its time to make the doughnuts…again

Yes, it’s another post about doughnuts ~ but really, how cute is this little morsel?  I have searched and searched for a doughnut pan (baked [healthier] doughnuts) for quite some time.  I know I could have easily found one online in about a nano second, but I really don’t make time/spend time/money on me or…

Puff Pastry, anyone?

While taking classes in Italy, I discovered just how versatile puff pastry was ~ and when you make your own?  WORTH every pounding moment! However, to enjoy the following recipe for “Strudel di Vegetali, Caprino e Basilico” (vegetable strudel with goat cheese and basil) a trip to your local grocer is all you’ll need.  …

salad to go ~

What a Christmas! While missing Mom & Dad, brother and sisters-in-law, the bustle of nieces and nephews, we had a full house with all three kids and our Grandson, Levi Gabriel! We took a little side trip to Jackson, Wyoming, where we enjoyed tubing, the incredible scenic views and an educational sleigh ride through the…

My New Normal

  the house is back in order. the computer room is mine again. bedding has all been changed, rooms aired out, holiday travel has ended and military spouse duties resume… BUT ~ missing the kids; missing the noise and energy and love of my grandson; missing the meals shared together, the laughter shared together, the…

Happy New Year –

I would like to take a moment to say Happy New Year, happy you! For a lot of us, there is no reason to recreate yourself as a new person… As an older gentleman once responded when I inquired about his day, “I got out of bed this morning; it is a glorious day!” May…