Soft Wrap Flat Bread

Soft Wrap Flat Bread is perfect for dipping into hummus or filling and rolling into a wrap

Here it is, the recipe I promised you on Monday.  I promise it was worth waiting for. It is another winning recipe from Melanie over at My Kitchen Cafe. Not only is this bread the perfect thing for the Chicken Gyro meat but it delicious plain – all by itself, nice and warm.  Or maybe with a little honey butter or homemade jam? Melanie used leftover bread to make mini pizzas – great idea! I think it would also be great used for soft tacos. One of my favorite ways to eat [Continue Reading…]

Party Guest} Too Cute – Two Years Old

My good friend and amazing photographer Meg is also a great party planner! Her darling daughter Addy recently turned two and Meg created a fun and magical family celebration for her daughter. Balloons always add a fun and colorful touch to any party and are the quickest and easy way to establish a color theme. Meg used her creative abilities to create this easy and inexpensive but darling banner to celebrate Addy’s big day!   The banner is made out of pink paper plates from Target- how cute is that! [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gyros were a huge hit at our house.

Chicken Gyros were a huge hit at our house and fun to eat! Just a little messy!! I have shared a lot of sweets with you this month – all those yummy holiday treats.  I don’t know about you but I am usually pretty ready for a sweet break right about now.  I just want some good, yummy real food!! Today I am excited to share with you a recipe I made for the first time earlier this fall.  My family fell in love with it and in fact when [Continue Reading…]

Visits to Santa


Yesterday we continued a 25 year old family tradition- having our family picture taken with Santa.  We alway visit the real Santa too, the Santa at Macy’s in downtown Portland. I must admit my 23 and 25 year old boys did give me a bit of a hard time this year as they stood in line with dozens of children ten and under!  But they love their mother and they went along to make me happy. We made it for 25 years  – we’ll see if they’ll give me 26….. [Continue Reading…]

Merry Christmas} from our home to yours!

christmas card

I hope you are all enjoying these last few days before the Big Day!  I know I am! My family is all under one roof and I am enjoying every crazy, busy minute of it!!! I just wanted to take the opportunity today to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday! Our family’s 2009 Christmas card for you! EnJOY!

Pancake Syrup


The main reason I eat pancakes is so that I can have syrup.  Is there any other reason? We always serve pancakes at our annual Breakfast with Santa.  Usually we have the choice of homemade jam, maple syrup or homemade cinnamon syrup.  This year I added a few more choices to the syrup menu. In addition to the hot chocolate bar we also had a syrup bar with four choices of syrup!  Of course there was the traditional maple syrup. Cinnamon syrup, our family favorite is always popular. Pancake Syrup [Continue Reading…]

Hot Chocolate Bar

hot chocolate bar

This weekend was our annual Breakfast with Santa.  A fun event we host for some of our neighbors. You can read more about how this tradition started over at Your Homebased Parties. Our menu for the party is the same every year – pancakes, little sausages, fruit, juice and hot chocolate. Each year everyone raves about my hot chocolate.  It’s an old family recipe!  Not really, in fact it isn’t even a recipe it’s only a secret ingredient. Believe it or not I use good old Nestle’s Hot Chocolate mix.  [Continue Reading…]

Rocky Road Fudge


Does your family have a favorite holiday treat?  Something that is a must have each holiday season?  The thing that everyone looks forward to and dreams about?! Christmas is not Christmas at our house until there is Rocky Road Fudge. For the last forty years my mother has made Rocky Road Fudge – it’s her holiday speciality. I don’t think I have ever made Rocky Road Fudge, that is my mom’s job!  She does it so well!  I asked her to make a batch this week so I could share [Continue Reading…]

Sugared Bacon

Sugared Bacon is the most popular thing I serve every Christmas at my holiday breakfast!

I think today’s recipe is probably the most popular item I serve at my annual Holiday Breakfast.  It is the thing people will ask if I am serving when they call to RSVP!  I think some of them would not come if I weren’t!! I actually shared this recipe here on the blog two years ago but it was hidden in the middle of a post and had no photo.  This recipe is so good it deserves it’s own post and a photograph! I think the original recipe actually had cinnamon in [Continue Reading…]