Pumpkin Bisque

We would not eat if we didn’t own a crock pot. I am not a whiz in the kitchen, but I can cook a mean pot of soup or stew. Recently, I found this recipe … Continue reading


When I visited Monet’s home in Giverny I was quite taken with the artistic arrangement of his copper pots in the kitchen.  They hung there, on the blue and white tile, like works of art. … Continue reading

Sköna Hem Cover

I’m in love! North meets South. Contemporary meets Classic. Shabby Chic meets Minimalism. That’s what I discovered when I went looking for ideas to share Nordic Decor with you. Sköna Hem magazine is my new … Continue reading

Wiard's Hat Cake via BHG

Your invitations have been sent and you’ve planned your costume down to the last detail. Most of the menu is decided, but you could use just one or two more delectable delights to tempt your … Continue reading


It’s been a while since I’ve invited you into my home. Since we are all decorated for Fall I thought you might like to come over for a visit and share a little conversation. We … Continue reading

Covered Porch - Mary - HGTV

As the seasons change and cool weather arrives, many friends in the northern states are closing up their cottages for the winter. We don’t have to forsake the relaxed and comfortable feeling we’ve enjoyed all … Continue reading


Not all of us can go off to Tuscany and remodel a seaside home like Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun, but we can bring a little bit of Italy’s beauty and romance home … Continue reading

roasted red pepper sauce

Greetings from soggy New Jersey! I was hoping to share my waiting-for-Irene project with you (painting my ugly kitchen), but got sidetracked with a foot of water in a finished basement. Ugh! So instead, I’d … Continue reading

Easy Fall Tailgating via BHG

Football season starts this weekend! Woo Hoo!! I am so excited that football starts this weekend. We absolutely love football at our house. Our home is in the middle of the country but we grew … Continue reading


If there is one food I could live on for the rest of my life it would be ice cream. I have convinced myself that it is a “health food.” After-all it contains eggs, dairy, … Continue reading


I was happy! Oh boy, was I happy! We left the heat of StL and journeyed to Michigan Ave, the shopping mecca of Chicago. I had two full days to shop ’til I dropped without … Continue reading

Image and Recipe Via Baked Bree

It’s almost Independence Day and I’m getting excited about having people over to swim, eat, and relax! I’ve been thinking about what food to serve and I have lots of ideas. For starters, I’m thinking that … Continue reading