In “Things We Love” we share some of our favorite things and things we think you might fall in love with too!

Things My Mother Taught Me

I have so many wonderful memories of my Mom because she was an extraordinary woman. She was born in 1919 and lived through the depression, through WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. She watched a man land on the moon, the launch of the space shuttle, and astronauts manning the...

A Letter to Mom

Dear Mom, It has been 14 years since I have touched your beautiful face or felt your comforting hug.  I feel an emptiness for the sound of your voice but carry you in my heart always.  I am so lucky to have had a mom who could balance devotion with making life fun for...

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...

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...

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...
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