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A Wonderfully Simple & Tasty Breakfast – Breakfast Banana Splits

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I found this recipe for Breakfast Banana Splits at The Kitchn and decided to make them this morning.  They were super easy and really good.  The presentation and the name makes it kind of fun, too. You will need…bananas yogurt jam slivered almonds or granola 1. Slice your bananas in half, lengthwise.  Place the two halves on a plate. 2.Place …

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Cooking for a Crowd, Parties & Celebrations

A Mexican Themed Graduation Party

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Another graduate!  My son graduated from high school and since we homeschool we are able to have the party whenever we choose.  May is always so full of graduations that we usually plan to do them in the fall. This past weekend we commemorated the occasion with a celebration.  Mexican food was our fare and we served about 150 guests. …

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Parties & Celebrations

10 Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Themes

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So maybe you’ve decided to host your son’s or maybe a close friends’ wedding rehearsal dinner.    I always think a theme is easier to work around and fun.  I find it easier because it gives you direction with all your decorations, centerpieces and it can even help with the food choices. Here’s a collection of ideas I’ve gathered of different …

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Kitchen Design

A Small Kitchenette Featuring a Freestanding Cabinet

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Today’s featured kitchen is actually showcasing a small kitchenette – a freestanding cabinet that is custom built by Culshaw Bell in the U.K.  This small kitchenette reminds me of the Hoosier cabinets they used to make in the early 1900’s. Hoosiers were invented to help reduce the amount of steps a housewife would have to take while working in her …

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Cooking for a Crowd, Hospitality

Christmas Preparations for 2012

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I am so looking forward to the coming week. Extended family will start gathering here on Monday and my oldest son, Seth, flies home from his Canadian commercial ice fishing adventure the same day. I’ve been working in the kitchen trying to get as much cooking done as possible, so we’re not spending all day cooking and cleaning this coming week.   …

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