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Gazpacho

Gazpacho

On those summer days when it’s too hot to cook,  blenderize some cold Spanish style soup.  As you know, DH and I love spicy foods, but our DDs do not. I make my gazpacho mild and add a splash of Tapatio or Tobasco in ours.  […]

Fake Souffle Casserole

Fake Souffle Casserole

My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me some time back and I’ve found it to be very versatile.  As with all of my recipes, it has a lot of wiggle room. You could add cubed ham, crumbled cooked bacon,  leftover cooked vegetables. Make it your […]

No Knead Bread – Minimal Mess

No Knead Bread – Minimal Mess

. You might notice that this I’m beginning to see a pattern to what I cook. Easy. Quick. Simple. This bread recipe is all of that and it’s nearly fail-proof.  It doesn’t rise up really high but it’s tasty. Print No Knead Bread Ingredients 3 […]

My Top Five Recipes for Procrastinating

My Top Five Recipes for Procrastinating

I didn’t even know that cooking food to avoid doing something else had a name. Procrastibaking!  We all do it. Okay, maybe we don’t all do it but I do it, and maybe you do, too. Let me set the scene. The grass on the […]

Travel Season: the summer’s bucket list

Travel Season: the summer’s bucket list

You might remember that last summer I went on an epic journey to visit the location of Sweet Town in South Dakota.  I still think of it often and it still has the power to make me a little weepy. This summer I have some […]

Dear Mama…

Dear Mama…

I’m a mom and Sunday is Mother’s Day so I’ve been reflecting on this whole motherhood deal. Many of my friends in real life and on Facebook share their feelings of inadequacies and parenting fails on a regular basis, but especially so at this time […]

Easy Quick Basic Hummus

Easy Quick Basic Hummus

This recipe is intended to be switched up on the fly. Warning: this is not a traditional hummus recipe. It’s  Americanized, but it’s tasty. Print Easy Quick Basic Hummus Ingredients 1 can chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), liquid reserved 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste) […]

5 Easy Recipes for a Carefree Picnic

5 Easy Recipes for a Carefree Picnic

Guys, I am so excited! It’s picnic weather. We hit 70 degrees yesterday and I went barefoot outside! I know, I know, that’s a lot of exclamation points but I am that excited. The other day I washed all of my assorted picnic tablecloths and […]

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung!

In the woods there is still snow, but it’s grainy and coarse and dips down around tree trunks where the dark earth shows through.  And yesterday, birdsong greeted me as dawn was just breaking. Last week we had a blizzard. The weatherman repeated himself several […]

New Puppy or No Puppy?

New Puppy or No Puppy?

I’m getting broody, like a hen clucking about her house, settling on eggs she will never hatch. Dear Husband was concerned that it might mean I want another baby and he suggested we get a puppy. I could hear the panic in his voice when […]