• Cooking
  • Chicken With Long Grain & Wild Rice Soup

    This morning when I woke up the shine was shining brightly. I welcomed it after having snow and cold for the last few days. After feeding the hungry birds that have optimistically migrated back to the Finger Lakes Region, and savoring my first cup of coffee, I decided short order that I wanted to spend a good […]

  • Cooking
  • Crockpot Lasagna – Weeknight Easy and Delicious

    Crockpot Lasagna

    Yesterday was dentist appointment day.  Not the kind of day most people look forward too – including myself.  I had a late day appointment and luckily I had the wits about me to throw something in the Crockpot before I headed out because the dentist was running late and by the time I got home it was suppertime. I […]

  • Baking
  • How To Survive A Camping Trip – Camp Like A Girl

    Last weekend a friend of mine admitted to me that she and her family went tent camping this summer and she absolutely hated it.   I told her that I had a completely different opinion about our own camping adventure this summer.  I loved it! Of course, there was a small difference between their trip and ours.  Luckily, we had a very small camper […]

  • Baking
  • Blue Ribbon Concord Grape Pie Filling

    To me, there is something nostalgic about pies, and I have to admit that I am completely smitten with them. Pies were an extremely popular dessert back in the day.  Homemakers made them for their hard-working husbands,  baked and served them after presenting a delicious home-cooked Sunday dinner, and even made them to flaunt their baking skills when guests […]

  • Camping
  • Our Camping Trip At Sampson State Park

    Seneca Lake at Sampson State Park

    Last weekend hubby and I finally went camping.  This was the very first time we have camped as a couple. We have talked about doing this for a long time  but we just never got around to it.  Sometimes it’s hard to disconnect from the busy world we live in and just let go.  I think it’s easy to convince ourselves […]