Apple-Raisin Pudding

Happy Friday ya’ all! I know I’ve been posting a lot of apple recipes lately. But, here in our neck of the woods-September is all about apples.  If you’ve been following along, you might even remember me posting this time last year, about a celebration of apples-called Apple fest!  Yes, we take our apples pretty…

Cinnamon-Apple Cake

September has arrived, and although  temps have reached record highs (90 degrees) here in our neck of the woods, I’m not letting that stop me from enjoyingone of my FAVORITE seasons!Yes, that’ right folks!  Mother natures might not be ready to releaseher hold on summer-but as far as I’m concerned-summer is OVER-andit’s time to get ready…

Blueberry-Streusel Cake with Lemon Glaze

I’ve collected a LOT of cookbooks over the years, and I use them ona daily basis.Oh I know that with today’s technology, it might seem silly to flip through the pages of a book (or three)-to find a recipe-when it would be far easier to type in a food words and find one in seconds.…

Peach Pie with Streusel Topping!

 Happy Friday!!!  I had hoped to share our kitchen island makeover in today’s post, but unfortunately the BIGGEST change we made to that project, couldn’t be completed until last night. Since it was too late to take good photo’s-I decided to postpone that post until Monday, and share a recipe my mom in law gave…

Strawberry-Lemon Sweet Rolls!

Happy Friday, sweet friends!Yesterday, I celebrated my 49th birthday! Yippee!  I’m one step closer to the big 50! Okay-so I’m not exactly over the moon happy about THAT fact-but I am truly blessed to have such wonderful and supportive friends and family-who truly made my birthday-a VERY special day! Today it’s back to work-and what better…

Italian Pasta Salad!

Salads are definitely one of my FAVORITE summer dishes!Of course, you all know I LOVE creamy salads-likepotato and macaroni,but sometimes(especially on a hot summer day) I  like a bit lighter fare.  Enter this colorful pasta salad packed with fresh veggies, herbs, topped with spicy Italian dressing and Parmesan cheese! What’s not to love? One of my…

Best Ever Brats!

   Summer and brats go hand in hand-here in our neck of the woods! Around here-these juicy sausages can be found at practically every local festival-county fair, or back yard barbecue-and everyone has their own ‘special’ recipe for making them. More importantly-everyone has their own special way of eating them! Some like to top their…

Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Happy Friday!!!  Can you believe Memorial Day weekend is finally here? It’s definitely going to be a jam packed weekend for hubby and I! Besides Memorial Day-we have two VERY special events planned. The first event happens tonight, when my daughter, Mel, receives her law degree diploma!!  You can bet this mama is going to…

Turkey Lasagna!

A few weeks ago, I was sorting through my spring and summer clothes, trying to decide what to keep and what to  get rid of. As I tried a few things on, it suddenly occurred to me that they were all just a wee bit tighter than they had been last year. There was no…

Cranberry-Chicken Salad

The weather has been absolutely GORGEOUS, here in our neck of the woods!  Yesterday  the temps were at a record high of 80 degrees!!!  Now, of course, this isn’t going to last (50’s next week)-so I decided to take full advantage of the glorious weather in the afternoon  and get caught up on some outdoor…

Fabulous Fruit Pizza!

Happy Tuesday, sweet friends! Are you sensing a little theme with my recipes lately? Last week I shared a  quick and easy recipe for breakfast pizza. And this week….Fruit pizza! So why am I suddenly obsessed with all things PIZZA? Well, it’s quite simple. The recipes I mean. Both are so easy to make-and better…

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