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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The Best Pound Cake Recipe

Dearest loves cake. When we go to weddings, he always looks forward to the cake, especially if it is good cake. Most of the time, it is a type of pound cake. I found this recipe that would make a wonderful wedding cake - to me, it is the best pound cake recipe. Beat that Butter! What makes this recipe so good is actually in part as to how you … [Read more...]

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Rainy Saturday Musings…

I love a foggy morning…. This morning we woke to a light rain that is forecasted to last all day. I’d hoped to be able to do some garden chores today, but instead, I’ll be puttering indoors. Chalkboard Art It’s time to put away all things Christmas - that includes the Christmas messages on the chalkboards. I do love chalkboard art! I … [Read more...]

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Cookies

Fun and Delicious Cookies for Christmas Party My Darling Daughter and I have been preparing for our annual Christmas party. She has been a great help as we check off today's list of 'Things to Do'. She's my awesome sous chef! Awesome Salty-Sweet Cookies  She made the dough for the Pretzel Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies and called … [Read more...]

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Swedish Ginger Cookies

National Coffee Day! I just love a good cup of coffee! Coffee has been a big part of my family's life for generations. I remember that no matter what time of day, the coffee pot was going. I often say that coffee runs in my veins! With the cool autumn days, I thought these Swedish Ginger cookies would be a fantastic compliment to a good cup of … [Read more...]

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Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

One of the best things about Autumn is apples. I just love farm fresh apples. When the children were still in school and when we lived in the Atlanta area we would travel to North Georgia to the apple farms. Several had hay rides, pumpkin patches and pick your own options. Making Things with Apples There's a wide variety of wonderful … [Read more...]

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