January 21, 2019
Before my late husband Ken and I got married, he ask me if I would cook breakfast for him every morning. That was probably his favorite meal and he was a big breakfast eater. I agreed that I would and for 52 years, I did just that and enjoyed seeing him enjoy the biscuits, pancakes, waffles and such. When our two daughters, Kathy and Joy were in middle school and were old enough to have overnight visits with friends, they discovered that some families did not have a big breakfast like we did at our house. In fact, one day Joy asked me “can’t we just have cereal like our friends have at their house”. However, when their friends came to our house, they were surprised that I cooked every morning.
I don’t cook like that now that Ken has passed away and sometimes I miss that very much. However yesterday, I cooked all afternoon because we were celebrating Kathy’s birthday. I enjoy cooking for people who enjoy eating and last night was one of those nights.
Today, I am sharing one of my favorite recipes, pecan pie. I have been making this for 40 years and it is the easiest recipe to make. I usually have pecans and the other ingredients required so if I need a dessert in a hurry, this is my go to recipe.
3 eggs, slightly beaten
½ cup light brown sugar
1 cup white corn syrup
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ cup butter, belted
Beat eggs slightly, add brown sugar, corn syrup, salt and vanilla. Mix well by hand. Stir in butter and pecans. Mix well. Pour into an unbaked pie shell. Bake 45-50 minutes at 375 degrees or until set. I use broken pieces of pecans but you can use whole pecans as well.
January 11, 2019
My New Year started off in Lisbon Portugal. I have been blessed to get to travel with my family a couple of time a year. This year we left for Portugal the day after Christmas and spent 10 days there. Our apartment was in Lisbon but we took one overnight trip to Porto and several day trips outside the city. One of the highlights for my 11 year old granddaughter, Kate, was the trip to Porto to the bookstore that was visited by the author J.K. Rowling when she lived there and was writing one of her Harry Potter books. The bookstore charges to get in and they have to limit the amount of people in the bookstore. There is a line for tickets and after getting the tickets a line to get in the store.
As you can see from the smile on her face it was very much worth it. She also got to purchase a Harry Potter book, which was pretty heavy but she was willing to carry it around until we got back to the hotel.
This trip was very physical because Lisbon is very hilly, and in fact most of the towns that we visited were hilly. We tried to start at the top of the hill and walk down and then when I got too tired, we used Uber to get back to the apartment.
It was a wonderful trip but all of us were glad to be home. Our luggage did not arrive with us and it was the next day before I could leave Nashville and drive back to Knoxville. I am glad that today is Friday because I am still trying to recover from the trip. It takes a few days.
November 26, 2018
I had a great Thanksgiving weekend in Brentwood TN with my family. We did everything from Volunteer at a homeless shelter, to decorating the house for Christmas. I hope that all of you had a great Thanksgiving and are ready for Christmas.
November 14, 2018
I am pleased that my company Burns Mailing & Printing was voted best fulfillment/direct mail in the American Advertising Federation’s Big Wig contest.
Phyllis Burns – email@example.com
Burns Mailing & Printing Inc. is a State of TN certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
November 5, 2018
In 1993, we were purchasing the building where we current operate Burns Mailing & Printing. I had been out looking for a building and property and asked my neighbor Ron Kirkham if he knew of any commercial buildings where his business was located. He told me that a lady had some property across from him. It was owned by a lady whose husband had died and the business was shut down. I decided to drive by and the lady just happened to be at the building. We talked about the business that she and her late husband had run together. She showed me around the building and I asked her if Ken and I could come back later in the afternoon so that he could see it. We came back and he liked it as much as I did so we gave her a down payment and purchased the building. In 1994 we remodeled the building and added another 5400 square feet of production. She liked the idea of another husband and wife purchasing and running the business together.
It was in the fall and the leaves looked much like the picture that I took this morning. Things change just like the leaves in fall, but 25 years later Burns is still offering quality printing, graphic design and direct mail services.
Call me for a free quote at 865 584-2265 or email me for a free estimate – firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 22, 2018
Direct mail is a good way to get your message to your target market. 74% of mail recipients at least scan advertising mail. 53% take the time to fully read advertising mail. Only 24% of advertising mail is throw away without looking at it.
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October 8, 2018
Phyllis Robinette Burns, President
Burns Mailing & Printing has been nominated for a Big Wig Award in the category of Best Fulfillment/Direct Mail. If you are a customer of mine or just know us by reputation, please vote for Burns. Here is a link to the voting; https://www.aafknoxville.com/awards/big-wig-awards/