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

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

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

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

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