Defination of Vintage:

representing the high quality of a past time; classic:

 imitating, or being a style or fashion of the past; retro:
{vintage clothing.}

The Museums of
Oglebay Institute

~Oglebay Resort~
Wheeling, WV

See more inspiring snapshots this Mosaic Monday over at "Little Red House".


Freely you gave it all for us
Surrendered your life
 upon that cross
Great is your love
Poured out for all...

This is our God.

Lifted on high from death to life
Forever our God is glorified
Sovereign king
Rescued the world...

This is our God.

"Have a blessed Easter"


I found this recipe in Better Homes & Gardens and it's definitely a keeper! With all the ingredients that we like... I know I'll be making it often.

8 oz. dried bow tie pasta
1 small onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. butter
2 eggs
1-1/4 cups milk
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 oz.)
1 14-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1 10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1/2 cup oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In medium skillet cook onion in 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.

2. In bowl whisk together eggs, milk, seasoning, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Stir in chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, artichokes, spinach, tomatoes, half of the Parmesan, cooked pasta, and onion. Transfer to a 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole.

3. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. In small bowl combine remaining Parmesan, bread crumbs, paprika, and melted butter. Sprinkle mixture over pasta. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes more or until golden. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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Fast and easy Chili

We're big chili eaters here at our house!
 I usually make a big soup pot about every couple weeks in the winter and we never seem to tire of it. A few years ago, I came across the recipe for Wen*dy's fast- food's fast and easy!

Wendy's fast food Chili
2 pounds lean ground beef
29 ounces tomato sauce
29 ounces kidney beans
29 ounces pinto beans
1 cup diced onion
1/2 cup green chiles (I use a small can of diced chiles)
1/4 cup celery, diced
2 15 oz. cans of diced tomatoes with juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups water

Brown beef and drain thoroughly.
 Combine remaining ingredients and simmer 2-3 hours.
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3-4 lbs. spare ribs
1-2 sliced onions
2 tbsp. vinegar
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. salt
3/4 c. catsup and 3/4 c. water
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. red pepper
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. chili powder

Place ribs in large baking dish. Combine all other ingredients and spread over ribs. Cover and bake in 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Baste and turn occasionally. Uncover for last 15-30 minutes.
**This dish was very tasty without a heavy BBQ sauce. It's a keeper!

Complimentary Vegetable:
4 slices bacon
1 pkg. frozen French style green beans
1/4 head cabbage, sliced
1 tbsp. minced onion
Salt to taste

In large fry pan, crisp bacon. Remove and drain. To drippings, add green beans, cabbage, minced onion and salt. Cook on medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes. Crumble bacon over mix and serve.

I'm linking to:
"What's on the menu Wednesday"
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Cupcake goodness....

Dozen Bake Shop has been recognized as Pittsburgh's best bakery. Check out some of these awesome creations…..
Top row:

Maple Bacon -  Real bacon and maple buttercream on a cake spiked with a hint of espresso.

East End Chocolate Stout - Dark chocolate stout cake  topped with irish cream buttercream and chocolate ganache.

Peppermint Twist - Chocolate devils food cake topped with peppermint buttercream.

2nd row:
Pumpkin Maple - Real maple buttercream on delicious pumpkin cupcake.

Almond Dream -Almond buttercream on a vanilla cake, rolled in sliced almonds and dusted with confectioners sugar.

Caramel Spice - Caramel buttercream atop spice cake, topped with gooey caramel.

Row three:
Rocky Road -Pecans, marshmallows and chocolate ganache topping vanilla buttercream on chocolate devils food cake.

Red Velvet - red velvet cake has a hint of chocolate, and is topped with magagascar vanilla bean butter cream.

Black & Gold - Every Sunday during Steelers season, you can get a Black & Gold cupcake - all dressed up for game day.

And I love these elegant cupcake papers from the internet:
Soooo pretty!

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