Happy Thanksgiving!

The Day of Thanksgiving is finally here!


I am thankful for:

  • My family – Skotte, my mom, my brother, my two loving dogs, wonderful in-laws, great aunts, uncles, and cousins!
  • Food to eat
  • A place to live
  • Music
  • Terrific friends – too many to name but I love you all!
  • Books to read to inspire, teach, and entertain us
  • The Internet – it’s hard for me to remember life before the internet, as so many of my friends and family are connected through it. And I met a lot of my friends through it. I am grateful any time I can log on!
  • TV, Radio & Movies – to see and hear our favorite books come alive, to be entertained, to learn new things, watch and hear the news from all over the world, and keeping hope alive with inspiration of how to make the world a better place.

These are the true Spices and Flavors of our life!

Thank you all for being in my life!

Our Tiny Earth has posted a list of places here you can get Free Thanksgiving Dinners here in Rochester, NY.

Thank you for that, Our Tiny Earth!

Love, Cori!

My Etsy Shop!


I am so excited!

And nervous!

I have listed my first pieces of jewelry on my Etsy shop!


It’s a┬áRainbow Magic Bracelet in Chainmaille (Stretch)!

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I love making and creating things.

I am nervous because…

Well, there is always someone better!

But, this is why we practice and hone our crafts.

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This is why I keep trying things until I find something I enjoy.

And you all get to enjoy the fruits of my labors.

So please, take a look at my store and tell me what you think.

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Love, Cori!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Applesauce Kitchen Sink Cake with Almond Glaze


Chocolate Applesauce Kitchen Sink Cake
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup applesauce
1 egg
2 cups Bob’s Red Mill GF All-Purpose Baking Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice
1/2 cup baking cocoa powder
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup white chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar together. Add applesauce and egg, and mix. Next mix in flour, baking soda, apple pie spice and baking cocoa. Last, add cranberries, raisins, walnuts and white chocolate chips and mix.

Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes, then check with a toothpick. Let cake cool while you make the glaze. May also be served without glaze.

Almond Glaze
1 Tablespoon butter or coconut oil
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons coconut milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Add powdered sugar, coconut milk, salt, and almond extract and mix until creamy. Drizzle on top of cake in whatever pattern you choose.

Serve and enjoy!

last piece!

Love, Cori!