Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Happy Holidays to everyone! As a special gift to all those wonderful readers from all over the world I am giving you an easy recipe. My sweet friend Melissa sent me a jar of homemade apple butter as a gift. This is a big deal because generally people don’t cook for me and I know…

Sausage Kolache

I had never eaten a Kolache before moving here. They were not a common offering in West Texas. You can buy them in parts of Central Texas but most of them are more like Danish than what we have here.  In this area you get sausage and cheese Kolache in either spicy or regular and…

Hobbit Day the expanded addition!

I did a post on Hobbit Day and how it came about in my house as a teenager a year or so ago but I thought I would expand on the idea. So if your family is like ours then you have phones and game systems and DS systems, and Hulu, and Netflix and laptops,…

Gluten Free Rosemary Cookies

    My original Rosemary Cookies are by far one of my most popular recipes so I thought I would see if they could be made gluten free without too much trouble or a loss of flavor. I had success! Before we get started let me give you a few tips to help in case…

Green Tomato Pizza

It was a pretty good year for our tomato plants but they fizzled out early and I was left with a lot of small green tomatoes. Too small to fry much to the sorrow of Gavin but he came up with another option…green tomato sauce for pizza! It was easy to make, mostly bubbling away…

Gluten Free Fried Pickles

Gluten-Free Fried Pickles I had never eaten a fried pickle until we moved here but now I am addicted! These are a combination of several of the best I have had here with my own twist of using masa and rice flour which keeps them really crunchy. Eat these right away. 3 cups of hamburger…

Gluten Free Scones

A gluten free scone recipe that nobody will know is gluten free unless you tell them.

Cookbook!

If you are wondering where I have been then let me tell you. I just finished and published my first cookbook! It has plenty of new recipes and all your old favorites from the blog put into handy sections so everything is easy to find. Available from amazon.com for Kindle. If you don’t have a…

Money-Saving Tips or Why I don’t sit much

So a little back-story first so you won’t think this is a random post and question my sanity. My husband changed jobs about a year ago and to understand the situation with that you can read my post Lost and Found. With his new job he took a nearly $25,000 pay cut so money is…

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

Sunflower Brittle with bonus Peanut Brittle recipe

    Apologies for it being so long but I just have not had any good ideas for recipes and then my oven went out. Also, I don’t get paid for this I just do it for fun so forgive the long hiatus. This recipe is an adaptation of one I use every year from…

Loss and Grieving or Coming to Terms with Your Own Mortality

First I am going to apologize for this not being a recipe and for my not writing as often as I want. Second I am going to be completely unapologetic about what I am going to write about. I am going to be candid and most people, especially in this country, are not going to…