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 →

Whenever we go out to eat, and the waitress takes our drink order, I ALWAYS ask for water with “obscene amounts” of lemon. I’ve noticed there is a direct correlation between the amount of lemon a waitress brings me and the size of a tip I leave her. I LOVE LEMON! AndRead More →

Yesterday I made Cream Cheese Pound Cake for dessert. It has long been one of our family’s favorite. Rich and delicious, you can serve it with a glaze or with fruit, but it is plenty yummy all by itself. This recipe can be rather finicky and it is time consuming,Read More →

We when got home from the Sugar Bush we decided that we needed to make our own Maple Sugar Candy. But I think I should point out, I am not a candy maker… in general I just don’t have the patience for it. Sugar can be a tricky beast ;). I’m guessingRead More →

I love the story of Strega Nona, the benevolent witch that can cure headaches, find maidens husbands, and feed the village with her magic pasta pot. I want a magic pasta pot, don’t you? I can certainly understand why her good hearted, but a bit scattered brained assistant, Big Anthony, found it fascinating. ToRead More →

After 30 years of parenthood, 6 years of gammyhood, and over 10 years of being a preschool teacher, I have collected over a hundred different “Make Your Own” recipes. From the mundane to the extraordinaire, I have tried and true recipes for just about EVERYTHING! Glues and pastes, playdoughs and chalks,Read More →

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,Read More →

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…Read More →

Last night’s Annual Pumpkin Carving was a blast! Even though the weather was uncooperative… a fine, misty drizzle… and we weren’t able to have a bonfire, our spirits weren’t dampened. There were pumpkin guts everywhere and so much good food, and promises of recipes, no one seemed to mind beingRead More →

(This post is a look into the inner workings of Kimara. Avert your eyes if you are squemish.) So, we all know about my hour long phone call yesterday, and how it turned in a bit of a paint debacle, which proceed into some colorful doodling, which, given the fact that it could,Read More →

  We would like to thank Stacy for sharing this recipe for Mulligatawny Soup. I Love Mulligatawny soup. We use to vacation every year in Vermont, and there was a restaurant that had this on its menu. I’d think about it throughout the year, and it was always one ofRead More →

Mmm… baking day… yummy apple bread…   INGREDIENTS 1/4 c. butter 1/2 t. salt 1 c. sugar 1 c. orange juice (can substitute with juice of choice) 1 1/2 T. milk 2 c. flour 2 eggs 1 1/2 – 2 c. chopped apples 1 t. baking soda Topping: 1 t.Read More →

My Bushia was a marvelous cook…of basic foods. And, hey, let’s face it, we consume mostly basic foods, right? As a mother of 13 children there wasn’t much time for fluff, but there was no shortage of flavor! A very Old World, traditional little lady. Now my Grandma Pearl…she was cheeky and modern.Read More →

I love shortbread with my afternoon coffee. This is our first Christmas cookie for the season (it freezes well). I have never actually made it before. This is a recipe my SIL always makes and I have to say… her’s is better 😉 . But since they moved out of state,Read More →