Let’s Talk Pecan Pie

  So let’s talk pecan pie. It’s a classic dessert that can be a little daunting if you’re not familiar with baking this delicious Southern favorite. Well, for that matter it might be a favorite of folks up north or even out west, but I’ve never eaten pecan pie in those places so I wouldn’t know. […]

Advent “Wreath” in a Box

One of my favorite observances this time of year is the Advent wreath and the weekly candle lighting that leads up to Christmas. This year I decided to incorporate this idea into our home and created an Advent “wreath” in a box.

Pinecones and Pompons Kid Craft

To make this super easy Christmas kid craft all you need are some medium-sized pinecones, small colorful pompons and some basic craft or school glue.

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has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”

-Shira Tamir


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    In the Kitchen

    Summertime Tomato Cucumber Salad

    Today was the last full day of summer for this crazy year, and we have been enjoying the final fruits (or vegetables as it were) of our petite backyard garden. One of my favorite fresh summertime meals is a cucumber tomato salad. Usually I just thrown in a bit of this and a dash of that and call it good, but this time I wrote it down just so I could share the recipe with my readers, and of course, save it for myself.

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    In the Kitchen

    Fresh Catch Cooking — Grilled Trout

    My previous post on our family’s urban trout fishing outing took a new (and tasty) turn as we finally tried our hands at cooking a fresh catch on the patio grill. After a quick search, I came up with a plan and after I dressed and wrapped each individual fish in its own little foil package my husband manned the grill to perfection. Even our son thought the fresh fish was quite tasty. Now please take note, this is not a post on how to actually EAT grilled trout. Even after watching a quick video on the best way to de-bone my delicacy, I still managed to get a few…

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