Fried Doughnut Tower

Fried Doughnut Tower

When William announced he wanted a store bought cake for his birthday instead of a homemade cake, I felt a tinge of disappointment.  However, I quickly began to brainstorm other ideas of what I could make for his special day.  Initially, I thought it would be fun to ask Elle to make him a large [...]

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

With summer officially upon us, I have been scouring my cookbooks for dessert recipes that have a sense of summer something fruity, light, and creamy.  Recently I have been making a blueberry cream cheese tart that my family loves.  Yet, I wanted a second option that I could put together for summer picnic's, or canyon [...]

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with a Soda on the side

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with a Soda on the side

Soups and stews have long been favorites during wintry months, and for good reason. They keep us warm, smell delicious, and with so many varieties there is one bound to please even the pickiest of eaters.  Chicken noodle soup is a classic, and has recently become one of our families favorite recipes.  Something that is [...]

Celebrating the Irish with Corned Beef and Cabbage, and for Dessert A Black and Tan Guinness Cake!

Celebrating the Irish with Corned Beef and Cabbage, and for Dessert A Black and Tan Guinness Cake!

  How did you Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?  We started the day by putting our corned beef in the crock pot, in my opinion this is a full proof way to make a moist, tender and ow so delicious corned beef and cabbage meal.  Since this recipe called for the meat to be cooked low [...]

Homemade Donuts

Homemade Donuts

On a cold and snowy Monday, I decided it was the perfect day to surprise my kids with homemade donuts after school.  Recently, I tried the hot mini donuts recipe out of the Fall 2018 issue of The Magnolia Journal.  These were a real hit my kids and husband, something different than my oldie but [...]

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving with a handmade table runner and our Thanksgiving Menu.Last week when I went into the front office of Elle's school, I was chatting with a gal that works there, she said, "I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week", I couldn't believe it myself!  Does it seem early this year?  I guess by a [...]

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

As parents, we begin the process of teaching our children as soon as we bring our babies home from the hospital, we must teach them to maneuver throughout their world. We teach our little ones basic skills, like learning to tie their shoes, ride a bike, look both ways when crossing the street, to more [...]