Strawberry Pretzel Salad (Dessert)


Homestyle Banana Pudding

Looking for a scratch made banana pudding recipe? We have a favorite… Why create your own when the perfect recipe already exists? Thank you Paula Deen!


Happy Birthday to Me

I haven’t had a favorite birthday cake since I was a pre-teen. Back in those days, it was a Betty Crocker Cherry Chip Cake with Cherry Frosting. Celebrating my 50th birthday this month has brought about a lot of crazy thoughts and feelings. They say age is just a number, it is all in how … Read More


Un Fabuleux Dîner Français

A themed dinner party can be loads of fun and doesn’t have to be expensive. I decided to get creative with decorations, linens and recipes I already had on hand as we sought to celebrate and remember our trip to France this past summer. With a small group of 6, an embroidered tablecloth I had … Read More


A Raclette Dinner Party

We thoroughly enjoy hosting a “gathering” of friends and co-workers for a party. The only problem is getting around to visit with everyone in attendance. It doesn’t seem to matter if there are 20 or 50. With good intentions, almost everyone is personally greeted at the door but if you’re lucky, you may get a … Read More


Gather the Neighbors and Let’s Party!

We moved into a new home in December, during a very cold and snowy winter…. Let’s just say the neighbors were not likely to be out and about and the lots are much bigger, creating a physical distance as well. In our previous home, just across town, we could spend hours just talking over the … Read More