Happy Everything!

No matter what you are celebrating, or not celebrating, I hope it’s fantastic! I’ll be back in full swing on January 2nd!  

Snowman Pancakes from Ma

If there is a set of kids’ books that I will always, always love, it’s the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The bit of me that is convinced that I was born in the wrong century can’t get enough. I know the unvarnished story isn’t nearly as romantic as the version we read to our…

Jam Tarts for a Winter Storm

I live in Michigan. It snows here. Sometimes a lot. It snowed a lot over the weekend. Michiganders collectively forget how to function when it snows for the first time every year. We buy up bottled water and canned soup (but then head to the bar to watch the football game.) We drive too fast….

Is There Sugar in Syrup?

Those of you that know me outside of this blog know that my older son loves acting. He has been in a constant state of auditioning, rehearsing, or performing for about a year now. He’s currently in a production of Elf, Jr. Yes. They made a musical version of the Will Ferrell movie. And then…

The Culinary Recommendations of Candlesticks

You guys. You. Guys. The live-action Beauty and the Beast is coming early next year. Now, I have issues with the story. I get what the moral is supposed be, but really? A guy gets cursed when he’s, like, twelve, because he doesn’t offer sanctuary to a stranger knocking on his door? I get that he was…

I’m Baaack!

Did you miss me? Probably. I would miss me…I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a wonderful holiday full of friends and food and thanks. I certainly did. And now I’m thankful that it’s Thirsty Thursday… Have you read The Coincidence of Coconut Cake? Yeah, I haven’t either…BUT, I’ve been told it’s  good and I’ve officially added…