It’s Time For A Tour Of My New Kitchen

You all have been so encouraging these last couple of months as we’ve remodeled our kitchen. Thank you! Since the boxes are unpacked, and the work is 99.9% complete, I think it’s finally time for a tour of my new kitchen.


Just to jog your memory, here’s a single “before” shot of my […]

Kitchen Transition Week Menu

In some ways it seems like the kitchen remodeling has gone quickly. In other ways, it feels like it’s taking forever! In either case, my kitchen should be done sometime this next week. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to wipe out the insides of the cabinets and drawers, and start unpacking boxes Tuesday evening. […]

What’s Coming Up Next Week

Just a quick check in to say that, after all the work getting the Recipes Page up and running, I’m taking the the rest of the week away from the blog to catch up with Will and his school work, give my home some much-needed TLC, and get ready for they guys to finish my […]

Week Three Of Cooking Without A Kitchen

Last week’s menu plan saved the day for me more than once! Knowing what was for dinner, and knowing that it would all pull together fairly quickly and easily, kept us from running out for fast food on at least two separate occasions. Yay for menu planning!

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Menu Planning When There Is No Kitchen – Week Two

We’ve been without a kitchen for a week and a half, and we’re doing great. I was right in thinking that clean up would be the biggest problem, and that cooking would be relatively easy. The folks building my new kitchen are super clean and tidy, and I really appreciate that, but it’s a little […]

Planning Meals When There Is No Kitchen

Menu planning. Folks seem to either love it or hate it. I don’t always enjoy the process of menu planning, but I do love the perks. Knowing what’s for dinner every day is a real stress reliever for me. During the seasons that I do not menu plan regularly, my grocery budget soars and we […]

Saying Goodbye To The Less Than Perfect Kitchen

Today is the day that I finally say goodbye to my less than perfect kitchen. Nothing has changed in this kitchen, save the replacement of failed appliances, since our home was built in 1990, nor since we moved in eight years later. We’ve hosted potluck suppers for up to 80 people and more intimate meals […]

If You Move A Wall In The Kitchen……

Remember that great children’s book,If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? That’s what things are like around here these days!

If you move a wall (or two or three) in the kitchen, then you’re going to have to deal with what is happening on the other side of that wall, […]

What Will I Do Now That Baseball Season Is Over?

Baseball has been a very big part of our lives since February. Practices and regular season games. Practices and post-season playoffs. Tournament team practices. Lots and lots of tournament team practices. Tournaments with multiple games in a single weekend. This year, baseball was more of a family affair and it was great having Copper with […]

Hot Fun In The Summertime & An Announcement!

Having Copper home for the summer, now that he’s retired, has been, well, different! In the past, our summer activities have all needed to be planned in advance around his rather odd days off. These days, we can be more spontaneous.

My across-the-road friend asked me to take care of her beautiful gardens […]