February Bread Challenge: Focaccia

Last month I shared with you that I am participating in LittleFarmFolk’s #MAKEBREAD365 challenge. In January we made everyday sandwich bread and my choice was oatmeal bread. You can read all about that here. The February challenge is focaccia which is a large, flat Italian bread sprinkled with olive oil, salt and often herbs. AnContinue reading “February Bread Challenge: Focaccia”

Stephenson’s Apple Fritter Recipe and more

I have written before about my love for the old Stephenson’s Apple Orchard and Restaurant which closed several years ago. You can read about that here. Thanks to a friend I found a new apple orchard that I also love, Johnson Farms in Belton, Missouri. They are much more than an apple orchard, and areContinue reading “Stephenson’s Apple Fritter Recipe and more”

Two pre-cut fabric quilts and my favorite quilt so far.

Last January I discovered a new quilt shop here in Kansas City, KC Maker Studio, that was having on-line quilt classes during the pandemic. The series of classes available on Saturday mornings introduced the different types of pre-cut fabrics and patterns that could be used with them. For a nominal fee, I was provided withContinue reading “Two pre-cut fabric quilts and my favorite quilt so far.”

Stephenson’s Apple Farm

Every year at this time I patiently wait for Stephenson’s Apple Cider to show up in my local grocery store. There are several other brands that appear weeks before Stephenson’s but I never purchase anything else. For me, Stephenson’s is the thread that runs through my years of fall activities and holidays. Hot mugs ofContinue reading “Stephenson’s Apple Farm”

Air Fryer Attempts: Potato Chips and Donuts

My sister and her husband love their air fryer so much that they upgraded to a bigger model and lent me their original one to try out for myself.  We have made pork chops, onion rings, fish and a few other things.  Most have been pretty good.  The air fryer does a great job onContinue reading “Air Fryer Attempts: Potato Chips and Donuts”