Nana’s Cranberry Salad

The Holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving will be here in 4 days and Christmas soon after.  Along with foods like turkey and green bean casseroles, you’re likely to see a lot of cranberry dishes this time of year. This one is my favorite as it holds a lot of sentimental value.  My Nana, who passed…

German Roasted Pecans

That time of year is slowly (or not so slowly) approaching. It’s getting colder and darker much earlier, and if you can believe it, Christmas music was playing in Krogers today. Crazy, I know.  I’m willing to bet you a cookie that if you walk into a Shopping Mall here right now, you’ll be smacked…

Pumpkin Weather

Autumn is my favorite time of year. The cool weather, the gorgeous colors, the boots and sweaters and of course, PUMPKINS!  I purchased a couple locally grown pie pumpkins at our local grocery store last week, and today I decided to cook them down and prepare them for future recipes.  I started with two, medium…

Homemade Squeezy Pouch Food

So, as you know by now, little L is extremely picky. So much so that it drives me nuts. If I give him delicious vegetables for dinner, he’ll either pretend they aren’t there, or he’ll throw them onto the floor.  Recently, he’s been trying to live off of Puffs and Cheeze It’s. Yes I give…

A little advice from a first time Mother

Today, I messed up. I let someone negatively influence my parenting skills. They told me how they discipline when their child was acting like mine, and hinted not so subtly, that I should do the same. I felt inferior and I felt like if it was working for them, then I should do it too. …

Homemade Chocolate Nut Butter Cups, with Homemade Chocolate

So, 2 or 3 days turned into 2 or 3 weeks. I apologize. As soon as we kicked one cold, we caught another! But we’re finally better and have been better for a few days. Let’s hope we stay that way! While I was sick, I learned how to make chocolate from scratch. That’s right,…

Is it an update when it’s THIS late?

Goodness!  It’s been awhile hasn’t it? Sorry about that. I feel like I should reintroduce myself haha. Right after Christmas, we were bombarded with hoards of germs. I’ve been sick 3 times now in the month of January, and when I’m not sick, L is. It’s been rough, and while I’m currently on the mend,…

Christmas Scripture Countdown

For the last 4 years, I’ve done a Scripture Countdown leading up to Christmas, and this year, I’d like to share it with you! What I do, is I write scripture down that begins with the prophecy of Christ’s birth, all the way through the “Christmas Story”. It’s just something that helps me focus on…

Christmas Quiche

Quiche is one of my favorite foods ever. Especially when it’s cold outside.  When I was a child, instead of leaving out cookies and milk for Santa Clause, my mother and I laid out mini quiches and milk because unbeknown to me, “Santa” was a diabetic, and didn’t need those cookies šŸ˜Š So today when…

Momma’s Sweet Potato CasseroleĀ 

So the weather around here is FINALLY cooling down. We’ve been in the 80’s every day this Fall until this last week, we got a bit of a cold front and today’s high was 66!  Now that the weather has cooled, cooking all the traditional Fall foods feels more festive. Today The Hubs requested Sweet…

The Mess

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything recently. If you’re wondering why it’s because my sweet little L is now a toddler and is extremely mobile, therefore getting into everything. Everything. EVERYTHING.  Whew.  Since becoming mobile he’s discovered the joys of pulling every book off of the shelf and asking me to read the 1st…

Homemade Pumpkin pie from Scratch

A few years ago, I learned that Pumpkin Pie filling in the can wasn’t made with ACTUAL pumpkin. It’s made with Butternut squash. I’ll never forget the first time I had a REAL pumpkin pie, it was stringy, sweet, and ok tasting, but it wasn’t my favorite. My favorite is the typical pumpkin pie, or…