Chicken and Barley soup

Chicken and Barley Soup

With the bitter cold continuing, and the snow falling, I've been keeping busy getting the Charmer organized.  So far my vintage linens are organized, magazines cataloged, and almost done sorting through the tons of vintage dishes.  I've separated out all my vintage dishes by season and color.  My fall and Christmas dishes have been packed […]

Vintage Waffle Irons and Waffles

waffles with bacon and walnuts

When I was a child my mom made all 10 of us children breakfast every morning before we headed out the door for school.  It seemed like she made an endless amount of waffles?  Think about it, if each of us had two waffles, she'd cook a minimum of 20 waffles.  I don't remember the […]

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

Our frigid weather and snow continues!  Keeping me indoors organizing and cooking comfort foods like Chicken and Dumplings.  I haven't made this chicken dish in a very long time.  Always think of it being a lot of work?  It didn't seem long since I'm stuck inside anyways!

Chinese New Year

Uncle Lang’s Three Teacup Chicken

Over a billion people in China and millions around the world are celebrating the first day of the Chinese New Year. It started today, February 18 and 19 in Asia. It’s the most important of Chinese holidays, kicking off a celebration that lasts for 15 days and culminates with the Lantern Festival. Each year is […]

Easy and Healthier Chicken Pot Pie

Easy and Healthier Chicken Pot Pie

I hope you all had a very nice Valentine's day!  Mr. Charmer did take the hint and served me breakfast in bed.  After breakfast I spent a whole hour sipping tea and reading. It was a really nice treat!  It's also nice to finally feel good again after a really bad cold/sinus infection cleared up […]

One Pot Wonders: Chicken

Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clove, or Rosemary.

The weathers been so brutal lately (snow, wind and freezing cold) I've been staying in a lot more than I normally do.  Last week, and so far this week, I've only headed out twice.  To church on Sunday and acupuncture/thrifting on Wednesday.  More time at home means more time to cook more one pot wonders. […]

Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake

Carmelized Banana Upside-Down Cake

My Mom was an excellent cook and even a better baker.  But I've never had a "sweet tooth!  I'm not a big chocolate eater either..but I do have a few favorites that I repeatedly make.  Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake is one of them.  You know what else is great about this banana upside down […]

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

pork chops with onions and apples

I'm sure you know by now that one of my favorite ways to cook is using one pot wonder meals. Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions is quick and easy...and is oh so good! Mr. C is a big pork eater and he loves it! Mr. C doesn't love easily :-{

One Pot Wonders

Classic Beef Stew

One of my favorite ways to cook is using One Pot Wonders recipes.  One Pot Wonder are dishes that you kind of throw everything in the pot, let it cook, and then it's done! I thought I would share with you one of my favorite “one pot wonders” that is just perfect for this time […]

Cozy Christmas Kitchen

red transferware, ironstone pitchers

If there's one place I want to be in the Charmer it's in my Cozy Christmas Kitchen! I love my kitchen, now that doesn't mean there aren't things I wouldn't change about it, there is. But when I walk in to the kitchen I have such a wave of being enveloped in the warmest feeling!