Almond Poppy Seed Bread – Best Toast Ever!

I recently rediscovered my recipe for Almond Poppy Seed Bread, and I’ve been making it fairly often ever since. This bread is good to serve, spread with butter, as a side dish to almost any meal, and it’s texture and stability make it a good sandwich bread when a slightly sweet bread enhances the filling. […]

Menu Plan – Spring Training Has Begun!

It’s that time of year again! Baseball is now going to be a huge part of our lives for the next few months. I couldn’t be happier. Of course, all of those practices and weird game times can mean that we end up grabbing fast food in town if I don’t plan ahead. There’s nothing […]

I Kind Of Miss Reading….

Winter Olympic viewing has been fun for the last week or so, but I kind of miss reading. Actually, I miss it a lot! The excitement of the games has been fun, but I’m actually longing to settle into my chair, put my feet up, and spend some serious time in a book. Next week […]

Setting Up Evernote For Paperless Homemaking

Evernote is my go to app for everything. As I work towards making my home, and my homemaking, as paperless as possible, Evernote is proving to be just the right tool for the job. I’m now using Evernote as my paperless homemaker’s journal, my recipe box, and my filing cabinet for a hundred other purposes. […]

Daybook – February 17, 2014

I used to participate in The Simple Woman’s Daybook on a regular basis. With so much going on right now, I thought it might be fun to use her daybook platform, with a few of my own changes, to catch up a bit!

(If you click on the links below, and then make a purchase, […]

Reading and Stitching – Olympic Edition

Are you watching the Winter Olympics from Sochi? We are, and we’ve been enjoying every minute of it.

Lots of knitting and stitching happening during all of that time in front of the TV. I keep an embroidery and a knitting project in the basket next to […]

Why All Of My Recipes Are Moving To Evernote

I’m moving all of my hundreds of recipes to Evernote. Let me tell you why.

I’ve been married and cooking for two or more people for more than thirty-five years. I’ve collected a lot of recipes during that time and I’ve had various ways of keeping them so they were easy to use – binders, […]

A Little Light Reading

As many of you know, I’m a rather eclectic reader, and I like to have three or four books, from different genre, going at the same time. I take my time through most non-fiction books, but given the right circumstances time-wise, I’ll plow right through a novel! There’s nothing like turning page after page of […]

The Weekly Menu – February 10, 2014

My Internet woes continue, but I’m not waiting for them to be resolved. Our ISP is installing a new wifi tower closer to our home, and the time frame is as short as three weeks to as long as three months. It takes a whole lot longer to blog with the slow speeds we have […]

Can You See Me?

Can you see me? I’m out in the country, in the south eastern portion of the Sacramento Valley, frantically waving at you! Our formerly awesome, lightning fast Internet is now slower than slow. Our ISP has been awesome in trying to fix the situation, but it is, apparently, not repairable. Writing and editing blog posts […]