A Fruitful Foodful Weekend in Denver

Pisco Sour 3-4 oz Pisco 1-2 oz squeezed lemon juice (I like lemon, but lime works just the same & is great too) 1 egg white 3/4 oz homemade simple syrup (I prefer to use Mauritian sugar cubes or use my fine homemade vanilla sugar) Drinkrections:  Shake it til you can’t shake it no mo’!~  Then…

Mini fall pies and golfing in fall weather 

These are two of my favorite things: baking and doing activities outside in crisp fall weather.  “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” -Great Gatsby I used the same fillings as I used in my “Rustic Apple Pie” and my “Homemade Pumpkin Pop-tarts“ I fell for the fresh donuts…up just…

Dad enlightened us about the Tiny Tim I never knew

My dad found this little fake ukulele at our cabin this weekend and decided to re-enact Tiny Tim‘s hit song Tiptoe Through the Tulips. Then I learned all about the creepy looking man that wished he was born a woman. In case you aren’t familiar, check out these videos:

Cutest Pictures of the Month

My sweet niece Bryce in her new birthday chairReady to go to Colorado! Time to play in the snow…My brother on his ski trip taking his daughter to the mountains for her first timeMy foster dog Nitro with sweet Elouise

Pumpscotcholate Cookies

Pumpscotcholate Cookies 1/2 c. butter 1/2 c. light brown sugar 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 can pure pumpkin 1 egg 1/2 t. vanilla 1.5 heaping c. flour 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. cinnamon 1/4 t. ginger 1/8 t. nutmeg 1/8 t. cloves 1/2 bag semi sweet or milk chocolate Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips (I prefer the miniature…

A Fulfilling Weekend

Bowling and ol’ Minuteman pizza night while out housesitting for my parents. Check it out, he brought his own ball and shoes!Chimera Cafe-coffee shop never ceases to amaze me with their food creations and their coffee. These are vegan (don’t make that face!) donuts! I tried the chocolate sprinkly one-delightful! Even their special chocolate is…

Tapas and movie night in

Tonight we decided to slow it down and take it easy. I prepared a nice tapas spread while someone special brought the surprise bottle of Leese-Fitch Pinot Noir and chic comedy flick–They Came Together. The wine was quite delightful and the movie was laughably enjoyable. After all, what’s not to enjoy about Paul Rudd’s handsome…

Pinot and pizza Monday

Another pleasurable house-sitting experience begins here…Sipping this delicious Willamette Valley Pinot Noir in my favorite chair–the Louis Ghost chair–in the room I most adore in this house Continuing on with the unique decor of room number 1Creepy cool fireplace mantle I love this contemporary white couch and vibrant world map This is the famous New…