Sunday September 30, 2007

October! How did that happen?? I am excited and blessed that my husband will be home Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. He said he has just too much to do at home to work an overtime shift this Wednesday. While I do appreciate the long hours he works for us, I must admit […]

Apple Upside Down Coffee Cake

I recently saw a dessert recipe for an upside down apple cake, and it sparked my creativity. I’m always looking for a new coffee cake to put into our Sunday morning rotation, and I thought that I’d try my hand at creating a healthy version of the recipe to try as a coffee cake. It […]

Chicken Waldorf Salad

This sweet chicken salad is especially good paired with whole wheat rolls. Cut the ingredients finely to serve on sliced bread, and a bit more coarsely if you’re going to serve it over greens as a main dish salad. This is especially delicious served in whole grain Pita pockets.


3 boneless, skinless chicken […]

Saturday September 29, 2007

If you spin your wheels long enough, you will eventually catch enough traction to get moving. The important thing is to keep your foot on the gas so that when that moment of traction comes, you’re ready to go. No, I didn’t have problems driving today, but I certainly had a slow start to […]

Friday September 28, 2007

I’ve been burning the midnight oil the last few nights. I had a project I was determined to have finished by today, and I did it! Of course, I went to bed way too late last night; but I finished. I was working on an embroidery project. It was a gift, so […]

Thursday September 27, 2007

My days are not perfect. Far from it! Most mornings I wake up, and climb into my day with great anticipation. What does the Lord have in store? I’m looking forward to it. I’m eager to find out.








Wednesday September 26, 2007

“beep-beep-beep” “beepbeep, beepbeep, beepbeep” “BEEEEEEP”

Dani and I had to giggle. At the same time, exactly, the microwave, the washer and the dryer all sounded their ending beeps at us late this morning! Kind of makes you wonder who is serving who! I am grateful for these servants in my home. The […]

Copperswife’s Hearty Mashed Potatoes

My husband was watching me work in the kitchen last night. As I spooned these into the serving bowl, he said, “That looks good!”, and they were!

This is a great way to get nutrient rich spinach onto your family’s table without anyone objecting. The spinach adds some lovely color to family-friendly mashed potatoes, […]

Late Summer Waldorf Salad

This is a fun, late summer take on the classic Waldorf Salad, substituting halved grapes for the raisins. The yogurt-based dressing gives it great flavor and a nice change from the norm. My kids and grandkids loved it!


5 Fuji or Gala (or similar) apples, diced (leave the peels on!) 5 […]

Tuesday September 25, 2007

The firewood is finally stacked and housed! Yeeehaaawww! Looking at it makes me smile! We generally have to start rationing the firewood come late February and early March, but this year we should be able to keep the house nice and toasty right on until the warm weather arrives. We are so blessed! My […]