Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry cookies are the perfect Fall treat. My inspiration for this cookie was simple. What can I do to elevate your basic oatmeal cookie? Many of us add raisins to our oatmeal cookies, but that’s been over done. Chocolate goes well with oatmeal, but I wanted something else. Since we’re at the hight of the fall season, cranberries came to mind. Why … Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

French Apple Cake

French Apple Cake…the perfect dessert for the Fall season. This delicious Fall dessert is packed with juicy apples. For this French version of apple cake, Honeycrisp and Pink Lady apples are the star. These variety of apples are both sweet and tart making them an excellent addition to baking. The crumb is made from flour, sugar, and a very generous portion of butter and eggs … Continue reading French Apple Cake

The Dragonfly

I recently was going through one of my many journals and I came across a piece I had written back in 2013 while attending a meditation retreat.  At the time, I had recently given up drinking and was struggling emotionally and socially.  Emotionally struggling  in that alcohol was a crutch for me and socially struggling since many of my friends seemed to disappear.  The meditation … Continue reading The Dragonfly

Tour des Crepes et des Glaces – Giverny, France

Welcome to Giverny, France, home of Claude Monet.  This blog is the sixth in a series of posts looking back on our France adventures.  For most of the hotels/B & Bs, sights, and restaurants I attached a link so you can get more information.  Be sure to check out the other blogs in this series Versailles , The Loire Valley, Brittany,  St-Malo/Mont St-Michele & Normandy. Friday, 7/6   Giverny was … Continue reading Tour des Crepes et des Glaces – Giverny, France

Tour des Crepes et des Glaces – Normandy Region – Bayeux, France & D-Day Beaches

Welcome to the Normandy region of France  This blog is the fifth in a series of posts looking back on our France adventures.  For most of the hotels/B & Bs, sights, and restaurants I attached a link so you can get more information.  Be sure to check out the other blogs in this series Versailles , The Loire Valley, Brittany, & St-Malo/Mont St-Michele. Wednesday, 7/4  For this leg of our … Continue reading Tour des Crepes et des Glaces – Normandy Region – Bayeux, France & D-Day Beaches

Tour des Crepes et des Glaces – Bretagne, France (Brittany)

Welcome to Bretagne!  This blog is the third in a series of at least five posts looking back on our France adventures.  For most of the hotels/B & Bs, sights, and restaurants I attached a link so you can get more information.  Be sure to check out the other blogs in this series Versailles & The Loire Valley Monday, 7/2/2018   Today we left the Loire Valley and … Continue reading Tour des Crepes et des Glaces – Bretagne, France (Brittany)

Tour des Crepes et des Glaces – Chateaus of the Loire Valley, France

Welcome to the Loire Valley, land of the Chateau!  This blog is the second in a series of at least five posts looking back on our France adventures.  For most of the hotels/B & Bs, sights, and restaurants I attached a link so you can get more information.  The first blog in the series was about our time in Versailles; be sure to check it … Continue reading Tour des Crepes et des Glaces – Chateaus of the Loire Valley, France