Soups



This winter has been harsh in Happy Valley.  Though the last few days the sun has been shining, the snow has been melting and spring is just around the corner, don’t get used to it yet! Although we all want to start wearing our flip-flops, we know that there are […]

Cream of Tomato Soup




The first day of fall was beautiful here in Happy Valley!  A beaming sun in a deep blue sky, a very chilly morning, but enough afternoon warmth to encourage me to remove my jacket.  I will miss summer, but autumn here in Centre County is a delight. I thought that […]

The First Day of Fall


I have been reading a lot lately about cooking and blogs.  Future posts will tell you more! The book about blogs said that the first thing you need to do to have a successful blog is to get your office in order.  As I looked at the barbells on the […]

Fast Corn Bread




Yesterday, the State College Area School District held it’s annual Conference on Strong Families.  This is a conference that has been going on for 27 years here in State College.  I love the fact that our community is interested in helping parents in that “harder than anything else in life- […]

Yesterday and Today



Snow continues to fall in central PA every single day lately!   I guess that is winter this year.  All I can think about it is eating or drinking something warm.  I tried this Turkey Chili recipe last weekend, since the ground turkey was placed prominently in the Wegmans meat department–I guess […]

Turkey Chili



It is Friday and  the high temperature today has been a whopping 20 degrees!  We are having comfort food for dinner ~~ Soup and Cookies! Potato and Carrot Soup with Cheddar Cheese is easy to make.  The recipe is here.  It is at the bottom of the post.  Garnish with sour […]

It’s Cold!