Hot Chocolate Bar

I really love little “vignettes.”  They are fun to do and it gives me at least one pretty thing to look at while the rest of my house is a disaster!   I like to use the sideboard in my dining room for a little treat bar.  I change it out depending on the season, and right now I have a Hot Chocolate Bar.  During Christmas, I fancy it up a bit with paper straws, but for our usual everyday use I don’t bother with that detail. Read More →

whole wheat pancakesThis recipe is from my friend Olympia.  She is a fantastic cook with a discerning palate, so when she recommended it to me years ago, I knew it would be good.  Our family loves it, but it wasn’t until I made pancakes from Bisquick that I realized exactly how exceptional this homemade pancake mix is.  It really is so much better than store bought mixes.  I used to make my pancakes from scratch every time – these are just as good, but much more convenient.  This can also be used as a waffle mix. Read More →

 

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I love french fries.  And it’s not like I really need to be eating any more french fries; heaven knows  I get plenty of them whenever I eat out.  And yet, despite all of that, I will still make french fries at home!  It usually happens because I want to make potatoes as a side dish, and mashed potatoes don’t really go with the meal, and neither do baked potatoes.  But french fries are the perfect fit.  In those cases, here are my tips for crunchy, delicious homemade french fries. Read More →