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Do you ever just go to the pantry and think about what you can make with the ingredients you already have so you don’t have to go to the grocery store? That’s where I found myself the other day, and it actually worked out perfectly. My pantry always has an abundance of ingredients that I can…

The brilliant new snow lay deep on the ground and even deeper out on the blocked highway. First the COVID isolation, and now the snow. I felt trapped. I said to my daughter, “Call that friend of yours and we’ll go hiking in the snow. We’ll climb to the top of the mountain on the old logging road.”

I don’t know about you, but all this cold weather has me in the mood for some comfort food. When I think of my favorite meal to eat on a cold rainy or snowy day, I think about something warm and cheesy for sure.  A grilled cheese is the perfect hot sandwich to get you through these dreary da…

At the annual meeting of the Board of Regents of the University, the Chairman called the meeting to order. He introduced the newest member of the Board, “This is Mrs. Claudia van Kirk. She’s taking her late husband’s place on the Board. They are big supporters of the school. Also, on the age…

Cupid is coming to town this week! This brings about so many fun activities. Maybe you are going on a date with your honey to a nice restaurant, maybe you’ll make valentines with your kids, or maybe you’ll be making chocolate covered strawberries and having a chick flick movie night with fri…

Phyllis yawned, stretched, and rolled over. The nice warm burrow felt good. She yawned again and said, “OK dearie, it’s time to get up and go to work. You’ve been sleeping for half the winter. You need to comb out your fur. You’ve got to look nice for the TV people. Maybe a little eye shadow…

We are a nation at war. Our country has been invaded. “The COVID War of 20-21” rages. Our first response to the invasion was to deny it. Then our leaders downplayed it and said it would go away and wasn’t all that bad. COVID didn’t listen. It kept finding new lungs to eat.

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As I write this week’s article it, I am looking out my window at the snow fall to the ground in my front yard. It is such a cozy feeling. It gives me the opportunity to spend time in my home and be thankful. Jake and I are so lucky to have all we have. We’ve work so hard on making our house …

It’s a known fact that everybody loves a winner. It’s always been that way, one might say forever and ever. Winners never give up. Nothing ever stops them. Norma Vincent Peale had a recipe for winning. You tell yourself, “Every day in every way the world is getting better and better.” “Absol…

Don’t you love produce that exceeds the usual rot time? It seems like I am throwing away more greens than I am eating at times. But, when you buy things like Brussel sprouts and cauliflower, you get more bang for your buck.