Homemade Vanilla After Seven Weeks


If you recall, back in October I wrote about making Homemade Vanilla. I had full intentions on posting weekly updates. As you have surmised, I didn’t get that done.

Remember Day One?

Here is after a week. It’s much darker than on Day One…

…and after seven weeks you can see it . . . → Read More: Homemade Vanilla After Seven Weeks

Apple Pie in an Apple


Greetings this fine January day! WOW! That really sounds chipper and upbeat! I think it is because there was this GIANT BRIGHT ORB in the sky this morning and on top of the SUN shining I’m actually starting to feel better!!! YIPPPPPEEEEEEE!!!! I really really really hate being sick. It lasts “forever”! It’s been . . . → Read More: Apple Pie in an Apple

Mama’s Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic


As I have often discussed the Oregon rainy winter skies SUCK. I HATE the dark dreary days. This is what I saw when I tried to look out our front window on Sunday.

YEP… it was raining so much that the windows were streaked with rain. UGH! All I wanted to do was . . . → Read More: Mama’s Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic


For Thanksgiving I made Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. They were such a hit that I made them again for Christmas. The downside is that unless you buy roasted garlic, you have to plan ahead. It is REALLY REALLY easy to roast garlic.

I have a garlic roaster made by Progressive, but you do NOT . . . → Read More: Roasted Garlic

2011′s 10 Most Popular Recipes


Wow, I can’t believe that it’s already 2012. I thought I would list 2011’s 10 most popular viewed recipes. It is interesting because some of these are my favorites. Interestingly enough three of the top four were from 2010. Have you tried any of these? Leave a comment and let me know which . . . → Read More: 2011′s 10 Most Popular Recipes

Homemade Peanut Butter


Don’t you just hate it when you go to the store and they don’t have what you want? I buy my peanut butter at Costco and want a specific type. They’ve not had it the last three times I’ve looked. How hard is it for them to carry their OWN Kirkland Organic Creamy Peanut . . . → Read More: Homemade Peanut Butter