Five years ago tomorrow I wrote my first blog post on My Daily Bread Body and Soul. It was my third attempt at creating a blog. Three cameras, 2 computers, 3 different WordPress themes, 686 posts, 2,242 comments and over 1 million views later … here we are! My first posted featured the recipe for Asian Slaw […]
My sous-chef dish-washing mom came home from Community Bible Study all excited with a recipe in hand! “You’ve just got to make this” she said. Our friend Barbara made this dessert cheese ball for a fellowship lunch. Everyone went wild over the surprised rich white chocolate liberally mixed together with a fine vanilla extract. Cream […]
What a blessing to celebrate my sous chef dishwashing mom’s 85th birthday! Today, February 8 is her birthday, although we have celebrated for several days! Last week she spent time in Missouri with my brother and sister-in-law and their family. They brought her home on Friday and I surprised her with 15 Bundt cakes that […]
Thank you to all of my readers who have sent emails, left comments, and have taken the time to share words of encouragement for my nephew, Richard. In case you missed it you might want to read “You Really Aren’t Going To Believe This”. I decided it is time I get back to some sweet blogging. […]
Last week I was given the gift of spending time with my niece Crystal and her family. After 6 years of classes, while raising three children and still working part of that time, Crystal realized a life-long dream of becoming a registered nurse. We attended her graduation and then the pinning ceremony later that day. […]
We buy a 40-pound box of sweet potatoes from a local farmer every fall. I cannot tell you the exact science behind why sweet potatoes direct from the farm tastes so much better than sweet potatoes from the grocery store … but trust me, they do! We dine on sweet potatoes all winter long. When […]
My Grandma Paulsen was a lovely, gentle, funny lady. No matter who or when someone stopped by her home there were always cookies. And sandwiches and treats. And so much more. My Grandfather was a Nebraska farmer and some of my best childhood memories took place romping wildly with my cousins through the barn, the […]
When my sous chef dish-washing mom made Overnight Egg and Cheese Casserole for her Bible study group, we had a half loaf of white bread left over. We are not big white bread eaters but we are big lovers of bread pudding. I also had a few whole wheat hot dog buns also leftover from a […]
A couple of weeks ago my sous-chef dish-washing mom announced that she will be making a new dessert for us each week! Whaaat? This is exciting stuff! It turns out that mom has “discovered” Pinterest some time ago and is drooling over pictures and recipes. I am so excited about this and told her that I […]
When the words vanilla, cheesecake and pecan are all run together ending in pie I cannot help myself. I cannot resist. I head to the kitchen, sort out the ingredients and begin the fun of mixing and blending while imaging just how good this is going to taste!
We’ve got apples! Do you? I’ve got caramel apple dumplings, want some?
When some of our California kids were here this summer the dinner conversation turned to Pizookies. At first when my step-son Bryan said Pizookie I wasn’t sure what I heard him say. I said, “will you spell that for me?” He did one better and Googled it for me. This is a pizza cookie all rolled into […]
When the Brown Eyed Baker posted this dessert recipe I was totally captivated by her pictures. It was the first of August and I had children and grandchildren arriving in just a few days. I was in meal planning mode. What I didn’t know was …
Recently my friend Charlene was traveling through Arkansas with girlfriends. I didn’t realize this, but the home of P. Allen Smith is located just 30 minutes outside of Little Rock. The Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm sits on top of a ridge overlooking the Arkansas River Valley. Paul Allen Smith is a television […]
I am absolutely crazy about this dessert! It is so simple to make, I actually made it and baked it while I was preparing our dinner the other night. When my sous chef dish-washing mom and the Chief realized there was something in the oven they both got pretty excited. I haven’t been baking much lately […]