• Blog

    Walking Man

    They say no man’s an island. I know that to be untrue. There are people you meet who give the impression they have feelings, but when they’re good at their game of life, they don’t have feelings at all. Sometimes it takes a minute to see through their game, sometimes unfortunately it takes years to detect. A song came on the radio today while I was working by James Taylor-“Walking Man.” I stopped working, closed my eyes, leaned back in my chair and took it all in. Feel free to do the same. Sweet Baby James has always had a way of speaking to me like no other songwriter/singer. At…

  • Recipes

    3 Ing PB Keto Cookies

    When you’re on Keto, occasionally you’ll have a sweet tooth, and if you’re like us, we don’t like to bake and have sweet keto desserts even on hand. So, this is the perfect recipe because you can make it in 15 minutes start to finish. Preheat your oven to 350 and get ready to roll!

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    Better with Age

    “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”– C.S. Lewis   Whiskey. Cast Iron Skillets. Fine Wine. Jeans. Leather. Some things get better with age, and that goes for women also. Don’t believe me? Here are 5 reasons to believe. 1. Diana Nyad, Age 64 One of her mottos for life – “Find A Way” Diana – World champion swimmer, record breaker, story teller, inspiration to many. She never gave up, even after 4 attempts, and the first attempt would more than likely make me stop! Shark-infested waters. Way to go, Diana, you make me proud to be a woman. Member of the National…

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    As the smoke clears

    I’m not alone in this thought because my friends of similar age think about it too. We’re of that age taking care of parents if still alive and wondering about our own future and who will take care of us, if we need it. This weekend I’ve watched a movie, a documentary and two television series that had the same common thread. It’s called loneliness. The world is so big while you’re growing up, and your family is your “home base,” a place to go, a place to eat, a place to sleep. Some people have more “home” than others.  Guidance, encouragement and self esteem-building.  Others aren’t as fortunate but…

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    Simplicity

    For me and my husband, 2 forks is enough, 3 is better and 4 is max. “For that amount of money, we’ll just buy new stuff when we get there and give all this stuff away!!!” The words still ring in my ears as I laugh to myself about my husband’s response to the mover as we planned to move cross country. But that’s exactly what we did. Donated. Sold. Purged. All worldly possessions but the very few small things that could fit into our Honda Civic, along with our 3 animals. We donated so much to a local charity that they limited us to a specific number of car…

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    Vintage Vittles

    hahaha-vintage vittles, or is it “viddles?” Synonyms for vittles Synonyms bread, chow, chuck , comestibles, eatables, eats, edibles, fare, food,foodstuffs, grub, meat, provender, provisions, table. Well, considering what I grew up eating, “vittles” is an overstatement! My first memories of food are from my elementary school years, and boxed food was the rage, along with anything Kraft advertised on TV and in magazines. One of my favorite things for my mom to make for us on a Friday night (in her light pink oven) was foil-wrapped hot dogs, including relish and mustard and cheese, all heated up making the hot dog bun warm and crunchy. I can taste it now. I haven’t been able to locate the vintage ad, but wieners were all the…

  • Dessert,  Recipes

    Possum Pie, No Lie!

    I don’t know why it’s called possum pie, but it hails from Arkansas, and it’s cream cheese, chocolate layer pie. The toppings range from nuts to chocolate curls. It’s got a wonderful nutty shortbread crust and is pretty simple to make. Print Arkansas Possum Pie Ingredients Pecan Shortbread Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup pecans chopped Cream Cheese Layer 6 ounces cream cheese softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons heavy cream Pudding Layer 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup cocoa powder 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 3 egg yolks 2 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons butter 1…

  • Recipes,  Side Dish

    Cheesy Zucchini & Riced Cauliflower

    Whether you’re one of the millions of those Keto or Low-Carb people or not, this side dish is really good. It goes well with chicken, beef, pork – anything! Not a fan of cauliflower, this doesn’t taste like it at all, which is a good thing if you’re me. I kind of think that riced cauliflower is sort of like tofu-it takes on the flavors of what it is mixed with, which is also good. Give it a try-you’ll be glad you did. Print Cheesy Zucchini & Riced Cauliflower Ingredients 2 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 bag s frozen riced cauliflower 1 large zucchini 1/2 tsp seasoned salt…

  • Dinner,  Recipes

    Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Crusted Chicken Copy Kat Recipe

    I live in Texas, okay. That means that steakhouses are on every corner, and LongHorn Steakhouse is one of the best. You probably thought I’d be sharing a steak recipe, but actually it’s a chicken dish that is wonderful. It’s called Parmesan Crusted Chicken-grilled chicken topped with a creamy parmesan cream sauce. What’s not to love about that?! Click HERE to see the original “Copy Kat” version (including a video) that shows how to make it at home. That’s what I love about the Copy Kat site because I truly hate going out to eat-would rather make it at home, but there are a lot of great dishes I want…

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    Power Your Person

    Branding first began more than half a century ago as a way for cattle ranchers to mark their animals-horses and cattle. This was the perfect way to prevent or at least deter stolen herds. In the late 1880’s, packaged goods like Coca-Cola started taking off. I know-can you believe it?! 1880’s?! Well, the generic soda wasn’t the same, and Coca-Cola had to have a way to separate their product from the generic sidekick. So, branding it was. Not with a branding iron, of course, but with words and slogans. David Ogilvy, pictured above, was what they called an Advertising Tycoon aka “The Father of Advertising.” “When I write an advertisement,…

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