So the New Year is here…

and I have been enjoying my holiday food and especially all of the wonderful recipes from The Pioneer Woman.  She makes delicious food, but unfortunately, neither my husband nor I expend the calories that a cattle rancher does. So I’ve spent today trying to...

Blackberry Cobbler

This week my local grocery store had half-pints of blackberries on sale for $1 each if you bought 10, so I did.  I froze half of them and then I decided to make blackberry cobbler with the other half. They were gorgeous, big, juicy blackberries!  Here’s a look...

Holiday Meal Planning

Here’s my plan (along with recipes) for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Can’t wait! Christmas Eve Dinner Fajitas (Our traditional Christmas Eve Fare)  Nachos Soda Pumpkin Pie (Brian’s Request) Christmas Morning Peach Almond French Toast (recipe...

Natalie’s Rich & Creamy Hot Cocoa

I’m having so much fun trying new recipes and making them my own, so I decided to create a category on my blog so that I could keep them all in one place.  (Also because I need a website address to post my pics on pinterest.) So here’s the first one!  I...

Natalie’s Earthy Sauteed Veggies

Now this one is an original! Earthy Sauteed Root Veggies – Serves 2 1/2 yellow onion two ribs of celery one turnip 8-10 baby carrots or two whole carrots 1 small zucchini 4 cremini mushrooms 1 T olive oil 1/2 T butter Peel and dice all vegetables except...