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 […]

Happy New Year

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year. Our celebration was quiet. Very quiet. As in we stayed home and watched football and neither of us made it to midnight. We did have a New Year’s Eve lunch at a favorite restaurant, where I couldn’t help but sneak a pic of their gorgeous dome. My […]

White Holiday Flowers

Confession: I haven’t done a bit of Christmas decorating yet. I only got all the Fall/Thanksgiving things put away last night. And technically this post is about Thanksgiving flowers, but I’m calling them holiday flowers to make myself feel better. White flowers are my favorite, so when I was buying flowers for our Thanksgiving table I decided […]

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Jillian’s 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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The Happiest of Holidays to You

Wishing you health, happiness, and all the peace of the season.

Christmas at Kansas City’s Union Station

Grant took the train home from St. Louis for Thanksgiving and he said it was so neat to walk from the train and through Union Station all decorated for Christmas. Actually I’m sure he didn’t use the word neat. He probably used sweet or sick to describe it. If you have a teenage boy, you know what […]

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 […]