These are the Best Cookies. Sorry Mrs. Ellis, I Never Did!

Sherry’s Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies Dear Reader, As always, you’ll need a cup of coffee or tea and a mindful moment to accompany you as you read my weekly letter.  mind-ful-ness: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment.  Here at the farm, this past week, we hosted our farmhouse Appreciation…

A Must Make Farmhouse Favorite

My daughter, Christi, made this just last night and sent me a  picture. Of course I drooled. Of course I drooled when I saw this photo! Remembering she leaves the walnuts in big chunky pieces! I love her bread pan.  Stop!  Don’t throw those overripe bananas away. Instead make a killer loaf of banana bread!…

Sherry’s Farmhouse Cheesecake

Farmhouse CheesecakeI love this plain and simple recipe.  But I do love a chocolate crust, too!  This past week I was surprised when I heard our granddaughter, Avah, soon to be eight years old, asking for cheesecake with strawberries for her birthday cake.   I’m surprised, but maybe I shouldn’t be. The family has gone to…

My Cast Iron Cooking

I just love cast iron cookware.  On January 1st, I don’t know what you were doing but I know what I was doing. Every new year,  I feel a sense of new found vigor. I can put the past year to bed. In my journal, I write my life’s history–the good the bad and sometimes…

Yummy Cranberry Salad by Cincinnati Star

This is one of the best, easy to make twist on a Cranberry Salad. It’s crunchy and delightful. Enough said. Give it a try this year. Its sure to be a hit. My  Mother modified it by leaving out the cherries. You try it either way. It is crunchy and tantalizing to the taste buds.