Rascally Pilgrims

“Here we are again Ma” “Yes, here we are….(sigh)” “How long you think until the vittles start arriving before us?” “Not long Pa, not long…I can smell something cooking” “Mmmm, I knew it was nearing time….the Cranberry Relish is always first to the table.” “Smells so good ma…(snnnifff) aaahhhh” “Pa did you just stick your […]

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Cranberry Relish


As a kid I never touched the cranberry sauce. It was always plopped out on a plate and laid sideways to do a jelly dance. I must have been forced to try it at some point because I have the memory of my eyeballs rolling back in my head and my tongue shrinking inside my […]

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HOMEmade gifts- GRANOLA

Homemade Granola makes for a wonderful gift. It’s easy to make and it’s a great snack or can be eaten for breakfast in a number of ways. Granola is also easy to personalize to your taste or the taste of the person you are giving it to. And very easy to make with your children, […]

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Baked Apple Pancake

Good Mornin’! You are looking bright eyed and bushy tailed today! Need some bacon? We have a few “traditions” around our home. One being, Saturday mornings are bacon mornings, and then of course some other delicious breakfast accompaniment. Cereal and toast and that sort of thing are reserved for school days. You can read more […]

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Same old story different week. I am always missin out on something and then scrambling to catch up. I did not know about pie week…..it wasn’t on my radar. Maybe it was because I was too busy taking orders for pies, for a fundraiser, and planning out the strategy of baking fifty some pies in […]

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Apple Butter- homemade GIFTS

Apple Butter…….mmm-hhmmm yummy. You have no idea how delicious Apple Butter makes your house smell while it’s cooking. Even the next day it smells like you are baking a pie. This Apple Butter recipe is fabulous. You will need to set aside a chunk of time, but basically it’s super easy. It just needs to […]

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Beer Bread ~ homemade gifts ideas


Are you thinking about Thanksgiving Dinner or are you thinking about Christmas shopping? Or maybe both! Have you started your Christmas shopping? YOU’RE DONE!? Flibbo-me-jibbos! OK no you are not….you haven’t started….good me neither. I love Christmas, I love to give gifts! I love it when I find the perfect somethin’. I especially like to […]

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reluctant entertainer WINNER!

Heather Nesbit is the winner of a signed copy of the Reluctant Entertainer by Sandy Coughlin. I am so excited for you to get this book in your hands! My contact information is in my profile shoot me an email Heather, my frand, with your mailing address and I will send you your copy faster […]

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the Reluctant Entertainer GIVEAWAY

Would you consider yourself someone who enjoys entertaining in your home? Or would you rather be a guest in someone elses home? Are you envious of people who make entertaining seem easy? Do you make excuses as to why you never have anyone over? Are you putting way too much pressure on yourself?! I have […]

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baking BATTLE scars

I have been working in my kitchen all week. I baked most of the day Monday for some lovely people. Yesterday I baked for a friend who is having an event in her home. Then next week I have all kinds a goodies up my sleeve, plus I will be psyching myself up to bake […]

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