This week saw a lot of leftovers. Although we are down to usually three or four for dinner, sometimes a couple more around the table, I still cook for at least six people. Old habits die hard, but it makes for some great next day lunches, or an evening off to eat a leftover of… Continue reading Four Out of Five Isn’t Too Bad, Right?
An Evening of Cookies
There are few things that compare to baking with friends and family, even from afar. This evening my friend Jennifer hosted a holiday cookie zoom. Although an annual tradition for her, this was my first being able to join in. As you might imagine, those in the past were in person, this one was via… Continue reading An Evening of Cookies
A Day in the Kitchen
Yesterday I did all the outdoor things I had wanted to accomplish this weekend. I did it yesterday because today was set aside as a canning day. My goal was to be finished around noonish, which of course, I didn’t make. The three things on the canning menu were: Mango butter, banana butter, and pasta… Continue reading A Day in the Kitchen
Long Hard Day
It has been a long hard day! The weather was fantastic for yard work—not too hot, not too cold, which I why it was a long hard day. I started off by cutting back the irises that were spent, along with other deadheading and weed pulling in the front flower garden. Did the same for… Continue reading Long Hard Day
An Afternoon in the Kitchen
The trip to my mom’s was full of emotion. I’ll write about it soon. Today is about my afternoon in the kitchen. Don’t know why, but I felt the need to bake and cook. After a quick trip to the grocery store to get a couple of ingredients I needed (a bonus was they finally… Continue reading An Afternoon in the Kitchen
We Have Great Neighbors!
We have been twice blessed with great neighbors! In Albuquerque, we got to know our neighbors, helped them when we could, and heavens knows how much they helped us with the kids, and in not asking too many questions during some rough times. We all made sure to keep any eye on one another’s places… Continue reading We Have Great Neighbors!
First Gluten-Free Baked Good
One of the ways I’m trying to stay connected with friends and neighbors is through baking (duh!, right?). If they have said they liked something I’ve made in the past or if stated something was their favorite, that is what I’ve tried to make for them. Some of the items have been no-bake cookies, banana… Continue reading First Gluten-Free Baked Good
You all know I love to cook and to bake. I’ve done a bit of those this week (Note to self: if going to cook, bake and eat, probably should do some exercise somewhere in there too). On the menu were banana bread, blueberry muffins, several quarts of pasta sauce, and a mistake bread—basil and… Continue reading Tasty Mistakes
Get to Know Your Neighbors
When I first moved into our house in New Mexico, the neighbors were quite friendly. They would say hello, ask how things were, am I getting to know the area, said let them know if we needed anything. You know, odd stuff. In fact, I asked Richard what was going on with all this friendliness.… Continue reading Get to Know Your Neighbors
I Tried the Brownies…
About a month ago, the following picture was shared on Facebook: When I shared it myself on Facebook, a couple of people told me to make them and say how they turned out. As you see, my cousin gave her experienced perspective. Yesterday, when I finally had a moment, and was in a bit of… Continue reading I Tried the Brownies…