I’m Back From The Trail!

As you may have noticed, I’ve been away!  I hate to post ahead of time that I’m leaving town.  That seems safety averse to me.  My husband and I just returned from hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.  What an adventure!  It’s our 15 year anniversary...

Dinner Dash: Savory Asparagus Sauce to Accompany Anything You Dish Up!

     Do you ever catch yourself with a chicken breast, rice pilaf or pasta that is in desperate need of a pick me up?  This creamy yet richly textured sauce using asparagus as its base, not only incorporates nutrition in a new way, but it’s really tasty too!...

Favorites for Spring 2013, Wardrobe Staying Power!

                                  Max it out! I love this Maxi from BB Dakota at Nordstrom.  It’s long and has coverage but the slits give it a sexiness that any age group can wear.  Show a...

Quick Spring Appetizer: Endive Salad Bites with Creamy Dijon and Minced Leek Dressing

Just in time for the upcoming spring season, I wanted to create a post for a spring menu that is simple to prepare with no cooking necessary.  Spring time also seems to bring out the brunches, luncheons and ladies gatherings.  This little bite is really tasty and easy, but...

New Product Discovery: Vintage Tea Works, Wine Flavored Tea…Brilliant!

Ahhhh, your day is almost over and you want to settle down on the couch, watch some T.V. or read a book and have a nice glass of wine.  Right?  Well, think again!  Now you can have a cup of tea, with wine flavor that is!  I love this...

Kid Quotables, Injury Addition

  Last Friday night we were enjoying our friends and family, when suddenly my son ran in and said my daughter “scratched” her face and had blood running everywhere.  Well isn’t that just great!  With one look, she definitely needed stitches and thank goodness the cut was small and...

Skinny Rice, It’s Nice Rice!

What is Skinny Rice and how is it nice?  Simply put, it’s a Low Glycemic Index food with all the benefit of brown rice, but it’s white!  It’s great for people with diabetes, on a diet and athletes due to the way your body processes the sugars and carbs...

Where Have You Been?

UPDATE 12/25:  I’m having major MAC problems and cannot access my photos or editing software.  I hope to have this remedied soon.  Just when I was going to add a couple of new posts, another hiccup!  Thanks for your patience.      From my blog post history as of...

Game Day Super Side: Crispy Italian Fingerling Potatoes

As promised, this is the recipe using the Homemade Italian Seasoning that was previously posted.  These potatoes were inspired by a favorite side at an Italian eatery I often dine at.  They are uniquely crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with a coating that made them...

Put A Dent In Your Spice Cabinet! Homemade Italian Seasoning

Rosemary, Basil, Thyme…Spices are to your meals as peanut butter is to jelly.  They enhance and complete your dishes, and without them you are left with bland, lackluster food.  On the flip side, if you allow your spices to linger in your cabinet for too long, they eventually lose...