1 envelope dehydrated onion soup mix2 c. beef stock or broth2 lbs. ground beef ¼ c. chopped parsley 2 T. butter¼ c. flour1 med. Onion, halved and sliced12 oz. fresh mushrooms cleaned and sliced1 beef bouillon cube, or 1 T. beef granules1 (16 oz.)pkg. frozen egg noodles, cooked according to package directions Instructions Mix 2 tablespoons dehydrated … Continue reading Meatballs and Noodles
Wilmer’s Pecan Pie
This is my husband’s all time favorite pie and a recipe that always makes me think of the Wilmer girls. They were sweet, old family friends who were fabulous cooks and I so wish I had more of their recipes. This one they kindly shared when I was a young bride probably 30 years ago. I … Continue reading Wilmer’s Pecan Pie
I know, there's a million chicken salad recipes out there! But this one mixes curry and cranberries (along with pickles) for an unexpectedly delicious flavor!
1 large onion, diced (I use frozen when I don’t feel like chopping, it’s ok, really)3 stalks celery, diced4 T butter4 T margarine4 T flour4 t paprika2 C chicken broth3/4 t salt1 t dill weed1 16 oz can salmon, bones and skin removed1 to 3 C half and half Directions In a medium soup pot, … Continue reading Salmon Bisque
Dividing and conquering: What to do with stuff when your parents pass away
“Remind yourself, that you're not casting memories and heirlooms aside. You're creating breathing room in your current life, freeing yourself of extra weight (a lot of mental weight for me) and recognizing that what’s most important is happening right now, not what’s in a box in your basement."
Helping a Friend Decorate – Bathroom Tips
Recently, a friend asked me to help her with a little decorating and my immediate response was "sure!!" Listening and understanding the spaces she wanted help with, I realized that this was a girl who knew what she wanted. She just needed a little help cultivating her style needs and finding the right pieces to … Continue reading Helping a Friend Decorate – Bathroom Tips
Roasted Veggie Power Bowl
Ingredients 2 Tbsp. olive oil2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar 4 garlic cloves, minced½ tsp. dried rosemary Salt and pepper to taste2 medium carrots peeled and sliced1 medium zucchini, cubed1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 cup broccoli florets1 cup cauliflower florets4 cups salad greens1 cup cooked barley2 oz. feta1 lb. cooked chicken (diced or shredded) Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. … Continue reading Roasted Veggie Power Bowl
Ingredients 2 lbs hamburger1 c chopped onion (I have frozen onions and use them for this recipe)3 carrots, halved and sliced (1 to 2 cups, depending on how much you love carrots)1 stalk of celery, halved and sliced (if you don't have celery, don't worry - you can still make this recipe)!3 T ketchup2 to … Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie
Hill Street Escape Bedroom
When we entertain family and friends in our home, I put some thought in to the things I like to have in my own bedroom. Comfortable sheets, extra pillows and blankets, a lamp, mirror, hooks, a jewelry dish - things like that. I took the same approach with our Hill Street Escape cabin bedroom. Carrying … Continue reading Hill Street Escape Bedroom
Hill Street Escape – Bathroom
The cabin was looking great - it was almost ready to go. And, then? We (okay, my husband) started looking at the bathroom's shower a little more in depth. I came in one day and he had the bathroom all torn apart. He was standing in the shower telling me it how needed to come … Continue reading Hill Street Escape – Bathroom