Rhubarb & Rose Purée for Desserts & Cocktails

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Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

 A couple of months ago, I was asked to throw the end of year Teacher Appreciation Luncheon at my son's preschool.  I love being hospitable to others.  In fact, I'm pretty sure that has turned out to be my calling in life.  I really hope that statement doesn't come across as boastful.  In fact, I mean it to be anything but that. ...more

California Salad

California SaladYou need:1/2 c. silvered almonds1 bunch green onions sliced1 large pkge. of cole slaw2 pkgs of Ramen Noodles.. oriental flavorDressing...mix all these ingredients together4tbsp vinegar4 tbsp sugar1 cup of salad oil2 tsp salt2 tsp pepperflavor packets from noodles1st cook your noodles w/out the seasoning packets... then drainmix together the 1st 3 ingredients add to noodlesThen pour dressing over top and mix...more

Father's Day Gift Guide: East Dane.

My dad is a pretty cool dude. He taught me how to ride a bike, was fully supportive of my decision to dig up dinosaur bones in the backyard as a kid, and has since become one of my favorite people to make laugh. He gave me my tenacity, and even though I’ve been taller than him since the 6th grade (Big R is only 5’4), his larger-than-life personality makes him a blast (but don’t tell him, because he can get a little big for his britches)....more

Father's Day Gift Guide: East Dane.

My dad is a pretty cool dude. He taught me how to ride a bike, was fully supportive of my decision to dig up dinosaur bones in the backyard as a kid, and has since become one of my favorite people to make laugh. He gave me my tenacity, and even though I’ve been taller than him since the 6th grade (Big R is only 5’4), his larger-than-life personality makes him a blast (but don’t tell him, because he can get a little big for his britches)....more

Potato Rosette Cups

Potato Rosette CupsWhat a great way to serve potatoes AND keep your portions under control!!Here’s what you do….Cook your potatoes. (Boil them with the skins on, and the skin just comes off using your hands)Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.Mash the potatoes using a little milk. You can add your favorite ingredients to them…this one has cheese and chives in it…but any thing works well.Use a paper towel with oil to grease your muffin tins, or use a no-stick spray....more

My New Phone

My children gave me a wonderful plant and homemade ceramic gifts for Mothers Day.Today I got a big surprise when they gave me my new phone..A Samsung S4. I'm so excited .Thank you to my wonderful children, Love you! ...more

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad

Yesterday my parents celebrated thier 54th Anniversary. I have been blessed to have such wonderful parents that have been a constant streghth in my life.Clarence and Alice Hofacre:)P.S.My Mom was 8 months pregnant...yep with me!   ...more