Insanely Delicious Chocolate Syrup

In my continued quest to make more of our food from scratch, I’ve been searching for a worthy chocolate syrup recipe. I am ecstatic to report that search is over. I happened upon a recipe for the most insanely delicious chocolate syrup ever! Equally insane is just how easy and fast … Continue reading

A Scar Is Born

The story goes like this: “I will never, ever, never ride with you on this mountain,” said a very naive old lady to her husband. Now, you must know the old lady and her husband generally enjoy recreating together. They relish the time they get to spend with each other … Continue reading

A Box of Sunshine

Have you ever had someone placed so heavily on your heart you feel like you’re going to suffocate?  I don’t just mean that you think about someone out of the blue whom you haven’t spoken to in a while.  I mean you cannot get this person out of your mind no … Continue reading

A Year Gone By…

I can hardly believe it to be true, and I honestly don’t know how it happened, but an entire year has passed since we last gathered here.  I’d like to say the time passed so quickly because I was busy crossing every item off my to-do-list.  But, as you can … Continue reading

A Healthier Condensed Soup Mix

  Print A Healthier Condensed Soup Mix Author: HisEllieMae ~ Our Second Spring Recipe type: Mix   A simple, healthier condensed cream soup mix. Ingredients 2 cups Nonfat Dry Milk ¾ cup Arrowroot Powder (or Cornstarch) 2 tablespoons Dried Minced Onion ½ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper ¼ cup Chicken Bouillon Powder 1 … Continue reading

We ~Can~ Grow Things In the Desert!

Back in April, we decided to utilize the space that was once the bird cage [the previous owners were ‘bird people’ ~ it only took us 14 years to tear the cage down] to try our hand at gardening in the Sonoran.  We knew going in we’d already missed the … Continue reading

Something Just Shy of a Miracle!

Wow.  This just may be a miracle, because I really never thought the day would arrive.  I can honestly say I am finally finished unpacking boxes from our June, 2012 move back to our beloved home in Arizona.  It only took me nine months.  Nine glorious and grueling months. I … Continue reading

I Won the Prize!

That’s right ~ I won the prize…for the ugliest pie contest!  Isn’t that pathetic?  No, really.  Is that not the ugliest pie you’ve ever seen?  It’s so ugly, not even a mother could love it. Other than the perfectly sliced fresh strawberries [which is easily achieved with an egg slicer], … Continue reading

Is ‘Etiquette’ Still In the Dictionary?

{Rant on…} Is it just me, or have people in today’s society flat out forgotten a simple little thing called ‘manners’?  Is there no such thing as ‘common courtesies’ anymore? Am I just old and crotchety now and expect too much?  No, I don’t think so!  I mean, seriously. If … Continue reading

Ten Things We’ve Been Up To

It feels like forever since I’ve been in touch with you ~ and even longer since I’ve heard from you!  Please let me know you’re still out there and doing well. Is it true?!  Is February really already over?  Say it isn’t so! 1.  Trips to the veterinary.  It seems … Continue reading

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