Swimming Suit Organization

Dear friends, I’m going to break it to you.  Swimming suit season is almost upon us.  If you’ve been putting off those toning exercises, now is the time to ramp it up. As for me, those days are way behind me and I accept who I am when I wear a swimming suit.  And.  I […]

BBQ Party Meatballs

If you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser for your next gathering, consider these easy peasy BBQ party meatballs. This dish is ideal for entertaining because you can mix and fry the meatballs ahead of time and pop them in the fridge. Then heat them in a crockpot with bottled BBQ sauce for just long enough to […]

Are You a Steamer?

Question for you.  Are you a steamer?  Or are you an ironer?  It seems like people are in one camp or the other.  Older people (such as myself) like a good hot iron, a spray bottle of water and a dose of stiff starch. Younger people (so I’ve heard) prefer to steam.  It gets the […]

My Technical Difficulties

Thanks for checking in on me on a Thursday. Let’s just say the picture I posted is not how I’m feeling right now. No sunshine, lollypops and rainbows anywhere around my computer. My blog did post on Saturday and Tuesday, but emails didn’t get generated. So if you’re a subscriber, you might have missed those […]

New Recommended Purchases

I found a couple new recommended purchases that you might NEED to hear about. Why spend any money if you don’t have to?  And if you do spend it, I hope you love what you get. Isn’t it delightful when something way exceeds your expectations?  And you’re happily surprised? Am I the most simple being […]

Homemade Snack Boxes

Things in my kitchen work out so much better when I prep before just shoving stuff in the fridge.  This week, I’m elevating prep to include homemade snack boxes. There are a number of great divided containers online for food storage, but I opted for plastic so we can use them when we travel.  The […]

Air Fried Beef Taquitos

Homemade air fried beef taquitos are yummy and satisfying with a secret ingredient – potatoes! The taquitos are hearty enough for dinner or whimsical enough to serve as appetizers. Using an air fryer cuts down on the oil needed. It’s just enough to make the tortillas crunchy and firm. My sister gifted me with a […]

Early March Weekly Wrap Up

This week seemed like equal time in the kitchen and outdoors.  I can tell you what I prefer.  Zero time in the kitchen.  But.  Darn it, I like to eat. Nothing earth shattering to report, but here is how we spent our early March week. Bringing a little outdoors into my kitchen, Traders has daffodils!  […]

Welcome, March!

Well, hello, March and welcome.  I think most people are happy to see you.  Even if you dumped two to seven feet of snow in Tahoe over last weekend. We forgive you, look forward to more sunshine and say, “Welcome, March.”  Stay awhile, won’t you? I have been enjoying the extra light in the morning […]

Harvest Grains Salad

Want to try a delicious, healthy, satisfying (in that order!) meal? Perfect for a picnic? Perfect for leftovers? Step right up and take a look at my Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains salad. Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains blend contains Israeli style couscous, orzo, baby garbanzo and quinoa. The one-pound bag contains enough grains to make two […]