It's nearly Valentine's Day! Growing up, this was always my cousin's favorite holiday. My mother was a twin, and her identical twin sister married into the Valentine Family - thereby claiming the 'Day of Love' as their official family holiday! Now, each year when I prep my homemade valentines to shower my little (and not… Continue reading Heart Shaped Thumbprint Cookies!
Photo by Jessica Lewis on Pexels.com Don't you just love that freshly brewed coffee smell? Nothing says fall quite like a baking pumpkin in the oven with a pot of coffee simmering on the counter. So of COURSE, I had to find us a recipe for homemade pumpkin spice coffees! This one looks incredible. My… Continue reading Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes – #BecauseFall
First of all, can I just say that I am *not* finished with the bread making craze of 2020's lockdown - BUT - in the spirit of keeping things fresh, I thought I might try something new. You 'southerners' may call this drink a "frappe" (where I'm from "frappe = milkshake!"), but whatever you may… Continue reading Need a Luxurious Treat? Try This!
The most overused phrase of the year - "these are crazy times". Unfortunately, for so many of us, that is truer than true. If you're not in a mandatory shelter in place location, it's highly possible that you will be sometime soon. So how do you protect your home, with supplies so scarce? Happily, I… Continue reading Squeaky Clean in Crazy Times!
If you, like so many of us, are home and heeding those government warnings to limit contact with others - you may be thinking about how to shore up your immune system against this scary pandemic. I'm no doctor, but I do know my way around a kitchen! So here's my totally homemade recipe for… Continue reading Healthy Breakfast Muffins!
Have you heard of Dr. Joel Fuhrman? My hubby and I drastically changed our eating style two years ago this June, after reading his work on the effects of clean eating on health and wellness. It's his hypothesis that a significant number of ailments can be essentially cured, simply by following what he calls a… Continue reading Totally V E G A N Brownies. . .
If you, like me, enjoy treats with every family tradition - this post is definitely for you! As I sit here typing at my Noni's dining room table in Danvers Massachusetts, 1600 miles from my own home in sunny Florida AND awaiting a massive snowstorm, I decided that this frigid 20 degree day needed a… Continue reading Feeling Cozy? Let’s Bake Cookies!
Who's excited for fall? The crisp, sharp air and falling leaves. . . okay. That's not so much what fall looks like here in SW Florida, but it's the autumn I remember as a kid growing up in the Northeast! It's true that I've made South Florida my home for closer to two decades than… Continue reading Cozy Autumn Treats ~ Yes, Please!
Hello friends! If you live in Lee County, Florida (like me), you are preparing for your final weekend of summer vacation before kiddos return to school bright and early this Monday morning! I know, I know. A lot of parents and caregivers out there look forward to the end of summertime like a child counting… Continue reading Back to School Breakfast – No Problem!