cozy days ahead

As we head into the shorter days of this part of fall I’m noticing a desire for more coziness to be in my life. While I love being outdoors, I also love snuggling up on the couch in a soft blanket, with a warm cup of tea and a nice fire crackling and popping in the wood stove across the room. This cooler weather makes me want to bake something super delicious and sweet and to fill the house with all the makings for nice soups and casseroles.

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cinnamon rolls


You asked for my cinnamon roll recipe, so today you get it! If you want a melt in your mouth, super quick and easy recipe for a deliciously sweet breakfast roll, this is it! The recipe isn’t my own but is one I’ve been using for probably a minimum of 30 years. It’s my family favorite … I think it could become yours too! Continue reading “cinnamon rolls”

10 things that make me smile

  1. spending time with my daughters
  2. the sound of ‘Gramma’ coming from one of my grandchildren
  3. waking up with the cool mountain air surrounding me
  4. the peace I feel when sitting in my home on a quiet afternoon
  5. a nice visit with my Mom
  6. the peace that God gives me
  7. a weekend trip with Jim
  8. a super delicious gluten-free treat
  9. pretty flowers growing in my yard
  10. being near the ocean

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a family favorite

_MG_7648Since my girls were young, I’ve been making this coffee cake. Baking is something I’ve always loved. This moist, crumbly recipe that I found in my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook quickly became a favorite and staple in our home. In the early days, I made it because flour didn’t cost much and I could whip up a super delicious (but not nutritious!) breakfast for my girls. Continue reading “a family favorite”