A visit to Happy Trails Farm in Marrietta/Dallas, GA area – Chickens, Horses and more chicken

We were coming from our vacation in Savannah and St. Simon’s Island and decided to extend it by spending the night in Atlanta with Sam and Lewanda Hardy. Lewanda thought Andrew would enjoy… Continue reading

Happy Birthday or Happy Anyday Pancakes

These pancakes have always been a treat for the morning of Andrew’s birthday. It really does not take much. But, we always place a candle in the middle and it makes starting a… Continue reading

Saturday afternoon at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

It was a brilliant weekend – which included a lovely Saturday afternoon at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, in Crestwood, Ky. It was my first trip there, after living for over 12 years in… Continue reading

Breakfast “Cupcakes”

Leah Mattingly is the first in my series of guest bloggers this year. Leah works full-time at an advertising agency and has 2 kids with special dietary needs. Leah herself is allergic to… Continue reading

Clean & tasty food is part of our resolution for 2013

Life is so much better when it is lived with focus and direction. I am stealing that from the sermon at church this past Sunday. Personally, I do so much better when I have… Continue reading


The whole weekend was amazing, wonderful and beautiful. We ate cookies and spent the weekend enjoying friends and family as they visited with us. Here is the story behind Cookies and Cocoa. It… Continue reading

3 Day Coconut Cake

This is probably the most requested recipe of any cake I have ever made. It is probably the easiest cake recipe out there too. It does start with a box mix for yellow… Continue reading

Stopped for lunch at Stinky and Coco’s Diner in Winchester, Ky

We played a soccer game in Winchester, Ky on Saturday morning. It was an early morning and since we had driven the hour and 45 minutes, I wanted to at least poke around… Continue reading

French Themed Tasting Brunch

I hosted a tasting for 6 guests today.  It was offered up at an Arthritis Foundation Raffle as a favor to my friend Kim.  I love cooking for tasting parties because you can try… Continue reading

Vegetable Tian

This is an easy accompaniment for any meal. It is delicious and nutritious plus really easy to assemble. I typically put it together, put it in the oven and proceed to doing other… Continue reading