Simple Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

If you’re in need of some warm comfort food, here’s a recipe for simple homemade chicken pot pie.  And it will also work if you have some leftover turkey you need to use up! To lighten this recipe, filling goes into a bowl and pie crust is only used on the top.  The contrast between […]

Simple Holiday Home Bar

If your plan is to dazzle guests with holiday décor and your bar or bar cart is one of those areas you wish to dazzle with, you might want to move on.  This is all about a simple holiday home bar constructed to take you from Thanksgiving to New Years.  And most importantly, to encourage […]

Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

After the annual turkey trot, we eat our dinner pretty early around here.  But depending on your tradition, you might be pretty hungry by the time the bird comes out of the oven.  Here are some hearty Thanksgiving appetizer ideas to keep the growly tummies at bay. Bacon Roll Ups One of our good friends […]

Sephora Haul and My First Impressions

I probably should have shared this information before the Sephora 30% sale ended, but this is the first time I’ve tried their brand and I was a little late to the party.  So this is part of my Sephora Haul (meaning I actually bought more than I’m blogging about) and my first impressions. Here’s a […]

Curried Butternut Soup

This is a strange, but true story.  I won a cooking contest.  Yep.  I know, so hard to believe!  And Curried Butternut Soup was the winning entry. Here’s the backstory.  I worked in the Surgery Department for a large hospital and for some reason OR, Same Day Surgery and Endoscopy all got together and put […]

Veteran’s Day and Cleaning Copper

Our small town of Anthem, Arizona hosts an annual Veteran’s Day parade which is quite impressive.  Additionally, on November 11th at 11:00 a.m., there is ceremony at our Veteran’s Memorial.  We attend the ceremony each year and in my opinion, one of the biggest draws is our November weather.  It’s easy to be patriotic with […]

A Little November Shopping

I’m not much of a shopper anymore.  If you don’t count the damage I do online, of course.  But I just don’t get out to the shops.  This week I took a couple of hours and visited the shops in the Norterra area and thought I’d share a little November shopping since it’s not something […]

Visit to Ikea and Quinoa Beet Salad

Why are all Ikea stores so far away?  It’s like a visit to Ikea is a day-long trek.  But it’s so worth it! And even though the weather has perhaps cooled off a bit where you are, are you still craving a main dish salad?  I made a quinoa beet salad you might like and […]