Fall Favorites

Last Thursday was the first day of fall, so all of us who call that our favorite season can stop sneaking mums and pumpkins into the house and enjoy the fact that fall is officially here. To celebrate, I’m indulging in pictures of some of my favorite things about the season. I love blue and white almost as much as […]

What I’ve Been Pinning: Bamboo Furniture, Wallpaper, and Lemon Cake

Have we ever talked about Pinterest? Somehow I don’t think so, even though I imagine a lot of you love Pinterest like I do, so I thought it would be fun to do a Pinterest post. First of all, it seems that I’m a fan of bamboo furniture, because recently I pinned these chairs from Wayfair to my furniture […]

Vintage Soup Spoons and Two Favorite Soup Recipes

Several years ago I pinned a picture of some vintage soup spoons, the kind with round bowls (I think these are sometimes called gumbo spoons), on Pinterest. I loved the round shape of them…a shape you don’t see much of anymore. I made a mental note to look for some of these spoons in my antique booth […]

Jillian’s Killer Pumpkin Bars

My daughter, Lindsey, turned 24 last week (which I find amazing enough) but she didn’t want a birthday cake because – get this – she doesn’t like sweets very much. I’m not sure how she’s my daughter, really. She did, however, say that maybe I could make something pumpkin, since she does like pumpkin. After […]

Banana Pudding with a Twist

A while back I made a decision to only share a recipe on this blog if it’s one of my go-to recipes, meaning one I’ve made for family and friends a number of times and can recommend with confidence. These Potato-Stuffed Bell Peppers fall into that category. So do this Poppy Seed Salad and Bruschetta Chicken. And now […]

Summer Tomatoes and Bruschetta Chicken

Its been perfect in KC the last two days. Per-fect. Like sunny skies with highs in the low 80’s perfect. Our dog, Cash, has been hanging out in the yard instead of begging to be let back in the minute he goes out. Last night we ate dinner (salmon with this salad) on the patio. And then we turned […]

My Go-To Salad Recipe: Tossed Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

This salad is one of my go-to recipes, meaning I’ve made it lots of times and it has gotten enthusiastic thumbs up from family and friends. I first had it at a bridal shower. I loved it and the people eating around me loved it, so I shamelessly tracked down the hostess to ask for the recipe, and she […]

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Thanksgiving Table

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you reading in the US. I hope you’re enjoying this holiday week. My parents, sister, and brother-in-law are all in from Florida and we’re enjoying a lot of fun family times. In between I’m planning menus, running to the grocery store, and getting ready for the big day. I’m sure all of […]

Secondhand Finds: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it’s not even close. It’s the simplest of holidays, asking only that you come together and enjoy all that you have to be grateful for. It brings to a close the most glorious season – autumn – at the same time that it kicks off the holiday season ahead. And it’s a quintessentially American […]

Potato Stuffed Bell Peppers

I tore this recipe out of a Southern Living magazine years ago. The recipe is a good one (I’ll share it at the bottom of this post), but it’s actually the idea I liked more than the actual recipe, the idea being that you make twice baked potatoes, but stuff the filling into bell pepper […]