Tag Archives: Sugar

Lemon Meringue Pie

This is my sister Fredda’s Birthday week.  She is my older sister.  You can’t pick your family, but there is no way I could have picked a better sister.  Anyone that knows her will concur with that statement.  She gives so much of herself all the time.  You know the saying if you get lemons, […]

Christmas Fudge

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  The snow outside really makes it feel like Christmas is right around the corner.  My “Claim to Fame” at Christmas is my Chex Party Mix and my fudge.  Many people are intimidated about making fudge. Today I am sharing a recipe for “no fail” fudge. One batch […]

Popcorn Balls

There is something about the cool weather that accompanies Fall that takes me back to my childhood.  We always enjoyed homemade Popcorn Balls.  Fall was always the perfect time to make this treat.  I hope you will indulge with me as I make a trip down Memory Lane.  Who knows, maybe this will start a […]

Zucchini Bread

Tis the season to have lots of zucchini.  We are visiting with friends in Minneapolis (and yes, we are going to see the Tribe tonight!).  Dave and Deone have been great hosts.  Other friends, Kathy and Doug Gehlhar had us over for dinner.  Kathy made an absolutely delicious dinner.  I couldn’t stop eating the zucchini […]

Blueberry Cobbler

It is hard to believe that July 4th is just around the corner.  I am not one to rush things but this summer is flying by at a record speed.  Blueberry Cobbler is a great dessert anytime; however the colors are especially fitting for the 4th of July. Blueberry Cobbler 5 cups of fresh or frozen […]

Home-made Christmas gifts

Even though it is raining outside–the calendar says it is December the 6th. That means Christmas is less than 3 weeks away. Gift giving is a nice tradition. I like gifts from the heart and sometimes gifts from the hands. I enjoy cooking so it is easy to “make” Christmas gifts for family and friends. […]

Coconut Cream Pie

We just got in sweetened coconut at our market.  I could not wait to make Coconut cream pie.  One thing about making Coconut Cream pie–once you start there is no turning back.  You must cook the filling and cover it immediately with meringue and bake in the oven. Whew.  I can’t wait to try this […]

Strawberry Ice Cream

I went to Rittman Orchards and picked fresh strawberries.  I have not done this since I was a child and forced to do this with my family–child labor laws were not in effect back then.  Isn’t it funny how things are much more enjoyable when you, as an adult, decide to do things, compared to […]

Easy Cherry Pie

You get a bonus blog this week.  Andrew wanted to make a cherry pie and this is the easiest way to get the recipe to him.  Hopefully someone else will find this helpful as well.  Andrew, this one’s for you! If you are like Andrew and I you will want my grandmother’s secret pie crust […]

This Post is for the Birds!

I am not insulting my reading audience.  This post is for the birds and bird lovers.  I have a backyard with trees and flowers and I love to watch the birds, squirrels and chipmunks.   I am especially fond of Cardinals and hummingbirds.  In our landscaping we have a Service Berry Tree right up against […]