White Chocolate Popcorn

Fall is finally here and Thanksgiving is approaching quickly.  I don’t know about you but this usually means the house is full of people looking for tasty snacks.  One of our favorite is a sweet and salty twist on your regular popcorn.  This quick and easy twist on regular popcorn is sure to please everyone. […]

Great Gift Ideas for MEN

Buying for men can be tricky.  With Father’s Day right around the corner the pressure is on to find that perfect, thoughtful, gift.  Here are the  categories I use.  Over the years I’ve learned that as long as I stay within these categories I’m usually good. ~ Handmade gifts.  When my son was young this […]

All American Cheesecake Pie

This easy All American Cheesecake Pie is perfect for Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, or July 4th Celebrations…really it’s yummy for any day of the week!  Your friends and family will love it! The ingredients: 1  8oz block of cream cheese, softened 1  can of sweetened condensed milk 1/4-1/2 cup fresh lemon juice* (to taste) 1  xl […]

The Dogwood Tree

As Easter approaches I’ve been thinking a great deal about the traditions surrounding my faith.  Growing up my sister and I always awoke on Easter morning to a large Easter basket filled with goodies.  We would spend time going thru the items the Easter Bunny left and then we would move on to the Easter […]

Butter Mints

  Growing up, butter mints were my favorite candy.  My grandparents and Aunts used to keep stashes of them in their homes and during short breaks from ‘freeze-tag’ or ‘hide-and-go-seek’ us nieces, nephews, and grandkids would steal handfuls.  To me they sing spring-time, Easter, sunshine, and fun.  There’s no doubt they’re delicious but who knew they […]

Barbecue Baked Beans

1/2 medium chopped onion 1/2 lb. ground beef* (optional) 10 slices cooked crumbled bacon 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 3/4 cup barbecue sauce 1 can kidney beans 1 can butter beans 1 can pork n beans 2 tablespoon molasses 2 teaspoon dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, chili powder   Cook and drain beef […]

Company Casserole

I believe this casserole has been with us at every holiday for as long as I can remember.  A close family friend introduced it to our family 30 years ago and it has been with us since.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. Ingredients: 1 6oz box wiled, long-grain rice, prepared […]

Biking for New Triathletes

Whether you’re hoping to sign up for a triathlon or a just wanting to take up biking to improve your fitness level there are a few simple things you need to do to make sure your biking experience is safe and successful. 1.  Make sure your bike fits and is tuned up.  Maybe you already […]

Italian Cream Cake

I’ll confess right up front … this cake takes a little bit longer to make than your average box cake but it’s so worth the effort. Here’s what you’ll need for the cake: 2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour 2 cups of sugar 1 stick of unsalted butter 5 eggs, separated 1/2 cup of canola […]

Chalk Paint Chest

Here’s my latest project.  My husband’s keen eye spotted this little chest at an estate sale in Massachusetts.  Here are some before pictures: I decided to not remove the entire lid but to, instead, just remove the cushion. I had a pair of bleached out, black, twill curtains we’d used in another house.  One side […]

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