Kare and Mare: Big Ideas

Kare and Mare 27Click to enlarge

Welcome to Leisure Lane, friends…

You may have to click the image to enlarge…I apologize for that.  I don’t know what happened…by the measurements it should show up bigger, but then I don’t understand these things…math, you know.

So Mare wants to try her hand at quilting, and for a good cause, too.  Well, lets give her a chance to purchase her fabrics, threads and all, and we’ll meet her back here on Monday to see how she’s doing.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


If you’ve missed any “Kare and Mare”, or you’d like to know more about them, you can go to the Kare and Mare page and view them there.

Note:  “Kare and Mare” is a comic panel created by Marianne Coyne.  All rights reserved.

A Little Something Extra

I promised one of my blogger friends to publish a delicious brown rice pudding recipe I found on the internet.  I use less honey than required and it’s plenty sweet for me.  I did find that the rice sinks to the bottom and the cinnamon rises to the top with the custard, but it’s a healthy, yummy-licious dish anway!

Brown Rice Pudding


 2 eggs

2 cups of milk

1/4 cup of honey

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups cooked (cooled) brown rice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup raisins

sprinkle of nutmeg


 In a mixing bow, beat the eggs.

Add milk, honey, vanilla, rice, cinnamon, and raisins.

Turn into a 1-1/2 quart casserole and top with grated or ground nutmeg.

Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Chill and serve plain, or with a dollup of real whipped cream, nuts or fruits. Or eat it warm out of the oven.

 Serves four to six.

 Note: Recipe as is does not mix well. So a solution would be to either precook on stovetop (stirring constantly on medium) and finish baking in oven, or begin baking and stir mixture as it thickens.   You can experiment as desired or follow directions as they are.  ENJOY!


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vicki
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 02:47:22

    Hi, Marianne, sweet friend,
    I always enjoy reading your cute cartoons! I love pretty quilts though I have never tried my hand at making one. The rice pudding sounds wonderful! I enjoy both rice pudding and tapioca pudding. My mother always made tapioca pudding for a dessert when I was growing up. . .wishing a wonderful week ahead for you. . .love and hugs. . .Vicki



    • Marianne
      Apr 15, 2013 @ 14:21:34

      Oooo…My mother always made tapioca, too, and when she’d come to visit she made it for my son. He and I love it to this day…it’s a fond memory we share about her. My mother loved tapioca and she’d eat it warm out of the pan, and I like to do that too with any remaining after I fill the cups.

      Thank you for sharing that…memory with me. xo



  2. Katherine's Daughter
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 14:31:10

    Your recipe sounds delish!
    I am just now catching up on my past blog reading. Things are going well in my new life- no full time job, staying off/on with mom, just started my FAITH jewelry biz. Hope you are well and contemplating your next “spiritually driven” path?
    xo Joanne 🙂



  3. Linda Adams
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 15:02:46

    Marianne, This is funny, I did a lot of quilting several years ago and if my daughter has her way I’ll be making her a quilt soon. I’m terrible at math thank goodness they have patterns to trace and rest is pretty simple. Joyous Wishes, Linda



  4. Marianne
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 13:31:42

    Thanks for you visits, dear friends. I think you really will enjoy the recipe. It’s yummy, but healthy, and I’ve even eaten it for breakfast on occasion.

    Blessings for all of you!



  5. Brenda
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 11:17:50

    I love the look on Mare’s face! Priceless!! That’s just how I feel. col….
    I love that she’s daring in finding new crafts and that she has a wonderful heart for charity. 🙂
    I thought you had given this recipe to me before, but when I looked in my “library,” it wasn’t there. So thanks for the recipe. I’ll have to try it. It sounds delish!
    Wonderful morning already!! Thanks for the laughs.



  6. Deb
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 08:02:34

    Recipe sounds great 🙂 hope you are keeping well

    Bee happy x



  7. chrissiesz
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 05:54:33

    Sounds yummy thank you for the recipe

    Love Chrissie xxx



  8. Jenn
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 03:00:03

    Math. It’s in everything … at least it sure seems like it!
    I have zipped the recipe into my ziplist. Thank you!



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