My family is a huge part of my life. With two grown daughters, sons-in-law, and five grandchildren, there is always something fun happening. In fact, the most family fun happens in my kitchen or revolves around food.

Whether it’s canning with my daughters, or baking something with my Little Chefs, I love sharing it with you.

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Canning on a Fall Saturday

My daughters and I canned last Saturday. It was our first family canning experience. We’ve been saying for years that we were going to do this, and we finally did! Initially, we were going to make spaghetti sauce with meat and pressure can it. But, when I got out the […]

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Why I Love October!

In case I’ve never mentioned it, I love October. Maybe it’s because of the beautiful weather here in California during the month. Could it be the way the air smells different? Or how when you go outside at night the air smells of wood burning fireplaces? Oh, and let’s not […]

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The Empty Nest…So, What’s Next?

Eleven years ago, this month, my baby girl went off to college. Even though I’d known it was coming and tried to prepare myself mentally, it was still a blow. Ironically, it almost didn’t happen. A Little Background… Though you’d never know it now, our youngest wasn’t the most motivated […]

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Happy Summer! June Update

Happy Summer! What’s new? How has your June been? It’s just been a beautiful summer here. This has been a busy month between enjoying the summer and spending time with the family. And, I have some fun news to share about our kitchen. It’s hard to believe it’s been a […]

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Family Fun With Mason and Dillon

We have had some family fun with our little grandsons, Mason and Dillon, over the past month. We watch them a few days a week, and these two together are the definition of fun! I thought I’d share some of our more memorable moments. We Found A Baby Frog! The […]