Cheese · Recipes · Savory

French Onion Grilled Cheese

April is National Grilled Cheese Month April is National Grilled Cheese Month People REALLY love grilled cheese sandwiches. Many foods can claim a day of fame. There is National Spaghetti day, Chocolate Milk day, and even National Raspberry Popover Day—Yup—you read that right—raspberry popovers. I didn’t even know there was such a thing! But not… Continue reading French Onion Grilled Cheese

Desserts

Sugar and spice makes every thing Nice

In the fall, when I was a little girl, I would race home from school every day to see what my mother had baked. I would run up the steps to our front door. I would stand there for a moment to see if I could smell whatever was baking from outside. When my mother… Continue reading Sugar and spice makes every thing Nice

Duck

Not so Foul Fowl

Duck is good. No, actually it's very good! My husband hasn’t been much of a duck hunter since I’ve known him. A family friend convinced him to go hunting a couple of years ago early before work one day. I hoped he would bring home a duck. I had been thinking about some new recipes for… Continue reading Not so Foul Fowl

Desserts · Recipes

First Kiss

For me, fall, apples, and first kisses, are synonymous with each other. I remember as a little girl, coming home one perfect fall afternoon from tromping around in the woods super hungry. I had been busy making a leaf house out of mounds of fallen leaves with my favorite neighborhood friend, Peter. We ran back… Continue reading First Kiss

Fish · Recipes

Fishing Calms Childhood Fears

It was July 26, 1979 and I was eleven years old. I stood on the end of the dock over looking the lake with a fishing pole in my hand. The sun was taking its good old time setting across the lake. I wanted this day to be over. It had been a typical warm… Continue reading Fishing Calms Childhood Fears

Recipes · Soups

Trendy Turkey Soup

Trendy Turkey Soup I recently got my hair cut short. I cut off about 15 inches, which is a big deal for me. I've had long hair for quite a while, about 10 years to be exact. Even my hair dresser had a hard time cutting it. I was ready though, in fact I had… Continue reading Trendy Turkey Soup

Appetizers · Recipes

Cruel Summers

Boy was it hot this past week! Despite upper ninety degree temp’s camps, parades and outside games go on. Last week my two youngest kids participated in day camps and parades. I ended up spending more meals than I am used to eating alone and I didn’t like it! It reminded me of the eighties… Continue reading Cruel Summers

Cookies · Recipes

Here Chicky Chicky Chicky…Fighting off the Wild Things with Chocolate Chip Cookies

Not so fast foxy loxy!  Would you like a chocolate chip cookie? These chickens are 11 days old.  Amazing! They are huge already. Granted they are fryers and they grow quickly. I've had chickens twice now. Both times they were all layers. All were lost to the local Foxes, dogs and telephone man (I'll save… Continue reading Here Chicky Chicky Chicky…Fighting off the Wild Things with Chocolate Chip Cookies