Chillier days

Good Morning everyone! Hope you’re all staying warm in these chillier days! The temps may be dropping, but our little cottage is cozy and warm and yep, I’m one of those people that’s already listening to Christmas music and I’m ok with it. 😀 I have my menu for Thanksgiving ready and I’ve been slowly…

Paul turned 50! (And a Recipe for Broccoli and Cheese)

This past week my husband Paul turned 50! We enjoyed his last week being at home while I finished my recovery and celebrated his special day and again on the weekend with our children. Last evening with supper, we enjoyed a broccoli and cheese side dish. I make this every Thanksgiving, but we made it…

Roller Coaster weekend

Last week, we celebrated our daughter’s birthday with her at her home with a nice visit, a PB/chocolate pie (Yum!!!) & gift-opening. It’s always a bittersweet moment when the realization of your children no longer living under your roof and yet seeing them so happy making a beautiful home of their own. Such a joy…

Springing Forward with a Mediterranean Grain Bowl 🌷

Happy Monday All!! Did everyone spring forward? It’s difficult to lose an hour of sleep, but I am so happy to see brighter, sunnier days ahead! The temperature is getting a bit warmer and I’m re-inspired to cook lighter fare and garden again soon, and spend more time outdoors again!! Spring is my favorite season,…

Vegan Schnitzel!

Hello there! Happy Tuesday all!! It’s 2-22-22!! Neat!!! The weather has been lovely and sunny and I’m loving the longer days!! I’m getting excited about spring!! Spring cleaning is underway (slowly but surely), and some kitchen renovations are starting!! I’ll be posting, soon, about the small budget and the process as well as how it…

Merry Christmas!!

I wanted to wish you all a Wonderful and Merry Christmas! There are so many recipes that I make for the Holiday season. Here is one recipe for you all. Hope you enjoy it! FESTIVE LOAF: (serves 8 people) 4 Tbspns olive oil 2 med. onions, chopped 4 boxes of Beyond Meat burgers, defrosted & crumpled…

Black Bean Burger and a Busy week

Hello there!! How’s everyone’s week going? I had a busy weekend & week and have had a ton of projects going on at home. We’re still painting the cottage & working on building new shutters for our home as well. Little by little, I’m preparing the garden for Fall & Winter and harvesting the last…

Easy 2 Bean Tacos

I love taco night!! It’s one of my favorite dinners! I make different types of tacos one day a week, almost weekly, and one of the types I love is the bean taco nights! It’s so easy to make and tasty! This meal is great for nights that don’t require a ton of your time….

Monday’s Happenings

Hello and Happy Monday!! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekends! To all of the great dads out there, Happy Father’s day!! We celebrated one of the greatest dads this weekend, my husband, Paul. He’s the real deal. He’s a caring, loving, fun, silly and talented guy! He is always there for our children and for me….

Gazpacho

It’s that season where the days are hotter and longer and for me, after a long day working in the garden, I don’t really feel up to making a huge dinner or warming up my kitchen with the oven. The solution, besides cooking on the grill (which is also nice)? Gazpacho! There are different types,…