My favorite day of the year ( next to Christmas, oh and my birthday, oh and easter oh...) but Thanksgiving really warms my heart with floods of memories around smells and tastes in the kitchen. I loved thecearly morning clangs and raddles from Mommas kitchen and then those first wiffs of turkey roasting and pies… Continue reading My Day of Thanks!
A childhood memory. Growing up in the small community of Long Shop Virginia the memories I cherish are around people , events and really good food. Meals were prepared and enjoyed over long conversations with laughter and love. Halloween was an event I look so forward too with planning of costumes, decorating the big house… Continue reading Halloween Traditions.
My dear friends on diets or watching gluten... please dont hate me for this one. I Love the smell of warm cinnamon bread in the house. My secret to adding this recipe in my simple/easy file is my bread machine. Making the dough in the bread machine takes the mess, sweat and time off your… Continue reading Warm sticky cinnamon buns…cold weather favorite!
Ive recently descoved the love of canning my own salsa. Every late summer Ill can my stewed italian tomatoes and tomato sauce- but salsa comes out so nice. I do not make it spicy hot. Heat can be added at serving time for me. 5-7 pounds ripe tomatoes ( blanched ice bath peeled and chopped)… Continue reading Tomato time-lets get canning! Salsa!
Traditions run deep with me. I remember the long hours and rich stories around the copper kettle making applebutter.Usually a congregation of neighborhood effort where we all bring our jars, apples, sugar and cinnamon oil together for the production and social event. Several hundred jars would be filled for the winter months to come bringing… Continue reading Family Traditions-Fire Roasted Chile Peppers
Crockpots Rock for working mommas! I love this simple recipe you can pre-prep the night before. Kids love the question... one shell or two?. I like sweet italian sausage but this is great as a vegetarian option or standard hamburger. Sweet italian sausage Large shell noodles Ricotta cheese quart container Mozzarella cheese (1 pound shread)… Continue reading Cheesey Stuffed Shells-Crockpot simple (kid approved)
Where I grew up in that quaint community in Virginia, neighbors loved one another like family, sweet tea always welcomed you on front porches with swing time, conversations and sometimes some song. ( ok most times good music) So when I tell people my door is always open, some look at me crazy - you… Continue reading Call me crazy… I know no stranger… Its just who I am.