It Wouldn’t Fit Any Other Way!

Christmas Day, there is a gift under the tree from my older sister. Typical box wrapped in pretty Christmas paper. Only thing, though…. a coat hanger hook is sticking up from the top. ? “What’s this?” “It wouldn’t fit any other way.” Sigh. Smile. Intrigued. The box gets opened. It’s a pretty throw blanket onContinue reading “It Wouldn’t Fit Any Other Way!”

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Who’s Jeanette, and What Does She Have to do With Christmas?

This story sums up what it’s like in our house: I walked into the den this morning and noticed that my husband, Joe, was watching a Christmas concert on TV. I came in on the very end of one of the songs and thought it sounded like a Beatles tune, but I just couldn’t placeContinue reading “Who’s Jeanette, and What Does She Have to do With Christmas?”

Things I Overheard Today – “That’s IT!”

The kids in our neighborhood are wild, loud, full of life and flat-out HILARIOUS! We are crazy about them and love to tell stories about their antics. So I’m excited that they have the distinction of being the first entry into my new, “Things I Overheard Today,” series. Here it goes: For the past week,Continue reading “Things I Overheard Today – “That’s IT!””

Keeping it Real

The question was, “Do you want to come over and play?” That was 53 years ago. The answer was, “Yes!” And we never stopped. So….. My childhood friend, Angie, recently had a conference in Memphis, so I decided to join her a few days early for a nice visit since we live nowhere near eachContinue reading “Keeping it Real”

New To Me Recipes

These two photos are from my new favorite cookbook by Katie Quinn Davies, “What Katie Ate on the weekend.” Here is the RECIPE if you want to make them. I did not have, nor could I find the sour, or morello, cherries. And I also could not find the Dutch process cocoa powder. So I used dried cherriesContinue reading “New To Me Recipes”

It Takes Talenti!

Obviously, I did not make this gelato. I bought it for a specific reason, and I’m so glad I did. I wanted to buy some high-end chocolate bars for my husband; but since my car’s air conditioner works whenever it wants to, I was afraid I was not going to make it home in time beforeContinue reading “It Takes Talenti!”

Banana Walnut Muffins

    I have both of Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbooks, and this muffin recipe is from her first one, “My Father’s Daughter.”  It is very easy to make, and pretty healthy. I, as usual, used what ingredients I have in my house, so it’s a little altered from hers. Banana Walnut Muffins 1/4 cup plus 2Continue reading “Banana Walnut Muffins”

Vanilla Pudding with Chocolate Shavings

      I found this recipe in one of my old Martha Stewart Living magazines. I’m going to share the recipe because posted it online. I’m just looking for fun stuff to photograph. Anyway, it’s pretty easy to make and very tasty. Vanilla Pudding 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 cup sugar A pinchContinue reading “Vanilla Pudding with Chocolate Shavings”