Orzo, Goat Cheese, and Craisin Salad


Back to school time is tough not only for me but for my kids. They both start feeling a bit anxious before school starts. Thought they have been through this many times now it always surprises us when they start to get moody and acting out a bit two – four weeks before school starts….

3 Most Popular Recipes for October


Can you believe it is already the last weekend in October? I swear the time continuum is getting faster and faster. Only two more months to 2018! Eek! This month fall recipes were at the top of my most popular posts. Pumpkin Muffins (click for link to recipe) These muffins hit the perfect notes for a…

It’s Not Really the End of Summer, But it is


The calendar says that fall starts on Friday, September 22nd. My heart says it starts on Tuesday. The kids start back to school on Tuesday. This is the day I dislike most every year, next to New Year’s Eve. My kids are ready to go back. They are ready to start all the new exciting…

Slow Cooker Simple Apple Chicken


Yesterday I did not post anything on my blog which is unusual for me. Something had to give and yesterday it was my blog. Everything is good but the day can only hold so many things. When I looked back over the last 11 weeks I realized I had only missed posting 6 days. Not…

Back to School


Sunday is the day I talk about my family. Who we are and why we chose to do the things we do. Yes, those are some decorations from our town last fall. Autumn is coming far too quickly for me. I see many posts about children going back to school and it makes me sad….

Silver Beach Pizza


The trees are turning fast. Our tree on the edge of driveway is about 50-60% all ready.  Many of the other trees on the street are still green but our maple tree is pretty well turned. What that means is I can no longer deny that fall really is here. The 45-50 degree nights should…

Paula Deen’s Apple Bundt Cake- My 400th Post


Wow, 400 posts.  I have been watching the number of posts add up to this closely.  On Chinese New Year, January 24, 2012, I started my game of trying to make a different meal each week night for one year.  About 2 3/4 years later I am still working on this. I took two big…

Caramel Apple Pork Chops


I love fall.  It is my favorite season by far.  I love sleeping in the crisp cool air.  The smell of cinnamon and apples. Right now apples are CHEAP and delicious.  The past few weeks apples have been holding at $.58 a pound here.  So, I have been buying them several times a week.  My…