U.S. Blogging Event Details


Originally posted on Life of an El Paso Woman:
Chicago Prime Italian Hi everyone. First of all, I want to say thank you so much for your patience and support! I’m excited to say we finally have a location for the first U.S. Blogging Event! Please feel free to reblog and/or share on social media.…

Simple Moo Shu Chicken


I live in a very rural area. I was reminded how rural this area is when I went to the grocery store and saw these two sauntering across the parking lot. I am used to seeing wild turkeys outside the school and near the church where I play handbells but not in front of the…

Chicken Divan II


One of the new items for my blog this year is going back and re-visiting some of my earlier recipes and making them again to see how the recipes stand up now and if I would change anything about them today. My first Chicken Divan post on July 12, 2014, (click for link to original…

“Wishes” to End and “Happily Ever After” to Begin


Disney World means a lot to our family. It is our “home” away from home. My children grew up watching the “Wishes” fireworks show in Magic Kingdom. I remember holding each one of them on our shoulders to see the fireworks and the castle.  Now they are as tall as I am (or taller!) and…

Blending In and Letting Go


This what I am doing this morning. My daughter is on her final college tour before she starts to make her decisions. This school is at the bottom of her list of choices right now but we all felt she needed to take the tour and see how it felt for her. So, I let…

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup


So, dinner the other night was at 9:30 pm. Yes, really. The picture above isn’t pretty but this was my bowl of soup at 9:30 pm! My son had play rehearsal until 5:30 pm and needed to be at the high school for his orchestra concert at 6:00 pm. He ate a snack while I…

Chicken Parmigiana Pizza


I had a bit of an, “I don’t want to today,” the other day. It was a busy day. My daughter and I needed to go shopping for sneakers for our up coming trip and that means a trip to the closest bigger town which is 30 miles away. I have not been fitted for…

Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies


I admit it. I am not a big desserts fan. Oh, I love a good piece of chocolate cake or dark chocolate candy from time to time but overall I’d rather have a bowl of mashed potatoes or an extra piece of meatloaf than dessert. But, the rest of my family loves dessert. I don’t…

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apple


Things in our house have been hectic so I am trying to use my slow cooker as often as possible. I don’t always care for meat cooked in the slow cooker as they easily overcook (like when I forget to set the timer and they cook for 10-12 hours) and though they are edible they…

#My First Post Revisited Challenge – A Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe


My First Post Revisited – January 24, 2012 The first day of our new game was a rousing success.   To celebrate the Chinese New Year I found a recipe for Moo Goo Gai Pan at Allrecipes.com. The recipe itself was fairly simple to make: Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 2…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


This day is second to only Christmas in our family! Today my daughter and I will spend most of the day traveling to schools and nursing homes so that she can dance with her Irish dance school. Here is a video of some of her dance class performing last weekend at a Hooley (basically a…

Macaroni & Beer Cheese


We went to an Irish music day at a local brew pub recently and one of the items on the menu was Macaroni and Beer Cheese. Of course my daughter had to try it. She hates the smell of beer, wine, etc… but she loves to have food cooked with them. After tasting it she…