Variations on a Theme – Keto Coffee Drops

Yes, yes, I know – Keto is the biggest, latest fad food thing. Here’s the thing. Not every change of eating habits will work for every body. Yes, I split that word deliberately. I’m not a nutritionist. I’m not a doctor. I’m not even a scientist. I am just...

Sunday Evening Cocoa Musings – The Five P’s

Some days time just gets away from me, and I can’t do my writing until the evening. This plays very well into my musing today of the Five P’s – Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. I am a list maker. I love planners and notebooks and I will actively...

#TBT Pork Chops in Tomato Sauce

This recipe is one of my favorite ways to cook pork chops in a skillet. Pork chops can be difficult to get right sometimes, especially nowadays with the pork being so much leaner than it used to be. My mother had two ways of cooking pork chops – either coat...

Snow, Love and Doughnuts

I was born and raised in Massachusetts, in a smallish town in the Connecticut River Valley (or what is known as the Pioneer Valley) called Westfield. Being born a New Englander, a child of New Englanders, a family that can trace its roots back to the Mayflower (Stranger, not...

Variations on a Theme – Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash is one of my guilty pleasures, one of the things I love to order when we go out for breakfast at a new diner. Home Fries, Coffee, and Corned Beef Hash are the things I rate a diner on – If the home fries are creamy...

Sunday Morning Coffee Musings 1/7/18

New Beginnings The New Year tends to make us stop and ponder what’s going on in our lives, and can we do anything to make it better? Can we at least stop digging the hole deeper? Most people make resolutions – to improve their health by eating right and...

“Mom, I’m hungry!”

I wanted to write a post about childhood hunger. I wanted it to be smart, funny, and poignant. I wanted to present childhood hunger and food insecurity in a way that would help people connect with the dire need to help the over 13 million children right here in...

#TBT Sausage-stuffed Acorn Squash

As a child, there were some things I just would NOT eat, no matter how you bribed or threatened me. I despised broccoli, peas, and mushrooms. I would not eat potato salad unless my mother made it. Sauerkraut? NO WAY! Calamari? Ewwww! Let’s not even mention *shudder* Brussels Sprouts....

Orange Cookie Obsession (includes a recipe)

When I was growing up my mother had the Betty Crocker cookbook, the one that came out in the 60’s and was in a three-ring binder. It was the ONLY cookbook she owned. She would purchase women’s magazines that had recipes in them, and sometimes she would make those...

Scrambled Eggs – Variations on a theme

One of the things I hated about going Keto the first time was just how little variation my breakfasts became. Eggs and bacon, eggs and sausage, eggs and eggs and eggs… you can see where I’m going with this, right? I don’t like to think of myself as a...