Apple-Raisin Kuchen

I’m ready for Fall.  There I said it.  Don’t hate me.  It’s not that I don’t like summer.  I do. And no-I am not looking forward to another freezing cold winter. I hate everything about winter (except, of course, for Christmas!) But I LOVE everything about FALL! And the signs are all around me, that…

It had to be that darn full moon!

Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything that could go wrong, did go wrong? Well, my sweet friends, that is exactly the kind of week- last week was for this gal!!!  Computer malfunctions-water breaks-phone glitches-doctor visits(thankfully nothing serious)-a chipmunk in our basement…and on and on I could go. Of course mom said…

Mom’s Easy Summer Peach Pie!

 Can you believe it’s already the first week in August?  It seems like it was just yesterday when I was excited for the first day of summer.  And now, well, it’s August. Not that there is anything wrong with the month of August.  Here in our neck of the woods-that’s the time when the flowers…

Garlic Mashed Potato Bake

A certain someone (I won’t name any names, but he DOES live with me), mentioned the other day that I use the word CREAMY way too much in my recipes.  Well, maybe I do-but guess what?  I sort of- kind of- LOVE all things creamy!  Creamy Potato Salad, Creamy Cucumber’s, creamy soups, creamy desserts….cream in…

Creamy Macaroni Salad

Hello!  I hope you all had a FABULOUS weekend!  Hubby and I had a blast searching for treasures on Saturday, and although I didn’t find many ‘must haves’, he scored several!  The best part of all-was watching him negotiate.  With his sense of humor and quick wit-those poor folks didn’t have a chance! Yesterday we…

Patriotic Trifle Dessert

I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July!!! Hubby and I spent most of the day catching up on some projects, and celebrated later with dinner and movie. Today we are heading over to hubby’s parent’s cabin for a BIG family barbecue, so we get to celebrate even more! Getting together with hubby’s…

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Can you believe it will be the Fourth of July on Friday?  Summer is half over-and the truth is-here in our neck of the woods, we’ve had so much rain, that we’ve hardly been able to enjoy it!  Thankfully, the weatherman says that Friday looks clear, so I am keeping my fingers crossed!!! I’m also…

Creamy Potato Salad!

Over the years, I’ve learned that potato salad can be a very ‘controversial’ topic.  Some people will argue that the best potato salad is one that has A LOT of mustard.  Others might say that it isn’t the mustard that is so important, but the vinegar and quality of mayonnaise. Yet others will demand that…

Rhubarb Cobbler

There has always been some confusion about whether rhubarb is a fruit or a vegetable.  I guess I’ve always considered it to be a fruit, but regardless, there is one thing I know for certain-spring just wouldn’t be spring without it. Whether I’m making up a batch of homemade jam, or a strawberry pie, the…

Mom’s Caramel Bars

Mom’s are always there when you need them. When you are a child-they give you all the tools you’ll need. In hopes that you won’t have to learn the ‘hard’ way, like they did. Often times they are so involved in your dreams-that they forget about their own. One of my mom’s dream was to…

Crock Pot Calico Beans

It’s shaping up to be a BEAUTIFUL day here in our neck of the woods!!!  It’s a good thing too-because hubby and I are having some friends over tonight, for our first OUTDOOR barbecue of the year! I’ll be cooking up several of our family favorites today-Perfect Potato Salad, Best Ever Brats, Delicious Deviled Eggs,…

Freaky Friday!

I’m currently writing this post on hubby’s computer, because my trusty old pal decided to suddenly die tonight!  The geek squad will have to look at it-so please say some MAJOR prayers that all my pic’s I took these last few days will restored.  Just to let you know- I did complete my faux topiary-but…

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