Mushroom scenes WIP

Hi friends! I just wanted to share what I’m working on. I love mushrooms, so I love making little fantasy themed scenes (or vignettes)!

My mind is drawn to fantasy, whimsical things, so it’s not much if a leap to find the idea of little creatures or people living in mushroom villages.

So far, I’ve created a tiny unicorn and a mouse. What do you think so far? Would you like to see something in particular? Just let me know in the comments!

Shan’s Tasty Cheeseburger Pie Casserole

Shan's Cheeseburger Pie Casserole

We’ve tried the classic Cheeseburger pie before, but found it a bit bland, so I thought I’d try something a little different.  I’m known for “doctoring” recipes quite a bit, so I played with it, and this is what I came up with!

I added celery, garlic powder, and brown mustard, then also adjusted the original ingredients a bit.  I didn’t do it this time, but it would also have been good to add some bell pepper or pickled banana peppers!  I’m not crazy about chunks of cooked tomatoes, but if you are, then that would probably be good too!  And if you don’t have Bisquick on hand, try my DIY Bisquick Recipe!

Please let me know if you try it!

Author Shannon

Recipe Notes

You could also add bell pepper, banana peppers, tomatoes, or whatever you like!

Shan's Cheeseburger Pie Casserole

Shan's Tasty Cheeseburger Pie Casserole

This is my take on Impossible Cheeseburger Pie!  We love this delicious alteration that just has a little umph!  This is great for a large family or potluck dinner!  Serves 8 - 10

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Shannon


  • 2 lb Lean Hamburger
  • 2 large Onions finely chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery finely chopped
  • 1.5 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 cup Bisquick (or my DIY version)
  • 2 cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Brown Mustard
  • 2 cup Velveeta or Cheddar Cheese cubed or shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Saute onion and celery until almost tender, then add hamburger, garlic powder, and salt and pepper,  and continue cooking until hamburger is browned.  Drain.

  3. Place hamburger mixture in a 9 x 13 greased baking dish.  Arrange cheese on top.

  4. Mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl until blended (it should be thin enough to pour.  Use more or less milk if necessary.), then pour on top of hamburger mixture.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick comes out clean.

  6. Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes before serving.

Shan’s Weekly Favorites #001

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Welcome to my Weekly Favorites list!  These are some of the coolest sites I found while perusing the web and joining link parties!  Take a look, and come back next week to see what new wonders I’ve come across!

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

How to Declutter

DIY Alcohol Ink Galaxy Coasters

Love Bug Sugar Cookies

Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls

Valentine’s Day Crocheted Coasters

10 Ways for Kids to Burn Energy Indoors

How to Make Dandelion Salve

Essential Oils: What’s the Hype?

20 Delightful Stuffed Avocado Recipes

How did you like them?  Which one was YOUR favorite?  Let me know in the Comments below!  And don’t forget to subscribe, so you can come see what’s new!

My Favorite Cute Spooky Halloween Videos

halloween vintage photo
Photo by riptheskull

Ever since I can remember, I have loved Halloween!  My Mom always made me a beautiful costume!  I was always a princess, but I didn’t mind.  I loved seeing all the other kids dressed up in wonderful Five and Dime store or handmade costumes!  And the kooky decorations were a delight!  If things were MY way, we’d have Halloween all year long.

These days there is a plethora of costumes, decorations, home decor, and movies and shows to watch.  Even the Etsy squad has got in on the fun with clothing, jewelry, toys, and decor to fit any taste with their homemade wonders!

But besides scanning through the many Pins on Pinterest full of wonderful, inspirational ideas, one of my favorite things I do to bring back that whimsical Halloween feeling I love is watching old shows and movies!  You can’t always find time online, but here are a few that give me some spooktacular goosebumps of delight!

halloween vintage jack photo
Photo by riptheskull

Rankin Bass Jack O’Lantern

Rankin Bass Mad Monster Party

The Pumpkin that Couldn’t Smile

Halloween is Grinch Night

Halloween with the New Addams Family


I know.  I’m just a big kid!  LOL  But I do love rewatching these videos!  What’s your favorite thing about All Hallow’s Eve?