Home Sweet Home

I am back home after spending the past three weeks in NE caring for my mom and dad after mom had a knee replacement. Mom is doing awesome and getting stronger every day. It was a privilege to be there and care for her and dad. The laid back slow pace of recovery allowed the three of us to enjoy quality …

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Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce & Chocolate Souffles

Happy Monday morning everyone! Mom has physical therapy this morning and then we have a few errands to get done. I fly back home tomorrow so this afternoon I need to repack my suitcase and get organized. Tonight I am making the beef stroganoff that mom and dad like so well. Yesterday I baked a …

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A day Trip, Mom’s Progress and Beef Stroganoff

Yesterday was a pretty nice day weather wise so we got out of the house and took a day trip. I drove mom and dad to Council Bluffs, Iowa so dad could get some fishing supplies at the Bass Pro Shop. While dad checked out the fishing gear mom and I had a look around …

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Lemon Buttermilk Cupcakes

These are the BEST cupcakes I have ever eaten! These cupcakes are so moist with a soft crumb and a delicate, light lemon flavor, topped with a lemony slightly sweet glaze that is delicious perfection! If you like lemon you have to make these cupcakes. I made a full batch and we froze half of them so mom will …

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Chicken-and-Pasta Bake with Basil

This week mom and I are busy with doctor appointments and physical therapy. Mom is getting stronger and moving more every day! She got the staples out, set the walker aside and has started using a cane. Her surgeon told her he loves a show off! She is progressing nicely but to her it feels like a …

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