Chipped Plates

This is one of those blessings that you have to go all around the circle and as you're coming back around, you realize that you can be thankful for it. I registered for Wedgwood, Queen's Shape everyday dishes when we got engaged.  I received about 12 place settings.  We don't use them every single day, … Continue reading Chipped Plates

Zucchini Bread

The zucchini are now coming in from our garden.  I have sautéed and fried them, but by far our favorite way to eat them is in bread.  This bread is so sweet, moist and delicious.  I doubled the recipe and froze four loaves. I just used an old fashioned grater for grating the zucchini.  Watch … Continue reading Zucchini Bread

Letting Things Go…is hard

Oh, how quickly things accumulate in our lives.  There comes a time when it's just time to let things go.  I am extremely sentimental.  Things bring back warm, happy feelings of good times and good people.  That's why I save things.  I can look through my matchbook collection and relive years and years of vacations, … Continue reading Letting Things Go…is hard

Chicken and Dumplings

Today is a good day for chicken and dumplings.  It's cold and rainy....and it's Monday.  Comfort food is on the horizon for tonight. There are just a few little tricks for making chicken and dumplings from scratch: *  Use a big, fat hen.  This will give more flavor to the dish.  I boil the whole … Continue reading Chicken and Dumplings

Pumpkin Bread

The kids are always appreciative when there is a snack waiting for them when they get home from school.  Walking in the door and smelling something warm just from the oven can even put a smile on a grumpy teenager's face.  The thank you's and hugs make me glad I took the extra time. Warm … Continue reading Pumpkin Bread

Chicken Soup

It's a chicken soup kind of day! Boil a whole chicken in salted water.  I like to put the lid on it and simmer it for a couple of hours.  That makes it really tender and keeps it moist. Add onions, celery and about 3 chicken bouillon cubes while the chicken is cooking.... After the … Continue reading Chicken Soup

Banana Bread

    Yesterday was a banana bread kind of day.  It was sleeting and cold and the bread baking made the house smell wonderful.  We're not big banana eaters.  When I buy a bunch, they just sit on the platter.  Waiting to be made into bread, I guess.   Someone got me this Betty Crocker's Cookbook for … Continue reading Banana Bread