When I was a kid, I remember my mom and my aunt traveling the dusty gravel road between our farm houses for their daily morning ritual, a cup of coffee. My mom would go there or my aunt would come to our house and they'd always have coffee in their favorite cups while they chatted. … Continue reading What’s in a cup? Learning to love coffee.
Gifts for the Ladies
When it comes to the ladies in your life, it is a little easier to shop because what you like, they’d probably like, too! Here are a few ideas to help you with your holiday shopping this year. Little Things Small Christmas trees and little collections of greenery are perfect to pair with something else … Continue reading Gifts for the Ladies
Eight Gifts for Guys
I have a husband, two sons, a son-in-law and two grandsons – lots of guys in my life when it comes to gift giving! Sometimes, it can be tough to get guy gifts that they’re actually excited about. I tend to buy things that I know they’d never buy themselves (nice underwear, nice socks), useful … Continue reading Eight Gifts for Guys
Pizza Macaroni and Cheese
Ingredients 2 pkg. (14 oz. each) deluxe macaroni and cheese dinner mix½ cup sour cream (sometimes I sneak in a bit more)1 can (14oz.) petite diced tomatoes, drained1 can (15oz.) pizza sauce1 small green pepper, chopped2 cups (8oz.) shredded Italian cheese blend2 oz. sliced pepperoni Instructions Preheat oven to 350. Cook macaroni according to package … Continue reading Pizza Macaroni and Cheese
Turning Old Into New
Turning Old into New After dividing and conquering, keeping the best and getting rid of the rest - there were still more than a few treasures left in my parents' house. If I was drawn to it and remembered it from my childhood, I kept it. In my mind, the things I kept needed to … Continue reading Turning Old Into New
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!