The Habit of Candles

For the past few mornings, Jayme has jumped out of bed asking for some birthday cake with a candle. I think that she has been in the celebrating mode since my birthday last week. I can’t blame her. Birthdays are fun. This past one marked sixty-six years of life that has not always been easy…

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Enchiladas

I have been trying to edge our way towards a bit more plant-based eating a few days a week. (Yes, another new habit.) We do not really desire to be fully vegan or even vegetarian. We are equal opportunity eaters. Lol! We love to eat foods of all types. We especially love when we are…

One Day at a Time

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker My journey of adding daily habits that will decide my future has continued. A few weeks ago, I started doing something I had never done. I added a weight training class to daily practice and placed myself in the competent hands of…

Hawaiian Pasta Salad

Before I give you the recipe, I must give you a disclaimer. I have never been to Hawaii. Nope. Not even once. But I have eaten at a few Hawaiian BBQ places here in California. Most serve a scoop of steamed white rice and a scoop of macaroni salad. I have made up my own…

Slipping into Summer

Now that summer is upon us, we have the opportunity to enjoy picnics, BBQs, and al fresco dinners.  These days it can be as simple or as fancy as you like, but the real focus of any event are the people we will share with. For that reason, ease is important to me. Less time…

Take Charge

“You don’t decide the future. You decide your habits, and your habits decide the future.” In my post, True Confessions, I discussed how important it was to make daily habits that move us forward to the life we want. Eating well on any given day has started to come naturally to me. Most places I…

Wandering Eureka Springs, Arkansas

We have gone wandering. (Well, it’s been a while but I still wanted to share our adventure.) My husband, Paul, had a birthday back in February, and to celebrate we set out for some fun in the nearby state of Arkansas. On recommendation, we chose Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and the Wanderoo Lodge as our destination….

Happy Birthday!

It’s little Miss J’s birthday. She is spunky and curious. She wants to figure out how things work. She loves the outdoors, helping dad with gardening, and going for bike rides. She likes to crack eggs for breakfast and help mix up good things to eat. Tomatoes might be her favorite food. Thanks to PBS’s…

True Confessions

I have a confession to make. I struggle with my weight a lot. I guess you can say it’s understandable. I am, after all, a food blogger. I am constantly thinking about what new recipe to try and what kind of yumminess I could whip up to share with everyone. The truth is that is…

Our Family’s Rice-a-Roni

Does your family have any recipes you are pretty sure never show up in anyone else’s house? Growing up, we had a hamburger rice dish we referred to as Rice-a-Roni, only ours never had the ‘a-Roni’ part. My mom replaced the pasta with red kidney beans, and it was always served with copious amounts of…