5 Great Dinner Rolls

5 Great Dinner Rolls

Are you in charge of the dinner rolls anytime soon? Try one of these great suggestions!Continue Reading

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Cookies

Oh sure, this recipe is all over the place. So, being the outrageously inventive person that I am, I decided to give it a try. (snicker, snicker—outrageously inventive—hahahahahaha)

After I got married and started doing my own Christmas baking, I made a deal with myself to try at least one new cookie recipe each year. I am generally fiercely loyal to the family favorites that my grandmother Continue Reading

Apple Salad with Apple Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Apple Salad with Apple Cinnamon Vinaigrette

My daughter, Tricia, has the most amazing landlords, ever. It’s as if my little grandsons have three sets of grandparents: my husband and I, my son in-law’s parents, and the landlords (Shannon and Rusty). While my daughter and her family were down in Arizona visiting her in-laws over Thanksgiving, Shannon and Rusty decorated the outside of Tricia’s house with Christmas lights. They even put an inflatable Santa on the roof. Everything is on a timer and within minutes of Tricia, Tim, and the boys arriving home from Arizona last Sunday night, the lights came on and Santa inflated. The boys were absolutely ecstatic! But what kid wouldn’t be ecstatic?

Lights are one of my very favorite things about Christmas. They make everything sparkly and magical. And speaking Continue Reading

Cinnamony Sweet Cereal Crunch

Cinnamony Sweet Cereal Crunch {Christmas Crack}

I’m sitting on my bed right now, looking at the disarray around me. Clothes need to be folded, papers need to be filed, that useless exercise bike over by the window really needs a new home, the Martha Stewart cookie gift boxes I bought should be put away, and the fabric pieces that I use in some of my photos need to be refolded and put back…somewhere. I really ought toContinue Reading

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

Thanksgiving day food offers up my very favorite food collection of the year. For me, the food of Thanksgiving is steeped in tradition, tying generations of family together.When I was growing up, we would often be at my Granny’s house for Thanksgiving. I LOVED being there. I loved walking into her house and smelling the food that was cooking, but more than that, I loved seeing my grandmother. She would always be at her appointed place Continue Reading