Pico de gallo

homemade pico de gallo

Happy Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)! We don’t really celebrate Cinco de Mayo – mainly because my family isn’t all that crazy about Mexican or Tex/Mex food. I’ve gotten Papa to like quesadillas – which is my favorite way of using up leftover chicken (with some pan-fried onions and cheese? Yum!) Tacos or enchiladas are infrequent […]

Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies

Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies

I know, I’m addicted to alliteration, but honestly, I didn’t plan that in naming these cookies. It is what they are called! 🙂 In my opinion, these make the BEST cut-out cookies you could ask for. Not difficult to mix and easy to roll out!   The only bad part about these cookies? Their addictive […]

Heavenly Hot Chocolate

We have had unbelievably frigid weather this winter! Have a few days at a time – or even a week is not unheard of in western Wisconsin, but we have literally had WEEKS of this stuff. We were spoiled with long-running fall like weather for so long that some are saying that is why many […]

Christmas biscotti

Christmas biscotti

Christmas is only 2 days away. Are you ready? Or did you suddenly discover that someone important was left off your list? If so, I have a great idea for you: make some Christmas biscotti! You can wrap some up in a bag, tie with a ribbon, pair it with a container of good coffee […]

Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2017

Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2017

It’s that time of year again!  The Indie Design Gift-a-long starts on Tuesday!   I love this event!  Not just because I’m participating as a designer again, but also because of all the great designers and patterns *I* get to discover each year!  There are KAL/CALs for all different types of patterns, LOTS of chatter […]

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 Chart, day 16

In keeping with my pantser status (I’ll explain later), I’m writing today about something completely different.  Most of you probably looked at the title of this post and thought “Huh?”  I’m hoping there might be a few out there that recognize this acronym. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month.  It’s an annual event with […]