Treats For Your Pooch

If you want to have something special for your doggy under the Christmas tree or give a well thought gift to a friend with a beloved four-legged creature of the canine variety, these dog bones will be an instant hit. I have been making them for our dogs over the years...

Fall Comfort Food – Roasted Tomato Soup

My brother-in-law is visiting us from England. His name is Colin and he is uber cool. Since my husband hasn’t retired yet, Colin and I get to spend a lot of time together. Colin’s wife, Jayne, did not join him on this trip. Jayne makes the most delicious soups. I have...

Fishing and Great Food

My brother, Jim, is an avid fly fisherman. Since my husband also enjoys this pastime he asked Jim for suggestions of a new place to try. Jim suggested Soaring Eagle Lodge, owned and operated by Jeff Massey, and situated on the San Juan River in Blanco, New Mexico....

Southern Life – New Vendor for Our Book

Our book is now available at a wonderful new store in Little Rock, Arkansas called Southern Life. The grand opening party last night attracted a large crowd and we wish the owner Heather great success, as the store becomes a “go-to” place for gift items....

New Neighbors – Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

Friends of ours, who we know through my son’s school, moved in “over the fence” from us late this summer. Back-to-school craziness and generally getting back into the school routine hit me harder than usual this year and so making them a housewarming meal, which I had...

Hard Boiled Egg – a hubby favorite

Hard-boiled eggs.  My husband loves them, therefore there are always a few resting in the frig amongst their uncooked siblings.  To easily tell the difference you place the egg, side down, on a smooth service, and give it a spin.  Cooked spins really fast, uncooked...

A Most Favorite Kitchen Store

There is a little kitchen store in Jackson, California that is a favorite with moms, cooks, and anyone that just enjoys being around nice people and pretty things.  Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, with its own wealth of history and scenic...

Ode to the Sandwich- Veggie on Wheat Berry Bread

The Oxford Dictionary tells us a sandwich is “[a]n item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with a filling between them, eaten as a light meal.”  As we know, this simple creation has many, many variations. All cultures seem to have their own versions. We find...

Friday – Prep Day

When I was growing up Friday was the day in our house when we cleaned, restocked our cupboards and refrigerator, did all the laundry, and generally made the effort to enter the weekend organized for the following week and ready to relax and enjoy the weekend. I have...

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...

Tucson Festival of Books 2017

Tomorrow is a big day for the Tillie Moon girls!  We will be appearing in the Author Pavilion at the Tucson Festival of Books!  We are excited to be a part of this huge book event and look forward to a great day meeting people who love books as much as we do. If you...

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...
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