Good Mornings

I am not a morning person. I really don’t know why. I love fresh starts and new beginnings. I love the vast possibilities of the start of something new, but I don’t like mornings. I love sunsets. I love chirping birds. I like sitting in the quiet with a cup of coffee, but I still…

Savory Bread Pudding–AND the menu plan

Join me in my chant: “No More Turkey!”. Yes, like millions of American’s we spent the last four days eating Turkey, but now it’s a new week and almost a new month and I’m over turkey. This week’s menu plan features absolutely no turkey in any way. I’m sure there are tons of blogs out…

Thanksgiving 2015-Pumpkin Spice Cream Horns

I know Starbucks has moved on to Christmas and red cups and controversy and pumpkin spiced anything seems pretty last month, but I really wanted to feature this easy dessert for Thanksgiving because it’s such a perfect fit and a bit of a break from the traditional Thanksgiving dessert options. I found a recipe for…

Apple Pie Tacos–AND the menu plan

As I write this, it’s too dark to take a picture, but this week the leaves on our hold out tree have turned brown and the tree is on its way to bare.  We’re moving towards late November and most of the trees have shed their leaves now.  This is the time of year where…

One Perfect Day-And Asiago Bisque

Here is the truth of it; there is no such thing as perfection.  Even those magazine worthy homes that you see on the Internet and on blogs and Facebook are probably hiding a take out dinner problem or an over grown yard or a car that has been condemned by the county. And even though…

White Hot Chocolate

So, I don’t really like chocolate that much. I know, it sounds crazy, but it’s true  I can take chocolate or leave it.  It’s not something I need to have or crave.  I like it.  It’s not like Brussel sprouts or cabbage or anything, but I just don’t care about it very much.  I never…

November…

October kind of went out like a wet sneeze and a shudder.  We had great weather for Trick or Treat on the 30th.  It was cool and dry, just the right kind of weather for tromping up and down the streets for candy. However, the bounty of good weather ended Friday night as Big Daddy…

Amish Cinnamon Bread

The days are getting cooler and Halloween is done.  Sometimes the season feels a little bit in limbo, to me.  The leaves are off the trees and Christmas is beckoning me, but it’s too early to give myself all the way over the Christmas, yet.  The autumn decor has been up for a month, at…

On Ode to Zucchini Bread

The recipe my Mother used was handed over by the neighbor. It belonged to her sister. It was revolutionary. It had chocolate chips in it and sitting down to a thick slice that was slathered in butter was a treat that couldn’t be duplicated, particularly if it was warm out of the oven. I still…

Rainy Day Fun and the Menu Plan

This week, the forecast is calling for warm, rainy days and that means the girls and I will be in the house more than we were last week. It’s tempting, when the weather gets iffy, to end up in front of the tv a lot. I admit to being a tv lover. I think I…