Split Pea Soup (Bump)

This originally posted in 2011, but a new friend made it and told me so on our Twig and Feather Facebook page. So now I have to make a batch myself. Oh, the power of suggestion … I’ve been absent all week … too sick to even get online ....more

Little House in the Snowy Woods

Happy first day of winter! Here’s a memory from a few years back. I’m hoping for more of the same this year ....more

Gingerbread Bars with a Lemon Glaze

Want a bite of Christmas? Here you go. Print Gingerbread Bars with a Lemon Glaze Ingredients1 stick butter, melted 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ginger 1/4 tsp cloves 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp salt 1 […] ...more

My New Favorite Sandwich: Cuban Sliders

This was this afternoon’s football fare. Yes. I know they’re ugly and messy ....more


I’ve always loved Leonard Cohen’s...more

Should any one person be having so much fun?

I absolutely love, love, LOVE...more

Crepe Love

If you asked me to describe Paris in one word, I would answer without a split second’s hesitation, “Lemon.” And then you would back away slowly with that, Please don’t hurt me, crazy person look on your face, and I would have to chase after you to try to explain, and it would just get […] ...more


Gage follows me into the bathroom and watches while I put the brush back where it belongs. As we turn to leave, he settles his gaze on the drawer where I keep the bandaids — the boring ones, and the ones I’ve collected just for him. I can see his thoughts ....more

Here We Go

At heart, I’ve always been a matchmaker. As I remember, it started in fifth grade when my best friend set her sights on the boy kitty-corner from her desk. “He’s so CUTE!” she gushed ....more

Migrating Woes

I’ve had a few messages saying my site is down (well, little pockets here and there). I’m migrating from a Linux-based server to Managed WordPress. GoDaddy says it could take 24 hours ....more