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
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 gotten approval to put in our patio and gazebo from the HOA! The gazebo has been ordered and we’ve hired someone to put it together for us. The patio company will be here tomorrow with their contract. Hopefully they can get the patio poured sometime over the next two weeks. That would be… Continue reading The Patio is Coming!
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!
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
In the midst of all that is happening with the global pandemic, we as humans, must also find some solace and happiness in the small things of life. It just can’t be gloom and doom everyday, all day, and still maintain our sanity and our emotional well-being. One of my happy places, outside the kitchen,… Continue reading Vegetable Gardening has Begun
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