Friday, December 17, 2010

Are you in the Mood for Soup?

Well it is cold outside and my way of cooking during the colder weather changes with the weather. I tend to want more hearty meals and occasionally includes a homemade soup now and again. Here is a recipe for one of my very favorite soups and I hope you give it a try because it is a KEEPER! It is filling and easy to boot so give it a try and let me know how you like it!


4 cups chicken stock
2 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups 1/2 & 1/2
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced (I cheat and use 2 15oz+ cans of diced potatoes)

Cook the potatoes in the chicken stock until soft. (Canned potatoes are already soft so there is no reason to wait to continue.)

In a separate pan melt butter and add onion and celery and cook until soft then add a small amount of the chicken stock to this mixture. Add flour slowly until the mixture is thick and smooth.

Add this combination to the potatoes in the hot stock stirring continuously.

Slowly add milk and seasonings, half and half and heat until hot...but do not boil!

Add crackers and enjoy!

This should be a wonderful winter meal that the whole family will enjoy! Happy holidays and stay safe!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Small Technical Problem ....

Sorry to say, after waiting about two weeks to have my url changed in Facebook with the networked blogs that I had made a small mistake when trying to get it so that it is functional. I used and you see the arrow as the thumbnail and can't get to my blog by clicking on the url link. I have now changed it to and seem to have better luck...but it still doesn't work all the time! I have sent out requests again to have my fbf verify my url but they may not want to be my friends after this next attempt...I hope that I'm wrong but this is a bigger job than I thought and doesn't leave any room for error without relying on having the changes verified too! Bummer! I apologize to whom I had to ask for help and hope you can forgive me. If it doesn't work this time I'll be leaving it alone and people will need to type my url in and search and follow me the "old" way! Thank you for all of your help and for putting up with this ...and be rest a sured that this will not continue. I may find out this doesn't matter at all and it just wasn't meant to be! If it doesn't work....not to fear...I am done and will continue without networked blogs but will remain at this location. Life goes on! Hugs to all!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It was a Success!

I would like to take this time to thank all of my facebook friends that helped me get my url address changed to go along with my blog! I now can be found and located in with the networked blogs and you can follow me there with my changed url! This could have NEVER happened without everyones support! I now need to look into updating the look of my blog picture and I'm all set! (On the networked blogs in facebook...not here! LOL) This is the most wonderful thing that has happened and I held out that I could get all 5 verifications to accomplish this and now have the most wonderful gift...and chance to revive my blog after such a change and come out smiling! Thank you to all and I appreciate you kindness for doing this job for me and for coming in and taking a look! You mean the world to me! Have a very happy holiday!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Well here I am again and with a New Blog, Address and Etsy Shop!

Good morning all Readers! How are you? Staying warm and safe I hope! Yes...this is me Willowtree Treaures with a new blog look, new address for my blog, and new Etsy shop look and have been busy moving my items into my brand new , and kinda new, sites! My blog banner and my banner/avatar are a creation from Wildenblue Farm Designs and is the most beautiful opening to a shop and blog I have EVER seen! Visit her shop today and see all her creative digital beauties! . Laura has been a wonderful help in getting me started off right with an amazing opening to both and is always so supportive and helpful to get me started again. I can't thank her enough! Thankyou Laura!

The fact that my blog banner is off center is something I may have done when I couldn't get my last banner to take. I changed some of the html in the template and can't remember what I did to get my last banner up. I am currently working on that and hope to find the solution. In the meantime I hope that you love the new look and color choices. It is totally different and I've taken to it in a BIG way! I hope you do too!

For all of the crafters that I had on my site I lost the list when I changed my blog address to: http://timesofoldcreations.blogspot and will try to go through the list of people I'm following....something I didn't lose... and attempt to restore the blogs that I featured on my site. Don't be shy! If you want to be featured here please just ask and I will gladly follow you! It would be my pleasure!

Also to get to my Etsy shop the new address is: .
I was totally lost when I got rid of a lot of sites I had been on and am now just trying to reconnect with some of them! My twitter is now gone and will look into that soon! I still am on facebook and nothing there has changed just so you know!

I have slowly, but surely , have been resetting up my shop and stocking the shelves and am currently having a coupon sale with the code: TOOCS2010 to get 10% off of your purchases upon checkout. Please come and checkout my Etsy changes and feel free to purchase anything with this code to get your savings! In January I will be having another special because it is the month of my birthday and I would love you have you all benefit from that also be watching!

Happy Holidays to all and a very Happy New Year!

My changed Etsy address:

My changed Blog address:

My Facebook address:
The same

Twitter address:
No longer exists