French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup French Onion Soup When you want to make something really good, most of the time the recipe begins with an onion. There's just something wonderful about the aroma of onions simmering. It's a Sunday afternoon, the family has just finished their dinner, I made roast beef with extra broth. As their resting and enjoying a nap, … [Read more...]

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Popovers!

It all started with a lazy Saturday afternoon watching one of our favorite old movies, 'Little Women'. There's a scene where the girls are awaiting breakfast and one exclaims, 'Popovers!' Dearest, our daughter and I wondered, 'just what are popovers?'  Christmas Gift Fast forward several months and to what do my wondering eyes behold - a … [Read more...]

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Christmas Party and Treats

Friends, Fun and the Food... We hosted our annual Christmas party and I provided the treats. Dearest does such a good job in entertaining - the evening was just so much fun! Christmas Party Planning and Team Our house was full of family, friends, church members and neighbors...I decorated and prepared food and Dearest arranged the entertainment. … [Read more...]

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Healthy Meal Solution – The Smartbowl System

Simple, Fast, Easy and Healthy Meals... Today, we're juggling many hats! We're so busy taking care of so many things - home, work, family and such. One of the most important tasks sometimes become the most dreaded...that question, 'what's for dinner?' Sigh, after a long day, we may not have the energy to make something we truly want for our … [Read more...]

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Spicy Country Applesauce Muffins

A Sweet Treat I love this time of the year. Apple season! Fresh apples, homemade applesauce, apple butters...the wonderful flavors and fragrances speak of autumn. I made these Spicy Country Applesauce muffins for us to enjoy. Sweet and Spicy Cinnamon is the spice that is usually used when flavoring applesauce muffins, but for these I'm … [Read more...]

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Can It Forward Day!

I'm so excited to once again participate in the annual - Can It Forward Day! It's such a wonderful, positive concept. Preserving the harvest and foods for future use is so rewarding.  The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving I've been given four gorgeous wide-mouth canning jars to fill and the All New Ball Book of Canning and … [Read more...]

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Easy & Quick Cranberry Almond Chai Rolls

Saturday mornings are glorious. We can sleep in, then enjoy a relaxing, perhaps decadent, breakfast. When Dearest wants something sweet, I like to prepare these quick and easy, Cranberry Almond Chai Rolls. The quick and easy part begins with the frozen Puff Pastry. This pastry makes a wonderful dough for any type of roll.  Wonderful … [Read more...]

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Apple Cobblers in Ramekins

Dearest Loves Apple Cobbler Especially with the shortbread topping. So, I love making it for him, but for the most part of the week it is just the two of us...my solution Apple Cobblers in Ramekins. Individual desserts give us the treat without all of the tempting leftovers! The Apple When making apple desserts I generally like a … [Read more...]

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The English Scone

I learned to love cooking from Dad...after he retired and when he was ill, he spent a lot of time watching shows such as Julia Child and Justin Wilson...he even loved imitating their manner of speech and action. It was such fun. Dad would try so many recipes - I actually inherited all of the recipes he collected. He always wanted to learn how to … [Read more...]

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Garden Lasagna

The Luncheon Theme Italian! Every year Dearest's family gather to celebrate his maternal grandmother's birthday. It is such a fun event and a wonderful time seeing every one. Usually it is a bar-b-que, but this year they wanted to do an Italian theme. I had never made vegetable lasagna so I thought this would be a fun opportunity! Delightful … [Read more...]

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