Chicken and Rice Soup


Remember... If you would like to share your favorite chicken soup recipe with our readers, just email us the recipe, along with a little something about the soup, your website, if you have one, and a pic is available. It's always so much fun to "swap" recipes with friends!

Sue, over at Happy Healthy Cooking, shared her favorite go-to chicken soup recipe with us. For those of you that are trying to reduce the amount of sodium in your diet, this soup has far less than our rather salty offering! I love the addition of the wild rice. She also uses rosemary and thyme to add sublte flavor to her soup. I can't wait to give this a try. Make sure you stop in at Sue's blog and check out all her yummy looking recipes. Thanks again, Sue!

BTW... We are in the process of organizing our recipes. Hopefully, over the next couple of weeks, they will be in a much easier to use format.... I hope, I hope :)

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Traditional Snowflakes


The 2 earliest crafts I remember making are paper chains, held together with a flour paste my mom made, and snowflakes. I can remember folding construction paper into eighths, instead of sixths, because eighths were easier to fold, and cutting through 8 layers of construction paper with those blunt end, dull school scissors. I can still remember the pain and red mark on my thumb! But I also remember how beautiful I thought the snowflakes were.

I still love cutting out snowflakes. Only today I use thin doilies AND super sharp, pointy scissors. Far easier! And, long before the movie Elf came out, we were turning the the interior of our house into our own Winter Wonderland. As soon as the Christmas decorations come down, our snowflakes go up!

Although most of you have been making snowflakes since you were knee high to a grasshopper, for those of you that need a refresher course, the directions for the Traditional Snowflakes can be found HERE or with our FREE Patterns. But be warned... making these can become addictive! BTW... make sure you get the kids involved in this craft! And do them a favor......Read more

Community Knitting Basket


Just about everyone I know knits. If they didn't know how to before meeting me, chances are I'll be teaching them. Although I am a multi-crafter, knitting is often my "go to" craft I use for television watching, chatting with friends, or waiting in doctors' offices. It's neat, easy to pack up, and if you don't have a complex pattern, easy to do while you're doing something else. 

Over the holidays many evenings were spent around an open fire, where you could hear lively conversations and the clicking of knitting needles. On one such evening, Michelle found herself without a knitting project. She disappeared into my attic closet, and she returned with a basket full of yarn remnants and a pair of knitting needles. She informed me that this was now the Community Knitting Basket. She cast on 36 stitches, and started a scarf. She had gotten the idea from the book Weekend Knitting. Now, any guest in our house that finds herself without a knitting project, will be invited to pick up the scarf and continue knitting. It doesn't matter whether you're an experienced knitter, adding fancy stitches, or a beginner,...Read more

Chicken Soup


If someone asked me what my favorite food was, I'd say soup. I know that's not very specific. There's hundreds, nah thousands, of soups from simple broths to creamy bisque's. But it doesn't matter to me. I have yet to meet a soup I didn't like. Okay, I take that back... there was this eggplant monstrosity I had in Stratford that made me rinse my mouth out BUT that was certainly the exception. Having said that, if pushed, and required to chose my very "favoritest", I would have to declare good old fashioned chicken soup. Here is a post from One Generation to Another first published November 6, 2007. Meet me on the other side for a "wrap up" and challenge! 

I happen to be one of those people that loves to cook. (Sure beats the alternatives like cleaning or the four letter word ironing…okay, I know ironing has 7 letters, but the root word is only 4 letters, but I digress.) Anyway, I’m not talking gourmet cooking, but rather those savory comfort foods that can soothe and console, calm and placate, not to mention gratify the palate. These are the soups and stews, breads and desserts, veggies and...Read more

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