Home Sweet Home


I am home and so happy to be sleeping in my own bed.  Eleven nights away from home and 8 different airplane rides is enough!  I love my nice big comfortable king size bed!! My poor husband was home all that time by himself and I think he missed us!  I found a new green GlassyBaby to add to my collection waiting for me on the kitchen counter! I came home to an inbox full of Lovely Lemon recipes and I can’t wait to try them all.  I am headed to Costco today [Continue Reading…]

Calling All Lemon Lovers and Giveaway!

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Spring is here!  The daffodils are blooming in my garden so that means it must be Spring! Nothing says Springtime to me more than lemon!  I love lemon!  In April I am hoping to overwhelm you with lots of wonderful new lemon recipes. But I need your help. I have a few great ones waiting to share but I’d love for you to share some of your favorite lemon recipes with me and then I can share some of them right here on the blog with everyone! So…if you have a [Continue Reading…]

Happy 50th Anniversary!


Today is my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. Tessa and I are in Dallas Texas this weekend to celebrate with them.  My nephew is also getting married today, on their anniversary day! Here they are 50 years ago… Yes I know, I look just like my mother.  Thank you! And here they are 3 children, 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and 50 years later.  Just as cute and still in love! I love you mom and dad!  Thank you for being such wonderful examples of love, dedication, and perseverance.

Chocolate Chip and Toffee Bars

toffee bars

This recipe  has had a Recipe Redo.  Go here to see the post with better photos! Warning:  Danger!  This recipe should come with a warning label:  Eating these may be dangerous for your hips!  If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I love the combination of chocolate and toffee.  Remember those yummy Chocolate Chip and Toffee Scones?  And then there was the Oatmeal Toffee Crisps. Today’s recipe is from The Sister’s Cafe, a fun food blog that 5 sisters share.  What a lucky family [Continue Reading…]

Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait with homemade granola and yogurt creme

Create this pretty and delicious yogurt parfait with yogurt creme and homemade granola. Top it with the fruit of your choice. I  have never been a big breakfast eater. Remember, I am the kid who grew up drinking Carnation’s Instant Breakfast every morning for years! One of my goals for 2009 is to eat healthier and since breakfast is the most important meal of the day I figured I better start eating it. I don’t like a lot of variation in my breakfast menu so I have been eating  Nancy’s Plain [Continue Reading…]

Book Club and French Food Fast!

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It was my turn to host book club yesterday.  I enjoy hosting book club but with a couple of busy weeks I hadn’t given it much thought and as of this weekend I hadn’t finished the book yet either! We were reading Obsessive Genius – The Inner World of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith.  I enjoyed learning about Marie Curie but admit I did skim parts of the book as it felt like I was reading a science textbook a lot of the time. Marie, though born in Poland, lived and worked [Continue Reading…]

Organizing Ribbon


Happy Monday! I am going to start the week off with a fun little organizational tip!  Every once in a while that organizational bug bites. I love texture, fabric, paper, yarn, and especially ribbon! Last week as I was attempting to clean up the craft room (aka the boys room) I discovered that I had a problem.  Too much ribbon.  I love ribbon!  My craft room was getting cluttered with spools of ribbon so I decided I need to get it organized. I found this great ribbon organizing tip over at Tip [Continue Reading…]

Spinach Apple Salad

spinach apple salad

In honor St. Patrick’s Day I am sharing my second favorite green food.  If you missed my favorite green food click here. My second favorite green food is spinach.  As a child I never could have imagined saying that, let alone eating spinach.  I need to clarify though – I love raw spinach.  That cooked stuff you can have – yuck! One of my childhood memories is of visiting my grandmother in California and her trying to get me to eat spinach.  She would bribe me telling me it would make [Continue Reading…]

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus


As promised I am going to be sharing some of my favorite “green” recipes the next few days in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Truth be told, I am not a big fan of St. Patrick’s Day.  In fact I have even been known to NOT wear green on St. Patrick’s Day – even though it is my favorite color! Growing up I was NOT a fan of green foods.  In fact, the only green food I ate was green beans – out of a can! As I have gotten [Continue Reading…]