Edible Flower Cookies in Winter

Have you taught yourself something new recently? Had anything you’ve always wanted to learn how to do and finally decided to treat yourself with learning it?

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I did it! I’m decorating¬†cookies…flower cookies!

I’ve collected cookie cutters for as long as I can remember. I have a HUGE plastic box full of […]

Happy Spring with a Lemon Flower Cake

It is FINALLY spring! Spring means I come out of my annual winter hibernation and start to feel human again. The weather is still unpredictable, but the calendar says I should be gardening and emerging back into the warmth.

Part of that emergence this year is participating in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Volunteer program.


Getting My Southern On With Biscuits and Gravy

If you’ve never had a good southern “white flour gravy,” you don’t know what you are missing. It is most definitely not health food, and if you have it more than once or twice a year, you should spend a good deal of time exercising to balance it. I didn’t care for it growing up, […]

A Smokin I Love You Present

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A few years back my sister coined a new phrase for gift giving in our family — “I love you” presents. It is as simple as it sounds; an I love you present is a gift given simply for love, no holiday or real reason required.

Tim gave me a wonderful […]

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Please ignore the poor browning — that’s my fault :-) This is a J and L Green Farm pastured turkey. It’s legs and wings are bigger than “supermarket” birds, and the flavor is amazing!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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