Yellow Squash and Chicken Stew

With the fall season being right around the corner, I’ve already started experimenting with a variety of veggies and lean meats for some tasty new soups and stews for the cooler weather. Oh but who am I kidding? I love soup anytime of the year, especially when I get last minute notice of guests forContinue reading “Yellow Squash and Chicken Stew”

Hamburger Salad

Summertime in Texas means a lot of iced tea and salads. Jim and I typically have a salad for dinner three times a week. As you can imagine, having the same salad over and over again would get boring. So sometimes we experiment with different flavors and ingredients creating some wonderful dishes. One night IContinue reading “Hamburger Salad”

Refreshing Pear Salad

One of the best things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruit. Fresh pears are a favorite in our family. Not only are they beautiful in my fruit bowl, they are sweet and delicious. Everyone seems to have their favorite kind. My husband loves the Red Bartlett, our son loves the Bosc, but IContinue reading “Refreshing Pear Salad”

easy homemade Italian meatballs

I’m pretty lazy when it comes right down to it; therefore if there is a way to cut corners and not sacrifice quality, in this case taste; then count me in. Last night I made my famous meatballs.  They’re really only famous inside this house, but you know what I mean, my family loves myContinue reading “easy homemade Italian meatballs”

i’ll share my favorite “mexican casserole” recipe…it’s so easy & so yum!

Are you ready for the easiest and most delicious recipe in the world? Layered Enchiladas!  It’s so easy my teenage son can make it if he had to. This has become my go to recipe when I need a quick meal.  I usually have all of the ingredients in my pantry and freezer.  This isContinue reading “i’ll share my favorite “mexican casserole” recipe…it’s so easy & so yum!”

mom’s homemade sweet pickles

My yearly allotment of my mother-in-law’s homemade sweet & spicy pickles has arrived. They have been safely locked away for special occasions.  I only got four quarts, add that to the 1/2 jar already in the fridge,  I might have enough to last me until the next batch. These are a hot commodity in myContinue reading “mom’s homemade sweet pickles”

In Celebration…It’s a Give – A- Way x 8!

I’m celebrating! Tomorrow my daughter and son-in-law close on their new house! I am so excited for them and me because their home is my retreat.  Whenever I want to get away and chillax, I go south to the beautiful Hill Country of Texas.  I’m not lying…it is so quite where their new house is,Continue reading “In Celebration…It’s a Give – A- Way x 8!”

Party Time & Things I Can’t Live Without…

Two weeks ago I got an email from my Pampered Chef consultant…Last Tuesday I was supposed to be hosting a party…Last week I came down with bronchitis…Last week we completed the floor project in my son’s room and the full contents of his room is scattered throughout my home. I did not have the party.Continue reading “Party Time & Things I Can’t Live Without…”

My Favorite Find of All Time

Or maybe I should say that this find is the most used of all the things we bring home from our flea market junk’n trips. Definitely the most practical find…they are the workhorse of our home these days. When I saw them I knew without a doubt that they were going home with us FunnyContinue reading “My Favorite Find of All Time”

Feeling Just Peachy Today

Yep I’m feeling just peachy today! Probably because  it’s just time to start thinking about fresh peaches and today it’s seems that’s what I’m craving. Since I don’t have any I figured the next best thing would be to share some of my peachy vintage collectibles with you. Found these little lovelies when I stoppedContinue reading “Feeling Just Peachy Today”