Apple Pie Tortillas

I had some apples that needed to be used in the refrigerator so when I saw this recipe for Baked Apple Tortillas I knew I’d want to try it.

You can find the full recipe HERE.

It’s quick and really easy…..Chopped apples with lemon juice.  Then a cinnamon, sugar, flour mixture.


Add the apples and rolled them up.  Place in a greased pan.


Then butter, cinnamon and sugar again.


In the oven they go and come out like this…. Continue reading

Circle of Life

Today is Kelli’s birthday…next week it’s Kayla’s.  This is birthday season for our family as Buck’s birthday is the following week.

It’s been such a joy to watch my kids become parents.  I know you who have grandchildren can attest to that.  Some of my kids surprise me.  Ones who I thought might be softies, aren’t.  Ones I thought you might be hands off are definitely hands on.  With it all, I very pleased with the parents they’ve become.  They are far from those dreaded teen years, but so far, so good.

You might remember not long ago, Kayla and Spencer had Jasper.


She had a rough go of things and recovery has been a bit of a struggle but slowly she’s getting there.  Spencer took two weeks off of work and it’s good he did.  Kayla’s been back to the doctor a couple times but finally is on the mend.  Doesn’t she look better at home? Continue reading

Recipes Shared

After I shared my recipe for Iowa Sugar Cookies,
this came up in the comments.

Donna T wrote:
“Thanks for sharing your recipes Jo! I have known several people who absolutely will not share their recipes! One person was my husband’s aunt. She was the best cook and baker. She has since passed away and all her recipes too!”

Oh my…I thought about this and I just couldn’t let this one sit.  I have such fond memories as a child asking my aunt for a recipe.  Here’s the story….

My dad’s side of the family got together every August and had a picnic at Pilot Knob state park in Iowa.  It was a potluck affair.  All my aunts would pull out the stops and bring their best portable food recipes.  It was a great picnic banquet of delicious food.  My Aunt Esther, my dad’s sister, was the wife of a banker and while my mom brought farm hearty fair like scalloped potatoes and ham, Aunt Esther always brought something that I hadn’t heard of.

You all are going to chuckle but …. Continue reading

A “Pam Ewing” Sort of Year

Do you all remember the television show Dallas?

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I sure do.  I was a huge fan.  I was in highschool for most of my watching years.  There were so many reasons why I loved the show.  It was a soap opera set in the evening and I would watch every episode, often when I was babysitting.  I loved J.R. Ewing, as I remember the actor being in the television show “I Dream of Jeanie”.  I just loved all of the drama and action that comes with a soap opera.

Here’s what Wikipedia said about the show, “Dallas is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on CBS from April 2, 1978, to May 3, 1991. The series revolves around a wealthy and feuding Texas family, the Ewings, who own the independent oil company Ewing Oil and the cattle-ranching land of Southfork. The series originally focused on the marriage of Bobby Ewing and Pamela Barnes, whose families were sworn enemies with each other. As the series progressed, Bobby’s older brother, oil tycoon J.R. Ewing, became the show’s breakout character, whose schemes and dirty business became the show’s trademark. When the show ended in May 3, 1991, J.R. was the only character to have appeared in every episode.

The show was famous for its cliffhangers, including the “Who shot J.R.?” mystery. The 1980 episode “Who Done It” remains the second highest rated prime-time telecast ever.”

Oh my.  I so remember the “who shot J.R. Ewing” cliffhanger.  I was so into watching the show.  I was one of those people who bought the “who shot J.R. Ewing” shirts.  Do you remember these… Continue reading