Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Try this Easy Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe for a fall evening pleaser or a perfect course for Thanksgiving Dinner This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe is a Thompson family favorite. I have to admit that I love all the members of the squash/pumpkin family and for that reason I have a great collection of squash and … [Read more...]
It’s Blueberry Season in Maine…time for Blueberry Sour Cream Pound Cake!!!!!!
Blueberry season in Maine means great Blueberry Recipes! It’s Blueberry season here in Maine. In fact, down in Machias they are celebrating their annual Blueberry Festival August 16th - 18th, 2019. It is a great event with all sorts of things going on like crafts, entertainment, parades, and more. They hold it every year in mid-August so you may want to plan on joining … [Read more...]
19 Free Mother’s Day Cards & Printables
Best Last Minute Mother's Day Gift for the Procrastinator! A Grammy Mouse Home Portrait Free Mother's Day Cards & Printables to help you celebrate Mothers Day with your Mom! We searched the web for some Free Mother's Day Cards & Printables that you can embellish and personalize to make your Mom feel special this Mothers Day. We found these 20 free printable … [Read more...]
French Baguette Recipe
My hubby loves this Crusty French Baguette Recipe! One of Bill's favorite breads is the crusty French Baguette and he says that my recipe is one of the best he has ever had. I had never made a French Baguette until we moved here to remote northern Maine. Bakeries were plentiful in southern New Hampshire where we grew up so I never had the need. But here in northern Maine … [Read more...]
Olive Oil and Rosemary Artisan Bread Recipe
Incredibly tasty Olive Oil and Rosemary Artisan Bread Recipe This Olive Oil and Rosemary Artisan Bread Recipe is one of my favorite bread recipes. It's rustic profile is visually appealing and the flavor is to die for. It makes a great bread for a dinner that has a meat entree so this is what I am planning to go with my Slow Cooker Ham Recipe for Easter. Not only … [Read more...]
Slow Cooker Beef Stew – a warming solution for chilly days!
Slow Cooker Beef Stew - The solution to a chilly Fall day! There is nothing so comforting as sitting down to a bowl of piping hot, gravy laden beef stew on chilly fall night. The beauty of doing it in a slow cooker is once you assemble it the stew takes care of itself and is waiting for you at the end of the day. A hearty, glorious meal in a bowl, it's easy to … [Read more...]
Lemon Rice Croquettes -The French Way to Use Leftovers!
We all have those days when we feel like the rabbit from Alice In Wonderland. "I'm late! I'm late for a very important date!" The lazy hazy days of summer are over after next week and it's time to get organized and get back to the busy school and work grind. There never seems to be enough time to pack lunches, get the kids everywhere they have to go for after school … [Read more...]
Easter Egg Decorating Ideas for you and your Kids – 10 Great Ideas
Looks like the Easter Bunny will be a Snowshoe Hare here in the Maine Northwoods! It has been a crazy winter! And next week is Easter and we still have snow on the ground! Aah, the joys of living in the North Maine Woods. That sure puts a damper on the annual Easter Egg Hunt as even if the warming trend predicted for the next week takes place, we will be smack dab in … [Read more...]
Free snowman craft pattern – A Snowman for every season!
I wanted to share this snowman craft pattern with you! January can be such a tough month to get through. The brutally cold weather (we’ve had nights that have been down to -28F in the past week) will wear you down. After the Christmas decorations are packed away, the house can look so drab and bare. A few years ago I started decorating after the Christmas holiday with … [Read more...]
Nana’s Christmas Candy Recipes
When I was a kid, one of the things I loved about the Christmas season was Nana’s Christmas candy. She would make an array of sweets that makes me drool just thinking about it. And I would sit on a kitchen stool and watch her perform her magic at the stove. I learned a lot watching her cook that has given me a skill set that you can’t get from reading cookbooks … [Read more...]