Is Time to Relax Really All Its Cracked Up to Be?

"I just wish I had some time to relax!" Have you ever said those words? Maybe you looked at your calendar, agenda, or whatever other method of keeping up with your crazy schedule you use and felt overwhelmed. Okay - maybe, instead, a big wave … [Continue reading]

Vegetable Marinade

This recipe is perfect for summer cookouts but I’ve been known to bake and then broil them mid-winter. Vegetable options are listed but you can add or mix according to you or your family’s taste. The balsamic vinegar lends just the right amount … [Continue reading]

28 Planned Meals to Add Fun (and time) to your Summer!

Summer is its own brand of crazy! It doesn't matter whether it's time spent traveling, time at softball, or time at the beach. It's all fun! Of course, all that time out and about can boomerang and we end up with little time in the … [Continue reading]

Lemon, Wine & Butter Sauce

Confession. I don’t eat fish. Perhaps it’s a hazard of living in the Midwest as opposed to ocean-side. Friends and family will testify--------I rarely have fish on my plate. Until now. My daughter and I tweaked a recipe for lemon sauce and I … [Continue reading]


I’m nearing the end of a very good book. Pages are being devoured as I approach the final chapter. I consider myself a fast reader but these particular pages have taken on a life of their own. Whether I want to or not I’m approaching… The. … [Continue reading]

Sauteed Celery & Nuts

This recipe is so stinkin' simple I'm almost embarrassed to share it. However, until a friend gave me the quick verbal run-down on this simple side-dish I had never thought to try it! You'll need a whopping four ingredients (plus salt and pepper) … [Continue reading]