Pumpkin Spice Cake

What is better in the Fall than a piece of spice cake? I have been making this pumpkin spice cake for years. I have made it gluten-free and it is wonderful. There is also a vegan option that I used to use, but unfortunately, my oldest became allergic to flax seeds, so I don’t useContinue reading “Pumpkin Spice Cake”

Five Things You Might Not Know…About Me

I thought this sounded like a fascinating idea. I am fairly new to blogging (about five months) and I thought you might be interested in learning a bit more about me. So here goes: Before COVID-19, I was the choir director at my small, Catholic church. I loved the music I picked, even though weContinue reading “Five Things You Might Not Know…About Me”

Wondering Waffles

Tonight, we had breakfast for dinner. It’s a fun way to shuffle up a menu change and the kids love it. It was child #3’s night to cook and she wanted waffles in the worst way! (See my lovely alliteration! An English person to the core! Diagramming, anyone?!!!) So, although I did not mind whichContinue reading “Wondering Waffles”

Remember Always

I keep forgetting that we are here for only a short while. It seems to take an eternity for things to come as children. Christmas must take at least three – five years to come. Easter, too. But once it happens, the day goes so fast and we are left to wait another three –Continue reading “Remember Always”

A Second State Park Trip

Today we managed to get in a second trip to the state park that children #’s 1 & 2 and I visited about a month ago. This time children #’s 2, 3, & 4 were with me. We also took our dogs, #’s 1, 2, & 3 – all of them! That is not usuallyContinue reading “A Second State Park Trip”

Autumn and a Quinoa Dish

Today we cleaned and put up our Halloween decorations. Cheerful jack-o-lanterns, Snoopy, orange dressed birds, owls, and pumpkins were the order of the day. I even had some spider-web table runners that I got on clearance last year to decorate the glass doors of the cabinet with the kids’ movies, the mirror beside the frontContinue reading “Autumn and a Quinoa Dish”

What Happened to Tuesday?

My dear followers, I must apologize. I completely missed Tuesday, my normal first day of the week blog post. I only realized it today and then I was like…wait…today is Wednesday…what happened to Tuesday? I was supposed to blog. So my deepest apologies at having effectively forgotten you. So very sorry. What were we upContinue reading “What Happened to Tuesday?”

Oatmeal Cookies – The Almost Healthy Cookie

I must say that when it comes to oatmeal raisin cookies, they are so good and the oats are so good for you, that they could (in some warped mind such as my own!) be considered almost…dare I say it?…healthy? Maybe that’s pushing it a bit, but they are darned tasty and this recipe hasContinue reading “Oatmeal Cookies – The Almost Healthy Cookie”