Snow day lemon hand pies

When the weather outside is frightful, my baking senses start tingling. Yesterday was no exception. We had 2 days of rain and then temperatures dropped into the twenties showering us with sleet and a dusting of snow. Sitting in my recliner, my mind started taking stock of what I had in the refrigerator and cabinets … Continue reading Snow day lemon hand pies

Gifts or Memories

About a year and a half ago, we stopped giving the grandkids things and started doing things with them for their birthdays. At Christmas that year, we gave gift cards and that wasn't much fun because we didn't get to see them "'get" their gifts. So, this year, we decided to get them all together … Continue reading Gifts or Memories

Feed that cold with Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

What happens when I am off work on New Year's Day fighting a cold? I bake, of course. I have been waiting more than a week to try this new recipe.... Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. Like my dad, I love anything lemon and lean that way when I bake. By the photos, you will … Continue reading Feed that cold with Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Cool Whip Cookies

I saw and started using this recipe several years ago. It is one of those recipes that you can mix and match and change to your liking each time. It takes 1 box of cake mix, 1 egg and 1 container of cool whip. Mix together, make into balls, roll in powdered sugar and bake … Continue reading Cool Whip Cookies

Chicken thighs: bone in or bone out

Because it's healthier and so versatile, we eat a lot of chicken. Normally, i buy boneless skinless thighs or breast. On a recent shopping trip, I wondered, what is the actual difference in price compared to buying bone in skin on. I bought a package of boneless, skinless thighs for $1.99/lb, which is a good … Continue reading Chicken thighs: bone in or bone out

Brownies: Scratch VS Box

I love to make brownies and recently, I wondered if given a choice would people like box or scratch brownies better. I made a batch of both and took them to work and asked people to choose which they liked best. Early on, it was dead even and next thing I know, it was 8 … Continue reading Brownies: Scratch VS Box

French Onion Chicken

I recently saw a recipe shared on Facebook for French onion chicken. It looked so good! I have never made French onion anything but this recipe looked so good, I thought, YES, I'm going to do it! I did not use the sage because I don't care for sage and this turned out so good! … Continue reading French Onion Chicken

Buffalo Chicken x5

Since buffalo chicken came on the food scene, I think it's popularity has grown every year. I think I would eat anything "buffalo chicken". I was looking for something to take to a food day at work and I saw a buffalo chicken recipe and thought, I could change that around a little and make … Continue reading Buffalo Chicken x5

Richland Creek Wilderness-Camping, Hiking & Backpacking

If you are looking for a great place to head outdoors in Northern Arkansas, consider the Richland Creek area. For day hikers or backpackers, you can camp in the campground and day hike to Richland Falls, Twin Falls and even Sandstone Castle or you can hike in and camp. The trails to Richland Falls and … Continue reading Richland Creek Wilderness-Camping, Hiking & Backpacking

Macarons for the first time

My granddaughters and I watch cooking and baking shows together all the time. We talk about all the things we want to make and this past weekend we had the chance to try macarons for the first time. First, though, how fun is it to say "macarons?" That is part of the draw-you get to … Continue reading Macarons for the first time