Life Plus Applesauce Cake

Dear Friends and Family, How is it going at your place? For me, it took the last couple of weeks to adjust to the new pace of things. I had to switch to being more intentional about my day and quit letting them slip away. I have read more. I pulled out some rainy-day yarn,…

Easy Cheesy Lasagna

Need something satisfying, easy, and comforting for supper? This will do the trick. I have made this for years, and it always pleases. It is a great dish to serve to company, take to a party, or share with a friend who is need of a meal. Easy Cheesy Lasagna 8 servings Ingredients • 1…

Life Plus Cookies

How are things going with all the changes? Crazy times. Truth be told, my life hasn’t been altered much. Most of my days are spent watching Baby J grow, doing small jobs around the house, and cooking up some yumminess. I guess I was already practicing social distancing and sheltering in place. Lol! The problem…

Smoky Pork Chili

I don’t always know in the morning what I’ll be in the mood for at the end of the day. Sometimes, I just opt for throwing some meat along with a little broth and salt and pepper into the crockpot and wait for inspiration to come. That is how this recipe came about. I started…

Split Pea Soup

This weekend we stopped for lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen. We ordered a mushroom pizza with truffle oil—my favorite flavor when it comes to pizzas. I just love it. Since Baby J was with us, I also ordered a cup of their Smashed Pea Soup, which she gobbled up along with bits of mushroom…

Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding

This recipe is one I pull out for special occasions or when asked to bring something to a brunch. I took it to my women’s Bible study this week, and it was a hit. There is no reason to wait to try this. It is a delicious treat that can elevate any day to special.

Snow Day

It is supposed to snow at the farmhouse tomorrow. Up until now, we have enjoyed some unseasonably warm weather in our part of the country. Why, just yesterday it was almost 70! I like it that way. (Sorry all you who love the seasons.) I grew up in southern California where snow was enjoyed at…

Chicken Noodle Soup

As you know, our family was visited by Cold and Flu over the holiday season. Yep, no fun, but we let them know they’d worn out their welcome by cooking up several pots of Chicken Noodle Soup. I changed it up a bit by pulling out my pressure cooker to speed up the process. Pressure…

Clean Enough

The holiday’s are coming and there is so much pressure to have everything perfect for our visiting family and friends. It just makes me laugh. With the addition of Baby J to our lives, we’re lucky to get the basics done. Add that to the fact that most of our family will arrive at our…

Fudgy Brownies

Last week, Baby J and I were invited to a mini retreat in our nearby mountains. My friend, Jan, won a beautiful vacation rental in Big Bear City in a silent auction and decided to treat a few of her friends to a getaway. I am so glad I got to be part of the…