Sunday morning came early and bright today. While Gloria sat in her seat and ate cheerios, Daphne slept and the coffee dripped, I decided that it was a good day for scones. I was given a bowl of beautiful apricots by my mother in law (from her tree!) and had just about a cup of… Continue reading Apricot Craisin Mini Scones With Dreamy Lemon Icing
A few days ago my one and only celebrated his latest trip around the sun! What better way to honor a grown man’s birthday than with some cupcakes- Cookie Monster cupcakes. Here’s how it went down. I have been feeling like crapola (one of my late grandmother’s favorite words) all week- sinus pressure, coughing, sneezing,… Continue reading Cookie Monster Cupcakes- Sigh… I Tried.
“I will never open a can of chicken noodle soup again!” I stood on the back porch and shouted to the birds and squirrels. I am assuming, of course, that we’re not headed into a zombie apocalypse. If that happens I’ll totally be eating canned goods without complaint, and running for my life, or hiding,… Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup, Like Bibbidi Bobbidi Boop!
So, I have a small kitchen. Or… I have too much stuff in the kitchen. It’s a little of both. No matter what’s to blame, I’ve been struggling with the size, especially the amount of counter space, and the stuff, especially the stuff clogging up my counter space, for a long while. We’ve lived in… Continue reading The Little Kitchen Cart That Could
This past weekend brought a wave of gorgeous spring-like weather, Gloria’s first birthday and my mom’s birthday as well! It was a whirlwind weekend full of family, fun and an extra special visit from my mom and my lovely aunt, Meredith. I knew I wanted something light and delicious to eat in celebration of the… Continue reading Beautiful Blueberry Birthday Muffins
Baked chicken was a staple in the house when I was growing up, and I always loved it. My mom would routinely bake chicken thighs and wings and serve it up with rice and veggies or potatoes- really any side goes well with baked chicken! Baked chicken is still a staple in my house, it’s… Continue reading Better Than Takeout Crispy Baked Chicken
Long ago, in a far away land (about 41/2 years ago, just outside of Albuquerque) Micah and I lived in a cool old adobe house and were expecting our first little bundle, Daphne. Micah worked all hours and I was teaching full time. We had a lot going on… anyway, one day I got a… Continue reading Lazy Bo Peep’s Shepherd’s Pie (super easy!)