Kristan does a beautiful job creating a tough, yet vulnerable matriarch in Genevieve and a supporting cast of characters who are sure to steal your heart
What was it like for children growing up in rural Suffolk during World War 2?Elsie and her family live in a small double-storey cottage in Bungay, Suffolk. Every night she lies awake listening anxiously for the sound of the German bomber planes. Often they come and the air raid siren sounds signalling that the family … Continue reading While The Bombs Fell by Robbie Cheadle & Elsie Hancy Eaton #Memoir #BookReview @bakeandwrite
This is probably the hardest review I've ever done. How do you explain a book that will without a doubt leave you heartbroken and crying ugly tears, yet at the same time be filled with the power of love?
Now that January has arrived, many of you are busy making those pesky resolutions and wondering how to keep them. I have an easy #MealIdea to help! I developed this wrap at the restaurant one spring when the tree planters were in town. They could eat like, well, tree planters, lol. My grandson dressed up … Continue reading Cooking up Memories-Breakfast Wraps #Recipe #MealIdeas
Christmas is right around the corner and with it, the joy and love of family. In our house, it's going to be quiet this year with my daughter and grandson on the other end of the country. It's been a struggle to retain the holiday spirit, so last night we took my mom on a … Continue reading Baking up Memories- Pumpkin Bread Pudding #Recipe #Desserts
Happy Holidays! Growing up, Christmas for our family often meant trips to Wilmore Park for a day of tobogganing with our cousins, hot cocoa and shortbread cookies with our grandparents, and... Christmas morning gift opening! My tree in Alberta Years later, after my dad passed away, DH (darling hubby) and I slowly took over the … Continue reading Cooking up Memories- EggNog French Toast #Recipe #Christmas #FamilyFirst
One of my favorite Christmas recipes came from my grandmother- Waldorf salad.
Our daughter and grandson leave to begin her graduate studies in marine biology-- across the country!
What would you do if you suddenly found out the family you know and love isn't yours?
Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis
The past few days I have been stunned and saddened by the catastrophic events that have taken place here in Canada and in the United States. Instead of belabouring the senselessness of these acts of violence I want to focus on the first responders who stepped up to help when it would've be easier … Continue reading Heroes don’t Discriminate #HealingHands #Faith #Inspiration