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2013 – A Year of Change

For any of you who have looked at my past year and realized the posts were very few and far between, I can now explain why:  it was truly a year of change for me.  

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Cream of Asparagus Soup

Next to fall, this is one of my favorite times of the year - asparagus time!  It's one of my favorite vegetables and I love to grill it, saute it, and most of all, make soup with it!

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The Most Recent Birthday Dinner Request

I love how kids change their minds.  Parents - you know exactly what I'm talking about.  Like the 8 different things they tell you they want to be for Halloween, preventing you from getting their costume until 2 days before?  This year's birthday dinner was the same way!

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Balsamic Tilapia with Aspargus and Red Peppers

I am so ready for spring.  Anyone who lives in the Midwest will agree with me.  This has been a long, cold winter with lots of snow.  I need sunshine and the food that spring and summer brings!

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Sometimes Life Happens

It may seem like I had disappeared for awhile.  Well, I guess I sort of did.

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Christmas Baking – What to Make

Christmas Baking used to be a huge tradition for me.  I would spend two weekends making so many different varieties of treats, candies, bars, and cookies.  Friends and family would anxiously await their treat packages each year, all having their favorites tucked inside.  Lately, I haven't made quite the extravaganza I did in the past, but what is Christmas without a little baking?

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Our 2012 Non-Traditional Christmas Dinner

Last year I shared with you my family's tradition of a Non Traditional Christmas Dinner.  It is truly a beloved tradition at Christmastime for us, and one that has grown to include many friends and family.

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Chicken Corn Chowder

For the last few years my family has grown sweet corn.   I don't mean a row or two, I mean acres.  The picture?  That's our corn.  It's a long story, but about four years ago my father in law planted 5 acres of sweet corn.  We were donating barrels to the local food pantry, giving it to neighbors, and the kids would sell it on the side of the road.  Me?  I had to come up with new recipes.

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Leftover Turkey Recipes

Know what I just realized?  There's not one turkey recipe on this site.  Shows how much we have turkey in our house!

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Thanksgiving in our House

I sure hope I'm not the only person thinking "Thanksgiving already?".  Last I checked it was June 23rd - where did summer and fall go?

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