Surprisingly-Simple Homemade Pickles!

I can’t believe how easy it is to make real-deal pickles! It doesn’t even require any cooking or heat. I can’t wait to make these pickles for my youngest sister, who is a pickle nut. When she was a kid, she would get giant buckets of pickles as gifts for all occasions. I can check her next birthday present off of my shopping list! To make PICKLES, get some nice looking cucumbers. I was looking for kirby cucumbers, like the … Continue reading

Chocolate Truffles

I love chocolate, and I love snacks, so these truffles are the perfect thing for me to have on hand. Several years ago, David and I made truffles at a chocolate cooking class, and I haven’t made them since because it seemed so difficult and messy! Making truffles my way is not hard at all. Anyone can do it, and I think it would be a fun activity for kids to try (at least the truffle rolling part). Start by … Continue reading

Stella and Parker: Rumble Cousins

Meet Parker, Stella’s rambunctious new cousin. They met for the first time and really hit it off. They ran, wrestled, chewed on toys, and chewed on each other. Although Stella enforced a lot of rules, she knew when to roll over and let Parker have his way with her. Stella usually wolfs down her food when other dogs have access to it, but not with Parker. She let him help himself, even if she did look at me with pleading … Continue reading