Summer Comforts: Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

Over the weekend, Hubby and I were discussing the end of summer and the rapid approach of autumn (my favorite season). He commented that the thing he was most looking forward to about the cooler weather was the hearty comfort foods. In particular, he was really hungry for meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Pumpkin… More Summer Comforts: Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

Back to Baking

A little over six months ago, I did something I never thought I would do. I quit baking. For anyone that has followed this blog, you know I have always loved to bake. It is my stress relief (at least it was). Sixteen months ago, I couldn’t imagine going two months without baking, going to… More Back to Baking

Beauty of Spring

Just as spring was starting to fully bloom in North Carolina, Hubby, Pup, and I had to make an unexpected trip to Pennsylvania. Because we had an already-scheduled vacation in our hometown a couple of weeks later, I ended up spending three (very cold) weeks sleeping in my childhood bedroom. When we arrived at my… More Beauty of Spring

Christmas in October

I love Christmas–the music, the cookies, the decorations, people going out of their way to help others (except in the stores–I avoid stores at all costs at Christmas time), and, oh yeah, the cookies! ;-) Even so, I have always had a not-before-Halloween rule for anything Christmas (except the shopping–that needs to be done as… More Christmas in October