Clean Up Tip – Cover Your Mixer

If I have a big cooking or baking project, like preparing peaches to freeze, canning tomatoes for salsa (see Memoirs of a Delicious Life p. 56), or making holiday cookies, I like to do it when my husband is home. He is the best cleaner upper ever. He washes and puts...

Christmas – Missing Grandma

I have had the privilege of knowing and being related to many remarkable women.  Our blog is largely a tribute to my mom’s mom, Tillie, who shaped our lives in so many wonderful ways. It is also a vehicle to regularly interact with two of the most amazing women I...

Merry Christmas 2017

Merry, Merry Christmas Friends, Family and Readers!  From our family to yours we wish you peace, happiness and love this Christmas Day. If I could share some Christmas cookies with you all I would!  This year I made Melting Snowmen from Sugar Cookies (these little...

Hubby’s Potato Salad

My husband and I enjoy a good barbeque. You know, the kind where you throw some sort of beast on the grill and then add some side dishes and good friends. The food is tasty, the drinks flow, and the friendships deepen. My kind of a good time. The side dishes often...

Thanksgiving – Traditional vs. Beach

My family is quite traditional when it comes to Thanksgiving. We gather, we cook, we enjoy the day of preparation and family, and then we feast. Over the years we have tried a few tweaks to our traditional day, like eating at dinner hours instead of our usual late...

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...
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