My Christmas Morning Walks

My Christmas Morning Walks and a Few Tips for You to Get Walking!

I love walks, when I had my Jack Russel, Brunie every Christmas after the Turkey was in the oven and before family arrive for the celebrations my husband and I would walk him in Richmond Park, for miles. Richmond Park is the Queen’s park and all the deer’s that roam…

Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread Houses – A tradition in my Family

My father’s mother, my Grandma Mabel, was the baker in the family. The first item she taught my sister and me to bake was Scottish Short Bread. Yummy….all that butter! Grandma Mabel started a family tradition of making a Gingerbread House. We have photos from the 40’s of the house…

Cinnamon Acorn Squash

Recipe: Cinnamon Acorn Squash

This is one of my favorite ways to cook acorn squash—Roasted Acorn Squash with Cinnamon. Not only is this recipe quick, easy, and healthy, it’s also delicious! Cinnamon Acorn Squash Serves: 4 Ingredients:   Two acorn squash Olive oil Cinnamon Steps: Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut the acorn squash in…

it’s all about the mashed potatoes

Thanksgiving Dinner, it’s all about the mashed potatoes!

A very important part of my families Thanksgiving Dinner is the mashed potatoes! Since the size of my family attending Thanksgiving dinner is so large, we have always divided up the duties.  Whichever house we gather at is in charge of the star of the dinner…the gravy and stuffing inside…

My go to apple is the Gala

Fall’s Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables (with Recipes)

I am excited for the seasonal fall fruit and vegetables. Pears, apples, pomegranates, winter squash, beets, and parsnips to name a few. My all-time favorite fruit are apples—what is your favorite fall fruit? My go to apple is the Gala, I buy the small ones and always have one on…

Mashed Potatoes with Nutmeg

Recipe: Mashed Potatoes with Nutmeg

Nutmeg even works well in classic American dishes! Here’s how you can use it to turn mashed potatoes into something amazing. Mashed Potatoes with Nutmeg Serves: 4 to 6 Ingredients:    2 lbs. potatoes (either Russet, Yukon Gold, King Edward, or any long white potatoes) ¾ C milk ¼ C…

Handcrafted Oils

Aromassist – Handcrafted Oils

Looking for natural support to stay as healthy as possible during the cold and flu season or to beat the winter doldrums? Aromassist has some beautiful winter essential oil blends that can help! All of the products offered through Aromassist are handcrafted by a highly trained aromatherapist, Susan Gunelius. They…

Golden Roasted Cauliflower

Recipe – Golden Roasted Cauliflower

I love cauliflower any which way, but my husband does not. He remembers the days of overcooked cauliflower that turned to mush. I had to get creative and came up with my Golden Roasted Cauliflower recipe. The cauliflower in this bright dish has hints of yellows on them! I serve…