Strawberry Season

Strawberry season for us in New England is a few weeks away. There really is something about sitting in a field full of strawberry plants, the sun shining down on your face, the birds singing and the smell of life in the air. I've always loved quiet moments, those moments you smile to yourself because… Continue reading Strawberry Season

Snacks, Uncategorized

Maple Walnuts

I set out to make a snack that would be healthy but still a bit decadent. What I came away with was a memory of my great-grandmother, Grammy Pray. My dad's father's mother lived in a little house across the driveway from my grandparents. Us grandkids would go over and visit with her, while she sat in… Continue reading Maple Walnuts


Free Kindle Edition

  If you are interested in free books (and who isn't), check out Homemade and Wholesome's kindle version, free until Halloween. When you finish checking out the recipes and maybe making a few of your favorites, let me know what you think by giving it a review on Amazon. Try the Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes or the Blueberry… Continue reading Free Kindle Edition


Homemade and Wholesome – the book!

If you haven't heard yet, there's now a Homemade and Wholesome book available! You can purchase it through my createspace estore and through Amazon! A perfect gift for yourself or that special someone in your life. As always, I thank you for being here!



A while back I was asked to be a part of a new app for people in the kitchen, which I of course thought was a worthy pursuit. It just launched and while I don't have an ipad to use the app myself, I can let you all know how to be a part of it.… Continue reading SideChef.com


This is it!

For months I have gone back and forth with the idea of starting a blog. I have created a few but then changed my mind about how they looked or sounded. This is it though...this is the one I will stick with. This blog (having a readership) will help with my newest obsession, getting published.  I have always loved writing. … Continue reading This is it!