Oats: What’s The Difference?


If you have ever made hot cereal for breakfast, it’s likely you’ve made a bowl of oatmeal. Cooked oats are a filling, nutritious breakfast. But if you wander through the breakfast aisle in any grocery store, you’ll find numerous choices when it comes to oatmeal: steel-cut oats, Scottish oats, old-fashioned oats, quick oats, instant oatmeal,… Read More

The art of yeast bread making


The scent of bread baking in the oven is probably one of the best aromas ever; one of the best tastes ever is a slice of homemade bread with a dollop (or dab) of butter. My mouth waters just thinking about it! For the first few years of my early married life, I did battle… Read More

Top 5 Crockpot Sandwich Recipes for Summer

Assorted fresh vegetables on cutting board on rustic table with a chef knife

Summer is finally here and I’m almost embarrassed at how many sandwiches my family has eaten since the weather turned warm. But I’ve mentioned before that my house is on the small side and can heat up quickly when the oven is turned on. And even when I use just the stove top. Add that… Read More

Confessions of a Real Life Cookie Monster


I have a confession . . . I have become a cookie monster. It’s true. Morning, noon or night, if you hand me a cookie, I am a happy girl. I know, I know, eating cookies is a bad habit but I just can’t help myself. When I first got married I couldn’t bake and… Read More

Orange Muffins


In December we did the 21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes to help you celebrate the holidays with new tasty treats from our favorite traditions. That was my warm up for the real cooking of January. My son is home from college for three weeks. All the Christmas coking is fun, but it is the… Read More

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 1 – Sunbonnet Cake


My newest release, The Christmas Quilt, is a sweet inspirational story set during the Christmas season. Since it takes place during the holidays, there are several scenes where the families come together and share a meal. Have you eaten Amish food? Oh my. It reminds me in a lot of ways of southern food—rich, filling,… Read More

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