Valentine DIY

I co-teach the kindergarten Sunday School class with my boyfriend, Tim.  We usually have a plethora of personalities to keep us busy, but this week a lot of people were sick.   We only had one little girl named Amelia.  She’s as sweet as can be and usually really shy. However, this week we got her … Read more

Jack Bac Jam for Holiday Gift Giving

Buckle up and hold on because this meat sauce recipe is going to take you over mounds of bacon and onions and right down sugar-lane filled with sweet maple syrup and a beautifully rich balsamic vinegar! Last year at this time I suggested DIY Homemade Vanilla Extract as a lovely gift-giving idea.   Vanilla is still … Read more

Homemade Apple Balsamic Vinaigrette on an Apple Walnut Salad

When spending time in England this summer The Chief and I noticed early on that something was missing from the crowds. Obesity.  Oh, we would see an occasional overweight person (probably a visiting tourist from the USA) but over-all people just seemed  thinner. If spending time with our friends was any indication we concluded it may … Read more

Sugar Cookies In A Fun Bouquet

My sous chef dish-washing mom and I belong to a garden club. By the very nature of “garden” club one might think we are gardeners.  That would be wrong.  We like plants, we have both toyed with growing a flowering plant or two, but gardeners we are not. We do have this little garden close … Read more