Yummy Recipes

Even if you don’t have a white thumb… the baking counterpart to a gardener’s green thumb… you can still make something delicious to bring with you to this year’s Easter celebration! Easter Bunny Bark is a fun variation of a basic chocolate bark candy. Have I ever mentioned my favorite foodRead More →

  I love pumpkins. I love everything about them. I love how their creeping vines seem to grow miles over night. I love watching a pumpkin grow from flower to full grown fruit. I love the looks of a field of pumpkins… it virtually screams autumn. I love the color.Read More →

  One of my family’s favorite treats at Christmas is Peppermint Bark. It is very easy to make, festive looking, and happily for Fairy-girl… gluten free. It also makes a nice gift to share with teachers and friends. Although I love the peppermint, chocolate combination, I also love the chocolate,Read More →

In Michelle’s home, Friday is baking day and it is incorporated into their school day. This Friday, Pixie wanted to make Blueberry Crisp. Blueberries are Pixie’s all-time favorite… well, maybe strawberries… actually, it’s probably a tie! Anyway, Friday was baking day, and Pixie wanted to come to Gammy’s house toRead More →

In our family we have at least 15 or so traditional family Christmas cookies. We talk about cutting back every year but in order to make sure everyone has their favorites… well we end up making almost all of them every time. This year, amidst the holiday prep, Gammy leftRead More →

You’ve just been invited to a last minute soiree and don’t want to go empty handed. What to do, what to do? Here’s a quick little hostess gift you can whip up in minutes and, chances are, you’ve got all the ingredients on hand. Not only that, it is seriouslyRead More →

  I will be hard-pressed to convince Tim, who doesn’t particularly like (hmmm, maybe he really dislikes???) cabbage soup, that I really was craving some and that it had absolutely NOTHING to do with the Tin Can Lanterns I shared this morning …that required vegetable cans! Seriously … I boughtRead More →

This past weekend our 25 year old “baby” made a bowl of a heavenly Avocado Salsa that was awesome. I said, “See, this is the benefit of allowing the children in the kitchen… they grow up to be great cooks!” This reminded me of a post first published on myRead More →

First off… must say… NOT my grandma’s recipe… but evidently SOMEBODY’s grandma’s recipe 🙂 Strawberry Rhubarb Pie has long been a family favorite. For decades I’ve made it using a standard pie crust. Last week on some internet expedition, I came across this recipe from Food Network…     GRANDMA’S STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB PIERead More →

To see the entire Out of the Block | Ice Cream Cone Cookie Cutter series, including pattern for felt applique block and how to make your own cookie cutters click HERE.  I've tasted a lot of sugar cookies in my days, and I have to say, this is by far my very favorite. What makes it so special… a splash of lemon! And I'm a sucker for lemon. WhenRead More →

In our family, rolled cookies mean something special. Because they require more work than drop cookies, we tend to make them at holidays and other days of celebration. Over the years we have acquired many different cookie cutters, but a few years ago we discovered the joy of making our own cookie cutters, and we’ve never lookedRead More →

We are trying something new this year… and I must admit I’m a little bit nervous. As a family, we decided that we wanted to simplify Christmas and focus on the joy of being together. So, for the first time ever, the adults are not exchanging gifts. Gulp and Yikes! I amRead More →

It seems like the autumn winds are finally picking up, pushing the last of summer into our memories. It’s a magical time of year, when you can gather pumpkins, watch flocks of geese flying south, and gather bouquets of colored leaves to bring indoors. And what could be better whenRead More →

This wonderful fruit drink recipe is sure to please. Made with frozen grape, cranberry and lemon juice, this is the perfect summer thirst quencher! I can’t talk about summer without talking about Grandma Pearl. Growing up, I was blessed to have both of my grandmothers alive and well. But Bushia,Read More →

In my kids’ minds, you don’t get to claim a new age on your birthday until you blow out the candles on your cake. Apparently, it is the actual act of blowing out the candles that makes your birthday official. Bug would not let Fairy call herself six years oldRead More →

Every family has their favorite traditional foods they make for Christmas. In Michelle’s house, Christmas breakfast always includes a birthday cake for Baby Jesus. Although pancake men are not a part of our holiday celebration, the children enjoyed them just the same 🙂 In the book Christmas in the BigRead More →

In the book, The Legend of the Poinsettia, by Tomie dePaola… “At home Lucida helped Mama clean their casita-their little house-and pat out the tortillas for their meals.” We did not make our own tortillas, but we used flour tortillas to make “Mock Sopapillas”. Easy and yummy, I can almostRead More →

Christmas is a time for not only making memories but for remembering. Certainly, when we look back on Christmases past, we are sure to conjure up some memories of food. In just about every conceivable celebration, you will find food. Not surprising… food sustains life. Since eating is necessary, even onRead More →

We received 2 recipes for pumpkin bread. When comparing the 2 recipes, they were nearly identical, except one recipe made 1 loaf and the other made 2 loaves. There were also some slight variations in the spices. Neither recipe included a photo, so when I had this THING this week,Read More →

When I received this recipe, I thought, okay, I’m in heaven now. Pumpkin and chocolate chips! These sound so wonderful I can’t wait to try them. But what really got to me, was Hallie’s account of the first time she tried them. How many wonderful memories have food, family and friendsRead More →