Blueberry Dumplings

Blueberry Dumplings

  I am not sure if Holly Page from Ringgold is going to be my new best friend, or my worst enemy. Why? She shared her Blueberry Dumplings recipe with me! On one hand she has some of the best recipes ever, and on the…

Lemonade

Lemonade

  Considering how hard we work each day – between jobs, school and family – I want to offer a little reminder and a simple recipe. In order to keep up with our busy lives, we have to remember to take care of ourselves. Each…

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

  The deeper into summer we go, the hotter it gets. I have already ‘glistened’ enough over the stove canning this year to cause a flood in a desert. The last thing I want to do is turn the oven on for baking of any…

Strawberry Spinach Roll Up

Strawberry Spinach Roll Up

  Summer is here, which means the kids are out of school. More free time as a family – whether that means traveling, or staying home and catching up on yard work. Instead of doing a lot of cooking at the stove or eating out,…

Homemade Vanilla

Homemade Vanilla

  Before I go any further, you really need to know that the initial expense of this is high, depending on the amount you want to make and the quality of the finished product. I use a lot of vanilla extract, and I know a…

Amy’s Cookies

Amy’s Cookies

When I want something sweet and tasty, I mix up a batch of Amy’s Cookies.  I don’t know who Amy is, or who to give credit for the recipe, but I do know they are delicious! The main ingredient is different, but I promise it…

Country White Bread

Country White Bread

One of the best parts of living a Simple Life is the smell of bread baking.  It soothes the soul and brings a smile to your face every time. Baking bread goes hand-in-hand with winter evenings and soup on the stove.  But, it is delicious…

Peanut Rolls

Peanut Rolls

Peanut Rolls take time to make.  First you bake a sponge cake, and then you have to go through the steps of icing them and rolling them in ground up peanuts.  I will tell you this, though – they are well worth the effort.  Dot…

Aunt Dot’s Hot Rolls

Aunt Dot’s Hot Rolls

  If ever there was a hard and fast tradition in a family, ours would be Aunt Dot’s Hot Rolls. They are also known as ‘Batter Rolls’, but whatever they are called, they are delicious. She began the tradition early in her baking life, and…

Lemon Scones

Lemon Scones

Scones are often associated with British tea, and thought to be nothing more than a biscuit. They are similar. You use butter instead of shortening. They are lighter and fluffier. Add herbs for a savory scone, or fruit zest for a sweet flavor. For a…

Apple Pie with Cheese Crust

Apple Pie with Cheese Crust

Apple Pie is wonderful in so many ways. Not only is it a basic American comfort food, but the aroma of one baking will make you weak in the knees. A slice still warm from the oven is enough to sooth stress, and it is…

Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetable Beef Soup

  At the start of cold weather, I get in the kitchen and make one pot of Vegetable Beef soup. A good soup or stew takes time to put together then allow to simmer most of the day. I cut, I chop, I throw in…