Thinking about my grandma

As I was cooking the Thanksgiving meal using recipes from my laptop computer, I got to thinking about my mom and grandma.  I am certain they NEVER used a laptop to view their thanksgiving recipes!  They probably had a card file, or a  notebook filled with recipes cut from magazines, or handwritten from friends and…

Giving Thanks!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving…….I am cooking, and I am close to being ready.  I made this Y-U-M-M-Y Cranberry Shortbread last night, and of course I snitched a little bit of it fresh out the oven!  Shhh don’t tell anyone, no one will ever notice the little missing spot! 🙂 And tomorrow I am making apple crisp,…

Friday Fave Five

I can not believe it’s Friday already! For more Friday Favs please stop by and visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story. Some interesting Faves this week; Last weekend my kids attended a national purity/modesty conference for teens.  It’s called Pure Freedom, I love the object lessons they do to promote sexual purity.  The…

5 minutes in a car

I was thinking about something The Inventor told me the other day, and that reminded me of  something SportTman and I had been discussing.  It was at that point I realized that both of these insightful, bonding conversations took place during our drive to school in the morning. I am so fortunate to teach in…

Friday Fave Five

I am so thankful for Friday this week! I was out for a power walk last night and was thinking about my favorite things for the week.  I concluded that I must mention my new socks.  I could not find a good picture of them, but they are Nike socks with arch support and they…

Brownie Mistakes

I have a brownie recipe that I love and have been using for years.  I am not a fan of boxed mixes( although I have used them for bake sale emergencies!).  However the other day, I must had a major PMS kind of  brain lapse.  I did not MELT the butter as the recipe called…

Works for Me Wednesday

It’s been awhile since I have done WFMW.  But as I broke out my faithful air popper  popcorn maker the other night, I knew I just had to tell you about it! This $1 yard sale find over 10 years ago has evolved into legendary status in our household.  It’s something family traditions are made…