Super EASY Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette

Oh yesterday. I’m so glad you’ve gone away. With pissed off feelings and angry eyes 20 second sighs and lies after lies. Oh yesterday, thank you for going home, to that far off place where only memories roam. Today I will sit in gratitude of the goodness that abounds and remember that my heartache means that love surrounds. me. — –  – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Gah! The past few days have been a doozy. Resulting in me writing A LOT. My coping mechanism. This Read more […]

Cozy, Cozy Muesli with Pecans, Pumpkin Seeds, and Chia

It’s four months later, and we are still dealing with the aftermath of our GREAT FLOOD of 2017. Our 800 year flood, Harvey. Many of our friends have homes that took on over 2 feet of water. This house, thankfully stayed dry,  tho’ during those 7 days, we were panicked at the prospect. A dear friend of mine (Jenny) has a home (two actually :0 ),  that flooded like crazy. Currently, their home is still being renovated and her family of  six is living upstairs until all the dust settles and Read more […]

Creamy Tomato and Zucchini Tortellini Soup and some not very good reasons why I’ve been gone so long.

  Before I get into anything at all, I do realize that an apology is in order. I’m sorry. I’m so very sorry that I just flat-out dropped off the face of the earth, like Batman in Batman Begins when that hottie patottie, Christian Bale, leaves Gotham in search of his inner Batman. But he did eventually return to Gotham, ravaged and wretched with havoc, as I have returned to my blog, worn and weary not unlike that fair yet dark city. There was no avengement of paternal deaths Read more […]

Fast and Easy No-Crust Quiche. . . .with Spinach, Ham, and Colby Jack or however you like.

 I am not my mother. It is such a travesty. I am tired. She never was. She is beautiful, well-groomed without reproach. I forgot to comb my hair and take a shower yesterday. She did crafts with me, always made yummy dinners, and made everything in my world special. I speak in a loud voice and say “no!” much too often. Right now, I’m living my life trying to reach for her standards. I’m not there. You can ask my children if you need verification. Monday was my mothers birthday and Read more […]

Easy Molasses and Nut Granola

  Sometimes I dream for my kids on a scale that I fear is  much too big. I want them to be strong, and fierce, and smart. I want them to be kind, and loving, and considerate. And I want them to love their sisters with intensity. Forever, and without question. Because your sister is your soul. She can see through anything, and has lived through the very things you had to struggle with. She knows all your bad, and still hangs around to see if you are going to dish out more. I know that Read more […]

15 Minute Dinner: Marguerita One Pot Pasta and not one darn 2014 resolution.

No 2014 resolutions here. Nope. Not me. Not going to do it. Not because I’m not into it, I totally am. I had a list of things that I was going to tell you I was going to do, but then fail at them.  Which is what I usually do, but no worries, because it never really bothers me much anyway. Which, is probably WHY my resolutions go no where FAST. It never bothers me because I’m of the vain, that everyday I wake up I try to be better. Some days I am better. Other days (like yesterday) I Read more […]