Comforting Grilled Cheese

One of my favorite Fall and Winter meals is grilled cheese and tomato soup. I actually checked out a cook book from the library solely about grilled cheese and it was amazing, but I still like to keep it pretty simple. Another sheet pan meal in this house. I baked all the bacon first andContinue reading “Comforting Grilled Cheese”

Autumn and Harry Potter

One of my husband’s favorite things to do as Autumn really starts to set in is watch all the Harry Potter movies. We have been making our way through them with the girls the past two weeks. Since we have given our kids such an early bedtime (because it takes them forever to settle forContinue reading “Autumn and Harry Potter”

I’ve Been a Bit Distracted

Every chance I get I’ve been clicking away with my needles to get a lot of these mitts done. They are my latest design for my Artemis line, only sold at Artemis Massage Studio where I work. They are being added to all the hats I’m still making as well. Right now I’m making brownContinue reading “I’ve Been a Bit Distracted”

Apple Pie Cookies and Spiced Pear Muffins

Since I had a plan this week, baking has been happening. The girls were so excited to help out and this recipe is really easy to let them. It takes a bit of doing, so they lost interest after a while, but it was fun while it lasted. They made for a wonderful bedtime snackContinue reading “Apple Pie Cookies and Spiced Pear Muffins”

Getting in the Mood for Fall

It doesn’t usually take this much effort to get me into the fall mood. Well, maybe it’s more accurate to say it’s taking more effort than usual to get me to do fall things. I thought a good sheet pan meal would be the place to start. Diced red potatoes and baby carrots on oneContinue reading “Getting in the Mood for Fall”

It Just Goes On and On and …

Apparently, once you have a kidney stone, you are bound to have another and they usually only get worse. The samples I gave them were too small to analyze and we have no answer as to how I developed these. The most common causes are dehydration and too much oxalate. So I’m drinking a lotContinue reading “It Just Goes On and On and …”

Post Apocalyptic Red Riding Hood

I finally finished this one and it did not disappoint. This was the kind of adventure that kept me reading on, trying to figure out the pieces. I admit to taking breaks. These end of the world stories often sweep me up and, considering the world’s and this country’s current condition, it could be aContinue reading “Post Apocalyptic Red Riding Hood”

Sometimes You Can’t Keep the Peace

I was hoping to make a bit more progress than this today. The finished mitt is the rough draft I made a couple days ago. The unfinished one only needed a few more rows. Sadly, my mother-in-law took up most of my energy this morning. We have been having an increasingly strained relationship over theContinue reading “Sometimes You Can’t Keep the Peace”