Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs. Oui! You may not remember, but I wrote up how to make crepes here once long ago. A kind, enthusiastic woman I met from Paris taught me and it was so easy! At least as easy as pancakes. How had I been missing this? And we have had Saturday morning crepes ever since. Then … Continue reading Cream Puffs

Strawberry Yogurt Pie

That title is kind of loosie-goosie. Its more like cream cheese Cool Whip pie with a bit of strawberry. It’s like the one I remember grandma making way back in the day, only last time I tried to remake it, I didn’t use any strawberries. I found an old recipe of hers that was just … Continue reading Strawberry Yogurt Pie

You know the summer heat has set in when the coconut oil is melted

(I started this post 3 weeks ago. I think it is too late to warn you, you probably figured it out already.) We here in Southern California have been blessed with a mild summer. Yes, we are in a terrible drought and the price of everything has skyrocketed recently due to that and other considerations, … Continue reading You know the summer heat has set in when the coconut oil is melted

Planning Easter Dinner & the Stork visits the Mericle Farm

Hello again. To anyone that read yesterdays post; any songs got stuck in your heads? I am sitting here writing up our Easter dinner menu and thought I would roam around the internet and see what others are up to. So glad I did! Here are some links to wonderful looking dishes. look at these … Continue reading Planning Easter Dinner & the Stork visits the Mericle Farm

Red Velvet Cake, the easy way, using a mix

Someone around here had a birthday recently! Someone who turned 26 and has been going to civil war reenactments for 10 years now. Someone who has a civil war rifle named Marabelle that he shoots off every 4th of July and New Years, who prefers to sleep on the cold, hard, damp ground under the … Continue reading Red Velvet Cake, the easy way, using a mix

Lift your glasses and say good-bye…again. (clink!)

Here it is the end of a beautiful day. It started with rain, thunder and lightning and frightened baby chicks. It ended with a pink sunset and cool evening breezes. It was a day for another going away party with friends, music,  and a strawberry trifle. Lets start with the beginning. It was 4 am. I … Continue reading Lift your glasses and say good-bye…again. (clink!)