Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese

I woke up in the middle of the night freezing cold.  Even though I had a fuzzy warm blanket and my son snuggled up next to me, it wasn’t enough to keep me warm.  I managed to sleep the rest of the night, but first thing this morning, before I even made coffee, I lit… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese

30 Days of Renewal – Day 7 – How I Went Dairy Free

Going dairy free is scary. You think your never going to be able to eat ice cream again. You can’t have cheese, or butter, milk, or yogurt. But, over the last four months of going dairy-free, I’ve learned that it’s not as bad as you think and the unexpected benefits may eventually outweigh the stuff… Continue reading 30 Days of Renewal – Day 7 – How I Went Dairy Free

Easy Homemade Cheese Crackers

I am always looking for ways to save money by making my own kitchen staples.  I thought maybe making my own cheese crackers would save some money, but I was wrong.  It’s still cheaper to buy our cheese crackers from the supermarket.  However, homemade cheese crackers are fantastic!  Far superior to any store-bought cheese cracker… Continue reading Easy Homemade Cheese Crackers

Eggs and Zucchini – A Summer Breakfast

Its quiet around here.  No jingling of Chaser’s dog collar, none of his galloping up and down the stairs at a maniac pace either.  Tom isn’t playing loud country music in the driveway while feeding his birds and I’m not waking up to Tom’s mess from his rushed morning, on the way to work.  The… Continue reading Eggs and Zucchini – A Summer Breakfast

Getting Cultured – Making Yogurt

Cultured – an adjective meaning: enlightened; refined nurtured or grown cultivated; tilled I stare at the directions wondering if this is a huge waste of time.  Maybe I should just go to bed.  Everyone else is already asleep.  I look down at the milk that’s beginning to steam in my favorite saucepan.  There is no… Continue reading Getting Cultured – Making Yogurt

Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

Its early Spring 2021.  I am in the veggie garden of my new home, a blue and white Victorian that has been my dream home since childhood.  Tom and I saved up for years to buy it, but the reality of it hasn’t sunk in yet.  That this home is ours.  I thought it would… Continue reading Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

Apricot and Almond Baked Brie

I’ve never eaten baked brie before, but last week I found a wheel on sale and decided to try it.  It had been a wet and stormy day in a wet and stormy week.  My husband, his best friend and I were hungry for a warm and comforting afternoon snack.  I promised them both something… Continue reading Apricot and Almond Baked Brie