Check In: Day 196


Week Twenty-eight: If you follow any sort of social media or news you probably get the sense that things here in the US are a bit tense. It seems like everyone everywhere is on edge. I had a friend ask I had considered prepping for my family. Not, really I mean we have plenty of…

Grandma’s Sloppy Joes


The temps dropped to the low 30s over the weekend. They are back in the high 60s/low 70s during the day but the evenings have that crisp fall feeling that make me look to to the homey, old-fashioned dishes. Spices filling the house with warm scents mean a perfect fall dinner to me. It is…

Check In Day: 161


Twenty-three weeks: Sunset is coming a little earlier each night. The town has a feel of the end of tourist season approaching with sale signs on souveniers downtown, fewer choices on flavors at the local ice cream stand, and restaurants cutting back their hours again. The temperatures at night are more regularly dipping into the…

1940s Betty Crocker Chocolate Chips Cake


I love finding recipes like this. I was talking the other day about a chocolate chip cake that I used to make when I was young and first learning to bake. It was in my mother’s big red Betty Crocker cookbook. That cookbook was a staple in our house. I used it all the time…

Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes


This was one of my most favorite dishes growing up. I love the simplicity of the dish with just butter, flour, milk, potatoes, onions, salt, and pepper. I haven’t made this in years but the memories all came flooding back as it was baking. I remember coming home from college and asking my mom to…