Category: Creative Cooking

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

          I LOVE to make food from scratch.  I still remember the first time I heard the term “from scratch.”  I was a newlywed and was visiting with my mother-in-law in her kitchen one afternoon.  Her two youngest daughters were also in the kitchen, making a cake.  I was so excited to be there because I thought I could… Read more →

I Create by . . . COOKING

Question of the day:  HOW DO YOU CREATE? Do you know?  Did it take you a moment to think about?  Or did you think instantly of many ways that you create?  For me, it honestly took a moment. I wanted to share something about cooking today and I started a post about it.  But I wasn’t “feeling it,” until I… Read more →


Oh, what do you do in the winter time, when Costa Rica is green? Do you swim in a pool, to keep yourself cool, or go to the beach and play? NO!  We go to three hours of Spanish speaking church. Can we saying BORING!! Yes, I admit, this is a bit of a negative perspective.  But please, don’t get… Read more →

Cooking in Costa Rica

Today I made Paul’s favorite treat, cinnamon rolls.  I thought it might ease his recovery along and also make a fun dessert for our dinner guests tonight, Paul’s Costa Rica Manager – Guillermo and his girlfriend Angie.  It was a lot of fun having visitors, it made it feel like we were back home on a normal Sunday.  I needed… Read more →

Shopping in Costa Rica

Today was just an ordinary day in Costa Rica.  We got up, ate our expensive Honey Nut Cheerios with our boxed milk (the kids think it tastes funny – so do I!) and a banana.  Then I decided to go for a swim while Elijah watched the kids during “homework time”. Kimber’s Milk (lactose free) The water was COLD.  So… Read more →