Meatballs With Olive Tapenade

I am in love with tapenade. I fool myself into thinking that if I just have fancy crackers with tapenade that it will keep me from eating so much at dinner, which in turn, would make me loose weight. I just forget to figure in how much fat is in olives. On Friday nights, we … Continue reading

Tex-Mex Casserole

    Finally getting unpacked and having a chance to catch up with magazines which came while we were on the road for 2 months, I came across this casserole which I want to make this week. We are truly back in the land of Tex-Mex, which we certainly take advantage of every Wednesday night. … Continue reading

Company & Cards

Tonight we are having some friends over for a light dinner and to play Hand & Foot, our new favorite card game. Wanting to keep I simple, I am serving sandwiches, chips & dips, deviled eggs, fruit, homemade oatmeal cookies*(this recipe is on blog) and chocolate cream pie. The chocolate pie is my mom’s recipe which … Continue reading

Upside Down German Chocolate Cake

No matter what cake comes out of our kitchen, Randy’s favorite remains the same, German Chocolate. This recipe is a quick version to put on the table when I don’t have time to whip egg whites or spend 12 minutes stirring the frosting that goes on top. I found this recipe on the side of … Continue reading

So Quick, So Easy, So Good…Beef Stew

It might seem strange that I am posting what is usually thought of as a winter meal. But sometimes, we just need a comfort food, no matter the temperature outside. Being back in Texas we have had to adjust to the weather changes that happen so quickly. Two nights ago, it appeared that winter was … Continue reading

Easter…He Is Risen

Christians all over the world celebrate our Lord and Savior’s victory over death each year at Easter. Along with the thankfulness to God for giving the world His Son to die for our sins, rising again to win victory over death, and ensuring us we have Eternal Life, if only we believe in Him; that is certainly cause for … Continue reading

DEA Closes In On Retirement Couple

Moving does present it’s problems. When we moved from Dallas to California, we had to deal with neighbors who felt that Hoarders had invaded the neighborhood. Each Saturday, while living in Pasadena, I made Randy take down something to throw away, even if it was just a big bag of waded up newspaper inside. After … Continue reading

Mini Macaroon Cupcakes

Looking through a Land o Lakes Holiday cookbook, I found these little gems which I will bake to take Thursday. They are just perfect for the Springtime brunch/lunches. Since Easter is Sunday, I will be using a little colored coconut to sprinkle on the top. Cupcake Batter: 1 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup softened  Land … Continue reading

Unpacking Follies

Moving should be an Olympic sport. We have been in our house now for a little over a week. We have had several close calls which would hinder us from ever  moving again.  We have been so busy unpacking boxes and hanging pictures that it just had not really dawned on me that this coming Sunday … Continue reading

Mississippi Mud S’Mores Fudge Pie

Things are returning to normal. The pictures are pretty much hung on the wall in our new place and we even had friends over for dessert last night after going out for Mexican food. We have been in our new home for a week now and I am feeling a little more settled. Of course, … Continue reading