Way back when when I was a Pampered Chef Lady, I earned a stoneware gingerbread house mold. My oldest two daughters, the only kids at that time, were 2 years old and 4 years old. That was the first year we made a gingerbread house. We have made one every year since- with the exception… Continue reading A Recipe for Christmas Fun
Food is essential to romance. Regardless of where the food comes from- a fancy restaurant, a cool dinner, or from home. The old saying "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" has a lot of truth to it. I don't know many women who are impervious to a man who cooks for… Continue reading Gratin Dauphinois- The Best Potatoes!
Cornbread- a classic southern creations as baked by Brett in Out of the Shadows.
I love snow days, I always have. Once we began the farm, snow days were certainly different from the snow days where we just got to bundle up and watch movies. Making sure the animals have water, shelter, and extra feed can take away from the pleasure at times, but it also brings its own… Continue reading There May Be Snow, But The Seasons Have Changed: A Different Kind Of Snow Day With A Hot Chocolate Recipe
Just two seasons ago I had know idea what to do with Swiss Chard. But, I bought some because it is so beautiful- and it is pretty enough to be grown for gorgeous foliage all on its own. But it would be just silly to not harvest and eat those beautiful leaves. One cup of… Continue reading Swiss Chard- A Power-Packed Beauty In The Garden
Much has been going on behind the scenes in this first month of 2014, new projects are on the horizon and old ones have been refined. The cold has kept us on our toes as the time to start our seedlings is upon us. Every time I feel like whining about the weather I just… Continue reading Hello, Again & Here Is To A Healthy New Year
As I left out on my morning run, for the first time this year I wore a hooded sweatshirt over my t-shirt and wind-pants with a cap on my head. For us here in East Texas, that is just almost cold. I could see my breath but there was no frost on the ground, just… Continue reading Basil- For A Moment More & How To Make An Herbal Vinegar
Cool weather makes one want a nice cup of hot tea, and an herbal tea will not only warm the soul but it will boost your immune system as well. To Make A Tea: Place one teaspoon of dried herbs in a tea bag, a tea egg, or loose in a cup and pour hot… Continue reading How To Make Herbal Tea
I must say that for years, I had an aversion to sweet potatoes. The only form in which I had ever encountered them was creamed with marshmallow on top. While most of my family loved these at Christmas, I did and do not. Not until my husband requested sweet potato fries did I reconsider this… Continue reading Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary
As we journey along on our path to health, herbs are playing a huge role. The home medicine cabinet can be stocked with so much that will keep the doctor away and keep your body humming like a well-oiled machine. One of the items in my medicine cabinet that I wanted to replace was deodorant.… Continue reading Herbal Deodorant- A Recipe