They brought a tree in the house and covered with light and balls that we can’t play with. They make us leave the sticks in the yard and they bring a whole tree in and hang on it toys you can’t play with. These humans do the strangest things. But I do have to admit, it’s … More Romeo’s Version of Christmas
I remember when I first started this blog two and a half years ago. I thought who would really want to read about our life and our little cottage. My writing classmates and the teacher encouraged me to write the blog and so I did. I remember when I got so excited when it … More A Number I Never Thought I Would See
As the children were growing up, it seemed every year one of them would get sick. It actually was an abnormal Christmas if someone didn’t get cold or the flu. Now the children are grown and I was reminded the other day when one of their friends posted that the kids were sick, … More The Christmas I’m Sick Poem
Shake my head to my dismay, I can not explain it but it’s three years in a row there is a mouse in the house. It really does seem like a vicious circle this game of mouse and me. Every year, we find any small little gaps and block and fill them in. Each … More There’s a Mouse in The House
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