Cookie Lover’s Apple Pie Tart


  I have moved so many times that I actually have lost track how many times I’ve moved in my lifetime.  I’m only thirty years old!  Is that normal?  While I’m uncertain normalcy is necessarily relevant, I do know that while I might hate moving, I love cookies. In an effort to deplete my ever-flowing supply of […]

Pasta al Pomodoro


  It’s so easy, but has such a pretty and seemingly fancy name, which I admit, I enjoy.  Easy and fancy?  Yep, I’ll take it.  Whatever you want to call it, it’s very flavorful and very simple.   It’s perfect for us today on this overcast, gray, cold, Tuesday afternoon.  Trey is home from school today […]

Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Graham Cracker Streusel


These muffins are a product of my inner five year old.  There are very few things I love more than apples, cinnamon and graham crackers. I’ve loved these things for as long as I can remember, which  means they’re most likely picky-eater friendly. I tried making something similar and it ended up burned on the […]

Slow Cooker Caramel Apples


  This recipe is one of those never-ever fail recipes, even for the worst and most inexperienced of home cooks and bakers, but delicious enough for anyone to make, regardless of skill level.  This recipe also doubles as the most amazing and most delicious potpourri you will ever know.  Seriously, its way better than a […]

Apple Walnut Salad and Apple Picking

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Sometimes I remember just how lucky I am to live where I do, those times are often in the autumn when the air is crisp and cool and breezy in the early morning, and returns by dusk.  The days are warm and the vibrant autumnal leaves start creeping from branch to branch, which some don’t realize […]

Meatball Hot Pockets


  Meatballs, Gravy and Hot Pockets   Slow Cooker Gravy (AKA Sunday Gravy, Sauce, Ragu, etc.) 3 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 small onion, chopped 1 roasted, peeled, and seeded cubanelle or red pepper, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (double for extra heat, if desired) kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to […]

Nillanana Muffins


Did you know that muffins are girl food?  This according to my darling five year old who just recently noticed that I’m the only “girl” in the house.  He now deems almost anything that I enjoy, “girl” food.  So anytime that I decide that I should make muffins, I’m left being solely responsible for their […]