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”

Blackberry Crumb Breakfast Bars

      The blackberries I used for this recipe were picked by my husband and me last summer near our house. We have a ton of them in our freezer; so anytime I can, I use them in a recipe. This one is actually a raspberry recipe that I found on either Goop’s website orContinue reading “Blackberry Crumb Breakfast Bars”

Cherry Upside-down Cake – Twice

This is my second attempt at this recipe. I tend to be in a rush whenever I do – well….anything. When I made the first cake, I used a can of cherry pie filling instead of just a can of cherries. Duh. It was in the baking aisle and I wasn’t paying attention. So, backContinue reading “Cherry Upside-down Cake – Twice”

Lemon (Cup) Cake

I used a Lemon Cake recipe from my great grandmother’s cookbook, “Rumford Complete Cookbook,” but I made cupcakes instead. I haven’t made cupcakes in….. about 40 years. I made a mess. I over-filled most of the cups, and they spilled over and baked to the top of the muffin tins. The second batch came out a little better. IContinue reading “Lemon (Cup) Cake”

Butterscotch Walnut Cookies

My great grandmother wrote this recipe on an index card – which usually means the directions are limited and the handwriting is barely legible. Here it is verbatim; then what I ended up doing. Butterscotch Walnut Cookies 1 stick butter melted 1 cup brown sugar 1 3/4 cup sifted flour 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartarContinue reading “Butterscotch Walnut Cookies”

Lemons & Leeks … and Granola

I have been utilizing my new cookbook, “It’s All Good,” by Gwyneth Paltrow, a lot lately. It’s pretty good. And healthy to the point my migraines have been considerably reduced! Whoo Hoo! Anyway, I plan on trying a risotto recipe this week, and decided some of the ingredients needed to be photographed. I have notContinue reading “Lemons & Leeks … and Granola”