I’ve been feeling guilty for being away for so long but honestly I needed a break. Joe and I took a road trip to Tennessee, first to Memphis where we stopped by all the tourist locations, then headed farther east, driving South to North through the Sequatchie Valley where we went in search of my family tree. We had fun researching through libraries and archives trying to dig up little tidbits of interesting history. And when we returned home I had a little present about to be delivered (actually it was kind of big). Joe let me pick out my dream stove, a gas stove with a few extra bells and whistles. I haven’t cooked on gas in ages but it’s what I wanted to get back to and believe me there’s been some challenges. So while I’ve been relearning how to cook I’ve taken a couple weeks off to practice. My first test was nine dozen cupcakes for an office party where Joe works. I was a bit nervous about temperatures and fretted over every little detail but in the end my new oven didn’t let me down. So now that things have settled down a bit I’m hoping to get my groove back and post a few recipes again. This week I found cherries on sale and they were so good! I decided on individual crumbles because Joe loves that crumbly topping. I cut down a pie filling recipe and altered the crumb topping so that it fit perfectly in my half pint jars. So cute and irresistible, plus they tasted great too!