Spiced Apple Cider Mini-Muffins

Hello, Fall!  The leaves are turning on FMR and I have been completely inspired by the amazing weather and how quickly September has flown past.  I have so many old and new recipes to share and some amazing ideas that I’ve found on Pinterest and on other blogs and I am excited to pass them … Continue reading

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Delectable.  Best dessert ever.  But . . . some dirty dishes were made in the making of this dish.  Honestly. Now, I feel better. This Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bar recipe is worth the mess it will make.  It’s not hard!  It’s just several steps and requires a bit of a variety of bowls and pans. … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market and Four Mile Ridge Food Failures

Once the weather starts to cool and the smell of fall is in the air, I go into baking overdrive.  I love the seasons and the change in the weather always inspires me like none other.  I just can’t wait to share all of my favorite fall recipes with you. But, I had a Four … Continue reading

Beer-Battered Fish & Chips

Hot and steamy while still light and flaky, this beer-battered fish recipe solves the dinner problem in no time.  Serve with baked beans or cole slaw; your family will be simply amazed that you whipped this up.  At home, in your own kitchen and in very little time. First, pour about an inch or so … Continue reading

Creamy Potato Soup

This recipe hails, once again, from my Old Depot Days.  I’ve been making this delicious soup for a very very long time.  You will love it.  Your family will love it.  Why, you say? It’s because it is so creamy, dreamy and delicious.  It reheats very well and will warm your tummy and make you … Continue reading

Canning Tomatoes and Camping in Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Many emails and phone calls later, I am finally just a few pieces of paperwork, a dough hook and a batch of cinnamon rolls away from the Frostburg Farmer’s Market.  What a trip! Last week I was buried alive in a tomato avalanche and the pressure was on because we had scheduled a camping trip … Continue reading

Homemade Salsa

One thing for certain.  I could get used to having a three-day weekend.  The weather has been amazing and our schedule reminiscent of summer.  Ahhh. This poor cat has had lots of JT time. God love this cat.  He is beyond tolerant.  She squeezes him and hugs him and pets him and calls him everything … Continue reading

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Coffee Glaze

First, thanks to everyone who has been reading.  I appreciate it so much.  I enjoy blogging more than I imagined I would.  My photography is a work in progress, but I think it’s improving.  One thing I’m not sure people know, though, is that Facebook wants me to pay for you to see my Four … Continue reading

Alfredo Sauce

I love me some Alfredo.  Who doesn’t?  It is truly the easiest and quickest of all sauces.  Perfect in a pinch, Alfredo is done way before the pasta!  Mix other sauces in with the Alfredo to make it even more over-the-top, finish it with grilled chicken and broccoli, sautéed or grilled squash or seafood.  It … Continue reading


My basil really did well this year!  I planted all of it in containers this year because I think the slugs ate most of it last year.  Darn you, slimy pesto eating grossness! I’ve been wanting to make the pesto all week, and kept putting it off!  No, not because it’s hard to make, but … Continue reading

Teacher Back-to-School Depression Syndrome (TBSDS)

Teacher Back-t0-School Depression Syndrome is real.  Don’t laugh. . . The Back-to-School transition is hard core.  To go from baking to book exchange and bus duty.  From cleaning up after one kid to cleaning up after 320 kids.  From outside to inside – from dinner to drive-thru (it’s true).  From play dates to play duty. … Continue reading

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