Sweet Saturday: Salted Carmel Pretzel Brownies

Today I’m gearing up for Nacho Night. More on that in a separate blog. I had some boxes of Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Brownie mix that have been calling to me. Judge me if you must but if you’ve not tried this mix, found at Sam’s Club, you are missing out. They’re super easy and every… Continue reading Sweet Saturday: Salted Carmel Pretzel Brownies

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Sweet Sunday: Easy Banana Bread

Today I had a few very ripe bananas and decided to make a little tasty treat for the family. My Grammy mailed this recipe to me when I was in college, along with $5 to buy a pound of butter and a loaf pan. Great memories and pretty great recipe too. It seems like we never end… Continue reading Sweet Sunday: Easy Banana Bread

Wellness Wednesday: What is a well being?

I'm branching out here with Wellness Wednesday in an effort to be a well being.  So, for starters, what is a well being?  I think that this is a very personal question but, for me, being well means the following: Enjoying family Staying Positive Expressing gratitude Having energy Eating healthy Staying active Keeping my mind… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: What is a well being?

Career Day 2017

The big kids had Career Day at school today. The kids were encourage to come dressed up as what they want to be when they grow up.  Will wants to be an architect, Garen tried unsuccessfully to get him to rock the bow tie...  Anna, at first, wanted to be a witch, then a unicorn,… Continue reading Career Day 2017

The Great Button Escapade of 2017

First off, I can't take credit for hardly any of these photos or for the title of this post. However, I can proudly say that I love buttons.  Let me tell you a little of the background... My dear mother-in-law, Jacquetta, currently has a large collection of vintage buttons passed down from her Aunt Lily. … Continue reading The Great Button Escapade of 2017

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

This is a recipe that I traditionally make for our Christmas breakfast at home because I can make it the night or day before and also because it's super easy. It leaves me free to enjoy some coffee before the kids get up while it's baking. As if that's not enough, it's also very versatile.… Continue reading Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Repurposing Food: Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle 

This is another repurposing recipe. When I say recipe, I really mean more like guidelines for making something you need to get rid of look good. See another post for another similar trifle.  I had some leftover pound cake in the freezer and wanted to fix something with it and incorporate cheesecake....because who doesn't like… Continue reading Repurposing Food: Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle