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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keepin’ it REAL- I could get it refinished……

We have had this kitchen table for fourteen years. At first glance it looks like it has stood the test of time and the wear and tear of a family of six. Let’s look a little closer…. WA-WA-WA! I know this might give some of you nightmares. I let me kids craft on my kitchen […]

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keepin’ it REAL- I’m a classy chik

This week I just feel like I should reveal a few things about myself to all of you. Just in case you had the wrong idea about who I am. tap, tap tap,tap,tap Oh! Hello…Hi… there you are, erhmmm…. So as I was saying….I didn’t want anyone to think I am something I am not. […]

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