Truth in blogging or lies, lies and more lies…

Well, it seems even I can be seduced by a gorgeous photograph and effusive prose. I know I’m not the greatest photographer, but I’m learning. I used to think, “Well, good enough, that’s just what food looks like sometimes.” But then my ego got involved. I think “ego” can be one of the most dangerous … Read More


Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes

Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes

This is really Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes, creamy, delish, economical. You might recognize it from the method of sprinkling each layer with flour and dotting with butter. Grandma would approve!


Coronavirus What to do Now (1st Week of May)

Hello, everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with anything having to do with the Coronavirus. For one, it’s been a little overwhelming. Maybe it is for you, too? I go in fits and starts with trying to wrap my head around everything. It’s a lot, no doubt. Lucky for me that over … Read More


German Baked Apples Bratapfel

German Baked Apples Bratapfel

German Baked Apples Bratapfel takes me right back to childhood! I don’t think at the time anyone thought of them as being particularly “German.” They were, like so many recipes that were ubiquitous to the Midwest, just a part of small-town, down-home cooking. Baked apples appeared a lot-at our table for dessert.


Freeze Kale the Right Way

Freeze Kale the Right Way

Kale is a super sturdy veggie and freezes beautifully. It freezes so beautifully that people who grow kale swear the best, sweetest kale is the kale that’s been kissed by frost. And while there may have been a time that you might have picked up a huge bag of kale and let it linger a … Read More