Author Archive | Ashlee

Time to Branch Out

My husband and I had a heart to heart the other day.
After three years of marriage he finally admitted that he’d like me to try some new recipes.
(I guess I should have gotten the hint when he gave me a new cookbook for Christmas!)
So I took on the challenge.
I made a list of all of the menus that I am comfortable making.  (20 in total)
Then I went through all of my cookbooks and made a list of new recipes to try.  (25 in total)
So hopefully in trying some new menus I can add to my “comfortable making” list!
I’ll be sure to let you know the results of this branching out in the coming weeks!
Wish me luck!
By the way…


Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies

This week I tried a new recipe for cookies.
I had a bag of Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips, and I just followed the recipe on the back!
The recipe was easy, and the result was wonderful!
These were certainly a hit with our family.
You can find this recipe HERE.
Try it!  If you are a mint fan, I’m sure you’ll love it.


Keeping the Music Organized

Introducing… One of the best purchases we have ever made…

We bought this with some wedding money when we were first married,
and I will be forever glad that we did.
We’d never be able to afford it now!
Anyway, my husband is pretty particular with keeping it nice,
(I think because it was so much money) and doesn’t let me keep much on top of the piano.
(This is also humerous because he doesn’t play it!)
Here are a couple ways that I keep my music organized:
In the past I used to punch holes in my sheet music and put it in a 3-ring binder.
But since then I discovered putting the music in plastic sheet covers.
The plastics not only protect the pages, but they make for slick page turns!
I got this book for Christmas, but I haven’t played it much because it was so hard to keep open.
So I took it in to a local copy store, and solved the problem for just two dollars!
It works great!  I think I’ll play out of this book much more often now!
So, I try to keep most of my music in the piano bench, but I found another solution for the rest.
I keep them in a tote on the floor by the piano.  Works great!
So now the music stays more organized, the piano stays nice, and the husband stays happy.