Rosemary and Garlic Slow-Roasted Almonds

My friend Lisette is a good person to befriend. She’s funny. She’s charming. She has exquisite taste. And wherever she goes, she has snacks.Good snacks. She has bags of granola bars, homemade energy bars and her signature Rosemary Garlic Roasted Almonds. My children hover around Mrs. Heckathorn on field trips with their best “I’m starving!” [Read On]

Lemon Lime Curd (Easy Blender or Microwave Method) | Make Ahead Mondays

Many moons ago, when I was the mother of only a couple tiny kids, I had a very scandalous, very obese, very, very big dog named Hambone. Hambone was known for his lightning speed consumption of all food before him, whether it was intended for him or not. There was no food safe around Hambone. [Read On]

Mom’s Grilled Cheese and Sweet Onion Sandwiches

Today’s post is powered 100% by nostalgia. My baby brother is getting married this summer and it has totally sent me into a “This is Your Life” tizzy. My mom was the room mother in my fourth grade year (and my first, second, third, and fifth grades, but I’m talking specifically about year four here…) [Read On]

This is not food. This is just plain adorable.

Way back in January, my now twelve year old son was offered a choice of birthday presents; a video game (immediate gratification) or live ducklings when our feed mill got in the spring shipment (delayed gratification.) Once more proving that my second born is my dad (That’s Mr. Delayed Gratification.) redux, he opted for the [Read On]

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

In a world full of uncertainty, there are a few things you can count on beyond death and taxes. Every time we think our schedule is now clear, it will fill up. Overnight. Johnny Depp may be weird, but he’s easy on the eyes. Shortly after you take delivery of seventeen chicks and five ducklings [Read On]

Lazy Sushi Bowls (a.k.a. Scattered Sushi) | Make Ahead Mondays

I’m really excited about today’s post. Why? It’s another one of those things I’ve been making for years and I’m just getting around to sharing it with you. I always feel a mixture of thrill and guilt when I share these perennial favourites. Thrill because I’m giving you something we love so much and guilt [Read On]

The Unsophisticated (Chilled Two-Wine Spritzer)

A little housekeeping: Unfortunately, I got a little education this week when I learned about Scrapers. Am I the last person alive to  hear about these folks? What they do -in a nutshell- is steal the RSS feed from a blog and republish it for whatever reasons they have to doing so (getting hits, pilfering [Read On]

Best Buttermilk Pancakes and Make Ahead Mondays Breakfast Highlights

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I’m still in a glow-y mood. The boys treated me to a cup of tea in bed (that mercifully stayed in the vessel before reaching my mouth), French toast once I was downstairs, a day full of (mostly) getting along beautifully, and a clean kitchen (for most of the day.) [Read On]