Sweet Summer Nights

Last summer in Wisco we had a serious drought and this spring it seems it just won’t stop raining. For quite a while it’s been either rainy or grey, bringing us a wallop of cold air every so often just to keep us guessing as to what season it’s actually supposed to be. Ugh. Therefore, […]

For Mommies

We just spent a wonderful vacation with my parents and siblings. It was a week filled with too much food, a bit of drink, dance parties, go karts, dice games, old stories and lots of laughter. Needless to say, we are happily exhausted. A great way to spend time together, especially for our Mom, right […]

The First of May

I remember making small May Day baskets one year in elementary school…maybe it was the first grade? Little containers filled with flowers, brought home to adorn my neighbor’s door, secretly of course. The anxiety over not getting caught as I slipped the ribbon over the door knob of my unsuspecting recipient was quite exhilarating. At […]

Busy as a Melissa Joy Bee

You’d never guess it was a month with no major cookie holiday. It seemed as though I was in the kitchen non-stop this April, and now looking back on the photos, perhaps I had been. Holy cookies Batman! Here’s a sampling… Dreaming of summer for a silent auction at my boy’s school. My Grandparent’s Anniversary, […]

How does your garden grow?

These may be my most favorite cookies I’ve ever done. For this week anyway. They were definitely a labor of love. Let me tell you something, decorating sugar cookies is not so easy peasy. It takes a long time, a steady hand, and a bunch of patience. But Iย love it. It’s been borderline obsession lately. […]

Good Eggs

For those who know me personally, know my love of eggs. I eat them every day. Over-medium, poached, scrambled, or soft boiled. As a quiche, on a bagel, with cheesesย or toast. So versatile. Can be devoured for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The perfect food! Love. Them. Know what else? Eggs are gorgeous. Warm browns, light […]

Bunny Mission Accomplished

Finally the last of the Easter cookies have been completed! It took me a while to find my rhythm, but once I did, it came like gangbusters. Then I scrambled to get them all organized, wrapped, shipped or frozen. That’s usually the way it goes. Lots of ideas to try leads to lots of extra […]