My Family’s Favorite Southwest Quiche

This quiche dish goes together in just a few minutes, and then cooks in a slow(ish) oven for 45 – 50 minutes. It’s the one quiche dish that my family will readily eat. The mild, diced chilies and ground cumin give it a terrific southwestern flair without being spicy. It’s delicious and filling, and good […]

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. […]

Just Like Portuguese Sweet Bread For The Bread Machine


When I was in high school, a family from Portugal bought the house right next door. Since I spent quite a bit of time one summer with their oldest son (ahem), the mama of the family quite often shared homemade Portuguese food with my family. Delicious! The days that […]

My All Time Favorite Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe

I love chocolate, and I love to bake, and I love easy to serve. This cake is a great fulfiller of all three of those loves!

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The Recipe Page Is Now Available!

I am so pleased to announce that the Recipe Page is now up and running. All of the recipes that I’ve posted, for the last seven years, are now available all in one place!


I’m excited about the Recipe Page for a number of reasons. First, it should be relatively easy […]

Funny February & Our Mocha Secret

February is a peculiar month. The thrill of the holiday season is long forgotten. The anticipation that comes with the start of a new year is now fading. Spring is several weeks away. For all of that, February is a lovely month for staying put and enjoying our homes.


Mile High Sweet Cream Biscuit Recipe – They’re EASY Because I Cheat!

A few of you asked about the Mile High Biscuits from last week’s menu plan. This is so easy, I’m almost embarrassed to share it with you here. We’ll just pretend you asked about it over a cup of coffee as we shared a left-over Mile High Biscuit with jam, and then we’d […]

Copperswife’s Tamale Pie

I know that everyone has a Tamale Pie recipe. This one is our family favorite, and serves our family of five with enough left over for Copper to take to work for lunch the next day. This recipe can be doubled and cooked in a 9 x 13 pan if you’d like a larger batch.


Freezer Guacamole Recipe


When one of our favorite markets advertised avocados for $.39/each last week, Dani and I knew we had to buy a bunch. We bought a dozen or so on our shopping day, and Copper went back on one of his days off and bought 18 more. We love avocados, and we love guacamole!


Just Sweet Enough Buttermilk Bundt Cake

I like Bundt cakes. They are pretty and decorative and need no fancy adornments. A drizzle of a simple glaze is all that’s needed for most Bundt cakes to be company perfect.

I’ve made this Bundt cake for years. It’s not too sweet. In fact, it’s just sweet enough to stand on […]