Wednesday, August 31, 2011


What a better time to add something a bit special to your day than right in the morning, after that first sip of coffee. Granola is a lovely treat but the better the quality of the granola, the better it is at emptying your wallet.. I spent hardly anything to make this batch. One secret, hit up the bulk bins at your grocery store if you have the luxury, that really helps to make this an inexpensive treat. I also saved a little stash for my desk drawer that I'm going to toss some dark chocolate chips in with. Cause once 3:00 in the afternoon rolls around...

Monday, August 29, 2011

One More Project

My kitchen is starting to feel abondoned. But I just had to finish one more project..

My new window board.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Best Seat in the House

This isn't cooking related... But... I can't tell you how excited I am with how my little "jazz up the porch" project turned out!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Corn Cakes

A couple of weeks ago, our little family visited my "back home". It just never seems to fail that food is what pulls everyone together. Whether it was one of the incredible scoops from The Bigger Dipper (the two flavors that I tried were Cardamom and on the return trip, Thai Curry Peanut)... Hello! Amazing! The Cardamom is still my favorite and I can't wait until Christmas so that I can have another scoop.. A simple and perfect dinner of burgers from the Winston Bar or Fish n Chips from the Glass Slipper.. As well as the pleasures of running into people that one hasn't seen for several years. And a very blissful dinner at Isaac's along the Missouri River. There's just something as well about a road trip to please the palette. A journey of about 100 miles for dinner and ice cream.. That's a pretty good road trip!

But then there's the dinners that are prepared together as a family. Grandma Marlene brought dinner to a whole new level with the mention of needing to make corn cakes. What a great side dish and one of my new go-to favorites. And the leftovers are delicious with butter and honey for breakfast - yumm!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Charlotte!

In honor of Lottie's first birthday, I thought I'd share my favorite cake recipe. It has great flavor, starts with a box mix, yet tastes entirely homemade.

Photo: Jessie Sarrazin