Yard work and Fall Decorating

It’s that time again! A new season approaching and Fall cleaning continuing as the Autumnal decor goes up, the crafting bug starts again & yard work begins to prepare for the next season in the garden. I am always reluctant to release my grasp onto summer, but around this time in September, I begin getting…

Strawberry Rhubarb Cake: Memories of Nana

This past week, I was invited to partake in a 2021 Bake-Off from Crushed Caramel. It’s a yearly competition, and I was honored to be asked to be a part of it. This year’s theme was “Recipes from your childhood”. I knew which recipe I would enter with. It was a recipe that I remember…

Monday Monday

Happy Monday Everyone. After a Fabulous adventurous weekend with my husband and some time with our adult children, I am feeling a case of the Mondays. Friday evening, my husband Paul and I went to a Winery nearby to listen to a wonderful performer, Andy Cavanaugh, and enjoy a wine slushie and glass of wine….

Chocolate Bread and another Monday

Happy Monday Everyone!! Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Our weekend was full of projects in the front yard, in front of our picket fence and trying to redo the design (landscaping) of the front yard. Next year, we will be redoing a new and improved picket fence, but we wanted to tackle the…

Beautiful Weekend

This weekend was Amazing with my hubby for our Anniversary!! We visited a beautiful vineyard, ran into 2 old, great friends, enjoyed a picnic lunch with our son in our yard with pool time on a beautiful sunny day (which is so great, because it’s been constantly raining this summer), and got to have time…

Gluten-Free Petit Fours

In my household, we have always loved our mid-afternoon tea time. We used to do daily when my children were younger and would return home after school and my husband returned home from work. By the time my children were older and away at college, that tradition changed except for an occasion here and there….

4 Ingredient Cookies

I’ve been trying to cut back on sugar & wanted a snack to go with my tea at my afternoon tea time. I needed something not too heavy & not sugary or unhealthy. So I decided on this vegan, gluten free, simple snack. This recipe was delightful with a lovely tea. It doesn’t make a…

Chocolate Lava Cakes

Oh Chocolate! Glorious chocolate! How I love chocolate! Chocolate: the food of the gods.🍫💝 The Aztecs believed the cacao seed was a gift from the gods & was used as a form of currency at one time. I can see why. Chocolate can lower cholesterol levels, prevent cognitive decline and reduce the risk of cardiovascular…

Protein shake recipe & Changes

Hi all! I can’t believe how much life has changed within the past couple of months, our entire world & how many things are affected! Our way of life, our habits, the general fear surrounding us daily (and for very good reason), as well as our overall lifestyles! For my family, we’re taking this opportunity…

Pumpkin Dump Cake

A delicious dessert for Autumn! I was looking for a dessert to serve that would be simple & quick but so delicious and comforting. I made this over the weekend when my son was home visiting from college & we all enjoyed it! We all love pumpkin and this satisfied that pumpkin craving. Hope you…