Georgia Pecan Banana Bread and Cinnamon Butter…

This recipe is very special to me as it comes from my mother's kitchen.  My mother always made this banana bread in the Fall and I just love it.  The key to the sweetness of this bread is that my mother would use over-ripe bananas - almost until the peel was totally black.  How I wish she were here today to enjoy this with me.  So fortunate to have my warm memories and this recipe along with many others that she gave me through the ages. When ... read more

Here Comes Santa Claus…

Each year at Christmas time the first thing I decorate with is my Santa Claus collection.  I started a collection many years ago and I have added more Santa's throughout the years. I can't really remember what started my love for this sweet-faced jolly man. Possibly the joy of Christmas memories, or the feeling of love and peace throughout this season. I do know my collection makes me happy. I prefer Santa's that are typically hand crafted and ... read more

Christmas Coke Crate as a Centerpiece…

Well...it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my house!  Most of our decorations were brought up from the basement last night.  It took a few people and a lot of huffing and puffing, but I am grateful for the extra hands :) While down in the basement, I brought up one of my old Coca Cola soda crates.  I decided to incorporate it with my kitchen decor.  I love the worn red and white lettering - perfect vintage Christmas colors. Cut ... read more

Healing Heating Pad…

I'm having a pity party...I have been sick for almost four weeks now!  I started out with pneumonia which was no picnic to deal with. It was like two elephants sitting on my chest and uncomfortable to breathe.  I was dutiful in taking all of my antibiotics, prednisone and used a nebulizer. I still have a cough and a bad case of laryngitis.  I haven't heard the sound of my own voice for two weeks now.  Which also means no one else has heard my ... read more

English Muffin Bread…

I'm sure most of us are getting ready for Thanksgiving and possibly hosting company.  When we have overnight guests in our home I like to be sure that I have food on hand that our guests can help themselves to in case they awake before me. I love this recipe for English Muffin Bread. Back in the dark ages, before I got married, I took a cooking class at a community school. That's where this recipe came from. The bread is easy to make and it ... read more