Saturday, May 23, 2015


This platter came all the way from Deruta. Today it went to work with me filled to overflowing with healthy cookies, tarts, and skor brownies.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Who in their right minds would turn on the oven to 400° on a hot 28° day for two hours to make tarts? I did; I must have had heat stroke.

Monday, May 18, 2015


These are called "Healthy Cookies" which is why I wanted to make them  but when I saw that the recipe calls for 4 cups of sugar, I hesitated for just a second, and then went ahead and made them.

They also contain lots of oats, coconut, almonds, raisins, and chocolate chips.

Flour, baking soda, and salt.

Milk, vanilla, and 4 eggs.

The recipe calls for peanut butter but we only use almond butter so that is what I creamed the butter and sugars with.

I froze the cookies before baking so that they would be smaller then dinner plates.

These are so good that Maura ate one right out of the oven!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015


The twins stopped by for a rest before heading off.

Monday, May 11, 2015


Sometimes don't you just feel like getting on a train and riding cross country?

Sunday, May 10, 2015


A perfect day for a hike up to the radio tower.