Lemon Muffins and a green smoothie

Hello everyone!! How was everyone’s Easter? We had a lovely Easter here at the cottage with my children, daughter’s boyfriend, and parents. It was chilly but sunny. We even had a bit of snow falling, and then sun again. Interesting weather patterns lately. The food and company was great and leftovers later were just as…

That chill in the air though…

Spring is here and Easter is on it’s way, yard work is getting done here at the cottage, as well as indoor spring cleaning and kitchen renovations are still underway, but what is the deal with this wintery chill?! Gah!! We’re toughing it out and getting what we can done, especially the outdoor duties. I’ve…

Berry Breakfast Bowl

For breakfast this Monday morning, I made this delicious and refreshing berry bowl. It’s such a nice partner to a side of eggs, beans or another type of protein. With Spring around the corner, this was just the thing to serve for breakfast. The day started bright and sunny as well as warmer than usual…

Weekend Relaxation and a Week of Recovery

This past weekend was all about stopping to relax, thinking about our projects for the winter and the coming year, reading and just simply being together. This past weekend was filled with time spent with my guys, laughing and having long wonderful conversations, reading and binge-watching by the fire, and yummy foods. I love weekends…

A Fun Winter Craft and a tray bake

The weather outside is frightful… Oh my, is it cold outside!! We’re in the negatives today with the wind chill and I needed to make a warm, cozy breakfast to stay warm. (Don’t worry, my sweet husband, there’ll be some leftover when you get home😘). I watched a show on Netflix in which Nadiya from…

Cozy Monday

Good Morning all!! How was all of your weekends? I had such a fun, yet relaxing weekend with my husband and son & also got to see my daughter! We had gorgeous snow falling over the weekend and were all cozied up by the fire reading, playing games, writing a bit & talking and laughing…

Happy Winter Solstice!

Yesterday was the first day of Winter & my husband, son & I celebrated by taking a beautiful walk on our trail in the woods in our backyard as well as make gluten free mini graham cracker houses as a village (not award winning for looks, but it sure was fun!). We also continued our…

Cranberry Nut Bread

Hello everyone!! Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday!! My family and I were so happy to reunite with extended family again to celebrate the holiday. Wednesday was a lovely day of cooking and baking with my adult children, Thursday was so nice to be reunited with family on my father’s side. We continued our…

Donut Muffins

These moist and delicious mini donuts are a little bit of heaven and difficult to stop eating. I made these a few weeks ago for breakfast and they were such a treat with other breakfast items & a lovely tea or coffee. They’re also lovely again as a mid- morning treat, or as my husband…

Mindful Monday

Over the past few days, I have experienced migraines worse than I have ever felt and a ton of sinus pressure. I live in New England and the weather is temperamental at best most days. Lately, with the changes in temperature from early to mid-Fall, especially with the dropping temps and frost overnight, it has…