Knitting, Baking, New Quarters for the Chickens, and a Birthday

Have you started your holiday baking yet? Ginger and I began last week after she received a cookie press for her birthday. The spritz you see here were the happy result. We used the Taste of Home Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies recipe which made 12 dozen, though…

The Sweater is Finally Finished! (plus some kitchen news and a birthday)

Pepper’s still cooking up a storm with her Great Courses “Everyday Gourmet” class. This past week, she made Vietnamese Noodle Salad as part of the stir fry lesson. Delicious! The kids weren’t overly enthusiastic, but I loved it. In other kitchen news, I ended up making two…

Birthday in Boston

In lieu of a traditional birthday party this year, Pepper opted to take a friend to the New England Aquarium in Boston, which is about 90 minutes from where we live – depending on traffic. Pepper had been to the aquarium once before – years back…

Pepper’s 13th Birthday Lunch

If you ever visit us, we’ll probably take you to Luxe Burger Bar in Springfield. It’s our new favorite place to eat. It’s also where Pepper chose to have her birthday lunch this week. There are lots of reasons we love Luxe. The decor…

Happy Birthday, Kylie!

My dear, sweet niece, Kylie, turns ten this week. But, don’t let this picture fool you. Sure, it’s a lovely picture and Kylie is a lovely girl. But when I think of Kylie, I have to say, I’m more apt to think of her like this. She…