Where to eat on vacation: California’s Sierra Nevada

One of the pressing concerns for summer-time eats is “Where do we eat while we’re […]

Tuolumne River Picnic Spot

Planning Food for the 4th of July

When I was growing up, some of our best parties happened on the 4th of […]

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

We want to take this opportunity to wish our mom a very happy Mother’s Day! […]


One of Mom’s perfect recipes: Bran muffins

Bringing another favorite out of retirement here….these bran muffins are the PERFECT accompaniment to all […]

Baked oatmeal: not the porridge your grandma made!

My kids LOVE oatmeal. (Okay, I’ll also admit that one of them likes to eat […]

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Nell’s Lemon Bars, #24

December 24: As I’ve mentioned before, I tend to go for chocolate when it comes […]

Grandma’s Jan Hagel cookies, #1

December 1: My grandma was an amazing woman. She never went a day without cookies  in […]

The Medieval Lords and Ladies Feast

One of the joys of homeschooling is getting to do fun things with other homeschool […]

Happy New Year from My Sister’s Kitchen!

As we step into the year 2009, we both want to take the time to […]

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls – cool rise sweet dough

Years and years ago, when I was ten years old, I had the exciting privilege […]

Lemon Meringue Pie, Grandma’s own legendary recipe

My Grandma had a couple of recipes that were just incredible. Most people who knew […]

What Makes Food Taste Good?

There’s more to good-tasting food than great flavors. There’s more than fresh, quality ingredients or […]

Vegetable Soup: the art of homemade soup

I didn’t know it as a child but I know it now: soupmaking is an […]

Poor Man’s Scampi

Eating shrimp scampi is all well and good if you can afford to buy the […]

Apple Dapple Cake

This recipe comes from Grandma’s recipe box. There were more recipes in the “cakes and […]

Grandma’s Apple Crisp

Also from Grandma’s recipe box, written in her own hand, complete with some of her […]

Applesauce Nut Bread

When I was growing up, the favorite cookbook for both my mom and grandma was […]

Blueberry crumble: a family recipe

Today we went blueberry picking. Blueberry picking here in Michigan is a family tradition. My […]

How to Cook Fresh beets

“And what in the world are you going to do with THOSE?” the older woman […]