Chocolate-Drizzled Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

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When I started this here website almost 4 years ago, my main motivation was to put my writing out into the universe and find out if there was anyone out there who enjoyed reading what I had to say. I chose food as a topic because I love the way food brings us all together. […]

Blueberry Crumble Muffins, Need I Say More?

Blueberry Crumble Muffins

The Rooster stands in the shadows of the garage, waving and smiling, but giving us a look that says, “Here you guys go, leaving me again.” The kids and I wave, blow kisses and holler out the rolled-down windows, “Bye Sweetie! Bye Dad!! See you in a week! We love you!” And with that, we […]

A Fragrant Oatmeal with Cinnamon Apples to Enjoy During the Quiet Moments

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“Well, we’re in the midst of it.” You hear yourself say to yourself with a sigh. Winter Break. Christmas Vacation. The “Holidays”. And, you want to be that Mom. Really you do. You know, the one who is fun all the time. But you see, you have a “noise aversion”. And with each day that […]

Blueberry Crumble….To Share

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It all started about 8 years ago with a seemingly unassuming jar of pesto. Not a ziploc bag of pesto. Or a tiny little 1/2 pint jar of pesto. But one of those generously sized Ball jars with the wire hook flip lid filled right up to the brim with homemade pesto and topped off […]

A Humble Yet Decadent Homemade Granola

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The older kids are off to school and the house holds just the 4-year old and myself. I look at my To-Do list…at least 143 items long. Where do I even begin? I hadn’t taken the time on Monday to organize the list into more manageable bits and now here it is mid-week…”sigh.” My mind […]

Cookin’ Up Some Aussie Bites

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The day had started out with fog and heavy, dark clouds and continued on that way until late in the afternoon which is why I was surprised when a bright beam of sunlight burst through our living room windows. While I’m always thrilled to see the sun, any sun, at this time of year…this particular […]