How do you feel about substitutions?  Do always cut up your garlic or do you sometimes take a scoop from the jar?  Do you make your beef stock from scratch or do you have a favorite boxed brand?  Do you always put real cream in your coffee or do use a “creamer?” This week I started to think about this topic (actually I thought about it last week but my dog was sick and have any time to write).  I love to go for sushi and I LOOOOOVE wasabi.  It has always been amazing to me that every restaurant has a different zing to theirRead More →

July means only one thing in Indiana….FAIR TIME!!  Counties all over the state are gathering their best tractors, animals and 4-H projects to showcase everything that living in the heartland encompasses and dreaming of blue ribbons. The hard work of all of these animal owners and their dedication of trying to be the best in their class is amazing. The pigs are polished. The cows are cuddled.  The bunnies are buffed.  The horses are hugged.  The children are clapping.  The pies are primed.  The canned goods are cooked.  The quilts are queued up on the wall.  And the snacks are on sticks! I like going toRead More →