Remembering Paris

Tonight as I watch and listen  to the events happening in Paris tonight, and the unimaginable attacks on this fabulous old city.  I can’t help think about some of my favorite  sites from our trip to Paris. While Paris was not one of our favorite trips it is a trip of a lifetime and one … Continue reading

Christmas Shoeboxes

Last year my son got the itch to fill Christmas Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse last year we shopped and filled 4 and he set the goal of 20 for this year and ended up with 26. So after each holiday we combed stores for clearance items that we could store for his shoeboxes. We watched clearance racks … Continue reading

Fried Pheasant

    When your dad is a hunter you tend to have tried lots of different wildlife. Pheasant is a wild fowl that we actually really enjoy at our house and it is my son’s favorite. I fix it very simply and make it gluten-free. I take the thin sliced pheasant and dip in whisked … Continue reading

Blessing Others with a meal

I am blessed to be home during the day and I enjoying cooking so making a meal for friends and neighbors is an easy way for me to bless someone. I try to make meals for others weekly. Yes it is great to make a meal when someone is sick, or had a baby. But … Continue reading

Hello Fresh: Review

  A few weeks ago I got my first Blue Apron box and I wrote about it here. Then I got a couple for half off a coupon so I thought I would give Hello Fresh a try. If you are interested in tying out this service for yourself you can get $40 off your first … Continue reading

Blue Apron Review

I was recently given a free box from Blue Apron Meal Delivery. I had been thinking about trying it but really could not justify the cost. I was excited to get to try this service for free, and I actually REALLY enjoyed it.  When picking plans you can choose between getting 2 meals for 4 people … Continue reading

Crawfish Boil

  A Crawfish boil a tasty and fun treat. So the last time we took a trip to Louisiana we brought home 30 pounds of crawfish to have a crawfish boil at home. To get them home alive we filled a large cooler about half full of ice then placed the crawfish on top of … Continue reading

Making Your Own Spaghetti Sauce to Can or freeze

5 Gallons tomatoes – (I prefer Romas) Carrots – 4 (if you don’t have a food processor you can shred) Garlic – 8 cloves, minced Onions – 3 large Bell Peppers or Mix of Banana Peppers – 4 Handful of Fresh Basil Fresh Oregano – 1/2 handful (can used dried too but don’t over do it they get stronger as they … Continue reading

Eating in Dauphin Island, Alabama

  We enjoy a week on  Dauphin Island, Alabama. It is a VERY low key beach with no grocery stores, no putt putt golf, only one or two gift shops, and only a half dozen restaurants. So grab some groceries before you cross the bridge in Moblie and enjoy the slow pace of Dauphin Island. … Continue reading

Durbin Farms, Clanton Alabama

Durbin Farms in Clanton Alabama is a FAVORITE stop of mine. ANYTIME we are traveling south along I65 through Alabama it is a MUST STOP. It has grown over the years the first time we made this stop it was just a fruit market and ice cream shop. Now there are all kinds of gift items … Continue reading

Sunflower Seeds

Dakota Style recently contacted me about trying their product. I get several requests to try things out and often turn them down. Often they don’t fit with what I share on the website or I am not interested in the product so in turn I won’t recommend it etc. But my son LOVES sunflower seeds … Continue reading