musings, mutterings, and creative muddle. . .

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Positively Floored. . .

This is a story of before and after. . . we all love those, right?  Let's make like the Star Wars series, start in the middle, go back to the beginning, then end in the end - my favorite way to tell remodeling stories.  So, get comfortable and enjoy the show:-)  Oh, the plot?  No R2D2 or light sabers. . . but wood, baby.  It's all about conquering the carpet and allowing the wood to take over. . .

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Got Gnocchi?

Keep the 'g' silent and say it like a nickname for your favorite pooch - 'nochie.'  And what is Gnocchi? Simply put, gnocchi is little yummy potato dumplings.  And what do you do with gnocchi?  Just about anything you would do with pasta!  How cool is that?

We had gnocchi in the pantry (you can find it at most any store in produce, canned goods, and even the freezer) and I'd been very excited to use it.  Hubster had leftover smoked chicken in the refrigerator and he was quite anxious to use it. . . combining our excitement - he found this great soup recipe.  Awesome!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Comforting Tuna Casserole

It's that time of year of being cold and getting colds. . . and what better way is there to feel warm inside than with some good ol' comfort food. With two cooks in the house, from a long line of comfort-food cooks, we have quite the repertoire to choose from - and not always an easy choice. Last week Hubster requested that I make 'my' tuna casserole.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Falling for Autumn

I have a confession to make. . . Autumn is not my favorite season and Halloween is not in my top ten favorite holidays. . . BUT - I do enjoy seeing nature's way of decorating and like working those golden colors into my own home's seasonal decorations.