Red, White & Blue Salad in a Jar

4th of July

Red White and Blue Salad in a Jar

4th of July, summer picnics, and bon fires after dark. All three call for some special treats from the kitchen! A few weeks ago my book club had an indoor picnic (due to rain!) and my friend, Heather, brought the most colorful, hearty salads…. In a mason jar! I took the idea home and put […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is one of my favorite pies ever! My brother Adam, said it was the “best pie he has ever had”. With the almond flavoring and tapioca, it makes it a bit different than your normal Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipes. My Grandma Brown puts almond flavoring in her peach pie […]

Walking Sticks

Vacation Bible School

Walking Sticks 2

Day 3 was Ice Cream and Day 4 was popcorn…. so those don’t really need a recipe! Day 5 was Walking Sticks. Hearing from the kids themselves, this was their favorite snack of the week! When their “Sticks” we gone, little fingers worked quite well for making sure every bit of frosting was gone! Our […]

Lime & Dill Marinated Chicken

Lime & Dill Marinated Chicken

Lime and Dill Marinated Chicken I love marinaded chicken, especially in the summer. Chicken is a staple on my grill. I have it A LOT! Therefore it can become mundane, so the marinade is where I get creative to change up the flavors! Let it sit overnight in a plastic bag or a dish covered […]

Coffeecake – Regular or Diabetic

Coffee Cake - Regular or Diabetic

I have lots of requests for recipes that are sugar free or diabetic friendly. I will admit it is a new way of cooking for me! But I have enjoyed diving in and learning more about it, reviewing different recipes and trying some out! My first, of hopefully many, diabetic recipes is a classic Coffeecake. […]

Strawberry Dream Cake

Strawberry Dream Cake

In a family cookbook that my great grandmother made for her family many years ago, I ran across this Strawberry Dream Cake. Here was the caption from a great aunt, “I first got this recipe after writing to Rosalyn Carter and asking for her favorite recipe. Rosalyn is the wife of former US President, Jimmie […]

Chocolate Yule Log / Buche de Noel

Yule Log

Last December I the opportunity to attend a few cooking classes at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Boston, MA. Spending some time in a city at Christmas is something I always look forward to and Boston was amazing at Christmas! The history lessons and tours, walks in the snow, ice-skating, and shopping all […]

Coffee Can Bread

Coffee Can Bread

My little brother, Andrew, has been asking me when I’m going to make some homemade bread. So, since I love my little brother, I made this fun and  easy Cheddar Cheese Coffee Can Bread! This time I used two 40 oz. sweet potato cans because I made a casserole that day as well. Feel free […]