Friday, September 28, 2012

Homecoming Football Game

Well, we're off to the Homecoming game at BHS...go DRAGONS!! It is raining and the band cancelled but we still have our hot cocoa and blankets. Crock is full of nice hot soup for our return and lots of apple cider. I will post pics tomorrow from the game. Yay!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Home Remedy

This is a great home remedy for the winter months ahead. 

The quartet of pantry ingredients creates a potent remedy to some of the ails of winter: Sore throat, hacking cough, tight congestion.

Combined, they turn into a curious orange syrup that can cut through the croup. And it tastes really good!

¼ teaspoon Cayenne
¼ teaspoon Ginger
1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar (an organic one if possible.)
2 Tablespoon Water
1 Tablespoon Honey (use a locally produced raw honey, if possible.)

Dissolve cayenne and ginger in cider vinegar and water. Add honey and shake well. Take 1 Tablespoon as needed for cough.
Note: this doesn’t dissolve perfectly. Always shake well before using.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Healthy Banana Bread

It is getting much cooler here in can smell Fall in the air! Love this time of the year, don't you? We started back to school and since I am up so early now I have been doing some baking that I couldn't do in the summer. We have a wonderful recipe for Healthy Banana Bread that substitutes the oil and sugar. Great for the kids before school or even in the afternoon!


2 cups flour (can use wheat flour if desired)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar free applesauce 
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs, beaten
3 mashed overripe bananas


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Feeling Fall in the Air

I can feel fall in the's New England so it will come without warning and soon one day we will wake up to that ultimate moment! I am in the mood to make some colorful runners for the table and have these in mind.
I like this one too, it is made with charm squares.
So, I will be heading to my local fabric shop to look for some wonderful fall fabrics to make my runner. I will
probably end up making both runners and giving one to my daughter for her is hard to choose!
This is a patchwork quilt style
Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend and look forward to your posts about the Fall!! :)