I can laugh at myself

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial I said that I will be open and honest with you all, right? Well, here’s a picture that my sis-in-law snapped. She was getting a picture of our two boys hugging (seriously – how cute are they???), and that is me in the background attempting to get the same…

Amish Cake = Delicious

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial That picture is the finished product of a little something called “Amish Cake”. It is DELICIOUS. Today was the first time I made it and it will not be the last. Oh my goodness. It isn’t too sweet, but it has this perfect balance of caramel and cake and…

Me time

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial   This is my perfect “me time” – sitting outside, in the sun, reading. Reading an actual book. Like with real pages. I know that many people have advanced to the Kindle and apps on their phones/Tablets/iPad. Not me. I do have an app on my phone for reading…

Family Reunion

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Next Saturday is my family reunion on my dad’s side. I’m so excited. I’m not sure how many of the family will be making it and whether any of the Amish are coming, but either way, it’s bound to be a fun-filled day. There will be so much laughter…

Yum Yum Brownies

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial 2 cups gran. sugar 3/4 cup butter and lard combined 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 4 eggs, beaten 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 cup chopped nuts Cream sugar and shortening well. Add eggs, vanilla and nuts. Sift together flour, salt and cocoa; add to sugar…

Snickers Cookies

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Here’s the recipe for those infamous cookies that my husband can’t get enough of!   1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup shortening 2 eggs 2 3/4 cup flour 1 tsp soda 2 tsp cream of tartar 1/4 tsp salt – Mix well. Chill dough overnight,…

A Day in My Shoes

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Ok, so I should be upfront and let you know that I am a woman who loves routine. I have been like that for as long as I can remember, really. I enjoy a set bedtime for myself, weekends included (it’s 10 pm, for the record. I don’t last…

Snickers Cookies and my husband

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Um, so yeah…. Remember those cookies I made today? Remember how I said that my husband told me they MIGHT be in the running for his favorite? Well, I kept 1/3 of them out and froze the rest (in two different containers, so that they will be “fresh” once…

Frugality

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Those who know me, or at least know me more than the casual “hi, how are you”, know that I am frugal. I don’t hide it either. It’s part of my makeup. From a very young age, I have always enjoyed paying the least amount for the most that…