I Would Call It a Vacation, But…

  I would call what we are getting ready to go on a vacation, but I don’t think I can. To me a vacation involves a lounge chair, an umbrella drink, the sand in my toes and the sound of the ocean waves in my ear. In my mind, the word vacation is not equivalent…

Read More »

A Cover to Covet

Written for Just Baking on the Well Fed Network I know you all have been there. You are standing in the checkout lane of a grocery store and a magazine photo catches your eye. Maybe it is one with the current celebrity gossip. Maybe you are more of the House and Garden type and spot…

Read More »

Splish Splash

I have faint memories of living in our house on 30th drive and playing in the street after a big rain or after the fire trucks unlocked the hydrants. I remember all the little kids on the block splashing in the water in the gutters and us pretending like the street was a pool. These…

Read More »

Leaves and Trees

  When Lisa over at La Mia Cucina announced that her and Kelly were hosting a Salad Extravaganza, I knew just the recipe I was going to submit. Believe it or not, we eat more than just desserts around here at the Dine and Dish household. I love salads and we have a salad with…

Read More »

Happy Father’s Day

We have had a full couple of weeks and it is really starting to catch up with everyone in our house. Our weekend was no exception. Filled with parties, baseball games, swimming, cooking, playing, etc. we made the best of the great weather we are having. By this afternoon, everyone was wiped out. Ella fell…

Read More »

I Am Losing It

  OK – I have a question for all of you. How many of you have gained weight since you started your food blogs? It’s confession time! I started my blog at the very end of November and at that point I had exactly 10 pounds of baby weight left to lose. Well, as of…

Read More »

Baked Goods = Love

Written for Just Baking on the Well Fed Network   There used to be a time when I did not see the point of making homemade cookies. Why bother with all the trouble when you can get refrigerated cookie dough? What could be easier than snipping open the package, slicing some dough and then baking…

Read More »

A Clown Proposal

  Kelly got proposed to by this clown a couple of weeks ago when we were at the rodeo. A couple of days ago at dinner time she was really sad and quiet. I asked her what was wrong and she said "Mommy…do I really have to marry that clown?" It was such a cute…

Read More »

Cravings

Crave: to want greatly : to yearn for: to have a strong or inward desire  Oh, I know all about cravings. Cravings are getting up in the middle of the night to make scones because you cannot get them out your mind.  Cravings are my 13 year old nephew walking one and a half miles…

Read More »

This Calls for Something Strong

  Whew – it has been a long week! I spent this past week teaching preschool crafts to 100 3 and 4 your olds for our church Vacation Bible School program. Yes…100 three and four year old children came through our classroom each day to learn a message and do a craft each day. I…

Read More »