Pretzel chocolate chip cookies

I enjoy reading murder-mysteries.  One of my favorite authors is Joanne Fluke.  The main character in her books is Hannah Swenson.  Hannah has a knack for finding dead bodies which drives her mother absolutely batty.  With the help of her mother, sisters, and friends, she investigates murders.  Since Hannah owns a cookie shop, the authorContinue reading “Pretzel chocolate chip cookies”

A Year Ago Today

A year ago, yesterday I read online that a teenager had drowned.  They had not released the name at that time but my gut feeling told me that I knew the teenager.  So I went to my in-laws for dinner wondering who had drowned.  By the time I got home, they released the name ofContinue reading “A Year Ago Today”

Homemade pizza

For the longest time, the Imaginative One would not even touch a piece of pizza. A few weeks ago, he decided he needed to see if his taste buds had changed. He discovered that he does like cheese pizza so that makes meal planning easier because I know he will eat it if I makeContinue reading “Homemade pizza”

S’Mores Snack Mix

I saw this recipe on another new blog (at least to me) called Mommy’s Kitchen.  Since it was both looked easy to make and yummy, I knew I needed to try it. Today we were going out to a local outdoor mall to play in the water fountain.  I decided to pack our lunch and knew that theContinue reading “S’Mores Snack Mix”

Snickerdoodle muffins

At Christmas time, I love making Snickerdoodles especially with green and red baking sugar instead of regular grandulated sugar.  So when I saw a recipe for Snickerdoodle muffins on a new blog (at least for me), I knew that I needed to make them.  Today provided a great opportunity to make them.  I was goingContinue reading “Snickerdoodle muffins”

Is it my birthday?

Ever since January, the Wee One has asked me if it was his birthday yet?  I would tell him no and then would tell him how many more months until his birthday.  When June came, he would ask everyday instead of just every once in a while.  We would talk about how many more daysContinue reading “Is it my birthday?”

Easy Peasy BBQ chicken

This really isn’t a recipe.  Instead it’s a method.  I take chicken pieces – legs, breasts, thighs, or wings – and place them in the crockpot.  Then I take a bottle of bbq sauce and pour it over the chicken.  Then I cook the chicken all day on low (6 to 8 hours).  The chickenContinue reading “Easy Peasy BBQ chicken”

I wish you would dance

Last night, the boys gave the performance of their life time.  They now think they are famous and that their dance video will be in the library. My mother-in-law offered to pay and take the imaginative one to dance class so last year he took ballet.  This past year he decided to take tap dance. Continue reading “I wish you would dance”