Cooking · Hiking

The Curse of The World Series..

Do you know what the Curse of the World Series is when your favorite team is in the series? I will tell you. It’s sleep deprivation. By one o’clock this afternoon I did not think I was going to make it through my day – and I didn’t even stay up for the whole game…… Continue reading The Curse of The World Series..


Just for the record…

OK, just for the record: I do not come home every single night from work all excited and ready to cook. I’m not always bounding into the kitchen ready to create a new recipe and cook up a storm. Sometimes it’s all I can do to open up a can of soup and collapse on…… Continue reading Just for the record…

Lunch · Walk

A Sun Rise Walk

Happy Monday night, everyone. I have said it before – but I always feel like I have accomplished something on Monday nights. I have gotten up early (5:25 AM most mornings) and commuted to work, worked a day and gotten home. I do not make a habit of wishing away my work week (because then…… Continue reading A Sun Rise Walk

Cooking · Dinner

Saturday Night: Penne, Kale & Chicken Recipe

We have had a busy weekend, but I still made time to cook on Saturday night. This recipe came to me in a funny way. We were heading out to Home Depot to buy bags and bags of mulch for the front yard, and I realized that we needed something for dinner. I quickly went…… Continue reading Saturday Night: Penne, Kale & Chicken Recipe


Banana Pudding: Southern Hospitality

Happy Saturday morning, everyone! I am not quite sure, but I think Saturday morning is my favorite part of the traditional weekend. I feel like I have the entire weekend ahead of me – and I just love that feeling! This morning mom was getting ready for our out of town guests that will be…… Continue reading Banana Pudding: Southern Hospitality


Bringing Lunch To Work

Hi Blog Readers: You might recall that I am a huge fan of bringing a healthy lunch to work. Sometimes it is just a salad with lots of greens, vegetables and occasionally some protein (grilled chicken?) and a nice slice of french bread. Other times it is leftovers from whatever I had for dinner the…… Continue reading Bringing Lunch To Work

Breakfast · Health · Walk

A Digital Personal Trainer

Do you have a personal trainer? I do, when I can afford her. And I love her to death. Both as the wonderful person that she is and what she makes me do at the gym. But buying time with a personal trainer can be expensive, and recently I have been on a strict budget,…… Continue reading A Digital Personal Trainer

Cooking · Dinner

Bison, Jicama and an Amazing Dinner

Last year I was given a very cool cookbook: I have to admit, that last night was the first time I made a recipe out of the book. Sometimes I found the book overwhelming because there are a lot of ingredients that are not the easiest to get a hold of… but I had a…… Continue reading Bison, Jicama and an Amazing Dinner

Cooking · Dinner

A Great New Soup Recipe

If you make one soup this fall, it should probably be this one. The recipe appeared on my Facebook feed Saturday morning and I immediately said out loud, “Oh I have to make this tonight!” I love curry, and I love cumin – and these flavors were big players in this soup. It was beautiful,…… Continue reading A Great New Soup Recipe

Cooking · Dinner

A Special Dinner

Since I have been not working my normal 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday gig, I have been doing a lot of cooking for people. Last night I made an elaborate birthday dinner for that someone special. This person happens to love braised short ribs – something I have never made before, but…… Continue reading A Special Dinner