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Month: January 2010

Hunkered Down

I love any reason to hunker down.   If for nothing else than just to  relish in saying the words ‘hunker down’. And this is what I see just outside my breakfast room this morning. It’s not the 6-12 inches of snow they predicted, but 2 inches of slush is enough reason for hunkerin’ in […] Read more…

Mocha Cake=Pure Bliss

I thought it was high-time mocha cake gots its’ own post. Mocha cake deserves more than to be thrust in the corner while beef-potato-cabbage soup struts its’ stuff. Mocha cake is not an afterthought; nor a recipe to be thrust to the bottom of another post.  Mocha cake stands alone as the single best weapon […] Read more…

Our Good Samaritan

I woke up Saturday morning with a raging head cold.   I’ve used {roughly} 11,234 ‘puffs with lotion’ tissues, a full tube of chapstick and bottle of kids’ cold medicine.  Too bad I don’t know a good doctor.   Adding insult to injury,  the Vikings got beat, my dirty wet dogs are ruining my school […] Read more…

Recipes

My Big Fat Greek Goulash Best Beef Stew Ever Mocha Cake The Lightest Fluffiest Angel Wing Biscuits Beef Enchiladas Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Glazed Apple Bars Irish Stew Southern Cornbread Spicy Tomato Soup Fish Tacos Old Fashioned Griddle Cakes Blucberry Coffee Cake Strawberry Dream Cake Late Summer Vegetable Soup Chicken and Dumplings Cheese Tortellini Soup […] Read more…

a little spring sewing

Thank you for all your encouragement and advice yesterday. I don’t think I’ve ever attempted any harder task:  teaching my girls, facing my own demons,  and  praying that at end of the day, God fills in the gaps. We’ve spent the better part of two afternoons in the craft room—-which always seems to cure our […] Read more…

Help for Haiti

If your children are like mine, when they see a snippet of the devastation in Haiti, they are captivated. Especially when the devastation involves so many children. We are all at a loss for what to do. I’d like to jump on a plane and bring all the Haitian orphans home with me. Since that […] Read more…