Fettuccine with Peas, Asparagus, and Bacon

This pasta dish is the epitome of spring.  It has a fresh combo of colors for the eyes, and it teases the taste buds...

June’s Yum-Yum Bars

Our girls had been eagerly anticipating my upcoming birthday.  They were so excited about their plan to celebrate it, they could hardly contain themselves....

It’s a Contest! Win Tastefully Simple!

Please meet my friend Karen, a Tastefully Simple consultant who lives in Woodbury, Minnesota.  She loves being a wife and mother, and fills her...

Rhubarb-Berry Crumbles

This recipe begs me to tie some gingham ribbon around my braids and spread out a blanket for a country style picnic.  In my...

Phyllis’ Cowboy Salsa

I brought tomato plants home from my all-time-favorite-tomato-buying-place, Black’s Nursery in Lakeland, over a week ago.  They’ve been sitting on my porch ever since....

Traditional Margaritas

This recipe for Traditional Margaritas offers the perfect thirst-quenching drink for any Mexican meal. I’ll admit that I’m a bit partial to anything “Rick Bayless”....

Colorful Drink Charms (and freakish confessions)

I must confess, I’m somewhat of a freak collector of curling ribbon.  (If you look under the bed in our spare bedroom, you’ll know...

Roasted Asparagus with Orange Vinaigrette

Each spring I look forward to the arrival of beautiful fresh asparagus.  I can remember going hunting for it with Mom when I was...