One of the great things about having middle-aged kids (and by middle-aged, I mean we are at the midpoint of their time at home with us, assuming they fly the coop around the age of 18-20) is that I am often forced to look at things from their perspective. Nine and eleven year olds don't … Continue reading Love God, Love Others
Several years ago, I retired my old pizza crust recipe that originated from my mother and started making something better. Much much better. The pizza dough recipe that I use for my calzones is from Annie's Eats and you can find it here. There's a LOT of good stuff on the Annie's Eats blog. You … Continue reading Let’s make calzones!
The big girls "graduated" from 5th and 3rd grade last month and I was practically giddy about giving them their graduation gift. Mickey and I had gone on a mommy/daughter date a few days before and I discovered that our local bookstore not only stocks new books, they also stock used! Yippee! I quickly consulted … Continue reading Summer reading!
I have this amazing book about baking by Nick Malgieri. It was a gift from my grandmother when I was around 13 years old. It has everything... cakes, breads, scones, pies. If you can bake it, it's most likely in this book. Though I've had the book for nearly 20 years, I've barely scratched the … Continue reading Fresh baked bread in under an hour?!?!
Let's talk about non-conforming banisters.I mean, this would be illegal if this house had been built anytime in the last two decades, right??? This banister is not dog proof or 9 year old proof or toddler proof. Heck, it may not even be mommy proof! So I had quite the conundrum. Our landlady loooooves her banister … Continue reading Just call me Mrs. Fix-It