Perfect Peach Cobbler

Some sweet friends gave us a box of deliciously sweet peaches from Colorado about a week ago. They inspired me to whip up a peach cobbler, a perfect peach cobbler, or so the recipe is called. I got this particular recipe from my friend, Nicole, when we lived in Kansas. It was most definitely the… Continue reading Perfect Peach Cobbler

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Patriotic Fruit Pizza

Happy Independence Day! I often wish that I could be more cosmopolitan. I’d love to travel to Europe, maybe parts of Asia, or Africa. I even sometimes wonder what it’s like to live in another country, and speak more than one language! But, as I think about being from somewhere else, I can’t help but… Continue reading Patriotic Fruit Pizza

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Happy {Cranberry} Thanksgiving!

I first read this charming story to Lauren when she was just four years old. Terry and I had decided to homeschool her and I jumped right in with pre-school using Before Five in a Row, a literature based unit study. I had never read many of the books used in this program, so when… Continue reading Happy {Cranberry} Thanksgiving!


Mini Cherry-Pecan Pies

One of the many benefits of homeschooling is that I get to teach, or rather, grade, Home Ec. Lauren is doing basic cooking and baking this semester, and we’ve all enjoyed tasting her efforts. Several months ago, I found this recipe in the coupon section of the Sunday paper. It sounded good so I bought… Continue reading Mini Cherry-Pecan Pies


Zesty Biscuit Bean Bake

This is a recipe that my mom made when I was growing up. It’s a nice change from the chicken casseroles or crockpot meals that I usually make, and like 99% of the meals I prepare, it’s super easy. I hope you’ll like it, too! Ingredients: 1 lb. ground beef 1/4 cup onion 1 envelope… Continue reading Zesty Biscuit Bean Bake


Glazed Lemon Cake

This may be more of a spring-time dessert, but I like it all year round, and so does my family. It has a tangy-sweet combination that will make your mouth water. It even makes a nice breakfast cake…which is  totally wrong, but I confess, I have indulged once. Or tw–enty times. Okay, enough about that.… Continue reading Glazed Lemon Cake


Mexican Lasagna

I am certainly no Betty Crocker. Or, Ree Drummond, for a name from this century. 🙂 But I do stumble upon some easy and tasty recipes now and then that I enjoy passing along. I hope you like this one!   Mexican Lasagna Make in one hour or less, 9-12 servings Ingredients: 1 pound ground… Continue reading Mexican Lasagna


Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

In honor of spring and in the spirit of summer treats, I wanted to share with you my husband’s favorite dessert. My mom made it for him while we were dating, and well, she just might have helped me seal the deal. 😉 Ingredients: 1 Graham crust (I buy the one that has “Two Extra… Continue reading Frozen Peanut Butter Pie