I haven’t posted for a few days, but I have a pretty good excuse. I have been running back and forth from the hospital for the last five days. Here’s the scoop: On Tuesday Andy called from work to tell me he was going to urgent care for an infection on the back of his […]


Today, we had some of Andy’s family over for lunch. It was another hot day, so we grilled out again. We ate way too much. The omnivores had steak. Andy ate his bloody. His dad, “Grandpa Chester,” had Andy throw his steak back on the grill until it was good and dead. We also had […]

Blueberry pie on a beautiful Fourth of July at the Lake. Does it get any better? Can’t take credit for the actual recipe, but since I am not a huge baker, I am pretty happy with how good it looks. Want to make one yourself? Check out the recipe for Lattice-Top Blueberry Pie in Martha […]

This almost doesn’t deserve a post, except it does, because it’s such a no brainer. It should be on everyone’s summer grilling menu, but hardly anyone does it. Bread (brushed with olive oil) + cheese + toppings (optional) = YUM!

Yesterday I wanted a simple lunch. An open-faced egg salad sandwich sounded good, but I thought it might be fun to put a little spin on the old classic. “I could sub out the mayo for some avocado,” I thought. But then I wondered, “would I want to eat green eggs?” Then a little voice […]

The peaches at our local grocery store are excellent right now so this galette was just begging to be made. And the recipe is so easy it barely counts as baking. In addition to saving time by not having to peel the peaches, I use two cheats: 1) store-bought pie dough and 2) pre-toasted honey […]

I need a new camera. Taking food photos with my phone/ipad just isn’t cutting it. I am green with envy over some of the beautiful photos on blogs like loveandlemons.com and sproutedkitchen.com. I want something affordable that doesn’t require a degree in photography to operate and I am hoping you might have some ideas. Thoughts?

The other night Andy wanted steak so we needed a side dish for him that would double as a main for me. We were running some errands so I did a mental inventory of what we had in the cupboard and fridge. I remembered we had a couple of eggs, a lemon, some parmigiano reggiano, […]

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