Homemade Laundry Soap

Laundry has never been my friend. I need to make this perfectly clear.  I’ve never liked it; emptying pockets, washing clothes, drying clothes, folding and sorting clothes and putting them away.  Ugh.  I am not naturally inclined toward good housekeeping.  I’d much rather sit down with a cup of tea and a good book or [Read On]

Bacon and Swiss Rye Muffins

These muffins won’t win any beauty contests.  They’re not the prettiest muffins on the block.  They have a muffin face only a mother could love.  But man-oh- man, they’re delicious.  Let me break it down for you… They have bacon.  That alone should be enough to convince you. They have Swiss cheese both in them [Read On]

Risotto

We’ve been enjoying a lot of the foods that go along with this season, hot teas and cocoa, soups, homemade breads and muffins, and I’ve been coming up with some interesting combinations as I work through my pantry.  In one of my ‘what will I find in here today’ searches, I found a lonely cup [Read On]

Oh boy, oh boys.

It was quite likely all but inevitable.  In a house with five sons you might think this would’ve happened long ago, but you would’ve thought wrong.  On Monday, Ty and one of his brothers were taking turns leaping from the couch (HOW many TIMES have I said don’t DO that?).  Now that’s verboten enough… but [Read On]

Baked Potato Skins

My father has told me more than once that he has one huge regret about how he raised my siblings and me.  If he could go back and do it all over again, he would not teach us to love potato skins and the heels of bread loaves because he had to fight for every [Read On]

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Can we talk for a second?  I feel the need to tell you something. I love you.  Really, I do.  Let this soup stand as proof.  Because, baby, it is cold outside and this soup is going to warm you from your inside out.  From your toes on up to your nose.  If I could [Read On]