A Radical Idea: Making Comfort Food ~ Healthy Food

What comes to mind when you think of comfort food? For me it’s Pot Roast, Chicken & Dumplings, and Lasagna. You know, the kinds of foods that are high in fat, packed with sodium, and deliciously loaded with carbs.  The perfect combination of Yum & Yuck.  Yum because they taste great.  Please don’t embarrass yourself […]

Enjoying Thanksgiving Even If THAT Relative Comes

  Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving or secretly dreading spending time with a certain person who’ll be there? The Holidays mean family gatherings and that can create its own special brand of stress. Let’s face it, there’s one, at least one relative, in almost every family that tracks in drama when they cross the […]

Fireworks Photo Serendipity

We live on a Golf Course and tonight they invited members to bring any leftover Fireworks and add to the Club’s planned display.   We walked out across the very dark course toward the Driving Range where the show was in progress. I took my camera, but had failed to check the setting or take […]

The Simple Pleasures of Life

Describe your favorite coffee or tea cup. Please don’t tell me it’s paper with a Mermaid logo!!! I asked about the cup, not the contents. Yesterday I found treasure in the clearance shelves at Home Goods. Two cups with perfect proportions and balanced weight. I enjoyed tea in the afternoon and coffee this morning, taking […]

Daily Prompt: In the Summertime

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/daily-prompt-in-the-summertime/ The word ‘Summertime’ has always conjured for me sweet feelings of bliss and freedom. I wish every child could have the kind of childhood I was blessed with. As a result certain associations were embedded in my child brain, and they persist to this day. That’s great because they’re all happy associations. Things like. […]

Getting in the Pool is Easy, It’s Getting in the Swimsuit that Freaks Me Out

Thoughts on swimsuit readiness, skinny Italian Chefs, and DIY Spiritual Fitness advice from Jude. Are you ready for summer and swimsuit weather? Yikes!!! Not quite ready for that just yet? Neither am I. Today I got on the Nordic Track to work out while watching the Food Network. Afterwards I felt stronger and carb crazy. […]

Designing A Summer Vegetable Garden

I’m dreaming of a really lush vegetable garden for my backyard this summer. Today my daughter, the Kitchen Designer, is coming over to design some raised planters for my backyard. The girl works miracles with a tape measure, pencil, and paper. She says she’s leaving the dirty work for her Mom. Just beyond these stone […]

My Le Creuset Dutch Oven: C’est Cie Bon

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/daily-prompt-ingredients/ Confession: I’m no Julia Child. I have other talents and interests. If that sounds defensive, it’s because it is. Cooking triggers my ‘insecurity’ and reveals my soft under belly of inadequacy. In my family I’m a lone island of Culinary Failure surrounded by a Sea of Good Cooks. They’re thinking of having my DNA […]

How Ben Silbermann of Pinterest Cleaned Out My File Cabinet

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/zero-to-hero/ Today’s Assignment: publish a post that includes a new-to-you element. I’ve chosen my Pinterest Board ~ Interior Design. While Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann and a few programmers were still operating Pinterest out of an apartment I joined up and started ‘pinning’. I’ve had a life-long love affair with Interior design, good upholstered furniture, and […]

10 Must Have Holiday Kitchen Gadgets

Want to make Holiday cooking easier? Begin by getting the best tools to help you make all those yummy Holiday dishes and desserts. There’s nothing an artist needs more – even more than excellent tools and stamina – than a deadline. ― Adriana Trigiani, Viola in Reel Life Well deadlines are a built-in part of […]