Kid Quotables

Kid Quotables

Well, as you can see it’s been pretty bare on the posts for LLL the last  month or so.  We have been sick, sick, sick around our house with the flu and strep many times.  Tonsils coming out is in our future I’m afraid.  I’ve been working on lots...

New Year’s Revolution, Not Resolutions Year 2!

  Happy 2013! Another year, another chance to get healthier and make the change.  Last year I posted some Revolution Tips that everyone can do to immediately alter their path to health.    Challenges like reading the label, giving your pantry a makeover, cutting out pre-packaged foods and just giving...

Naturally Sweet, Cornbread Banana Muffins

     This muffin was the brainchild of wanting something slightly sweet to accompany my Posole soup and tamales on Christmas Eve.  I wanted them to be versatile enough to eat with dinner or even for breakfast the next morning.  Well, these did the trick and have worked out...

“Twas 2 Days Before Christmas” Gift Idea: Roasted Pecans, 2 Ways!

Tick Tock, Tick Tock goes the Christmas Clock!  If you’re in need of a last minute Christmas gift for your special family friends, neighbors or your holiday happy hour just needs a flavorful handful to serve, these roasted pecans are an easy but timeless present to prepare and wrap...

Quick and Affordable Gift for a Special Teacher or Friend

  This is just a quick post regarding Christmas gifts.  More specifically, teacher gifts.  Every time I walk into school with this gift for all the teachers, I get oohs and ahhhs from at least a parents or two.  It’s just so easy and practical and I’m always surprised...

Holy Posole! A Great Gift for Friends Straight from the Lone Star State

    Have you every heard of posole?  No?  Well, I’ll get to that in a minute and I’m going to quote Sharon Ely because she has a great summary and history of this fabulous soup.  I was introduced to Posole about 20 years ago thanks to my husbands...

Merry and Bright: A Complexion Transformation with Exuviance!

If you are looking in the mirror lately and you see “dull” face as I like to call it, I may have found a little secret to share with you to remedy that very ugly problem.  After summer wraps up and your skin has been in the sun, in...

Life of π : Blueberry Pie That Is

What’s your specialty?  I believe every cook has a signature holiday dish that they not only enjoy making, but that they get compliments on year after year.  My specialty dish just happens to be blueberry pie.  They do take time, but they are full of flavor and lots of...

Pate Brisee aka Pie Crust Dough

This recipe for Pie Crust or the very “fancy” Pate Brisee, is from Martha Stewart and I have been using it for nearly 15 years.  It’s easy and I like it much better than using shortening.  Some people swear by shortening, and I agree it makes a very flaky...

In The Comfort Zone: Chicken Noodle & Vegetable Stew

  Baby it’s cold outside!  Nothing sounds better to my kids than soup this time of year.  They want it creamy and yummy!  The only problem is, creamy isn’t easy on the waistline.  This soup takes several detours from the typical stew ingredients, leaving out the heavy cream, substituting...