Farm-Style Soup

Farm-Style Soup Serves 6 Ingredients 4. medium carrots diced 3 medium parsnips diced 1 medium sweet potato diced 1 medium potato diced 3 bay leaves 4 parsley stalks 3 thyme sprigs 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped 1/4 cup leek sliced thin 2 fat cloves garlic, crushed and finely... Continue Reading →

Goodbye 2021 Hello To 2022

Another year ends 2021 is almost gone. Salute to the experience you had in that year, and welcome 2022 with all the guts and glory. Many things you’ve learned in the year 2021 some of happiness and some some of hurt and some of love. May your 2022 be full of surprises and blessings and... Continue Reading →

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, plus... Continue Reading →

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 and... Continue Reading →

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 these... Continue Reading →

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 I... Continue Reading →

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 the... Continue Reading →

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 make... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 1... Continue Reading →

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 into... Continue Reading →

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 flu... Continue Reading →

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