason I ask, is that there is a fantastic little shop that serves the absolutely most mouth watering hot dogs/sausages you could ever have!  My family and I usually hit this little shop every time we are out running errands...and the name of this shop is....Urban Hot Dog Company!!  They have been around for a little while now, and we have been stopping in  there. regularly, since they first opened.  We have never been disappointed!  My family and I have this great little "game" that we play every time we stop in at Urban Hot Dog Company.  Each of us gets a different themed dog and when they arrive at our table, we each try each others hot dogs/sausages. That way, if it is as awesome as the last, we will know, and give it a shot our next time in.

Urban Hot Dog is located at: The Shops at Cottonwood, 10250 Cottonwood Park Dr. NW Albuquerque.  If you want to check them out, before stopping in, their website is at: http://www.urbanhotdogcompany.com.  There are so many choices of dogs and sausages, it is really hard to narrow it down to one! (that just means you get to come in more often, just to try the others!)

Are hot dogs/sausages not really what you are hungry for, stop in anyway...Urban Hot Dog Company has something for everyone's palate.  There is beer battered cod, wild and crazy different fries with awesome toppings like rosemary and garlic, chili con queso, bleu cheese chives and truffle oil, etc.  They even have sweet potato fries, onion strings, slaw, mac and cheese, grilled tofu, and so much more!!

You really have to go in, yourself and check them out!  And if  you like their goodies, and you feel like being a walking billboard, you can buy one of their cool shirts or hats ( I got one!! I always feel like being a walking billboard for them!!)

You have never gone in to a more welcoming establishment...the staff is always friendly and welcoming, always going out of their way to be the best they can be. Tables are cleared and cleaned in a timely manner, the food is delivered hot (and tasty) to your table with a smile (sure beats picking it up yourself!)

So why don't you treat yourself to one of the best dogs in town....drop in to Urban Hot Dog Company!! You won't be disappointed!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Coming out of hibernation!

Hello one and all!

I know you all have been wondering where I have been...The past year and a half have been crazy.  My husband has been battling with kidney cancer and a heart valve that was failing...so just when we think we have him back on the road to recovery and some semblance of normalcy, then we find out that the surgeon that operated on his cancer, caused a herniated bowel (that now needs to be operated on), which will be taken care of on Monday, July 31st.

I haven't even put out my usual yearly Christmas cards/letters...which is definitely not like me at all (for those of you who know me well).  We have not moved, as of yet, but we will be doing so in the next few months. It is real slow going right now...trying to keep Phillip on the sofa, whilst Jr and I do the packing and most of the shuffling off to storage with the boxes as we pack them.  Phillip is allowed to drive us, but not much else.

Things aren't going so well for me either.  As you know, I had my right knee replaced not that long ago, that healed nicely but now, it is having all new problems...and the new surgeon thinks the replacement may need to be replaced, along with my left knee.  As if that wasn't bad enough, my spine may need another surgery to fuse the next vertebrae above the last fusion, since it appears the disintegrating bone disease is moving north, which is something we feared would happen eventually, I had really hoped it would have waited a few more years down the road...but, we gotta do what we gotta do.  I ain't ready to be an invalid yet, tho the pain does put me down more often than I would like to admit!

I also had both eyes operated on to remove double cataracts in each eye.  Simple surgeries, no pain till one of the eyes ended up inflamed and that had to be the most agonizing pain I have ever been thru.

Jr has been doing well.  He is fully homeschooled now.  His middle school was making things rough on him and us in general.  The online school he was attending was just as bad, so we gave up and took him out of school completely and teach him the proper curriculum and extra curricular activities.  He is learning to drive and spends his time racing go karts and doing computer animation, when he isnt helping us or doing his studies that is.

Well, I don't want to bore you to tears in my first catch up post, there will be lots of new things coming down the pike...I am looking into advertising some good companies here on my blog, and posting about them as well.  Only the best for my readers!  My blog will be getting a new look very soon as these new things start happening.  Bear with me folks, I haven't forgotten you!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hello all!

Would you all rather see more recipes or more reviews? Or would you rather me keep it all about even?  Please let me hear from you.  I don't want to give you what you do not want to read.  As it is we get so much junk in our email boxes, I want to stand out so you have something to look forward to reading each day.

I hope to hear from you all.  I do have lots of recipes and reviews waiting to come your way.  I am going to post a few here and there until I hear from you all...and then I will post as many as you would like.  Both holiday and regular recipes and all kinds of reviews.

If you are looking for a particular recipe, please let me know and I will happily find it for you.  If I don't have it, I will find it for you.  Tried and true recipes, Grandma's recipes, international recipes, desserts, main courses, appetizers, drinks...whatever you would like to see, I will gladly post them.

Keepin it real for you all!
Annamarie

Friday, January 2, 2015

Good evening, dear readers!

It has been awhile since I blog posted to you. Life has been crazy the past couple of months. Hubby went in for open heart surgery to replace a valve in his heart that was no longer working properly, and if that was not bad enough, we also found out he has cancer on his kidney and adrenal gland. So after his open heart surgery heals up enough they are  going to put him in to have the cancer surgery.

As for me, my son and I had a bad stomach virus that had us down for the count flat on our backs in bed for over a week, whilst hubby was in the hospital. We are good now, thankfully.  But now I am suffering from some other kind of infection that is attacking both legs, causing them to swell, inflame and turn red. I am on antibiotics, so i have to let it run it's course.

I have several new reviews for you, mainly positive but I do have some glaringly negative ones as well...namely Dennys in Albuquerque. I also have a lot of product reviews as well.

If you recall, I was doing a lengthy product review for a particular company, apparently, that fell thru, I dont know if it was just a failure to communicate or if it was just a scam or what, but nothing further to report on this group.

I was also being considered to be another company's personal blogger, but that fell thru since they never bothered contacting me back and I got tired of emailing them.  Another one bites the dust.

Happy new year to one and all, happy belated Christmas, Channukah, Winter Solstice, and Kwanzaa too!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rimmel Scandeleyes Gel Eyeliner

Women are always looking for ways to make themselves look beautiful, right? Aren't we always looking for that perfect product?  Eyes, lips, hair, hands, nails, lips, etc?  Wouldn't it be great to find that one product to make our one target area look better?

As for me, I already found fabulous products for my lips, nails and hair, which I will reveal in later blog posts, but right now, I would love to talk about a wonderful little product I just discovered, that is amazing!

Yup, I was one of those women who was always looking for the ultimate eye liner.  I was stuck on this one eyeliner (who shall remain nameless) for years, it made my eyes look great, but it nearly always broke the bank for me, since it was much highter than anything else in my beauty regimen...and I wasn't making that much money at the time.  So, even tho I live differently now, and can get pretty much whatever I need, but I always look for that bargain.

You can always find me hanging out at the makeup area, checking out new products and whatever deals I can find.

Well, while on one of these little jaunts to the makeup counter, I was looking around for what was new for eyeliner.  So, I normally stick to the cheaper ends of the makeup area, but I decided to roam out of my comfort zone, and decided to heck out the Rimmel area, and something new caught my eye.  The young lady filling up the cosmetic aisles had just gotten done filling in the Rimmel area, and I looked up and saw a product I thought I would never use...gel eyeliner.

I had always been a liquid or pen eyeliner kinda girl but I figured, let's try something new...what a surprise! I was getting tired of my eyes looking like racoon eyes, but I wanted my eyes to look wide awake and not like Alice Cooper, ya know? The produt is alled Rimmel Scandeleyes Gel Eyeliner. It is a pretty decent sized pot of the gel eyeliner and a nice brush that has a great tip on it. Upon reading the back of the product, I also found out it was waterproof, it gives up to 24 hours of rich intense colour that doesnt flake, smear or run.

I couldn't believe it, it really did sound too good to believe. Needless to say, I took it home.  And I was truely amazed at how great this product really works.  Every one of it's claims were completely true. I have actually been complimented on how great my eyes look!!  And it was my first day out using the new product.
That was the sell point for me...can't wait to go and try the other colours.  I can say it is easy to use, goes on smoothe and clean, and I won't go back to the other products, now that I have tried this one!  Anyone want some used eyeliner?? lol  For the price, this brand is far less expensive than any other brand, and literally works incredibly well...you won't be sorry if you pick up this product, you will be saving money in more than one way!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A new day...

Another day of wondering what is going to happen.  There is a gentleman who is trying to get me to blog for him, but he is trying to get my readershjip/following up..And I am trying to get my friends to add/follow me.

I don't know what is going on, but when i looked at my readership a few days ago, I had over 60 readers and then today, after broadcasting on facebook and meetme, to get my friends to join, I come in here to find I actually lost three readers! What's up with that?

Come on, Guys, I need all the readers I can get!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Homemade Churros

Here is a fantastic little recipe, that is simple and fantastic.

Homemade Churros
Ingredients:
4tbsp sugar
2tsp cinnamon
3 1/4 cups bisquick or home made version(I will post this later)
2 cups hot water
vegetable oil

Heat 2 or 3 inches of oil in a saucepan over medium heat, until a thermometer inserted into the oil reads 375degrees f.

While the oil is heating combine cinnamon and 3tbsp of the sugar together in a small bowl and set aside.

In a medium sized bowl combine the bisquick, sugar, and hot water, mixing till a soft dough forms.

Carefully spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4 inch star tip.

Once the oil has reached the correct temperature, carefully pipe 3 inch strips of dough into the hot oil.  Cook until golden on all sides.

Remove from oil using a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towel or napkins. Roll the churros in cinnamon sugar.  Serve.