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  • Such a Fungi!

      My children gave my husband a book of “Dad Jokes” for his birthday. Like he needs it! He can write a book of these types of corny jokes himself. One of his favorites is: Why did the mushroom get… Read More

  • Gluten-Free? No problem!

    We’re having Sue and Jack over for dinner next week. Sue let me know she doesn’t eat gluten anymore because it tends to hurt her stomach. So, what do I make? I want to be sensitive to Sue. Do I… Read More

  • 2023 Could Be Your Lucky Year!

    I’m a little bit superstitious. OK, let’s be honest, I’m superstitious about anything that will bring me luck!  And like most of us, I’m wishing for good luck in 2023. So when it came time to deciding what to make… Read More

  • Stop and smell the cocoa

    Mmmm, yummm! Have you ever waited for a mug of cocoa to cool down enough to drink? As a child, cocoa wasn’t something we were allowed every day, so those times we did make it were extra delightful. Usually it was… Read More

  • Easy Gifts For Joy

    I’m in full swing with holiday parties, shopping, wrapping, decorating, and planning, planning and more planning! It’s a good time to pause, take a breath and remind myself the many reasons why I love the holidays. It’s important to feel… Read More

  • Cranberry Creations!

    What ingredient makes you feel likes it’s winter? I posed this question to my good friend Cary, and she immediately had an answer. I was grappling with my own thoughts…Brussels sprouts, potatoes, tenderloin, nuts, ginger, or how about cinnamon? The… Read More

  • Super Scrumptious Salads!

    Whenever someone offers to bring a dish to a dinner that I’m hosting, I ask for a leafy salad. I can make salad easily; in fact, we have salads with our dinner almost every night. But seeing what other people… Read More

  • Feel The Heat! Roasting Tips

    Do you switch up how you cook based on the season? I choose certain foods seasonally, like asparagus and fresh peas in the spring, ripe tomatoes in the summer and root veggies in the winter. What I mean is, do… Read More

  • When the time is right…Enjoy your PSL!

    It seems a little crazy that stores start displaying Halloween costumes and coffee shops start selling PSL (Pumpkin-Spiced Lattes) in early August. But when the time is right, I love a yummy PSL. The taste and aroma of anything with… Read More

  • Knock Knock! Orange you glad it’s October?

    Ever notice how all the scary movies premier in October? Creepy, frightening, scream-worthy movies and shows portending Halloween. Boo! Why does the entire month need to be so terrifying? My kids love the whole chiller genre, but I don’t “do… Read More