Oyster Stew Comfort

It’s the time of year when I become incredibly nostalgic. I was married in the fall. I love the changing of seasons and the crisp air. My mom also went to meet Jesus in the month of October. For these reasons, I enjoy doing things that bring back memories, which draw...

A Christmas Box to Treasure {DIY}

Once upon a time, there was an amazing young man in my first hour seventh grade science class. Over the years, there were hundreds of great young people in my classes, but this particular young man, Josh, was special.  After our oldest son passed away, Josh...

Fried Eggplant Recipe

Last week I gave a friend an eggplant from our garden and it was clear she had no idea what to do with it. So I told her I’d write out a step-by-step recipe to set her up for success. She was grateful and I thought I’d pass it along to you, as well. We don’t fry all...

DIY Lotion Potion: Healthy Homemade Body Butter

I love lotion. Soft, luxurious, scented lotion. In the past, if I came across scented lotion sample bottles in a store, I would test each and every one. But over the years of sampling and purchasing a LOT of different brands, I found that not all scents and lotions...

Backyard Grilled Pizza

It all began around the summer before seventh grade. My red-headed wonder of a son became infatuated with all things kitchen. His love of cooking actually started with a rescue mission. Yes, you read that correctly. He successfully nursed a tiny and very sick kitty...

Got Chicken? Dinner is Practically Ready!

In the summer I don’t like to cook much. Who am I kidding? If I never had to cook at all and could still have delicious meals show up on my table every night, I’d be thrilled. But summer just seems a little bit lazier. Before I even blink it’s 5:00 and I’ve not given...