Although it will happen to us all, death is always difficult under any circumstance. Short in stature, but tall in the mark he made on his family; my father-in-law has left this earth only to join my late husband (and his first son), Kevin. He left behind a loving wife of 62 years, two daughters, a son, grand-children, great grand-children, three sisters, a brother, and many others that knew and loved him. Nick-named by his first grandson, everyone called him G-Daddy.
It is totally crazy to me how fast the days fly by and equally as crazy is the roller coaster weather. One day last week, when it was raining and the overnight temperature was to dip into the low twenties, I whipped up this Oyster and Potato Soup.
Although the formative years of my childhood were in Southeast Missouri, my twenty-somethings were spent in sunny California. During my time in California, I became spoiled with the abundance of gorgeous fruit AND an avocado tree in the backyard of the property where I lived. I ate avocados in every form imaginable, but one of my favorite ways to consume the buttery goodness was in a Tuna Stuffed Avocado. [Read more…]
I woke up this morning all inspired…inspired to make the best of the day! Perhaps it was the sunshine or maybe the great night’s sleep! In either case, I had the craving to bake and I am not talking just any old thing. I wanted a peanut butter something! Since Spring has sprung in Western Kentucky (not officially, but almost), I wanted something Easter Bunny-like! Like Peanut Butter Bunny Cookies! [Read more…]
I took a short reprieve from posting to turn one year older and without a doubt it was painful! Not that it was a mile-stone birthday, but I truly felt my age and was glad to see the day pass. The gloomy birthday cloud moved on and I am back to normal, enjoying a favorite recipe for Monkey Bread. [Read more…]