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 […]

Homemade Halloween Treats to share

It’s time to start thinking about making some homemade Halloween treats again. This week has […]

Homemade halloween treats

Pot Roast Pot Pie

I’m pretty hardcore about using leftovers…I grew up hearing about those starving children in China, […]

Pot Roast Pot Pie

All Things Pumpkin

Today a young woman I know said, “All I can think about is pumpkin! All […]

sunlight n pumpkin

Pumpkin Pie Caramel Sauce

I’m always looking for new recipes and yesterday my friend Kris passed along a link […]

drizzle pumpkin pie caramel sauce over apple slices

Oregano Tea — the secret to making amazing soups and chilis

This weekend I learned the coolest new trick! It’s finally soup weather and I spent […]

A Quarter cup of oregano to 1 c. of water when making oregano tea

Homemade Applesauce

This week I’m making applesauce…a LOT of applesauce. This batch, and probably most of the […]

spoonful of homemade applesauce

Saving Money on Groceries

Sometimes my grocery money disappears so fast it’s almost as if we’ve been gobbling dollar […]

Saving Money on Your Grocery Bill

Hearty Fall Breakfasts

Whether you have a kindergartner who needs a good breakfast, a swimmer who needs fuel, […]

Bowl of Granola and a piece of fruit