Bacon Potato Torte

I love, love, love this recipe. A flaky pie crust, creamy potatoes & apple wood smoked bacon. What’s not to love? Bacon Potato Torte   Print Ingredients Dough for double crust pie 4 cups sliced Potatoes (Red or Gold) 5 sliced thick-cut Apple wood-Smoke Bacon 1 cup grated Gruyere Cheese 1 cup Half & Half…

Read More »


Pumpkin Biscotti with Cream Cheese Drizzle

Enjoy these deliciously scrumptious biscotti with your morning coffee. Or your afternoon tea. Or whatever your poison happens to be!   Biscotti. You see them in just about every coffee shop. The crunchy dipping cookies go so well with your coffee…or cocoa…or whatever your hot drink of choice is. This particular variation is perfect for…

Read More »


The Holly Days Bazaar

Every year, our local Community Spouses Club hosts a special bazaar called the Holly Days Bazaar. Area craftsmen, artists and more come and sell their creations at this annual event. I was kind of partial to the awesome wood carvings!


Pumpkin Coffee Cake

The air is crisp, and our grass is blanketed under a layer of snow..to remain unseen until April or May. When the weather gets like this, I really, really get into the mood to bake! Today, I baked both this moist and wonderful Pumpkin Coffee Cake, I also baked Biscotti….Pumpkin Biscotti. It was just a…

Read More »

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

You know what I really love about coffee cakes? You bake them and they’re done. There’s no frosting or glaze needed, they are already perfect!


German Apple Pie

German Apple Pie reminds me of my grandmother. My children refer to her as Oma. She left this world several years ago, and any time I make something like this, I can’t help but think of our trips to the apple orchard we went to every fall. We drove in through a pumpkin patch, and…

Read More »


Winter has Come to Town

Well, this is it. On Friday, the river that is a couple blocks from my home, looked like this. And now?

Image Source

Strange Dreams |#MilitaryMonday

I had the strangest dream last night. I dreamed that we moved back into the very first house we lived in in North Carolina, back in 1998. It was a tiny house with a tinier kitchen. Kind of like this…

5 Food Labels that Mean NOTHING

The Huffington Post has a great article about food labeling terms that mean absolutely nothing. NO+THING. The next time you are buying something “natural” – you might want to think again. How about “Local?” One time I was at the store, and the sign above some produce said “Locally grown” and had a picture of…

Read More »

Pumpkin Breakfast Muffins

Pumpkin Breakfast Muffins

I simply love these muffins. First of all, I adore pumpkin. These pumpkin muffins are filled with extra goodies – with cranberries, pecans and oats – making them perfect for breakfast in our house.

Winter Chicken Stew

Winter Chicken Stew

This is no ordinary chicken soup. The ingredients are so substantial, there’s barely enough room for them in the pot. You would be kept full and warm even for an Alaskan autumn or winter night.

Lemon Zucchini Muffin

Lemon & Zucchini Muffins

These fluffy muffins combine both lemon and zucchini for a wonderful treat. Lemon & Zucchini Muffins   Print Ingredients 2 c Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Salt 1 zucchini (about 6 ounces) Zest of a Lemon 2 eggs ⅔ c Sugar ½ c Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ c Buttermilk 4 Tb Lemon…

Read More »


Aurora Borealis Encore

Tonight, I headed out to see if I could get a few more Aurora Borealis pictures. The lights were pale, but there. The wind was seriously kicking, and making the photos hard to take. But despite that, I got a couple pictures – I love when I see "reds."  


Aurora Borealis

Monday night, the Aurora Borealis gave another beautiful show!  

Orange Glazed Pound Cake

Orange Glazed Pound Cake

Today I am sharing with you my Orange Glazed Pound Cake. This cake is great on its own, or can be used as the base of any other dessert that requires a pound cake foundation.


Inspiring Creativity in Homeschooling

Everyone has their own method to their madness called homeschooling. One of the subjects that I often hear people struggling with is how to incorporate some sort of art into their school day.


Rustic Apple Galette | #SundaySupper

A galette is a very simple type of pie. So simple, in fact, that you don’t even need a pie plate to make it in. You simply form the dough around the filling and bake it on a sheet. It is simple, and delicious.