Category Archives: Baking/Desserts

Let’s Get Grilling

Summer foods are my favorite.  I love all of the fresh fruits and veggies, and I love grilling. Nothing says summer to me like a nice juicy steak fresh off the grill with a big salad, some sides, and something strawberry for dessert. Just in time for Father’s Day, my blog friends and I have come up with some yummy… Read more »

Christmas Cookies with Royal Icing

I love baking anytime of the year, but it is especially nice around Christmas time. Growing up it was my dad that did all of the baking, and he always dragged us kids into the kitchen with him. There is not much we didn’t bake together. Anything from rum soaked fruit cakes to his (and my) all time favorite “Ma… Read more »

Halloween Trail Mix

Not only are we avid hikers, but we’re also headed to San Diego in a few hours…where we will hike.  I am excited to be going on a little mini-vacation, however, we need to stay on a budget. One way we do this is by packing our own snacks instead of stopping for fast food or at a gas station. So,… Read more »

Reese’s Pieces Cookies with White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Icing

We are a peanut butter family. Please do not come around us if you have an allergy! Personally, I could live the rest of my life happily without PB, but Hubs and the kids are a different story.  It’s a staple for them, and boy are they picky.  I’ve tried all natural. I’ve tried homemade. However, at the end of… Read more »

Candy Corn Cookies

Deborah Ward   October 1, 2015   Comments Off on Candy Corn Cookies

  I am so excited to announce that my very first contributor post is up at Life with Lorelai!  Candy Corn Cookies!! These cookies are so amazingly delicious! The kids, and Hubs…and well me too, could not get enough. Click this link to access the post and recipe now!! Much love and Happy October! Deborah

Make Your Own Iced Coffee

I don’t know about where you live, but here in Southern California it is hot.  Not just a little warm, but triple digit hot.  However, we live in the desert, so it doesn’t stay that way all day.  One of the first things you learn in science class as a child is that the desert gets very hot during the day,… Read more »

French Bread

Deborah Ward   August 17, 2015   18 Comments on French Bread

  Nothing beats a big bowl or red beans and rice with some freshly baked French bread on a cold winter day.  Okay, so it’s the dog days of summer and it was 106 here yesterday.  Still, nothing beats some freshly baked French bread. We’re to the point in our payday cycle where I am having to get very creative… Read more »

Homemade Sandwich Bread

Deborah   August 14, 2015   Comments Off on Homemade Sandwich Bread

While cleaning out my Pinterest account last night, I ran across a pin from my old blog.  Well, older is a better adjective.  I started it at the beginning of 2015.  Before moving to California, we lived on a small piece of land in Kentucky that I called, Bee Meadows Farm.  We grew some of our own food, kept chickens, and had big… Read more »

Our First Big Family Dinner in California

In the wee hours of the morning, a gorgeous red SUV pulled into my driveway.  Not just a random vehicle I might add.  This one was carrying some precious cargo.  My sister, eldest daughter, her boyfriend, and niece are here for a visit!  They also brought my kitties that had decided to stay behind in Kentucky.  (To read that humorous… Read more »