Valentine’s Treats: Heart-shaped Fudgy Brownies

I’m still thinking Valentine’s Day treats. Chocolate is definitely a theme this year. If you’re […]

Valentine's Day brownie

Valentine’s Treats: Chewy Flourless Chocolate Cookies

  I’m still in pursuit of the perfect homemade chocolate Valentine’s Day treat. I was […]

Chewy Chocolate Mint cookies for Valentines Day

Valentine’s Treats: Homemade Peppermint Patties

Okay, I have to confess. I could eat an entire bag of York Peppermint Patties. […]

Homemade peppermint patties

New Years Eve Party Food

Oh shoot, really? It’s New Year’s Eve already? I know that New Year’s Eve is […]

2011

Homemade French Onion Soup–just in time for New Year’s Eve

I learned something very important over Christmas: my brother-in-law, Paul, ROCKS the kitchen. I watched […]

French Onion Soup

Merry Christmas!

  Merry Christmas from Barb and Laura to all our readers and the family and […]

Making Homemade Marshmallows with no corn syrup

Years ago, I learned from my dear friend, Jonni McCoy, author of Miserly Moms, that […]

homemade marshmallows

Keeping some Christmas balance with fruit and veggies

Okay, I admit it…if I have lots of Christmas goodies in the house, I do […]

Veggies for juicing

Entertaining at Christmas: Keeping it Simple

There are entire books devoted to the subject of how to pull off big elaborate […]

Sanity Night Cookie table

Christmas Gifts from My Kitchen–I have a plan!

After a busy week of Christmas events, the low-level angst about Christmas gifts burst into […]

Planning Christmas gifts from the kitchen

Planning Ahead for Christmas

Yes, it’s true. In 18 days, Christmas Eve will be upon us. I can hardly […]

Christmas candle

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Classic Homemade Turkey Soup

How’s it going with those Thanksgiving leftovers at your house? We’ve sure eaten a LOT […]

turkey soup from leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

Still Looking for Thanksgiving Recipes?

Are you still looking for the perfect Thanksgiving recipes to serve up for Thanksgiving Dinner? […]

stacks of cookbooks

Quick and Easy Orange Pecan Rolls

I’m always on the lookout for quick, delicious recipes to add to my holiday lineup…even […]

Planning a Timeline for Thanksgiving Week

A few years ago I wrote about the timeline I follow for preparing a giant […]

Easy Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Greetings from the Caribbean! This is Barb’s son, Nate, writing from Haiti. I’m down here doing relief work […]

In the company of pumpkins

Pumpkin Fudge….oh MY!

  Yes, I know that I should be searching for new, delicious recipes for our […]

homemade pumpkin fudge

It’s time to plan for Thanksgiving!

It’s November 1 today and last night’s Halloween party food is already a thing of […]