Thank You to Each and Everyone of You!


Google images: Today is a big day for my blog. Today I will surpass the total number of views, likes, and visitors from 2016. Thank you to each and every one of you who stopped by, liked and commented on my blog. It truly means so much to me! I know as bloggers we try…

A Different Perspective


I went to see “Field of Dreams” at our local cinema this week. I had a vague recollection of seeing this movie when it first came out in 1989. I knew, “If you build it they will come,” and that it was about fulfilling your destiny. But, as I watched the movie I sat and…

Italian Sausage Bolognese


This was NOT one of the healthy dishes I made for my mother but rather the first dish when I got home from North Carolina the other night. My family had taken out bulk Italian sausage (a 1/2 sweet and 1/2 hot mixture) so I needed an easy way to cook it. The difference between…

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze


This was another of the dishes that I made for my mother while we were there. I have decided that I need to try and make at least one dish a week that will help her with ideas for eating on her Mediterranean diet. They may not be purely foods from her diet but at…

Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Vegetables


With my mother’s health problems came a suggestion from her doctor to follow a Mediterranean diet. My mother eats very little other than white toast, pepperoni, and cheese, and drink coffee with a bit of 2% milk. Seriously. She used to be a cook but she never really ate much herself. After chemotherapy and advancing…

Country Sausage and Biscuits


First, I want to thank all of you that took the time to say you were thinking or praying for my family. My mother came home from the hospital and is now getting stronger. Her heart rate seems to be under control, she could not feel it racing up to 160 beats per minute so…

Pumpkin Muffins


While I am taking care of my family I have a few recipes in reserve that are family favorites. I hope you enjoy. You may already know I am NOT a fan of the pumpkin spice overload. I think it is way overdone and I especially don’t like the artificial pumpkin taste and smell in…

Sometime Life Gets in the Way


The best laid plans sometimes go awry. I got a call that my mother had been taken from her doctor’s office to the hospital in an ambulance. Of course I needed to drop everything and start rescheduling everything I could for the next week and cancelling everything else. My daughter and I drove, which should…

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff (with no canned soup)


Tuesdays and Thursdays are my slow cooker days. These are the days I depend on my favorite small appliance in my house, my slow cooker. If I don’t make a casserole for the firstĀ  person home to pop in the oven you can bet dinner is cooking in my slow cooker. My family loves mushrooms….

Buttery Toffee Cookies


We are trying to cut down a bit on sweets so one of the new things I am trying is if we want a treat we have to make it. I am not much of a baker so the rest of the family has to pitch in on this. This creation was from my partner,…

BBQ Chicken Tostadas


My family loves barbecue chicken so I am always trying to find new things to do with it. I had some leftover corn tortillas so BBQ Chicken Tostadas were a snap for dinner. Verdict: These were so simple to make and the family loved them! I let my chicken cook in the slow cooker all…

Thinking About Your Thanksgiving Menu


Yes, you read that right. It is October and I am asking you to start thinking about Thanksgiving. What? Now is the perfect time to start planning the menu and any other special dishes you may want during that time. Do not forget the tried and true dishes your family loves but maybe it is…