It's November. Soup's on! I love a brothy soup and you can't go wrong with Classic Chicken Noodle Soup. Whether it's cold outside or you're fighting a cold inside, it hits the spot. As I have looked for good Chicken Noodle Soup recipes through the years, some are quite complex and intimidatingly time consuming. This … Continue reading Work Day Chicken Noodle Soup
Cranberries are so lovely. They add such zip, color and flavor to recipes! November and December are the main cranberry months, but if you look quick you can get some in January! I always stock up for the following 10 months! I am always looking for a great quick bread recipe that can be thrown together … Continue reading Last Call for Cranberries: Cranberry Orange Bread
Soup is one of my favorite meals and this recipe is my kind of soup. It is chock-full of yummy things I appreciate in a soup- Wild Rice, Rotisserie Chicken, broth and sauteed vegetables. This recipe is my adaptation of a Cooking Light recipe from years ago. It is a little labor-intensive but it makes … Continue reading Chicken & Wild Rice Soup and A Lesson Learned
Asher's MLK illustration a few years ago On Monday we will celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, junior. I don't recall knowing much about him until I was in social work graduate school and began to learn of the man of integrity that he was, and the dedicated fight he … Continue reading Honoring Dr. King
the cabin I have spent the Christmas weekend with my family at my parents’ cabin in the woods- it is picturesque and perfect for a holiday. It is rustic and has no internet, which provides a nice break, and yet, isn’t great for blog-posting. So now that we are home, I can send this post! … Continue reading Chocolate Fun-Do
Last night we got our Christmas tree! The house is a wreck, as we just got home from traveling to see family for Thanksgiving, but in the midst of laundry and bags and piles, we pulled the tubs of Christmas decorations out of the attic and made a family outing to pick out a tree. I … Continue reading O Christmas Tree
I grew up with baked potatoes as a staple in our home. My mom and dad taught us to eat the entire potato, skin and all. But it wasn’t until I was a teenager that I was exposed to baked potato soup. I think it was Silver Spoon Café (whose name later changed to American … Continue reading Baked Potato Soup
There is a danger with blogs. We peek into someone’s life via a few carefully selected photos taken with a nice camera, then we read a couple of beautifully crafted paragraphs describing an event, a memory, or a moment in a funny, poignant, clever or profound way. And we connect. We are entertained and possibly … Continue reading What a mess!