home improvement, In The Kitchen

Home Improvement – Support Beam Bummer!

Hi Friends, Today we opened up the soffit in our kitchen. But before we get to THOSE photos, here are a couple of BEFORE shots. West Wall... North Wall... South and East Walls... ...and here's the soffit opened up... I'm not sure if you can tell, but where Jim is, the soffit is actually a… Continue reading Home Improvement – Support Beam Bummer!

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Garden, In The Kitchen

Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes!

The tomatoes are starting to ripen and daily I have been picking 3-4 off of the plants. The yellow ones first, then the red.  Now I've got quite a bit and need to make something quick! Fresh Garden Tomato Salsa!A perfect salsa to eat on it's own, with chips or top a hot dog! Recipe:… Continue reading Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes!

In The Kitchen

Oh Rhubarb, oh how I love thee! Recipe for Rhubarb Strawberry Walnut Crumb Cake!

Oh Yum! I am not even kidding.  Several years ago we planted Rhubarb in a section of the yard that receives sun about half of the day.  We waited and waited, probably 4 years (before we had enough of a harvest) and now we can actually enjoy with regularity the fruits of what we planted… Continue reading Oh Rhubarb, oh how I love thee! Recipe for Rhubarb Strawberry Walnut Crumb Cake!

In The Kitchen, Sewing, Sewing Patterns

Peanut Blossom Kiss Cookie Fail

Friends, I think even the best of us bakers have moments of failure. Today I wanted to make some Christmas cookies.  Jim chose the classic peanut butter cookie with a Hershey’s Kiss in the center.  Easy enough right? I don’t know why I can look at a recipe and think I’m following the directions exactly… Continue reading Peanut Blossom Kiss Cookie Fail