Pretzels with Friends

While at dinner a month or so ago with friends we ordered soft pretzels as an appetizer.  I mentioned that the Fall 2013 issue of Hy-Vee’s Seasons magazine had a recipe for soft pretzels and that I would like to try someday.  My friend Crystal said, “Let’s do it!”  We scheduled time on the calendarContinue reading “Pretzels with Friends”

Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Bread(Bread Machine)

My youngest daughter is a soon-to-be Registered Dietician.  She is currently completing her internship hours and will be sitting for the exam next summer.  She occasionally shares nutrition information with me and hardly ever lectures me on my eating habits.  She recently told me about a blog called “100 Days of Real Food” that IContinue reading “Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Bread(Bread Machine)”

Soup, Soup and more Soup

A few years ago we visited a local restaurant for which I have never been much of a fan.  I ordered a fire roasted vegetable soup and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was.  When someone suggested we visit that same restaurant again I was actually looking forward to it thinking I would orderContinue reading “Soup, Soup and more Soup”

Shower for Baby June

I hosted another baby shower this past weekend, this makes three in three months.  I love parties!! Our group feels the brunch theme works very well, we seem to have a better turnout when the party is not in the middle of the day.  And who doesn’t like brunch food? We started with quiche andContinue reading “Shower for Baby June”

Baby Shower and Cucumber Salad Tea Sandwich Recipe

My lovely and  very pregnant daughter was in town for work last week. We took the opportunity to throw her a baby shower filled with good friends and good food. Dr. D helped with the fruit baby, the skills he acquired from his high school salad bar job have been used many times in thisContinue reading “Baby Shower and Cucumber Salad Tea Sandwich Recipe”

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

We woke up to  this morning to a site that is getting familiar around here.  I guess mother nature forgot spring started 3 days ago! I was not that unhappy about it though, I just went into SNOW DAY mode.  For me that means staying in your pj’s all day and cooking!  What can beContinue reading “Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies”

Chicken and Noodles with Jalapeno Cheddar Scones

Today was cloudy, cold, and windy with intermittent rain.  To top it off, the forecast is calling for a winter storm in the next couple of days.  My solution to this depressing weather?  Soup, of course!  Although technically a soup, I don’t really think of this recipe as a soup at all because it isContinue reading “Chicken and Noodles with Jalapeno Cheddar Scones”

Cheddar Ale Soup – a lighter version

This time of year I am a huge fan of soup, in fact, I could eat it every night for dinner and be happy.  This love of soup is not shared by the Mr who tends to think of soup as an appetizer.  Typically when I make soup I usually have to serve it withContinue reading “Cheddar Ale Soup – a lighter version”