After hosting family holiday celebrations and graduating from the prestigious School of Hard Knocks, I've come up with a few tips and tricks to make your life easier. Read on for some unique cooking ideas so you can relax and enjoy entertaining. A smokey trick. When my husband and I first married, we lived on... Continue Reading →
Fun Halloween Treats!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Between baking, decorating, and dressing up in costume, the month seems to fly by. This year I added some fun Halloween treats to my tricks. For many years, I made a Halloween Pumpkin cake. I baked two chocolate or pumpkin bundt cakes and then stuck them together with... Continue Reading →
My Crazy Mind and Eating Without Inhaling
What if there was a way to slow down and enjoy what we eat? I would love that. Sometimes, when I'm hungry, I inhale my food. I look at my empty plate and think, "When did that happen?" You might have heard about mindful eating. It means savoring each bite by setting down your fork to chew... Continue Reading →
Please, don’t pass the squash.
When watching contestants eat strange animal parts or bugs on the cancelled show Fear Factor, it seldom made me flinch. Bear Grylls boiled a mouse in urine and ate it. I nodded my head and said, "I could do that." But hand me a plate of acorn squash with its savory steam rising up to... Continue Reading →
Where in the World is the Wild Rider Now?
Wow! What a Wild Ride. After traveling thousands of miles and taking thousands of photographs, I'm back. I met lots of fun people, saw some amazing sights, ate the most delectable foods and danced, of course. I gave up on blogging after a few frustrating attempts and remained unplugged for most of the trip. I... Continue Reading →
An Irish Haunting and Some Bailey’s
Lilly had waited in line to kiss the popular and probably germ infected, Blarney Stone. It had been two years since her husband Phillip died and she hoped that taking a trip to Ireland would give her a new perspective on life. Once she emerged from the narrow staircase to the rooftop of the castle,... Continue Reading →
Road Trip to Wisconsin – An Appetizing Adventure
There is something about a road trip that conjures up memories of the non-air conditioned family station wagon with windows that could only be cranked halfway down in the back seat, a map the size of the entire dash board, getting lost, and drive-thru restaurants. Last week when our family traveled from Colorado to Wisconsin,... Continue Reading →