Merry Christmas

I would like to share the words from a card we received from my in-laws back at Thanksgiving which I thought was simply poignant and appropriate for any season, regardless if your loved ones are near or far. “The things that matter most of all are often close at hand – A touch, a hug, […]

Ham Fried Rice

Ham, ham, and more ham! The problem with having ham for a holiday meal is that there is always sooooooooooo much leftover and one would have to keep thinking of different ways to use it. Here’s an easy option for those of you looking to do something slightly different than your typical leftover ham sandwich. […]

Cranberry Wheat Bread

As I was planning our Thanksgiving meal the other day, I told Keith I would make our favorite cranberry bread as one of the side dishes. Almost immediately after he agreed, I thought out loud and said that maybe I should make some other bread instead because I tend to make the same bread for […]

The Not So Classic Pumpkin Pie

Update (11/24/17): It’s a winner! The pie turned out delicious – the flavor of the pumpkin layer is reminiscent of warm pumpkin custard (without the spices), which complements the brightness of the creamy cheesecake layer. In addition, the contrast between the layers is distinct and attractive. We love it! (I ate two slices!) Turkey day […]

Three Hours in Akron

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday! Where did the time go? So today, Keith and I (among several other parents) volunteered to drive our kids to their counterpart school in Akron for service day. Since our presence was not required in between driving, we took the opportunity to explore the area for food. What […]

Easy and Delicious Sliders

I saw a similar recipe a while back but did not give it a try until a couple of months ago when I was reminded by a co-worker. Since then, I have made my version of this recipe multiple times because it is so ridiculously easy that I’m not sure it should even be considered a […]

Favorite Mac and Cheese

It’s getting colder and grayer – I knew we would be paying for all those gorgeous, blue sky days.  Seriously, I do love fall…it’s just that I know what will be coming next…the dreaded season that starts with “w.” Why can’t winter just be around during the week, you know, and then every weekend, we […]

4 Ingredient Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Too many things have been going on in our lives! The biggest news is I’m officially not a homeschooling mama anymore. You would think I would take the opportunity to do the gazillion things that I wasn’t able to do in the past due to lack of time. However, my heart is just not into […]

Malaysian Laksa

We celebrated Alex’s 12th birthday recently. 12!!! Sob! Where did my baby go? He has grown into a young man, apparently. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it before but Alex is on the Autism spectrum and it has been a long road to help get him to where he is right now.  He has […]