A Thanksgiving Treat

You know that the dynamics of your family are changing when your adult children initiate family activities and plan new and meaningful family traditions. This year our oldest son and his family will host the Thanksgiving dinner again. What a treat! The family favorites will be on the menu: sweet potato souffle, fried turkey and dressing, Continue »

Prepping for the Feast

For someone who isn’t into the Food Channel or trying new recipes or buying the latest Rachael Ray cookbook, I’ve recently logged more hours than I can count in the kitchen. Maybe Julia Child would be proud, or maybe Betty Crocker, or maybe my mother. But it’s really my kids I’m aiming to please. Anticipating Continue »

Fall Fest

As soon as that azure blue sky of autumn met the cold snap of the air, I started getting excited. Signs for pumpkin patches and corn mazes lined the road, and I began looking through my recipes for warm comfort food and soup. I filled my grocery cart with ingredients for my husband’s signature chili and Continue »

Mother’s Day Song

by Tracey Lanter Driving in the car with teenagers can be an adventure, lots of talking, lots of loud music—for sure there’s never a dull moment.  A few days ago as I was dropping my daughter off at work she yelled back into the car, “Hey mom, there’s your song!” and then she grinned and trotted off. As I drove away Continue »

Daddy’s Home

I had to laugh last night—when my husband arrived home from work I was in the middle of a mess in the kitchen, my son was in his room with the door closed, and my daughter, who had been sick for days, was “zoned out” in front of the television. So his arrival home went unnoticed. Continue »