In 2011, we moved to Fruit Heights, Utah onto a lovely cul-de-sac, at the base of the Wasatch mountains. Such a contrast to our neighborhood in California where we backed up to a 6-lane street and hospital! Instead of drifting off to the sounds of sirens and screeching brakes, we were serenaded by crickets. It … More Christmas in August
I’m a California Girl, born and raised! To say the beach is my ‘happy place’ would be a huge understatement. Beach chairs, sunny days, munchies, body surfing, boogie boarding, warm sand, music and relaxing naps are all a part of the charm! In Southern California, we have miles and miles of beautiful coastline. Located in … More Mexican Chicken Soup
I recently took my 7-year-old Grandson, Jude, to the airport to fly home after a nice summer visit here in Utah. As we entered the terminal, I told him to be careful on the moving walkway (aka “travellator” in Britain– who knew) which would take us down the long hallway much quicker. He excitedly lurched onto the … More Brace for Impact!!
Like me, you’ve probably been depending on “cream of” (fill in: mushroom, chicken, celery, cheese…) canned soups your entire adult life. After all, they are the basis of every simple family recipe, casserole or gravy known to mankind right? When Bill and I got married and 6 little children started depending on me for food, … More Homemade “Cream of” Soups
This cartoon made me laugh out loud because that lady on the table looks like I feel most days! Are you a mom? Are you busy? I mean seriously hectic, running in multiple directions at all times? Do you double and triple book yourself, rarely shave your legs, put your make-up on in the car … More Busy Moms
If you are close to my age (cough…almost 55), you may have eaten stuffed bell peppers as a kid. Like me, you probably tried to avoid eating the actual green pepper though. Mom insisted, so with a glass of water near-by, you took a bite and then washed it down trying not to gag. Keeping your … More Stuffed Bell Peppers
I’ve decided to change the look, feel and focus of my blog. Instead of concentrating exclusively on food and recipes, I’m expanding to other topics. The reason is simple: life changes and we must change as well. When I was pregnant with my son, Billy, I had gestational diabetes. After administering 3 shots of insulin … More Change is Good