Stress Free Parties with Friends…

I am participating in BlogHer’s Life Will Lived Campaign.  I was asked to answer the following question: What is your best tip for hosting a gathering, get-together or party that is enjoyable and stress-free for both the host and guests? I can answer that simply and easily.  Cook in advance. We have friends over at […]

Cleaning Up Loose Ends and the Meatball Recipe

When I woke yesterday and came downstairs, I was greeted with this… a kitchen FULL of dirty pots, pans and roasters.  Our final guests left our son’s graduation at 10:30 last night and I wasn’t in the frame of mind to start cleaning the kitchen so yesterday was spent returning the house back to “normal”. […]

Sunday Stash Report and my HOOP-LA

Keep reading….you’ll get to the stash report….a little HOOP-LA first. While you are busy reading this post….I am probably looking a whole lot like a chicken running around with my head cut off.  It’s Graduation Day here!  Our schedule is something like this…. Up at 5 am to start the last of the food….shower at […]

Salsa Season

It’s salsa season here…..You wouldn’t know from the look of my garden.  We got SO much rain here that my tomatoes suffered horribly….well my sister in law Wendy came to the rescue with five crates of TOMATOES! No sewing today…..just tomatoes…. And a roaster full of these meatballs, a roaster full of party potatoes, a […]