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 […]

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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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 […]

Apple Cider Sangria

Last Thanksgiving I tried a sparkling apple cider sangria recipe that I had pinned to my cocktails board on Pinterest. It was a keeper! I made it again last weekend when my parents were in town. Here’s the recipe: 1 750 ml bottle sparkling wine (I used an inexpensive spumante. Any sparkling wine will do.) […]

Stamped, Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies

I made cookies this weekend, which I haven’t done in forever. Something put me in the mood and I was eager to try out this new home made cookie stamp that I ordered from Amazon. The minute I saw it I thought of the care packages I could send to my youngest when he goes […]

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars with Peppermint Sprinkles

This is how it usually goes down when I make sugar cookies. I start out full of enthusiasm, get the dough all mixed and wait impatiently for it to chill. Then I roll it out, cut it into shapes, try to get them to the pan without them falling apart, and bake. Then I repeat […]

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