Green Beans With Roasted Walnuts and Sweet Cranberries

This recipe from was a hit with the family this Christmas dinner. I don’t know if it was the pretty Christmas colors in the dish, or the combination of ingredients, but these beans provided a nice balance for heavier foods like the stuffing and mashed potatoes....more

Flank Steak with Garlicky Mediterranean Salad

In Kristi’s world, there is nothing better than steak with a really great salad. It’s true! Add horseradish sauce, and I’m in heaven!...more

Best cookbooks for families according to

I love browsing the cookbook section at bookstores. Certain things catch my attention and great food photos are a must. And I recently decided that a cookbook with a carrot cake sandwich recipe must be very good. (See below.)...more

I have a library of over 100 cookbooks but I only keep 5 on my "most used" shelf. And the ...more

Biscuits, with a side of cheating.

 Is it possible to cheat on a project that hasn't started yet?...more

Cookbooks have arrived!

 In order to accomplish my goal of 182 new recipes in 366 days, I need to actually lay my hands on at least, well... 182 new recipes....more

Scrumptious & Creamy Vegan Hot Cocoa

During the chilly winter months it’s always nice to curl up with a yummy, decadent drink. You can have your scrumptious-ness and keep it vegan too, with this delightful hot cocoa recipe.It’s really easy to prepare and even easier to devour. Cozy comfort in a cup. Enjoy!Scrumptious & Creamy Vegan Hot Cocoa...more

The Chronicles of Biscuit - How to Cook a Turkey

The Chronicles of Biscuit - How to Cook a Turkey Biscuit's (Tyler) 1st grade class wrote a cookbook just before Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately he forgot to tell me about it and I didn't check his backpack until the Monday morning after Thanksgiving.  I wanted to post it for you now - just in case you are one of the families that has turkey for Christmas, too. HOW TO COOK A TURKEY by Biscuit ...more

And away we go.

I’m a procrastinator. I come up with ideas and plans, goals and dreams… and then decide it’s much nicer to stay curled up on my couch in comfy pajamas....more

Christmas Sweets

  "The blessing of the Lord makes us rich and He adds no sorrow to it!!  Proverbs 10:22 ...more