Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

Food

Wewalka / New European Dough available here in the US

Wewalka / New European Dough available here in the US

So, this is a depart from my usual posts, but I wanted to share a special product I’ve been creating recipes for… It’s a new (to the US) European Dough and can be found in many stores throughout the US. Wewalka A Business Born in […]

Food gifts from the heart

Food gifts from the heart

Homemade caramels are a welcome change from cookies and make great gifts for teachers, office staff, family and friends.  I have been making them for 30 years and now many of my friends have added them to their family’s Christmas traditions.  You can find the […]

Food Gift Ideas with Recipes for the Holidays

Food Gift Ideas with Recipes for the Holidays

I love the Holidays…Family & Friends making time for one another… The time we spend together most often involves gathering around the table…OR STANDING AROUND THE KITCHEN…no one seems to ever want to migrate AWAY from the food:)  Does this happen at your house? We […]

Meatapalooza

Meatapalooza

A Birthday tradition at our house requires food to be prepared per request  of the birthday boy or girl. With my oldest, this entails a menu of meat…no sides, no salad…just meat…preferably meat on a stick…This warrants a full out meat celebration… MEATAPALOOZA  My daughter […]

The BEST Scones You Will EVER Eat

The BEST Scones You Will EVER Eat

These scones are moist and delicious…they melt in your mouth…NOT dry and crumbly …try them, you won’t be disappointed! 2  C Flour 4 Tbsp. Sugar 1 Tbsp. Baking powder 1/4 Tsp salt 1 Tbsp. Orange zest or Lemon Zest 6 Tbsp. Cold Butter, cut into pieces […]

Easy Lime Blueberry Cupcakes

Easy Lime Blueberry Cupcakes

During the summer, fresh fruit desserts are so refreshing…So, what to bake? Knowing I had my favorite little visitor with me,  (2 year old Annabelle June) I knew I didn’t want to invest a ton of time in the kitchen. During my last grocery trip […]

Low Carb Asian Noodles

Low Carb Asian Noodles

I love Pasta, but when you are trying to lower your carb intake, it’s something we tend to limit or avoid. I was introduced to Dreamfields Pasta years ago when a friend of mine was encouraging the lead chemist to move forward with promoting his […]

Kalamata Olive Hummus Tutorial

Kalamata Olive Hummus Tutorial

My 16 year old son LOVES Hummus.  He is quite the foodie, and calls himself a Hummus connoisseur.  I make several varieties and this one is his favorite to date:) Here’s what you need 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 lemon, juiced 1 1/2 […]

Best Ever Butter Cookie Cut-Out Goes to Harvard

Best Ever Butter Cookie Cut-Out Goes to Harvard

One of my Girlfriends  lives “up the hill” from me.  She often sends me texts stating that  she’s headed “down the hill” for some butter cookies and tea…they are her favorite, especially when they are nicely brown. Today, I’m making cookies for her amazing daughter […]

Mom’s Famous Cheesecake

Mom’s Famous Cheesecake

In my humble opinion, this Cheesecake cannot be beat. My Mom’s been making this for years and I have carried on her tradition.  My Big Brother has too:)  If I ever order Cheesecake out, (which I rarely ever do anymore) I am always disappointed.  I […]