Curiouser and Curiouser (or the Questions of Sophie in Wonderland)

I’m feeling the need to go back to school. I say this not because I have a desire to learn new things. No, I need to learn all the things I forgot or ignored the first time around in order to keep up with the questions that Sophie asks me every day. You think I’m […]

The Picture of a Beautiful Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving 2011, starting with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and ending with Thanksgiving episodes of The West Wing. Here’s a recap of Turkey Day highlighting a few things for which I am thankful. I am thankful for food to cook … My sous chef who helped with the cranberry sauce … […]

Looking Back: The Wee Small Hours of November Mornings

Do you ever have those days or moments when you feel yourself transported back in time? Back to a place where the memory is so strong you can smell the scents and see the images you did then? For me, it’s always this time of year. The cold November mornings, Thanksgiving cooking segments on the […]

Cranberries, Corn and Pumpkin … Oh My!

Thanksgiving week wraps up here at Leah’s Thoughts with THREE, that’s right, three of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes for you. Are you ready? Hold on to your seats. We have Cranberry Zinfandel Sauce, Creamed Corn and Pumpkin Roulade Cake with Ginger Buttercream. First up is cranberry sauce. But this is no ordinary relish. It’s Cranberry […]

The Best Brussels Sprouts Ever

I feel bad for the brussels sprout. It’s an odd-looking vegetable that most people assume they hate. Yes, they do look like mini cabbages and chances are, you probably ate them when they were prepared badly. But I’m here today to change your mind about one of the most under-rated vegetables that makes a perfect […]

Thanksgiving Stuffing with a Crockpot Twist

Only 11 days until Turkey Day! That’s why I am dedicating this week to tasty and easy Thanksgiving recipes.  I’ve been testing many dishes to share as you plan your Thanksgiving menus. First up is a traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing, but made in a crockpot. If you’re like me, you have several side dishes jockeying for […]

Sophie Turns 4 Today!

Sophie turned 4-years-old today. While it’s amazing to see the excitement on her face, it is bittersweet to me. Sweet because she’s another year older and I see her change and grow every day. Bitter for those same reasons — she’s getting older and I’ll never have these early years back with her. But I […]

My Beloved Homemade Dollhouse: A Tribute to My Mom

To my mom … Happy Birthday! My mom is one of the most creative people I know. She can take an ordinary box, jar lid or toilet paper roll and turn it into something magical. With a little paint, scissors and pipe cleaners, an egg carton was turned into a bouquet of flowers for my […]

Halloween Wrap-up and My November Challenge

I know so many of you have been on pins and needles waiting to find out what Sophie decided to be for Halloween. So without further adieu, I bring you … the fairy princess! The trick-or-treating loot! As much as I love October and Halloween, I am ready to move on to November (I already […]