Quinoa Pizza Skillet

I have been incorporating more whole grain goodness into my menu. As a member of WW (formally known as Weight Watchers), one group of my zero points foods includes quinoa. I haven’t used it much but after trying it in this recipe, it will make its way to our plates more often. It lends itself…

White Beans and Sausage Soup

Most weeks, I make a couple of pots of soup to serve at lunch and sometimes, dinner. The ingredients depend on what I have in the pantry and fridge. For this particular soup, I decided to start by cooking a package of dry beans in the Instant Pot. It worked great! I didn’t even have…

Brownie Mug Cake

Do you need a sweet treat? I know there are days when I want something to soothe the sugar cravings at the moment but don’t want a whole tray calling, “Eat me!” the rest of the week. This is the perfect solution. One serving and ninety seconds to bake keep things simple. Easy to make…

Greek Chicken Bowls

It seems you can get almost any dish in bowl form these days. I have a few that keep showing up at my table week after week. I like the all-in-one ease of protein, whole grains, and vegetables. Not only are they pretty and full of texture, they are also delicious and satisfying each bite…

Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Thanksgiving is upon us and the start of the season of celebration. I hope the holidays remind you of all the good things in life. As usual, I will be in the kitchen cooking up something good. I thought I would pass along this soup recipe that I discovered recently. It’s a good standby for…

The Patience of the Father

It was one of THOSE moments. All I could do was yell when I saw the “artwork” my daughter, Jayme, had added to our bedroom décor. Mad was an understatement when seeing the one thousandth installment in her series of works entitled Scribbles, this one in permanent marker. I was so angry I had to…

Everyday Pasta Sauce

Everyone probably has their go-to pasta sauce. Truth be known, I tend to have an idea of what I would like and check the pantry for ingredients. No recipe is the same as the last. This week, it happened again, but I wanted to write down the combinations to have it again because it was…

The Art of Unscheduled Wandering

If you have followed A Full Life long or are one of my social media friends, you know our family loves adventures. The middle of July, Paul, Jayme, and I found ourselves on the road to places still yet undiscovered, at least by us. After a year and a half of fostering our little June…

Splish, Splash, Dunk

When We Go a Wandering This week’s Sunday drive landed us in Pineville, Missouri. We visited there before and were drawn back by the Elk River by dreams of someday floating on it again. Since Jayme is only two, it may be a while. We need to do some research on the safety of canoeing…

Just A Few Words

And So, Begins a New Year At least that is how I feel in September. Summer break is over. (I can’t even believe how fast it has gone.) With the change of the season, another change comes in our family. After a year and a half, we delivered our granddaughter, Hero, to her home and…