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Daily Rituals

I was reading Design Mom and she had asked some blogger friends to comment on their own daily rituals. This one by Danielle is particularly sweet. Danielle of Elleinad Spir: …nighttime cuddles. My husband typically reads to Bonham at bedtime. When they are done I hear the same thing each night, “Mommy, I’m ready for  Read more »

April 14, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Spinach and Red Pepper Strata

This makes for a delicious Sunday brunch. One morning I had coffee brewing, bacon sizzling and this in the oven when my family came down in the morning, the aroma filled the house and it was heavenly. I particularly like the versatility of this dish, just about any mixture of vegetables and cheese will work.  Read more »

April 11, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

gimme some oven Blog

I am so glad that I found this blog. Ali writes about the food she loves and gives us inspired, creative recipes at  Gimme some   She states,  “I’m a musician by day, and love to cook/bake/entertain by night.  I’m fortunate to spend my days working as a worship leader, musician, and arranger in a local church.  Read more »

April 8, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink


Quinoa is a good gluten free choice when you want a side dish. I wanted to try this grain dish. I boiled 2 cups of chicken stock and then added a dash of salt and 1 cup of Quinoa. After I added the grain, I turned the heat down to low. Cooked for 15 min.  Read more »

April 4, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Peppermint Pattie Mousse

When I was young my mother had a mousse recipe using York peppermint patties that she would make on special occasions. It was so chocolaty,  rich and creamy. Peppermint Pattie Mousse 1 bar of dark Chocolate, 4 oz 6 York Peppermint Patties 6 Tbsp Butter 1/4 c Brewed Coffee 2 c Heavy Cream 3 Eggs,  Read more »

April 2, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Virtues of Vinegar

Well, I’m a big fan of Vinegar and I usually have several type on hand at any given moment. Right now it’s clear, distilled vinegar, apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar. Versatile hardly does the substance justice. It takes out stains, marinates meat, cleans the laundry and preserves veggies – most notably pickles. Here are  Read more »

March 31, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Walnut Spinach Pesto

My food processor has been getting a workout lately. I’ve made a different type of Pesto almost every day. I had some frozen spinach that I wanted to use so this batch has walnuts, spinach, and parsley. Walnut Spinach Pesto 1/2  c Spinach thawed and drained frozen, or  1 c fresh, washed and drained 1  Read more »

March 29, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink