How Do You Like Your Coffee?

There’s something very telling about a person and how they drink their coffee. As a mother, I survive on many cups of coffee, but that wasn’t brought about by motherhood. I was an avid coffee drinker before children. I’d have to say that my coffee taste has changed from a light blend of coffee with cream and sugar to a dark roast with only half and half, no sugar. Have you ever thought what your cup of coffee might say about you? Black?  Cream?  Sugar?   Flavored syrup?  Whipped cream?  A touch of cinnamon? Whatever your coffee preference, you will be … Continue reading How Do You Like Your Coffee?

Tomato and Veggie Pasta

I have to admit that over the years cooking has become a form of relaxation for me. I’m not going to pretend that every night I am bursting with energy to prepare dinner for our family of six, but looking back over the past ten years, cooking has become pure pleasure for me. There’s something amazing about combining ordinary foods to create something extraordinary. I have always loved baking, but now my love for sweets has transpired into the realm of pastas, meats, veggies, herbs, and spices. Having four children with varying taste buds, I always expect them to try … Continue reading Tomato and Veggie Pasta

A Tart for All Seasons

  On busy school nights, I love something that is easy to cook, but has great presentation. This beautiful tart came together quite nicely. The combination of tomatoes, basil, and cheese is tantalizing and is a great dinner choice for the end of fall, before the cold winter months approach. Enjoy! Recipe Originally Posted by The Preserves Project on Her View From Home  – Savory Tomato Basil Tart     The fresh basil and fresh mozzarella is a must! I added three eggs for an increase in protein for my three growing boys. Continue reading A Tart for All Seasons