my chili con carne recipe is going viral on pinterest

— March 10, 2017

Okay, my chili recipe is not really going “viral” in technology community terms but it’s as close to “viral” as I will ever get. Haven’t you always wanted to say that something you shared went viral? And not the “oops” photo or ill-mannered comment that someone caught during one of your low moments, but something…


hot dish

my pinewood derby potluck “hot dish”

— March 01, 2017

We recently had our first adventure with the Boy Scout’s Pinewood Derby Race. I am convinced that the Pinewood Derby is more for the dads than for the kids. Especially the younger kids. I suppose most teenagers could handle the intricacies needed to build a pinewood derby car. My 8-year old Wolf? Not so much….


Cherry Pie Bars

— February 01, 2017

I have been in recipe testing mode lately and these Cherry Pie Bars are definitely a “keeper”. A neighbor and friend of mine has graciously accepted the duties of taste-tester while I am working on family recipes and my own concoctions. It’s a very “full-filling” job. I pointed out to her that we did…


mighty meatballs & national spaghetti day

— January 04, 2017

Happy New Year! Happy National Spaghetti Day! I love January and the freshness of a new year before me with all of the promises I can dream up. A full clean slate before me is so exciting and so precious. (I also love spaghetti…) Have you made any promises to yourself or someone…


fresh mint chocolate chip shortbread cookies

— November 03, 2016

It’s that time of year again for me to enter the local newspaper holiday cookie contest. As usual, I was multi-tasking so I did not fully the read the rules as I baked and baked and baked to see what cookies I would enter this year. So, it wasn’t until late at night…


coffee can pumpkin bread

— October 04, 2016

I have bad news and good news. I always like the bad news first, then I can follow it up with something positive. So, here is the bad news… Until my first ever craft fair is over, I will be talking about it. A lot. The good news is that it is over…


Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

— July 05, 2016

Just so you know, these are not the usual Oatmeal Cookies. I love Oatmeal Cookies but something in these cookies, takes them over the top. Perhaps it is the butter. Chewy Oatmeal cookies are classic and they fall into one of my favorite types of recipes…the kind that can be varied a “hundred ways…


italian style meatballs

— June 16, 2016

Meatballs. Homemade meatballs. There is nothing like them. Hot, cold, sauced, naked, spiced, simple, trendy, big or little, there is nothing like a homemade meatball. They are a super easy food to whip up ahead of time and freeze for a night when you need a good meal, fast. You can also change…


browned butter & rosemary croutons

— June 13, 2016

Making homemade croutons is one of those moments that makes me feel like I have it altogether. I am not someone who is able to make everything homemade all the time and I probably never will be. I am Ok with that… But, it is fun when it works out, I have to…


cheeseburger salad

— June 02, 2016

Bear with me. Or is it bare with me. It’s early in the morning while I am writing and I forgot which choice of spelling to use, which…I find to be quite funny. Or awkward. So, I Googled it and looked up the difference. There is a significant difference, which is even funnier….


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