Food and Our Emotions

by Lora

Fall will soon be here and the sights and smells that go along with it will be floating in the air.  When I begin to feel fall in the air, certain memories come flooding back to me. I remember a Saturday, when I was in my late teens, when I was raking the yard. The [...]

Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things

by Lora

My but it’s been a long time since I posted here! It has been for a good reason, though. In January my oldest daughter became engaged and April 24th, she was married. Just yesterday we found out she is expecting and we are all rejoicing with her & Ryan.
Since the [...]

Kitchen Tip Tuesday– Chicken Stock

by Lora

One of the most satisfying things I do in the kitchen is to make chicken/turkey stock. Today we finally got around to making our stock from our Thanksgiving turkey. I have had the carcass in the refrigerator since Thursday, but have been too busy to make the stock. Today Hannah made the stock [...]

Honey Glazed Carrots

by Lora

One of our favorite side dishes is Honey Glazed Carrots. They are quick and easy, and wonderfully delicious. Even my girls who don’t care for a lot of other vegetables, love these. I don’t really think of it as a fall dish, as we eat it year round. It is also a frugal side [...]

Kitchen Tip Tuesday 10-6-09

by Lora

I love a good cup of hot tea, and think there is no better way to relax than with a cup of tea and a good book. I have found that some people find tea to be bitter and unappealing. I believe that a this often comes from improper brewing. Now there [...]

Hard to Find Ingredients

by Lora

Recently I have had some trouble finding a couple of items that I really enjoy using. One of the items was Twinings De-Caf Lady Grey Tea. I love Lady Grey, but if I drink it at night, my favorite time of day for a cuppa, it will keep me up all night.  A friend [...]

Menu Plan Monday June 1, 2009

by Lora

Last month I wrote about changing my budget. Things went pretty well, though I did have a couple of issues. The biggest budget eater was our buying soft drinks. When you have 7 people drinking a couple of sodas a day, it really adds up. When I was working on our [...]

Kitchen Tip Tuesday May 5, 2009

by Lora

Tammy posted about ways to cook beans so that they have less gas. In south Louisiana, where I lived for 13 years, we cooked a LOT of beans. A tip I learned while living there was to add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to each pound of beans as you are cooking them. [...]

Menu Plan Monday 11-3-08

by Lora

This is the first post on this new blog; until I transfer the archives over you can find them at the old address.  We have been moving things around a lot with our blogs, trying to set them up more efficiently.  When you have 5 bloggers in one family, things can tend to get a [...]