Blueberry Lemon Cake

This Blueberry Lemon Cake is loaded with juicy blueberries and every bite has sweet pops of juicy blueberry and fresh lemon flavor. It’s not too sweet and not too tangy, but just right. This is my favorite tea and coffee cake and also easy to make. INGREDIENTS 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, plusContinue reading “Blueberry Lemon Cake”

Last Minute Cookie Recipes

Croatian Crescent Cookies Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons sugar 1 vanilla bean Directions In a large bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar until light andContinue reading “Last Minute Cookie Recipes”

Elderberry Syrup

If you have ever had a miserable case of the common cold or the flu, you know how miserable it can be. Thankfully nature provides some remedies that can help avoid minor illnesses and or shorten the duration if you do get sick. Black Elderberries aka (sambucus nigra) has been shown to help avoid theseContinue reading “Elderberry Syrup”

Hashimoto

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 1996 I was 34 and I really have never felt myself since then. I always try to live a decent life kind to others , help in my community and I’d rather be happy than mad or sad. But ….. I still always felt fatigued, more tired than IContinue reading “Hashimoto”

Sunshine Blogger Award

I am always humbled and honored when someone nominates me for a blogger award. Out of so many bloggers, you thought of me. Thank you, Christine , for nominating me for the Sunshine blogger award. Thank you for sharing your information and knowledge to the world. I hope you enjoy your retirement Here are theContinue reading “Sunshine Blogger Award”

Cream Filled Pizzelles

Cream filled pizzelles. I ate these for the first time about 5 years ago. I used to buy them off a woman who sold them to Catullos in Boardman, Ohio. Something happened after a couple years as I went to buy them : and she hadn’t brought any. So I had to learn to makeContinue reading “Cream Filled Pizzelles”

Spice It Up Friday’s

Turmeric powder is ground from the root of a tropical perennial thought to be native to Southeast Asia and has been used extensively throughout history as a color additive for food and textiles. In addition to adding vibrant yellow color to dishes, turmeric has an earthy, pungent flavor that is very versatile and works well with spices like cinnamon,Continue reading “Spice It Up Friday’s”

Vegan Potato and Corn Chowder

Vegan Potato Corn Chowder The best way to conquer cold bones on a chilly day is a corn chowder recipe that is easy to make and warms your bones. Put on your comfy pants and thick socks and make a big pot of this chowder. INGREDIENTS •1 small onion, cut into ¼-inch dice (about 1Continue reading “Vegan Potato and Corn Chowder”

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

I love this anytime of the year but especially when it’s cold wet and rainy out. It’s so comforting and warming. It’s the kind of chowder that warms the bones. I also have a vegan version I will also post. Sweet Potato Corn Chowder Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut intoContinue reading “Sweet Potato Corn Chowder”

GaGa’s Flu And Cough Remedy

I make a lot of syrups, tinctures, pain rubs and I made this one after taking some Herbology classes. Since I am a GaGa (grandma) I named it GaGa’s remedies. The most important weapon against influenza that you can add to your herbal arsenal is elderberry extract. Whether you are concerned with the seasonal fluContinue reading “GaGa’s Flu And Cough Remedy”

Another New Diet~ See How They Compare

I have to laugh that every year there’s suddenly a miraculous diet that will help you lose weight feel your best , reverse many diseases etc….. My personal opinion is that the Ornish way is best. And has been proven to help heart disease , reduce pain and inflammation, reverse high blood pressure etc… TheContinue reading “Another New Diet~ See How They Compare”

Gluten Free Christmas Cookies and Vegan Iced Sugar Cookies

  WHAT MAKES THESE COOKIES SPECIAL Thanks to the butter and vanilla in the recipe, these cookies melt in your mouth. Their flavor tastes like a celebration of butter, sugar, and vanilla. Since they’re rolled in powder sugar before baking, they’re left with a very light glaze that’s pretty special too!   And also belowContinue reading “Gluten Free Christmas Cookies and Vegan Iced Sugar Cookies”

Gluten-Free Flatbread with Rosemary, Sea Salt and Olive Oil

I have what may be a gluten sensitivity so I’m trying to stay away from what I love and that’s bread wheat and nut bread especially. And as a treat I’m learning to make things gluten free. It’s a learning experience …. I hope this recipe comes out ok…. Ingredients 1/2 cup tapioca starch 1/2Continue reading “Gluten-Free Flatbread with Rosemary, Sea Salt and Olive Oil”