A couple weeks ago I made this salad as a surprise for a co-worker. Chris works from home and only comes to the office once a month. But, when she comes, on that one day, she always goes across the street and orders a Cobb Salad for breakfast. Yes, I said breakfast. Chris comes to the office at 4:30am, and by 7am, when the restaurant … Continue reading Cobb salad
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
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
Do you entertain very often?
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.Continue reading “an afternoon lunch”
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
I had no intention of baking until later this fall when the flowers were done and I was finished with “this week’s bouquet”. Plus, I’m just too busy right now to fit baking into my life. But my sister told me there was a new season and episode of “The Great British Baking Show” on Netflix. I had no intention of watching it until I … Continue reading this week’s bake
This week’s bouquet starts with some golden rod that I nabbed from my elderly neighbor’s yard. Usually it is only found along the road side or in a country field. No one purposely allows this weed to grow in their yard. This year, while she was away, her son’s chopped down every weed and flower growing in her yard, but fortunately they missed her golden … Continue reading this week’s bouquet
This is probably more of a summer dish than something you make in the dead of winter, when your body is craving “comfort food”. But, I came across a bag and a half of peas in the freezer, and in my attempt to be more responsible with my food spending, I thought I’d make up this salad to use them up . I am often … Continue reading pea salad
My new toy arrived today – a KitchenAid mixer. I have a hand mixer that was received as a wedding present, 45 years ago. I have been using that hand mixer since that time, and it has been a faithful appliance. This little mixer has always worked despite the fact that over 40 years ago I lost the cord to it when moving. This cord … Continue reading a new toy!
It’s an oppressive dreary day outside and perfect for turning on the oven and filling the house with good smells. Now that I’m baking again, I wanted to try making pizza dough. I have a recipe I’ve made before and remember it as being very good, so I threw together the dough and set it aside to rise. The dough didn’t rise as much as … Continue reading pizza day