Thank you gift!

Well friends, I am finally starting to cook and bake again!  I know that may not seem significant to you………but to me this is huge!  I have always enjoyed baking and generally liked to cook a healthy, yummy meal for my family.  But last spring………I could not muster the wisdom to plan a meal, or…

Baseball Beef Stew

This was one of my Twitter posts this week. Can I just tell you how great that beef stew tasted!  For those of you who are not enduring a very cold spring, then you may not be able to fully understand the depth of this bone freezing cold that has penetrated this area!  It may…

Feeling rather BLUE!

We love blueberries!!!  Summer is such a great time for fresh produce.  I bought 10lbs of blueberries last week to freeze.  I also made a family favorite recipe for these scrumptious muffins! 1 1/2 c. flour (I mix in about 1/4 of whole wheat flour, to help me feel better about eating so many of…

Been jammin!! – Freezer Jam

I just LOVE strawberry season!!  Fresh strawberries are in abundance where I live in farm country! So every year I make lots of strawberry jam…….unfortunately I did not have a lot of time to make my usual 12-15 pints of jam. So I bought ONE quart of strawberries and made 4 pints of jam…….it took…

Friday Fave Five

I missed joining this fine and fun group of ladies last week.  But I won’t miss it this week!  For more Friday Fave Five, please stop by and visit Susanne. Well I guess one of my Faves is a snow day today.  It’s 8:30 and I just woke up! It’s always nice to not have…

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…

Grilled Ham Slices

Works for Me Wednesday day is hosting a recipe edition.  You can’t go wrong with summer recipes.  We eat LOTS of fresh watermelon, blueberries, corn on the cob and use the grill a lot during the summer.  So I thougtht I would share my all time favorite grilling recipe! It’s for grilled ham slices, it’s…

Dump Cake – Works for Me Wednesday

For more Works for Me Wed. Click Here This is such a simple and VERY delicious dessert, and in this fast paced world, this homemade treat is a winner in prep time and taste. That WORKS FOR ME! 🙂 Dump Cake……I know the mental image of a cake with that name is not real appealing. …

Chocolate

As I lay in bed last night and could not sleep, I got to thinking about chocolate!!  I think I was hoping if I thought about chocolate before falling asleep, I would then have great dreams of working at a chocolate factory or living in a land flowing with chocolate! Instead I decided that I…

Aloha Friday

I had so much fun reading all the responses to my last Aloha Friday when I asked about your ideas for a quick, easy meal. (Click here to read the post and see all the great suggestions in the comments.) I decided to milk my good fortune a little farther and ask for your help…

Aloha Friday

I love this carnival/meme….it’s easy and it’s fun. You simply ask a question…… When I say quick, easy dinner, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? All suggestions, recipes, ideas are welcome, and heck I will even give you my address if you want to send me a free sample!  And if…

Amazing Chocolate Chip cookies

I have always made yummy chocolate chip cookies over the years.  I had what I thought was a great recipe.  That was until a dear lady brought cookies into our classroom as a treat last week.  These cookies were AMAZING.  They were thick, chewy, filled with chocolate and big!  I asked the dear lady for…