Clean My House or Make Alice’s Delicious Broccoli Salad?

I used to really, really like to clean my house.  I loved starting with some dusty shelves, really shine them up, standing back and feeling totally satisfied with a job well done.  👏 Mopping floors? No problem! Love it!  The nice clean smell when it was all done and the beautiful hardwood and shiny tile and … Read more

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

Two Easy Grilling Recipes For Beginners

Today we are happy to have Monica Henin from Addonkitchen as our guest blogger. Thank you, Monica! Having an in-house grill is always great because it allows a person to cook scrumptious food at will. Moreover, grilling is fun, especially for those who have an immense love for cooking. Placing a juicy piece of meat … Read more

Bacon and Brussels Sprout Gratin

Happy New Year!  Who doesn’t like to start the new year with some healthy new recipes?  I cooked up this skillet of Brussels Sprout Gratin earlier this fall.  The recipe came from Guy Fieri.  Well, not to me personally, but via the Food Network!  The bacon – well that is my addition.  Yum. I’ve made … Read more

Top Posts for 2017

It is not my nature to spend a lot of time looking back.  I love the present and always get excited about the future.  But today, the last day of 2017 I think it is appropriate to look back to the top blog posts of the year.  This list is based on top views for 2017. Bacon … Read more

Take the Cake

Christmas is quickly approaching!  And you know what that means!?  Party time!  Christmas parties and potlucks are some of my favorite get-togethers of the whole year, but there’s always the question of what to bring.  No one wants to be the person whose dish doesn’t get eaten. So how do you know what will be … Read more

Spiessbraten, Idar-Oberstein Style!

When you are in Manhattan the choices for a 5-star meal exists around nearly every corner.  But when my Chief Travel Mate and I were reminiscing with friends, Catherine and Russ about Russ’s awesome 4-ingredient Spiessbraten … well, it didn’t make sense to go anywhere except to the market to buy a pork tenderloin!  Russ quickly … Read more

Tortellini and Shrimp

As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is in our review mirror and before we start eating leftovers (or turkey noodle soup or turkey and rice casserole) I am ready for pasta, shrimp, beef, anything quick and easy. Enter … Shrimp Tortellini! This incredible recipe meets my criteria – simple, fast, and unbelievably delicious!  Starting with fresh … Read more