Last summer, I took my Mom to New York, where we visited sites and played for a week. I love being with my mom. We love the same things. Eating. Touring museums and sites, and shopping. She LOVED the Empire State building. This was my third trip to NY, and I’ve never had a… Read More
Archives for May 2011
You all know how I love a good biscuit. Seriously, l could live on biscuits alone. Well, not totally alone. Butter and jam. And biscuits. Maybe in that order. I’ve never owned a cast iron skillet- until now. My mom had one when I was a kid. My dad thought he was a cook. And… Read More
Need ideas for your rustic kitchen island? Country Living Magazine has oodles, here are a few of my favorites… This one in my cabin, please. This old metal cabinet was purchased by the homeowner for $75. They added a top and wheels to make a fun island for their home.
When time is short, and I need to make a treat, I throw together these super simple, seriously rich cream cheese brownies. The base is from a cake mix, the rest is up to you. My favorite basic chocolate frosting gives this dessert an extra special home made touch. Super Simple Cream Cheese Brownies print… Read More
I was out of town last week, so I didn’t blog about any of our Mother’s Day happenings…This was the scene at our house on Mother’s Day after church: Elder Gonzales and Stephen on SKYPE! Our son Stephen (read about him here) is serving a mission for two years in Mexico. Stephen says he thinks… Read More
Final installment of our Mothers Day Dinner, 2011. What’s a dinner without dessert? Since most moms are watching their weight, I chose this yummy, simple, Lemon Yogurt Cake. It’s made with yogurt and oil, instead of butter, is moist and delish, without being too high in calories. It’s wonderful served with fresh berries of any… Read More
Every mom wants a salad with her special Mother’s Day dinner. This salad is loaded with tomatoes, cheese, croutons, bacon and nuts. The dressing is simple and fresh. Lemon, oil garlic and a bit of honey. She’s going to love it. Salad de Maison with Fresh Lemon Dressing The Domestic Diva Party Cookbook print recipe… Read More
HGTV’s Romantic design ideas for kitchens…
Mom will love these sweet potato fries, and you will too. They’re delicious, nutritious and colorful. You can cut them up while your chicken is baking or on the barbecue, or prepare earlier in the day, and let sit on counter, covered until ready to bake. They take about 10 minutes to prepare and another… Read More
Barbecued chicken with Ina’s Hoisin Sauce and Baked Sweet Potato Fries Ina’s Hoisin Barbecue Sauce First- I was touched by all of the comments left about your Mother, being a mom, what you love about Mom, etc. Hope you have a minute, maybe on Mom’s day to get out the Kleenex and read some of… Read More
When we stayed at River’s Run last fall, Miss Lisa served up these delicious appetizers before dinner one evening. My boys (including Grant) usually steer clear of anything involving a red pepper. They loved this dish. I made these last week and loved the soft red pepper, creamy goat cheese, crunchy pine nuts and sweet,… Read More
This beautiful kitchen designed by Susan Dossetter and Andrew Skurman was featured in House Beautiful magazine.