Sweet Maple {the book} and The Best Ever Maple Scones

Aaahhh, sweet maple - pure all-natural goodness. Living in New England we have maple trees and maple syrup all around us. We find ourselves surrounded by brilliant color of maple leaves in the autumn which gives me the promise of sweetness in the spring. Saturday morning pancakes are a favorite … [Read more...]

School Days Lunch Ideas and Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop

  This week's theme for our weekly Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop is School Day Lunch Ideas. While I don't have to pack lunches for my kids everyday, they do still expect to be fed! It can be a challenge to come up with great ideas for lunches day in and day out. Ideas for … [Read more...]

DIY Hot Cocoa Recipe and Hot Chocolate Bar

My family consumes aLOT of hot chocolate. It's a favorite all year round. I have to keep a large supply in my pantry or the natives will get restless. Good thing I have a recipe that makes a big batch so I can always have it on hand. When I married into the Sears family, one of my favorite things … [Read more...]

Pie for All!

My family loves pie, adores pie, clamors for pie. Sounds like we have an obsession, doesn't it? It's the dessert of choice. It's more common for me to serve Birthday Pie around here than it is to serve Birthday Cake. Fruit Pie, Cream Pie, Pie Fresh from the Oven, Chilled Pie Ready to Serve. No … [Read more...]

Snickerdoodles – a Fun and Easy Recipe

Snickerdoodles: fun to say, easy to bake and yummy to eat! It's near the top on the list of favorites in our house, both the baking and the eating of them. Through the years, I've found working along side my kids in the kitchen is a great way for them to learn culinary skills, but also a way of … [Read more...]