Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cold Weather Soups for Fall

The witches fly Across the sky, The owls go, "Who? Who? Who?" The black cats yowl And green ghosts howl, "Scary Halloween to you!" ~Nina Willis Walter

Here in Michigan the high temperature today is 44 degrees F., and my twelve year old and I are heading out soon to "trunk or treating" at one of the churches in town, and stopping by the fire station. After that we shall have to see how cold we are:)

Yesterday I was walking out to the mailbox and realized I needed to pick up some ingredients for a nice, hot creamy soup. This led to my writing an article with yummy soup recipes that are easy to make and thrifty. I share recipes for:

Cream of Mushroom Soup
Virginia Vegetable Soup
Potato Chowder
Clam Chowder
Cream of Corn Soup

You'll find the article here:

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Holiday Cookie Recipes and Tips

Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps soundly in the corner, purring. ~Terri Guillemets

The holidays are around the corner, and that means cookies.  The years that money was tight, we made cookies and breads to package up for family and friends.  Soon, the stores will be running sales on baking essentials so it's the perfect time to stock up on flour, sugar, oil, baking powder, soda, brown sugar, vanilla, stick margarine and butter, plus chocolate chips, coconut and nuts.  I do this every year and it saves time and money to stock up before the holidays.

My third and final cookie article this week focuses on the rolled or cut out cookie.  I share tips, and recipes for this classic type of cookie that is perfect for the holidays. 

You'll find the article here: