A bit of everything and how do you pronouce Focaccia??


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I got mail, from my son no less! I don’t think I have received a letter from Eliot in the mail, ever! It was for Mother’s Day and it was so special. He wrote a beautiful poem and wrote me

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The Marten and Karen Adventure


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It has been awhile so apparently I have been busy doing other stuff, and not blogging.  I do miss it but it seems I don’t take the time to actually sit down and write.  Also, if the weather is nice

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Cooking with Friends


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Last Friday night (November 1,2013) I had a wonderful evening cooking with friends Denita Arthurs, Carol Tomalty (although she didn’t cook much she was great support), Kenji, Meredith’s boyfriend and Meredith.  Ron and Rick, Carol’s husband helped afterwards with clean

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Baked Polenta with Tomato and Basil


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I got home from work and saw this on Joy’s blog and decided I would love to try it.  One because I love her, two because it is vegetarian which I like to try more of and three because it

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Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Skillet Scones


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There has been some excitement, anxiety, worry, stress, going on in our house and we don’t even have kids at home right now. You would think this would make me bake more but that doesn’t always work for me. First

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50 Years of Living


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Well, in two days I will turn 50 and this weekend was a time for me and some good friends. It began with me first baking some “Gooey Chocolate Cakes” because Andrea was coming Friday night to stay over before

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Tomatoes, Tomatoes and more Tomatoes


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This is a very interesting recipe, is it for dinner, dessert…. you be the judge! TOMATO COBBLER You need about 2 lbs of tomatoes and if you do this in season, it won’t be too expensive but unfortunately I did

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It’s Hot


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Okay, I just have to say, it is freakin’ hot. I got home from work and our house was 91 degrees Farenheit! HOLY CRAP! So, obviously anything using an oven or stove was out of the question, so this is what

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Dinner?? I think so.


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I made these one night for dinner because quite frankly I like pancakes for supper and rarely do I have the time to make them and enjoy them for breakfast. There is nothing super exciting about them but just that

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos


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This is the last recipe I made for Easter dinner with Eliot.  It too did not have meat and was actually Vegan.  It is not in Joy’s cookbook but is on her website. Quite easy to make and the taste

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Kale and Quinoa Cakes


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So, I found out that Faith, my son’s girlfriend, doesn’t eat meat or fish. So, in my head I am thinking YES! a challenge. What ever do I make?  So of course I go to Joy the Baker.  Now, I

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Here I Am


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Well, here goes.  This is my first attempt at blogging and I am still trying to figure out all the ins and outs so bare with me.  We will take one word at a time. Oh, and by the way,

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