I love when the weather gets warmer and spring time brings fresh fruit to the market. This morning I am making a blueberry coffee cake that is tasty, but not overly sweet. Blueberry Breakfast Cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 t baking powder 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup butter/margarine, softened 1 t grated lemon peel 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries TOPPING: 1/3… Continue Reading
This is an easy zucchini recipe that makes for an excellent side dish for a BBQ, lunch or dinner. What is really nice is that you do not need a lot of ingredients. It is perfect for a dinner following a trip to the farmers’ market. You can also substitute banana squash for the Italian squash. This dish is also very versatile and goes with meat, fish, seafood or even… Continue Reading
This weekend my family were on our way to Santa Barbara and we happened to be near a Strawberry Festival in Oxnard. We decided spontaneously to check out the festival. There were lots of craft booths, entertainment booths, game booths and of course lots and lots of strawberry food items. They even had strawberry beer and wine! We especially liked the chocolate covered strawberries – they were dipped in white,… Continue Reading
This easy macaroni salad recipe is a classic! The weather is beautiful here in California this weekend, so we are having a BBQ at my mother’s house for Mothers’ Day. I am making a macaroni salad because there is nothing like comfort food when seeing my parents. This recipe is quick to put together, which fits in with my schedule. It is also easily doubled and you can make it… Continue Reading
These Caramel Custard Flan Cupcakes are a fun dessert and go nicely with a Mexican dish. I am a cupcake fanatic. I do not make them as often as I used to because I found out as you got older, it is not so easy to fit into your clothes if you eat too many cupcakes. But this one is still a favorite to make. I used a yellow cake… Continue Reading
So finally after months of thinking about doing this, I am actually doing this. Just a place to share my thoughts, ideas and experiences. I am so inspired by the beautiful and interesting blogs out there. I love all things that make a house a home including: cooking, crafting, decorating, organizing, entertaining and all the while saving money. I hope you will stop by from time to time and visit.