Wednesday, April 28, 2021


~Apple Blossoms~

While taking a walk outside at this time of year we can see so much color here in New England!  It is popping up everywhere and is such a treat.  The landscape is beautiful.  Today while taking a walk in our neighborhood dainty apple blossoms made an appearance.


Monday, April 12, 2021


Growing up my mom always used a boxed mix when baking Cornmeal Muffins.  For so many years I used that same brand.  Then, one day a neighbor shared a recipe she uses to bake Cornbread.  She had gotten it from another woman who bakes.  That is always a good indication that the recipe will be really good.  It is!  I've baked this delicious Cornbread so many times in 2020 and continue to bake it in 2021!

The Cornbread is a beautiful yellow color like the Daffodils above.  We always enjoy eating it at breakfast and extra portions are wrapped individually and placed in our freezer.  It is so easy to defrost in the microwave for a few seconds for a quick breakfast, too.  I've never remembered to take a photo!  I cannot believe that either, but it's true! 

O.K., so I had the recipe for maybe 8 years.  I cannot even remember why I decided to get the needed ingredients.  Ground Cornmeal was not something that I had on hand.  Well, now I sure do!  A bag of cornmeal sealed in a Ziploc bag is now always in my fridge. 

This Cornbread is just delicious!  It is also easy to prepare.  I changed the recipe a bit- like I always do.  I use Olive Oil and bake it in my 8" rose colored glass Pyrex baking dish.  

Now that I've kept you in suspense about the recipe, here it is:


Oven Temperature:  350°F         Baking Time:  50 Minutes

2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Yellow Cornmeal   
3/4 Cups Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder  

2 Eggs
1 and 1/2 Cups Milk
1/4 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil for baking & sauteing



  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl beat 2 Eggs.
  3. Add the Milk to the Eggs and stir well.
  4. Then add the Olive Oil to the Eggs/ Milk and stir well.
  5. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients.
  6. Stir well and pour into an 8' x 8" pan that has been sprayed with PAM.
  7. Bake for 50 Minutes in a 350°F oven.
  8. Cool and enjoy.

This Cornbread is so delicious!  It is the recipe that I had been searching for- for years. 


Saturday, April 3, 2021

Ah, Spring!

Spring has arrived! It is wonderful to see the perennials popping up!

On all sides of our yard there is color!  Lavendars, greens, pinks and yellows! Welcome Spring!  It's good to have you back.

We are enjoying!