Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Enchilada Dippers

Why is it that you can have the same breakfast for weeks and not get tired of it, but you are always looking for a unique dinner idea that everyone likes?
I love enchilada sauce, but wanted to change it up a bit. I thought, what if instead of a dish with tortillas saturated in the sauce and baked, I instead had crispy tortillas cooked on the stove that you dip into the sauce? I thickened the sauce to make it better for dipping.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Real Strawberry Topping

This simple strawberry topping makes breakfast (or dessert) a happy occasion. I first made this when I bought some strawberries that weren't very sweet. No one in my house was that interested in eating them plain, so I decided to make them into a topping for pancakes. I wanted something that used the whole strawberries without too many other ingredients and I'm really happy with the result. I've made the recipe several times and so I feel confident in sharing it with you.

I happen to adore pancakes. These are my Orange Poppy Seed Pancakes. What's your favorite kind of pancake or pancake topping?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Retro Re-Pin Party 31

I'm glad to have you here for the Retro Re-Pin Party this week. I do have an announcement.

This will be the last Retro Re-Pin Party that I co-host, but the party will live on. The party is getting some new fantastic hosts, headed by Stephanie (Sustaining the Powers). I hope you continue to link up at the Retro Re-Pin Party. Look for an e-mail next week or just visit Stephanie.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Retro Re-Pin Party 30

Today at the public library I was in the teen section. A boy stopped me and asked if I had a reading suggestion for him. He said he liked adventure books and anime.

I first thought of Gregor the Overlander, but it wasn't on the shelves. I did see Ender's Game. I asked how old he was.

"I'm 12, but I'm turning 13." I pulled it and said I thought it might be too old for him. He told me that he reads lots of things that are aimed at older kids, and that he likes Hunger Games.

So I wished him luck with Ender's Game.

 But how cool is a kid who wants book suggestions from strangers?

If you were asked by a 12-year-old boy, do you have a book you'd suggest?