What to do with all those lovely, dried Hydrangea blossoms?

When I was decorating our home for Autumn, I was trying to come up with a centerpiece for my dining room table.  I didn’t want the usual pumpkins and colored leaves there, but something more rustically elegant, with natural materials to contrast with the gray walls, as well as add texture and a touch of […]

Make your sad, flimsy slipcovered sofa all fat and happy again!

If you own a slipcovered sofa, you’ve probably noticed that it just doesn’t hold it’s shape.  Eventually, no matter what brand (mine is Pottery Barn and I’ll post about that experience later), it becomes harder and harder to make it look plump and beautiful.  It just…deflates.  For months I’ve been looking at mine and hating […]

Eden’s Coconut Cream Pie

My husband loves coconut anything, but he has a special love for Coconut Cream Pie.  I baked one up for him this morning to start his weekend off right.  This is a very rich pie, not too sweet, very creamy, and it truly melts in your mouth.  I’m still undecided whether I love it more than […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Is there anything more glorious than autumn?  Not in my book, and I’m betting you feel the same way.  The cooler weather makes me want to get something on the stove that’s fragrant and hearty and delicious, and my favorite at this time of year is Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Soup.  So healthy, satisfying and […]

White Chocolate Oatmeal Craisin Cookies- Crazy Good!

Today is the first true fall-like day and there’s nothing I love more than a quiet Sunday with the windows open, football on the television (I don’t watch it, I just love the sound), wearing a sweater, and baking.  Today I created a new recipe and it turned out great!  My husband loves oatmeal cookies […]

How we clean the beeswax before we render it for projects

Fall has arrived!  I’m loving today…enjoying the cool breeze through the windows, doing a little cleaning, baking Oatmeal Craisin White Chocolate Chip Cookies  and whipping up a batch of Creamy Butternut Squash soup (recipes coming soon!)  Ed cleaned up the garden, let our chickens roam around there a while eating bugs and tomatoes, and then he […]

Eden’s Blackberry Raspberry Pie

This evening, exhausted from a day of canning 28 jars of Peach Vanilla Honey Jam, having a lot of family over to visit for the afternoon and for dinner, and cleaning the kitchen at least 5 times, we spent the evening picking ripe raspberries and blackberries from our gardens.  Feeling a bit “jammed out,” I […]