Best Ribs EVER!

I am not typically much of a rib eater. I think it is mostly because they are kind of messy to eat, and I have had too many that were just not cooked right. But I am sold on this easy, easy, easy oven-baked rib recipe. Did I say easy enough? These ribs turn out…

Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

For a large part of June and July, my granddaughter, Hero, and I participated in an online baking class with Monthly. We have had so much fun creating cookies, pies, and cakes alongside our instructor Christina Tosi of famed Momofuku Milk Bar. Even though I was already a pretty decent baker, I learned so much…

Tender Mercies

Our time of fostering our little June Bug is coming to a close. I am so happy that my granddaughter, Carrie (June’s mama), has done the hard work of putting a sober life into action. She has gone to classes, met with counselors, followed treatment plans, and met every requirement the county has demanded. She…

Cabbage Roll Stew

One of the things my mother-in-law cooked well was Golumpkis or known to most, cabbage rolls. It was her go-to for most family celebrations and is still favored by her children today. They are not hard to make but can be time-consuming for a weeknight dinner, so I took the ingredients we love when we…

Chicken and Brown Rice Soup

Our family is currently “enjoying” a visit from the tummy bug. Not sure how it made its way home with us, but according to a local mom’s group on social media, it’s making the rounds. I guess it was time to start building up everyone’s immune system again after being under-exposed for such a long…

Whose Crazy Idea Was This?

Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me. Carl Sandburg Hey there! Long time, no see. For me, it has been a long time since I’ve been able to write—nearly seven months to be exact. Putting words onto the page has been something that could not…

Grow Beauty and Flourish

The love of gardening is a seed sown that never dies. Gertrud Jekyll While Little June slept the morning away, we moved scraggly, overgrown mums from our window boxes, and planted zinnias and alyssum in their place. I’m not sure if zinnias were the best choice for the boxes, but it was all the garden…

When Life Overflows

Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision, and change. Richard Branson I wanted to call this post Her Arms are Strong for the Task, based on one of the notorious Proverbs 31 woman’s character traits. Yes, I very much wanted it to be so. Strong arms would be just the thing for…

The Wandering Continues: Human Kindness

Our morning started off with a BANG! We had lots of rain in the night and a bunch of it gathered on top of our awning. The weight eventually bent the awning support and brought everything crashing down. What a sound! Our neighbors heard it and came over to see if everyone was alright and…

Wandering on Purpose

We have been adventuring! We decided that it was time we made a more significant effort to get away regularly. When you travel between homes, it makes it harder to set aside a specific time to relax and regroup. The reality of owning two places is that we go from house to house, spending much…