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Mini Fruit Pizzas

Mini Fruit Pizzas

This is the story of an old woman who can't hold her... caffeine. (And a recipe for a yummy, beautiful dessert). Yes, that woman is me. I started noticing it a few years ago, when I rolled past that magic age of 40 when apparently, everything begins going down hill at lightning speed. Overnight I went from being able to have some caffeine just whenever, to having to be careful not to have any caffeine after lunch. Makes it really hard to have fun dinners like nachos. I just can't drink water with nachos. For me, it's Dr. Pepper with fun food. But, I'm rather irritated by lying in bed awake … Read More...

Freezer Friendly Caprese Calzone

Freezer Friendly Caprese Calzones

I  love fresh basil. In an omelet, on grilled chicken, even in a tuna casserole. (You should try it.) And because I'm thrilled by small things, I've been totally enjoying going out to my flower garden (Yes, flower garden. I still, after 23 years of … Read More...

Meal Plan for July 20-26

Menu For July 20-26

I'm so confused right now! I'm sitting here in Tennessee, (oppressively hot Tennessee)  in the middle of July, writing a post about the meals we're planning this week. You know, summer meals; light, cool, nothing that heats up the house ... And I'm … Read More...

Big Mac Salad--easy, fun, and affordable!

Big Mac Salad: A Fun Summer Meal

I have a really fun summer meal to share with you. It almost didn't happen. I almost chickened out. Every once in a while I find myself about half way through making a new recipe when I suddenly wonder why I'm making said recipe. I start to doubt … Read More...

Meal Plan for July 13-19

This Week’s Meal Plan July 13-19

I have to say, I'm really enjoying this "seasonal meal plan" thing I've been doing lately. Last night I was thinking about all the stuff I have to do today (let me just say right here that even if I had two days, I could never get it all done... but I can … Read More...

Pistachio Pudding Pie

Pistacchio Pudding Pie

Time for one of my favorite summertime desserts!   The first time I ever ate this desserts it was totally out of respect for my mother-in- law and an effort to be polite. She had made it for a family gathering and of course, offered me a piece. … Read More...

This Week's Menu 6-23

Next Week’s Menu June 23-29

Do you know what's for dinner this week? So, I think some of you thought I was a little bit crazy when I decided to go back to monthly meal planning. If so, your’e gonna truly question my sanity when I tell you why I’m not doing it any more. It’s … Read More...

Free e-book; Pack a Snack for the Road

A Gift For You And An Announcement

Happy Friday! I just wanted to pop in real quick and tell you I have a gift for you. (Bet I'm the first one to say that to you  today.) It's actually a mini e-book I'm giving away on my blog, but it's about food, so I thought you'd be … Read More...

Fajita Salad-Quick, easy, and healthy!

Chicken Fajita Salad

Delicious like a fajita but just different enough to be a whole new party! (And when you have lettuce but not tortillas, it's a perfect fix!) If you're going gluten-free, this is a great way to have familiar foods but not the gluten.   It's … Read More...

This Week's Menu; May 4-10-600

This Week’s Menu May 4-10

It’s “Clean out the Fridge & Pantry Week” at our house. Next week we’re going on a long-awaited vacation and I want to make sure we don’t leave a fridge full of food to spoil. I also need to rely on what’s already in my pantry and freezer so I … Read More...

This Week's Menu-April 27

This Week’s Menu April 27

  Wow! It’s been a while since I published a weekly meal plan. Last night I sat and wrote up a lengthy explanation as to why. Something about having signed up for a 28 day detox and how my current meal plan didn’t fit the “allowed foods”, and … Read More...