Six Senses Saturday

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This gorgeous soundtrack from the beautiful movie

Love in the Time of Cholera



and this…

Valentine playlist


This romantic handkerchief coverlet


Sweet & Salties

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Line cookie sheet with heavy-duty foil.

Grease foil.

Cover tray with Saltine crackers…

Mix 1 cup butter

and 1 cup brown sugar in a saucepan.

Bring to boil over medium heat.

Let boil for about 5 minutes

(until it forms a thick syrup.)

Pour mix over crackers.

Sprinkle with 1 bag chocolate chips…

and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

photograph by Melissa Placzek

Bake for 7 minutes @ 300 degrees F…

Put in freezer for 10-15 minutes.

Break into pieces and enjoy!


Molton Brown Black Pepper Soap

“This exfoliating soap bar is packed with Madagascan black pepper oil and cracked peppercorns to add serious spice to bathing. This deeply cleanses and smoothes the skin.” ~from the Molton Brown website


That I will never get tired of creating.

“Every Child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

~Pablo Picasso


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  14 comments for “Six Senses Saturday

  1. February 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

    The Sweet & Salties are unbelievably good. The only problem I see is that I’m never going to stop craving them, and I’ll have to spend the rest of my life eating…

  2. admin
    February 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

    hee hee 🙂

  3. Chantelle
    February 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Jeff is funny. And, apparently, a future member of overeaters anonymous. LOL
    These sound awesome….the kids would never eat them with the pecans, so I would make them without or with peanuts instead, but I will definitely be making these…thanks again for another awesome recipe!

  4. admin
    February 12, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    LOL…you’re welcome 🙂

  5. Kimber Dunn
    February 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    OK my weekend senses included Hearing – romantic music and the words “I Love You” from someone special, Seeing – the bright sunshine & smiling faces of happy people around me, Tasting – Chocolate Covered Strawberries that my Valentine bought me from the Fudge Shop in Stillwater today, Feeling & Knowing – that I’m loved & cherished!!

  6. admin
    February 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Love it! Sounds like an awesome day!

  7. Dana
    February 14, 2011 at 9:29 am

    So is the movie “Love in the Time of Cholera” better than the book? I loved it, but I remember you saying you couldn’t even finish it. I didn’t even know they made a movie.

    Still need to see “Time Traveler’s Wife,” although that book was so awesome I don’t think the movie could possibly do it justice.

  8. admin
    February 14, 2011 at 9:48 am

    It’s so funny you asked me this. Mr. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and his works have come up in conversation a few times in the last couple days. I must admit that I am not a fan of his writing. I don’t know what it is, but I have a difficult time reading his writing style.

    The movie has so many great qualities. BEAUTIFUL scenery, music and Javier Bardem is easy to look at …hee hee…also, the element of forbidden love. You can’t help but feel for the characters.

    A funny piece of trivia: Tom Hanks is reading a book in bed in the movie “Turner and Hooch.” He’s single and he’s reading Marquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude.” I cracked up when I saw that! Never noticed this before. 🙂

  9. Dana
    February 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I remember during my British Literature class in college, I had the GALL to say I didn’t like Jane Austen. I thought I was going to be lynched. I am sure that her writing style, all the description, etc, was very appreciated by her audience at the time, and I enjoy her wit… but I can’t stand reading 50 pages describing someone’s ball gown or the table setting. Which is why I can gladly sit and watch the movies based on her books. All the same detail and beauty, in 1/8 the time! 🙂

  10. admin
    February 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Hee hee….I totally get it! I got the same reaction when I said I can’t stand reading Tolstoy. So long winded and depressing! Oy 😉

  11. February 15, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    oooohhhhh the sweet and salties sounds SOOOOO good! there are tooo many things to do – we need to spend lots of time together!

  12. Melissa
    February 15, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I agree! xoxo! 🙂

  13. Kimber Dunn
    February 16, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I made these today but think I messed up the butter/sugar combo. Going to try again when I get more chocolate. They’re yummy but I did something wrong & the butter/sugar became gritty and overpowering. Any suggestions?

  14. Melissa
    February 16, 2011 at 9:55 am

    hmmm… well, if you did the 1c. brown sugar and the 1c butter and you let it boil for 5 minutes…I don’t know what happened. Maybe watch it closely, whisk with a wire whisk while cooking and let it cook until it’s smooth. All I can think of is maybe it didn’t cook long enough?

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