Category Archives: Family

Black Friday – Sandhill Crane Style

For many of you the day after Thanksgiving is filled with what seems to be endless shopping. I know because before I became an innkeeper I was out there like everyone else.  And yes, my husband and I once stood … Continue reading

Posted in Bed and Breakfast, Christmas, Family, Food, Holidays, Sandhill Crane Bed and Breakfast | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Eve

Turkey day is almost here.  And while George and I will be celebrating on our own; I still make our traditional Thanksgiving Feast, only on a slightly smaller scale.  Instead of Sweet potatoes ( I was known for my “Flaming … Continue reading

Posted in American Food, Bed and Breakfast, Cooking, Dessert, Entree, Family, Food, Holidays, Menus, Recipes, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This is how you shop in Paris

My husband I recently returned from a week in Paris; a birthday gift from my sister. We stayed in a fabulous apartment in the 7 arrondissement, just two blocks from the Eiffel Tower. Anyone who knows me or has ever … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Family, Food, French Food, meat | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Recipe That Started It All

I have always loved to cook.  Even as a young girl I would be in the kitchen mixing up some jelly filled muffins to give to my parents as breakfast in bed (my Dad hated them – I was just … Continue reading

Posted in Asian Food, Cooking, Family, fish, Food, Meatless Meals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It all Started with Carrots

While doing my weekly shopping on Friday I spotted some really nice small carrots with the tops still attached, in the organic section of my produce department.  I usually don’t see carrots this small and with tops so I grabbed … Continue reading

Posted in American Food, Comfort food, Cooking, Entree, Family, Food, meat, Pork, Recipes, Sandhill Crane Bed and Breakfast, sides, vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tater Tots?

While we had a full house this weekend; our guests were here for a seminar and had breakfast meetings.  This allowed me to use George as a guinea pig for a potential breakfast entrée.  Thankfully most of his “guinea pig” … Continue reading

Posted in American Food, appliances, Bed and Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Cooking, Family, fish, Food, Kitchen tools, Meatless Meals, Menus, Panini Grill/Griddle, Recipes, Salmon, Sandhill Crane Bed and Breakfast, Smoked Food, waffle maker | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Sous Vide Success!

I just can’t get enough of my SanSaire Sous Vide cooker. I am trying  – tho not always succeeding – to use the immersion cooker at least once a week.  This week I decide to try Tuna steaks.  I’ve used … Continue reading

Posted in appliances, Cooking, Entree, Family, fish, Food, Kitchen tools, Meatless Meals, Recipes, SanSaire Immersion Circulator, sides, Sous Vide, vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment