Buckwheat Pancakes

If you are still here and don’t follow my Facebook page, then you may have been wondering where I’ve been for the past few months.    My husband and I are, of course, over the moon!! I am currently 17 weeks, nearly halfway there already! I started a separate blog called On the Nest to … More Buckwheat Pancakes

Easy Homemade Yogurt

There are a gazillion recipes, methods, and rules out there for making yogurt. Specific temperatures, proper insulation, expensive equipment- it’s enough to make a girl buy a tub of Stonyfield and call it a day. I have found, though, that it is really quite simple. Milk + yogurt + warmish temperatures for a longish amount of … More Easy Homemade Yogurt

Sourdough Pancakes

These days, the ones of dirty diapers and sleepless nights, make finding a peaceful moment difficult. Sure, there are naps and helpful husbands. There are still times when I get to stare up at the sky or drift off into daydreams; such is the blessing of being a homemaker. But I mean the kind of … More Sourdough Pancakes

Custard-filled Cornbread

My cooking style has really evolved over the years. Early on in our marriage, our dinners consisted mostly of boneless, skinless chicken breasts served with canned green beans and ::gasp:: Rice-a-Roni. Rubbery, soggy, and ::shiver::, respectively. This excerpt from an earlier post says it all:  When my husband and I were putting together our wedding … More Custard-filled Cornbread

Meatless Friday

Being an old-school Catholic, I do not eat meat on Fridays. It’s a tradition, and like Tevye says in Fiddler on the Roof, “Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as… as… as a fiddler on the roof!” He also proclaims “As the good book says, if you spit in the … More Meatless Friday

Irish Soda Bread

Summer is visiting us again today, which is a nice change from our recent gloomy weather. I actually turned on the heat one day last week! Yesterday, I planted a few tulips and hydrangeas in some nice resin whiskey barrels that I found at Home Depot for only $7 apiece. I’m going to leave them … More Irish Soda Bread

Tip and tumble

  I have this vision of exactly how our lives should be, my husband’s and mine. It is crystal clear, down the minutest detail. The path to this particular version of life seems straightforward; as long as we complete A, B and C, then we will inevitably come to D. The trouble is life’s unpredictability. … More Tip and tumble

Hash Brown Potatoes

  What I am about to say may shock you- I love winter. I know, I know, I’m a freak! But I love the harshness, the stark contrast of dark barren trees against pure white snow. I like sweaters and layers and scarves. I get a masochistic surge of energy from wind so cold it hurts … More Hash Brown Potatoes