My daughter, Ann Marie, is one of those creative people we all envy. She’s got that artist’s eye, and she loves to decorate her house, inside and out. She’ll roll up her shirt sleeves, get paint on… Continue reading
Get your can opener ready. This is comfort food at its finest–and easiest!
Pot pies have been around for centuries. Legend has it they were first made during the Roman Empire and became popular again during the 16th… Continue reading
There’s just something special about turning one year old. It’s a milestone, an accomplishment, after twelve months of evolving and growing and turning into a little person with a distinctive personality. No longer so helpless, but instead, much… Continue reading
It all started with a cookie cutter. My sister’s mother-in-law had become known for making gorgeous Santas every year, and Kim wanted to learn how and carry on the tradition. The cookie cutter was old and used so… Continue reading
As I write this, it’s my granddaughter’s 8th birthday, and she wanted a snowman cake. Back in the day, I remember painstakingly cutting out pieces of cake (oh, the crumbs!) in order to create a cake design that… Continue reading
Gumdrops have been around since before the Civil War. I had no idea. Of course, since pectin or gelatin as we know it wasn’t invented until almost the mid-1900s, the earliest versions of gumdrops were different than what… Continue reading
During the silent-movie era, a fresh-faced, golden-haired film star named Mary Pickford had charmed her way into America’s heart. Of her three marriages, the one to Douglas Fairbanks (her second) catapulted them both to royalty-status. Mary (born… Continue reading
I found this recipe in a vintage magazine and was immediately intrigued. Caramel Popcorn cookies? Who knew? But it’s super easy and goes fast. For the popcorn, I used Vic’s. Seems silly to buy popcorn… Continue reading
These super-simple treats are pretty darned cute.
Back when my girls were all home, we loved making these. So fast and easy, and they really DO look like bacon and eggs! There are few things I’ve ever… Continue reading
It seems fitting that the first post to launch my new food blog is a recipe handed down from my grandmother. In the early 1900’s, she emigrated to the United States to put down roots in Omaha, Nebraska, where… Continue reading