Good Times at the Book Festival

Good Times at the Book Festival

March 11 and 12 found Jen, Shirlei, and I at the spectacular event known as the Tucson Festival of Books.  A sea of about 500 tents were set up on the University of Arizona campus mall and upwards of 130,000 people came for part or all of the two days.  This is the...
Good Neighbor Frittata

Good Neighbor Frittata

  Our dear friends and neighbors, Teresa and Ben, have chickens on their mini-farm.  I think twenty and upwards at last count. Ben has remodeled the chicken coop many times providing more rooms for their warmth and ease of laying eggs.  He has added more yard...
Sharing the Christmas Spirit

Sharing the Christmas Spirit

  The Christmas season has always been a time of sharing for my family.  I wanted my children to realize that, yes, while “getting” is certainly lots of fun, “giving” can be just as wonderful.  So for years we went caroling to the...
Our Turkey Cake

Our Turkey Cake

Thanksgiving is my husband’s favorite holiday.  For him it represents one day in the year when as much family as possible gathers to share stories, love, and thankfulness for oh-so-many things.  It is not a day for regrets but a day for optimism. A day to pay homage...
Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween and a Happy Fall to all! I love this photo from Halloween 2013 showing my amazing grandson with the treats we just created together. The “monster” treat was a super simple idea, delicious and fun to make. Here’s how to create your own: (1) Bake...
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