cafe tables and afternoon tea

Hello, Friends! What have you all been up to? Have you been enjoying the last bits of summer and the beginning of Fall? Jeff went on a business trip for four days so I was on my own in our big, old house. I decided to make it a creative, productive four days and did…

pad thai

I just love this time of year. The leaves are beginning to turn, the air is crisp and clear, and the food switches from cold and fresh to warm and comforting. I have so many ideas for casseroles, yeast breads, wraps and sandwiches to go with soups, chilis, and stews. Apple and pumpkin desserts are…

veggie bean sloppy joes

These healthy, delicious Sloppy Joes are one of my go-to lunches and dinners. I make a big batch of the sandwich filling at the beginning of the week and that way I always have something easy and filling if I don’t feel like making a big production out of meal time. Sloppy Joes always remind…

vegan salisbury “steak”

We’re coming up on “comfort food” season, and nothing says comfort food like savory Salisbury steak and buttery mashed potatoes with rich, flavorful mushroom gravy! Am I right? I know this doesn’t exactly look like Salisbury steak. You may think the cheapo “boil in a bag” type with the generic brown gravy when you think…