this week's bake – toll house chocolate chip pie

I made this week’s bake on a whim. It was one of those rare occasions when I came across a recipe online, and I happened to have all of the ingredients on hand to make it. My only hesitation was that I usually share my bakes with my co-workers, and since I would be working from home because of the virus, there was no one … Continue reading this week's bake – toll house chocolate chip pie

chicken and bacon pasta with spinach and tomatoes in garlic cream sauce

I’ve been on a roll when it comes to trying new recipes. My whole meal plan for the last couple weeks consisted of new recipes to try. With Pinterest and a couple good food blogs at your fingertips, why eat the same things over and over again? Originally when I found this recipe on Pinterest and clicked through, it did not produce the actual recipe. … Continue reading chicken and bacon pasta with spinach and tomatoes in garlic cream sauce

this week’s bake – blackberry cobbler

This week’s bake is one of the best desserts I’ve ever had, and one of the easiest. It is a Pioneer Woman’s recipe, so you know it has to be delicious. This is seriously easy and quick to throw together. You start by mixing a cup of flour, a cup of sugar, and a cup of milk. Add 1/2 stick of melted butter. As I’m … Continue reading this week’s bake – blackberry cobbler

German potato soup

There is nothing better to warm you inside and out than homemade soup on a cold and damp winter day. This recipe comes from my blogging friend, Cathy, of Words and Herbs, who graciously allowed me to share her recipe with you. Cathy, formally from the UK, now lives and gardens in Bavaria. I usually make a cheesy potato soup, but this vegan recipe sounded … Continue reading German potato soup

this week’s bake – lemon blueberry crumb cake muffins

I haven’t done much baking this winter. Usually the cold weather triggers my desire to make hearty winter meals and baked goods. But this year, not so much. This is my first bake of the year and it’s a yummy one. An easy afternoon bake, and perfect for breakfast or brunch. I love anything made from the combination of lemons and blueberries. In my opinion, … Continue reading this week’s bake – lemon blueberry crumb cake muffins

an afternoon lunch

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I really haven’t done much in the way of entertaining for the last four to five years.  But this year, my sister and I decided to give my 91-year old mother the “gift of lunches” for a Christmas present.  She really doesn’t want or need anything, and the gift of time and company means more to an elderly person than any present you can buy.

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an easy one pot meal

If you’re looking for a hearty winter meal, made all in one pan, and that will feed a family . . . then this is it.  I found this recipe on A Family Feast blog, where there are hundreds of delicious looking meals, all in one convenient place.  This recipe is found under the “Easy Meals” tab, and is called “One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta”. Not only will … Continue reading an easy one pot meal

this week’s bake

It’s that time again when cool fall weather makes one want to turn on the oven and bake something that makes the whole house smell good. This week’s bake is “New England Apple Cider Cake” that I found on a wonderful blog, A Family Feast.  This may be called “New England Apple Cider Cake”, but I’m using Ohio made cider, so maybe I’ll change the … Continue reading this week’s bake