Going Live

Yesterday was my family reunion, I don’t know abut you but I LOVE to get together with family, it’s always a good time! My lemonade pie was a huge hit, both pies gone in a flash and I put two – 2lb. boxes of fudge in the raffle, people were trying to be the first to get it off the raffle table, I was even offered cash for a box of it Laughing out loud Anyway, I try to get around to almost everyone and catch up, while doing this I was chatting with one of my cousins whose profession is job assistance to students. She asked how my job search was going and I shared my last interview details with her, she then told me about a conference she had just attended about getting connected with employers and said that Twitter is the new way of getting in the loop for jobs…who knew! Apparently there are a lot of employers out there who use this to post for open positions.

I know some of you Tweet but I will be honest I really didn’t understand the whole Twitter thing. So today I did a little web search to try to understand it and yes I now have Twitter, check it out on my sidebar. The task in front of me is to go back through all the places I sent resumes to and see if they Tweet and if so start following. And yes I have to get familiar with the whole process, I played around with it a bit and Tweeted some of my posts from here and I am now following some of you that I found on my to follow list. I haven’t used it on my phone yet, I would assume it is the same.

Now I have some questions….

1. Can I have more than one account so I can keep all my blog stuff separate from job stuff?

2. If I can’t do 1. then I need to use my real name, oooh scary stuff, I have always liked that I am Misty to everyone in Blogville and I would hate to loose that so what do others think of using their actual identity on Twitter? If I do please tell me you will still call me Misty, Misty Shores or recently I have been referred to as MSC (I like that one too), LOL

3. How do you like Twitter?

4. When you Tweet your blog post do you copy and paste the link or do you use the Twitter button at the end of your post? I did it both ways just not sure which is correct. I’m a little confused on the Tweeting part Winking smile

5. And that whole trends thing, way off, definitely not me, how they have come up with the stuff listed there from my info is beyond me, so did you change yours if it didn’t fit?

So any comments, suggestions or helpful hints would be greatly appreciated by this newbie Twitter TweeterOpen-mouthed smile

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I’ll be tweeting you around!!

For Your Sweet Tooth

Switching gears just a bit, instead of dog talk let’s talk desserts! I love to bake and make desserts, especially quick and easy desserts. This is a new recipe I found on allrecipes.com, I like this site, it has tons of really great recipes and a comment section so you can see what others have to say. I really love a good lemon pie, you know the kind that is a sweet and tart with a creamy texture and this pie has all of those things. It was so easy to put together, only takes me about 15 minutes and voila yummy pie! I have made four of these so far, one to try, one for a dish to pass at the church picnic a couple of weeks ago, and two more tonight for my dish to pass tomorrow at my family reunion.

 

Creamy Lemonade Pie

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By: Carolyn Griffin

“‘This luscious lemon pie looks quite elegant for an Easter dinner, yet it requires little effort,’ notes Carolyn Griffin of Macon, Georgia. ‘Guests will never suspect they’re eating a quick-and-easy dessert.'”

Prep Time:
20 Min
Ready In:
20 Min
Original Recipe Yield 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant lemon pudding mix
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup lemonade concentrate
  • 1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust
Directions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine milk and pudding mix; beat on low speed for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). In another mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Gradually beat in lemonade concentrate. Gradually beat in pudding mixture. Pour into crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/creamy-lemonade-pie/detail.aspx

 

And for all you chocolate lovers out there here is a great fudge recipe I saw on Rachel Ray a few years ago. It tastes wonderful, creamy and chocolaty, comes out exactly the same every time and the best part is you do it in the microwave and only takes about ten minutes from start to finish and ready to eat in about an hour. I  have made this fudge countless times. I’ve given it as gifts at Christmas, it goes on the raffle table at my family reunion and sometimes on the dessert table too. This year it is going to be part if my entry at the county fair, so wish me luck Open-mouthed smile 

 

Rachel Ray’s 5 Minute Microwave Fudge

  • 1 – 12 oz. bag if semi sweet chips (I have also used Hershey’s dark chocolate chips)
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed canned milk
  • nuts, optional

Put all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl stir, microwave for 5 minutes stirring half way through, remove after 5 minutes and stir well until smooth, poor into a 7×11 (I think that’s the size of my pan, it is a small rectangle) foil lined pan and refrigerate for about and hour or until cool and firm. Cut into one inch squares, a pizza cutter works great for this, makes about 2 pounds. Store in the frig in warm weather.

ENJOY!!