I spent a long day in the kitchen today. I started out making a Rum and Eggnog Cheesecake. From there I went to making a cookie recipe that I have been looking for over thirty years. That’s when the First Ghost of Christmas Past came to visit. When I was a child I had an … More The Ghost of Christmas Past
I’m interrupting my day of baking to stop and write a blog post because sometimes people need a gentle reminder. Close your eyes and go back to Christmas morning. You were five. It’s Christmas morning and you’re still in your jammies and you run to mommy and daddies room and jump on the bed with … More Did You Forget Someone?
Another month has flown by and it’s already almost the end of another year. I don’t know about anyone else, but I can now relate to what my grandmother once said, the older you get the faster time passes by. This months question are more personal related which makes me happy to know that … More Dear Lacie Questions and Answers
When the Winter comes, and our gardens are at rest and the grocery store prices for fresh herbs triples, there is a way to still have that fresh herb taste using dried herbs with this five-minute trick. Measure out the herbs you are planning to use in your recipe and place in a dish. … More Enhancing Your Herbs Flavors
To all of our Veterans, may we never forget the sacrifices you have made. May we never forget to say Thank you.
Choose your favorite pasta. Flip it over the package and read the instructions for cooking time. Whatever number it reads, decrease it by two minutes. Now set it aside. Choose your pot to allow for the water you need to cook the pasta in and make it large enough for when the water comes … More How to Make the Perfect Pasta
We checked our cell phone last night and there was a message on it. It had been left early in the morning. The front screen door was open on the cottage. The door seemed to have damage on it. The neighbor didn’t want to go in, in case something had happened or the cottage … More Midnight Run
As I do these blogs each month it shows me how time passes. It’s hard to believe we have hit November already. This month’s questions are about closing up the cottage. 1)Which do you find harder, opening or closing? They are both harder in some ways, but also different. Spring brings excitement and … More Dear Lacie Questions Answered
Wishing you all a Happy and Safe Halloween.
Let’s start the blog with a Yeah… I’m back to work. And BOO… I’m back to work. I’m happy to have almost full use of my arm again. The doctor says it will be a full year before I will have full normal range, but the pain is gone and I’m sleeping. So we will … More Looking Through the Lens