DIY: Making homemade labels for our spice jars.

We’ve been storing our spices in a couple of cardboard boxes pretty much since the day we moved into our first apartment all those years ago. It started with one box and as our cooking skills grew we added another box – one for baking and one for cooking basically. But the boxes were impossibleContinue reading “DIY: Making homemade labels for our spice jars.”

Eat it For Breakfast Cake: with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

Four years ago I was participating in Project 365 where you are challenged to take at least one photo every day for a year. I did this for two or three years – it was hard and fantastic and frustrating and inspiring. I think it improved my photography immensely (which is not to say that I’m anContinue reading “Eat it For Breakfast Cake: with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.”

Recipe: Momma’s Enchilada Style Mexican Pizza

I’ve shared this recipe before but it was pretty incomplete and not entirely accurate – whoops! Definitely time for a do over! This recipe is a big favorite in our house and it’s very versatile. I use the same basic ingredients whether I’m making the dish pie or pizza style or just as basic enchiladas.Continue reading “Recipe: Momma’s Enchilada Style Mexican Pizza”

Recipe: Andrea’s Clam Chowder

Lately my favorite place to store recipes is on Pinterest. I have a board for recipes I want to try – and another one for recipes that are all kinds of tried and true. It’s nice to be able to scroll through a bunch of meals that are known favorites in my family as I’mContinue reading “Recipe: Andrea’s Clam Chowder”

Aloha Friday: What’s Cooking?

It’s time for another Aloha Friday, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blog land anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for youContinue reading “Aloha Friday: What’s Cooking?”

Independence Day Weekend

This weekend was my first time celebrating the 4th of July without going to the town parade, fireworks, visiting family for cookouts, etc. We spent the entire weekend celebrating with just the 3.5 of us and I have to say it was a pretty nice weekend. Our original plan involved going to the beach onContinue reading “Independence Day Weekend”

I couldn’t NOT be festive if I tried…

We may not go to any parades this year. And I might have grumbled and groaned all night as the teenagers blew off firecrackers across the street all night last night (to be fair, they’ve been blowing fireworks across the street every night for a month now – this was hopefully their long awaited grandContinue reading “I couldn’t NOT be festive if I tried…”

Friday’s Fave Five: June 12th

This is my first time participating in the Friday’s Fave Five meme hosted by Living To Tell The Story, but the basic concept is pretty easy – list five favorite moments from the week, things that made you smile, things that were gooooood. A little power of positive thinking, anybody? Here are mine: Getting myContinue reading “Friday’s Fave Five: June 12th”

Daybook: Monday June 1st

Today… Outside my window: is blue skies with white fluffy clouds – high in the 70s with a supposed chance of rain – again. The weather here seems to be largely predictable these days: drizzly and windy / cloudy in the morning; Then building heat throughout the day and afternoon before it hopefully cools downContinue reading “Daybook: Monday June 1st”