Campfire Home Fries

I come from a camping obsessed family.  My Dad is, by trade, a camp manager.  My Mom likes to take her blanket outside and sleep under the stars (she also wants an outdoor bath tub, but I digress.)  My sister, Jess, and her family are certifiable trail and tent nuts.  My brother, Luke, digs the [Read On]

Happy Independence Day!

I hope you are all having a great Independence Day full of all the most fantastic things. I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for visiting me here, talking with me, and generally making my life a little more wonderful each time you stop by. I appreciate each and every one of [Read On]

Watermelon Feta Salad: Think Pink Thursdays

Ah!  The Thursday before a three-day weekend is a special kind of Thursday, isn’t it?  It’s a luxurious feeling Thursday.  Despite the rain-that-never-ends, I have an extra dose of patience (snort) and an extra measure of indulgence.  And to celebrate the indulgent feeling, I whipped up a fancy-pants lunch for myself.  I made a gorgeous [Read On]

No-Cook Fresh Pasta Sauce

This is what  my yard looked like this morning when I went out to check the chickens. I have a serious motivational problem when the weather is this stellar; particularly when it has been raining cats and dogs for a solid week.  The idea of doing anything other than sitting on a blanket with a [Read On]

Watermelon Mojito Slushies: Think Pink!

Yesterday, I mentioned that we’d been experiencing some of life’s less pleasant moments.  One of those less pleasant moments was a biggie, folks.  As in a life changing biggie… *Fair warning:  I am about to use the following words; breast, cancer, breasts, self-exam and self-check.  If any of those words bother you, tune out until [Read On]

Jalapeno Mojito Syrup

I need to remember that no matter how weird things get around here they can always, and probably will, get weirder.  Unfortunately, the last couple weeks have been peppered with some of life’s less pleasant moments.  One of them, I will share with you in a future post.* The other two things I’m going to [Read On]

Torteggas

I have started and stopped writing this post fifteen different times.  I’ve written as much as five paragraphs and then deleted the whole thing.  I am, you might say, distractable and distracted.  My children keep bursting in through the doors yelling crazy things at me. (Because apparently my children have given up speaking in favor of [Read On]

We have ultra-scientifically determined the winner.

I asked the boys to help me determine the winner for our Calphalon pan, Tightwad Gazette, and Pastry Scraper giveaway. In true parent fashion, I decided to make it into a math lesson. Here’s how the process went. Mom: Okay, everyone give me a number between 1 and 43 (the total number of comments plus [Read On]