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Excuses, Excuses

  Who needs an excuse to make something cool and refreshing like sorbet? I don’t, but just for kicks and grins I will give you the top five reasons why sorbet was on our dessert menu today: The temperature today, where I live, topped at 92 degrees Fahrenheit… it was H-O-T hot! Hot chocolate just […]

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Overheard

Jacob and his friend Caden were playing in his room today. I think they were playing Rescue Heroes or something. Peeking in on them I heard Caden say something to the fact that “God is in charge”…a common thing they heard at Vacation Bible School a few weeks ago. Then, to respond, Jacob said “God […]

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Blueberries Get Their Day to Shine

  First of all, let me get some of the vacation details out of the way. Our vacation was really nice, minus all the bonding time we had in the car. I love my family, but 40 hours in the car reverses the love we developed for each other from the first 20 hours of […]

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Summer Vacation

We are back and we survived our summer vacation. The highlights? There were a lot of them! Spending time with my brother and his family in Illinois was a ton of fun. My sister-in-law runs a very nice at home daycare, and so the kids were in heaven with all the toys and things to […]

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Raspberry Cheesecake Shakes

Written for Paper Palate on the Well Fed Network When looking at cooking magazines that only come out quarterly, I expect to be able to immediately tell what season we are in by looking at the cover of the magazine. For summer, I want bright photographs full of fresh ingredients, cool treats and quick dinner […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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