Slow Cooker Desserts, Oh So Easy, Oh So Delicious!

lemon cake

It is slow cooker time, so it is time to make Praline Pecan Bread Pudding or Warm Brownie Pudding. You might serve a scrumptious Old Fashioned Gingerbread, S’More Cheesecake, Farmhouse Peach Crisp, Apple Butter or a luscious lemon cake and let everyone know that you made it in your Crock Pot or slow cooker. You will find all of these recipes, plus lots more in the Slow Cooker Dessert Cookbook, Oh So Easy, Oh So Delicious!

Wait—What? You read it right— slow cooker desserts. We are thrilled to announce our newest cookbook and you will now be able to bake incredible desserts in your slow cooker. [Keep reading...]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Those of you that have young children, be careful, be very, very careful. It happens when you aren’t looking. You know what I am talking about–you’ve heard it hundreds of times, when you aren’t looking those precious toddlers, elementary schoolers and Tweens grow up. How is it that our daughter is now a senior in high school? Did you hear me? A senior! I blinked and poof, she is a grown young woman with lots of dreams and aspirations. Savor the moments and the memories; they move on in the blink of an eye.

I’ve written about this before but our daughter and her daddy started baking cookies together when she was three. [Keep reading...]

Peach and Mango Salsa

Peach Mango Salsa on Salmon

Back to school time is so ingrained in our lives, that even if you aren’t in school, or have a school age child in your home, the cry, “Back To School” is loud and clear. It is everywhere and I know many families are facing the fact that soon, if not today, their schedule will get a lot busier. The lazy, fun days of summer are slipping away quickly. [Keep reading...]

Mojito Slushies

Summertime and the living is easy, right?! The dog days of August call for a refreshing, mint drink that will equip you to enjoy these last days and hours before the hustle and bustle of school and activities begin again. Take time right now to make this Mojito Slushy. I promise that you will be glad that you did. Mint is easy to gather these days. If you aren’t already growing mint in your herb garden, ask friends and neighbors, for by now mint has taken over the garden, the yard and anything in between. [Keep reading...]

Blackberry Galette

Blackberry Galette

Summer cooking should be fun and relaxed. It has been so hot and humid here that no one wants to spend hours in the kitchen—but the summer produce is at its height. Mouthwatering, sweet, and juicy.  The Saturday farmers' market is bursting with … [Keep reading...]

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

It seems like clockwork each summer--fresh peaches equals pie or cobbler. After visiting the farmers market and selecting the best peaches we could find it was definitely cobbler time. Lots of wonderful childhood memories pop into mind when the … [Keep reading...]

Fresh Corn and Basil Salad

Corn salad photo

Each Saturday morning I am at the local farmers market. I have to be there. I love the fresh produce. I love every part of it—the flavor, the sights, sounds, people, everything. It is amazing how the fresh offerings change week by week. One week … [Keep reading...]


Guacamole #1

Certain foods just make more sense to make at home. Guacamole falls into this category. The ingredients go together in minutes and the taste is much fresher and doesn’t have that preservative-off flavor. There are many guacamole afficianodos who … [Keep reading...]

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Salad

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Salad

The Fourth of July means the summer is just about half over. Oh no! Where has it gone? I better set aside time to have fun and just enjoy the rest of this season. Do you want to join me? … [Keep reading...]