Champions of Breakfast

I am not a morning person, ergo I do not make as much effort towards breakfast as I should. In fact, I don’t want to even think about it so I grab some oatmeal or a yogurt with fruit and a little granola – pretty… Keep Reading »

Christmas Spirit

Since Tatjana and Aaron are not coming home this year (when your kids grow up you not only have to share them with the ex, you have to share them with their boyfriend’s family too – of course the upside is you get two kids… Keep Reading »

Auntie Vera’s Buttermilk Pancakes & Waffles

Do you have little ones that sometimes wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Nordic Ware make smiley face and animal pancake pans that are guaranteed to put a smile on the grumpiest sleepy head’s face. My uncle Harlan gave me a useful… Keep Reading »

The Breakfast of Patriots

Maybe it is my fiercely guarded independence, but Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays.

Tatjana and friends in Clear Lake, Iowa
I love everything about it – the feel of the scorching sun drenched dock beneath my bare feet, the refreshing chill… Keep Reading »