5 Simple Steps to Guacomole

Avocados are like little pillows of heaven. Filled with good-for-you-brain-fat, these beauties are as tasty as they are healthy. Slice them, diced them, eat them whole – I love them in their pure, unadulterated state. Only 4 things can make them better and bring out their true, delicious flavor: lime, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Guacamole So many recipes, so delicious, but I’m always happiest with … Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Guacomole

🍀Happy Saint Patrick’s Day 2017🍀

Traditions….. At my house, it’s all about the pancakes. We started off the day with our traditional Green Pancakes. First: Yes – this is a Sesame Street cookbook which has the best scratch pancake recipe hands down! Pancakes are a staple in my house. Second: I do use artificial food dye, but stress not as it’s only once or twice a year and makes this … Continue reading 🍀Happy Saint Patrick’s Day 2017🍀

‘Oreo’ Chocolate Cake

It wasn’t supposed to be an Oreo Cake, but when we couldn’t decide between chocolate and vanilla buttercream frosting: The ‘Oreo’ Cake was born! We always use the tried and true Hershey’s Chocolate Cake recipe with vanilla buttercream frosting between the layers and chocolate buttercream frosting on the outside. It seems pretty easy, right? Well, add to this that we decided to make a layered … Continue reading ‘Oreo’ Chocolate Cake

Christmas 2016: Fun with Friends

I have taken some much needed time to reconnect with friends, family, and self. I’ve missed blogging sorely and have begun a dozen or more posts, but I’ve not found time to finish them. In the past weeks I’ve been able to have coffee with friends, paint ornaments with another family, had boys invade my house for a weekend of fun games and friendship, had … Continue reading Christmas 2016: Fun with Friends

Planning for The Holidays

Deep into my NaNoWriMo writing, as well as garden clean-up and life, I’m also planning for ‘The Holidays’. I’m not just talking about Christmas, but Thanksgiving through the first of the year and beyond. While I don’t have a ton of time to delve into the details while juggling all the proverbial balls I have in going right now, I am planning for one of … Continue reading Planning for The Holidays

Homeschooling, Pokemon Go, and Sunny November Mornings

So I’ve just downloaded the WordPress App from the iPhone App store. Oh my goodness, is this going to make blogging much easier! Let’s see how this goes and how steep my learning curve is! My husband left for work this morning and decided to battle a Pokémon Go! Gym, with one boy overnighting at a friends house, my son and I decided to stop our … Continue reading Homeschooling, Pokemon Go, and Sunny November Mornings

Part II: Hearth Cooking, Camlann Medieval Village

This is Part II in a two part series of our two trips to Camlann Medieval Village. {Part I is here}. This living history museum is set in a village in the South of England in the year 1376. While experiencing the village, the interpreters stay in character wearing similar garb and using Middle English to speak to the students getting a glimpse of life … Continue reading Part II: Hearth Cooking, Camlann Medieval Village

The Oregon Grape

With planting instructions close at hand, I now just need to dream of the harvest to come! I’m thankful for being offered the gift of plants in this autumn season. I’ve long been wanting to add grapes to my urban landscape, for not only the wildlife, but for our own enjoyment! I’m loving this little blog post on the eating (and jelly-ing!) of the Oregon … Continue reading The Oregon Grape

Golly! I’ve been Gardening and Living IRL!

Warning! Garden Love follows 🙂 The weather in the Pacific Northwest is uncommonly warm. No hot! I’ve been busy planting seeds, amending garden beds, staking flowers, mulching, pulling weeds… And I love it! My husband and I were surprised when we moved to the Pacific Northwest and yards are not measured in acres (or fractions of square acres) but square feet. Moving from the Midwest, … Continue reading Golly! I’ve been Gardening and Living IRL!