death by CHOCOLATE chip cookies

I realize that there are a million ways to bake a chocolate chip cookie, and you probably all have your own favorite recipe, and most likely you won’t be interested in trying a new one. But just in case you don’t and you are and maybe possibly you are having a hormonal seizure like I […]

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Today, Kenny and I are celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary. Sixteen years ago….sheesh-Louise, where has the time gone. Look at us… Cutting that gorgeous cake, not a care in the world. That was some cake. I was all about the cake. I think everybody thought I had lost my marbles because I was more concerned […]

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roasted tomato basil cream SAUCE

Next to coffee and chocolate I think roasted tomatoes are my third addiction. I love the smell of tomatoes cooking! Mmmm-mmm yummy! They are so versatile too. I roasted these on Tuesday, put them in this container, and stored them in the refrigerator until yesterday. Roasted tomatoes will keep 5-7 days in the refrigerator after […]

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autumn EQUINOX

Today is Autumn Equinox. I did not realize this. Did you know this? Or am I the only one that missed the memo? Tonight on the way home from church my kids were talking like Jr. Astronomers. I was informed first, that my daughters friend actually named her cat Autumn Equinox…..Ok…then I was told that […]

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OUCH! dang it!

Have I told you that I am a klutz? I am. Totally. I attempt to be graceful and walk tall, but usually I trip. I have this spot in my kitchen that is a problem….. See this spot? Isn’t it lovely, I stand here most of my days, my sink is over to the right, […]

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Pork Chapsh N Applesawsh

If you read my exceedingly long post about 2nd grade a week or two ago, you would know that I had a thing for Peter Brady as a young girl. To this day I can not say pork chops with out thinking “Pork chawps and applesaws”. Remember that episode? Peter was trying to imitate Humphrey […]

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This past weekend while my boys were off watching the Michigan State vs. Notre Dame game, the girls and I stopped at the W. A. R. Chest Boutique to browse around. WAR stands for Women At Risk. Women At Risk, International (WAR, Int’l) is a nonprofit organization established to place circles of protection around women […]

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keepin’ it REAL- I mess up recipes.

Confession #1: I do not always have recipes come out perfectly the first or even second time around. Sometimes the recipes that I make the most are those that I mess up. Like the one I am going to share with you today. My mom’s Apple Bread. I have watched my mom make this my […]

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Pumpkin Spice Donut Muffins


If you have been hanging around here this week you know I have been trying to keep things real. Letting you know a little about myself. Here is something you should know. I love pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin soup, pumpkin muffins, whipped pumpkin hair mousse, pumpkin flan….just call […]

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Mac-n-Cheese redo

I know I have already posted this recipe before. But I love it so much I felt the need to share it again. This is what we had for dinner tonight. I realize there are a few ingredients, but the base is the cream and the cheese. You can even switch out the cheeses if […]

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