Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Yellow Split Pea Soup Recipe

Wednesday, January 31, 2018



Hello everyone.  It's been so cold here this January with some snowy days.  Well, in my family we love eating soup during the winter months.  This is a hearty soup that is just perfect to take the chill off of a cold winter day.





I made this soup recently and it tasted so good and it's so easy to make.  It takes about an hour and a half to 2 hours to make.  This goes perfect with bread or rolls and butter.

I hope you enjoy this soup as much as my family does.

Enjoy!








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Yellow Split Pea Soup
This is a hearty soup to take the chill off of a cold winter day.
Ingredients
  • 1 large, cut into 1 inch cubes onion
  • 3-4 peeled and sliced small garlic
  • 2 cups, about 1 lb. yellow split peas
  • dash salt
  • dash pepper
  • dash Mrs. Dash Seasoning
  • 5 dashes hot sauce
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • if needed water
Instructions
Put onion into a large non stick pot over medium low heat. Cook in a little butter for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the onion is wilted and translucent. Add garlic, stir and continute to cook for 1 minute. Stir in rinsed split peas, then seasonings, hot sauce, and the broth. Raise the heat to medium and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 2 hours until the soup is fairly thick. If too thick then add water to the pot. Remove the cover and stir well before serving.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 servings



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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #132 and Features

Monday, January 29, 2018



Holy 200 links?! 200 submissions this past week?! WOO to the HOO!! :) 

 Thanks so much goes out to you all who stop by each and every week! We so love to have each and every one of you for making this Link Up what it is! 

 Here's to another great week of submissions!!




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My Crochet Creations Table from our Church Sale

Thursday, January 25, 2018





Hello blogging friends.  I hope you are all having a nice week.

Many of you know that I am a member of our knit and crochet group at my church.  All throughout the year and for many years I have made crochet and knit items that I donate to our fall knit and crochet sale.  In years past I have even had my mom knit a few items to be sold at this event.

I made most of the items seen on the table above for our annual sale.  I enjoy keeping myself busy making scarves, neck warmers, pot holders, cup cozies, and coasters for this sale.

Each year we always have our fall/holiday sale the weekend before Thanksgiving.  We have many other tables in a small room filled with homemade items just like my table.  The other tables even include baby items such as sweater sets, and baby blankets.  We even had a table this year filled with items such as Christmas stockings that one of the ladies in the group made.

I thought we did a great job selling these items considering that we were practically giving everything away for a great bargain.  The person in charge thought differently and was not as happy with our sale.

I unfortunately don't think that people want homemade items like this anymore or maybe it's held at the wrong time of year?

I would love to see all of the tables decorated with a tablecloth and the room decorated maybe a little more festive but we always leave the tables bare like above.

When I first joined this group at my church my teen was a toddler and it was a great way for me to keep myself busy being creative.  Our group had about 20 ladies in it and I enjoyed going to the meetings each week.  We now have about maybe 7 ladies left in the group and pretty soon it won't be a group anymore.

We try to get new members to join our group but not everyone wants to work on these kinds of projects throughout the year and donate for them to our sale.  We have even taught some new members how to knit and crochet and then once they learn this craft they leave the group.

We have made suggestions to the person in charge to maybe change the sale to a different time of year and date.

**  There is an update since I wrote this post that we will have another sale in June.  I think that we will do ok if we sell baby items like blankets, baby sweaters, and hats.  I really don't think anyone is going to want to buy a scarf at that time of year when the weather is warm.  LOL.  I will have to crochet a baby blanket for this and that will be a new crochet project for me to work on.

So that is the situation on this knit and crochet sale and our group.  I'll see what happens with this in the future.

I now have about a half a bag full of items that I did not sell.  I will hold to these items and save them for next fall.  Until then I will still continue to make and create knit and crochet items.  Perhaps in the future I will make more items for myself?


Do you have any suggestions?  I'd love to know, so please let me know in the comments section.




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Julie





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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #131 & Features

Monday, January 22, 2018


We cannot tell you how much we love seeing what you're creating each and every week!! :) 

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Christmas Season Recap 2017

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hello blog friends.  I am so behind on my blogging.  I know Christmas is over but I took some time off from blogging to spend time with my family and friends.  I am so happy I took that much needed time to really enjoy the holidays.

I spend a lot of time doing the blog party each week with Jess from Plucky's Second Thought and trying to find the time to visit blog friends and to write my own blog posts for each week.

I am back now for the new year and I look forward to visiting your blogs and being so inspired by all of you for 2018.

If you follow me on Instagram (and I would LOVE if you did) then this is where you saw me post some of these photos.

I hope you enjoy looking at these photos.  This basically sums up the month of December for me.





I enjoyed the holiday season and spent time Christmas shopping mostly online and in the local stores in my neighborhood.

I made a few last minute mason jar gifts with red and green M&Ms for friends and neighbors.  I did a post on this and if you missed it, then you can read about that HERE.

I went to a few Christmas parties and of course there was a lot of good food.

I had a birthday a few days after Christmas and enjoyed celebrating it with my friends at a local Italian restaurant in our neighborhood.  It's always fun to go out with friends and eat good food and celebrate!





My teen and I had fun baking a lot of cookies to give out to friends and family.  We also went to a holiday birthday party and we all put together and decorated gingerbread houses.  Below the last picture on the right you can see what a great job my teen did decorating her gingerbread house.







We were delightfully surprised with a few inches of snow and it made everything look like a winter wonderland for Christmas.

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season as much as I did.  Now the holidays are over and I look forward to sharing with you in the new year.  Happy 2018 blog friends!





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Julie




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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #130 & Features

Monday, January 15, 2018


Well...Valentine's day is around the corner!! Who's ready for chocolate, candy, and other sweets?! 

 It is so nice to be back and picking Features...you guys definitely make it tough on us!! :)




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Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

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Making Kitty's Corn Pudding Casserole for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Hello friends.  I want to wish you all a Happy New Year!  I am now back from my blogging break.  I really enjoyed the holidays and hope you all did too.

Does it seem like each year we do so much to prepare for the holidays and Christmas and that it goes by so fast.  Well, that is what seems to happen to me every year.

I am sorry that I did not have a chance to show you any of the pictures I took of my Thanksgiving table and some of the food we ate.  It's really hard when you are the one entertaining and I just forgot to ask anyone to take more photos of the food crowded on the table.

This is what the table looked like before the food came out.  I do not do a fancy table setting as it's more on the cute side.  We had a small crowd of the family and we all enjoyed ourselves eating and catching up with each other.





I enjoyed baking the pumpkin cake and I did some preparation of cooking the food the day before Thanksgiving.  I also had a lot of help from my sister-in-law who made an awesome sweet potato casserole.  One half of the casserole was with melted marshmallows and the other half was made with a pecan topping.  Oh boy was that good.  She also made brussels sprouts with bacon, mac and cheese, and stuffed mushrooms which were all so delicious.

Sorry, but I was just so busy entertaining and enjoying myself that I forgot to take photos of the desserts.  LOL!

Below is a photo of my plate of food.  I made sure that I filled my plate with a little bit of everything.






In the upper left corner of my plate, you will see a small portion of corn pudding that I made.  This was the first time that I have ever made or heard of this dish.

Here is a close up of the corn pudding casserole.  Sorry, but I was so busy making this casserole that I forgot to get a bigger photo of it.



Corn Pudding Casserole



This is a photo of the corn pudding casserole just before I put it into the oven to bake.



Corn Pudding prepared before baking



Well, let me tell you, this corn pudding casserole was such a hit with my family and my husbands family.  We all loved this dish and it tasted so delicious.

It was so easy to make and I am so happy that I made this recipe.  I found this awesome recipe at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen and to see the recipe, you can just click here for it.

I will definitely be making this casserole next year for Thanksgiving.  Thanks so much Kitty for sharing this delicious corn pudding casserole recipe on your blog.

NOTE:  I just changed the recipe a little and left out the cayenne pepper and paprika.  I just sprinkled in a little bit of salt and pepper to the recipe.






I just love finding new recipes to try when I visit a friends blog.  If you have not visited Kitty's Kozy Kitchen yet please make sure to stop by there as she has a new recipe to share each week.

Have you tried any new recipes that you like?  I'd love to know and just let me know in the comments section.


Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.

Jess and I hope to see you at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up.




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Julie



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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #129

Monday, January 8, 2018



We're BACK!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!! 

 It's now time to start 2018 right with some amazing recipes, crafts, tips, tricks, and more! 

 Let's see what you've got bloggers!! :)




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Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

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