last meals with Wes

We had my parents over for supper in the yard. We ate pavlova! with fresh peaches and plums from mom and dad, fresh mint from our garden and edible flowers (also from our garden…yes I am overly proud of the “produce” from our garden…let me have this moment…Before it all dies! 😉 I went down…

2 practical things, one healthy thing, and one delicious 🩳🍫

Loft has a type of shorts called the Monroe chino shorts with a 6” inseam if you are looking for a good length. They aren’t cheap-But! They are always on some kind of sale…last week I got buy one get one free…it’s so hard to find shorts that aren’t too tight, too short, too long,…

Friday Favorites: Valentine’s, Trader J’s, etc…🥗❤️🍪

First favorite: Valentine’s Day…it’s cheesy, sweet, pink, candy and cookie related, what’s not to love?! Late nite cookie making session.. We had our friends over to help decorate. I promise to share the royal icing recipe! It’s a good one… Dave and I didn’t get a picture on Valentine’s Day …so here’s an old one…

Pumpkin cookies, pretty leaves, and just one Christmas tree 🍂🌲

Royal icing cookies! It’s been awhile. They are like childbirth…you can’t even think of making them again so soon…but it was time. The leaves have been so pretty this year!! God’s artistry on display for sure. this is in our back yard. Pumpkins are still on display… Warm apple cider… Homemade cranberry sauce with apples…

food lately and house tweaks 🥕🍞🛌

Having carrot soup stocked in the fridge and freezer is money in the bank!! I found this recipe on Green Kitchen Stories (love their photos and vegetarian recipes!) I added maple syrup to this batch because i thought it needed a little something extra 😉 And then top the soup with sunflower seeds! Delicious Spoon…

The Party!! 🎓🎈🎉

I made them a few weeks ago and froze them. I’m so thankful it worked! They tasted fresh. The weather was perfect!!! Lots of hanging around inside and out All in all it was a super fun party and so thankful for our family and friends who came to celebrate Wil with us.

Reading…Eating…Shopping

Reading: Ruth Reichl is my inspiration in the kitchen! I want to make all her recipes…and this book is my favorite format; daily journal/memoir plus recipes I’ve wanted to read this book about Elisabeth Elliot! So excited to start it. So convicted and helped by this Article on Forgiveness. Cooking soup and baking cake, what…

KitchenAid Mixer Update

I absolutely love my mixer!! We’ve used it a lot already- how did I get along without it for my whole life? My favorite is mixing egg white for meringue cookies: One of our most favorite cookies. We use this recipe but rarely use the chocolate chips or drizzle. Just vanilla meringues. It was so…