After a bit of a summer sabbatical, I am happy to be sharing a recipe that we have loved during this transition from summer to back-to-school and fall. My blackberry bushes are currently weighed down by more blackberries than I know what to do with. I love watching people walk down the sidewalk next to … Continue reading From the garden: Blackberry Peach Cobbler
You will now see a new section on the header menu of my blog now: Favorite Things. I will be adding different items I find for my kitchen, my kids, or myself that are high quality, work great, and worth sharing. I also put a list of my favorite follows and podcasts in case those … Continue reading New Page: Favorite Things
2021-04-10T18:30:00 days hours minutes secondsuntilReading and Giveaway TODAY, Saturday, April 10, 2021, is National Siblings Day! To celebrate the special relationship between brothers and sisters, I will be doing a live reading of The Adventures of Bubby and Didi on Instagram Live today, 4/10 at 6:30 PM MST. AND, I'll be giving away one copy … Continue reading NATIONAL SIBLINGS DAY READING AND GIVEAWAY TODAY
As many of you know, I am a clinical genetic counselor by day, not a trained writer and a definite newbie to the world of publishing. Writing, publishing, and marketing a children's book have been skills that I have had to develop as I've gone through this process. Luckily, I have some friends who have … Continue reading Press: The Adventures of Bubby and Didi on the news!
I know that all the world is crazed for The Lazy Genius Collective's Change-Your-Life-Chicken right now, which is absolutely fabulous, but the chicken dish we've been making over and over again in our house this winter is Taste of Home's Sheet-Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken. This is an easy meal to throw together on a foil-covered … Continue reading Someone else’s great idea: Sheet-Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken
During the 2020 spring semester, Bear's kindergarten teacher had him do what she called a "Passion Project" to allow him to go a little deeper with a subject and stretch himself. He took several weeks to research a subject of his choosing and then he presented his project to his teacher and another little boy … Continue reading Kid Idea: Passion Projects
Since the holiday shopping season is here, I thought I would share with you some gift ideas for kids with a The Adventures of Bubby and Didi theme. Gifts to inspire creative play do not have to be expensive. The Adventures of Bubby and Didi by Melissa Gilstrap (of course!)More information about the book is … Continue reading Kids Gift Ideas: Bubby and Didi’s Suggestions
More information and an excerpt at http://www.bubbyanddidi.com. I've hinted before that I had a bit of a side writing project going on and just this week I was able share exactly what that was. I published a children's book called The Adventures of Bubby and Didi. It is based on my kids, Bear and Ladybug … Continue reading Exciting news: Children’s Book Published!
If you read my last post you already know I picked up sourdough baking during quarantine. Very original, I know. Well, I also picked up making homemade ricotta. A friend and colleague of mine shared her recipe with me and said she had been working on it in quarantine so it sounded like something I … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Sourdough toasts with ricotta, honey, and pistachios
One of the hobbies I picked up during quarantine was baking sourdough. Like so many other people, it seemed like a good skill to develop when I had more time on my hands. Baking two loaves a week meant that I had to figure out how to use all that bread so this appetizer has … Continue reading From the garden: Roasted tomato appetizer