Pumpkin Rolls with Cream Cheese Filling

Ohh my goodness! Fall is here and the thought of sipping on hot apple cider with a dash of fresh nutmeg, watching football, and enjoying the cooler weather makes me want to jump into a pile of freshly raked leaves! But the really awesome thing worth FALLing for is this amazing recipe. I have to admit, […]


The picture of FAITHFULNESS

faithful (adj.) 1.) keeping faith; maintaining allegiance to someone or something; constant; loyal Every Monday is late start at the high school where our kids attend, starting at 8:30 instead of 7:30 in the morning. Every Monday, for the last few years, I have seen an elderly gentleman in a red plaid flannel shirt, riding […]

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Farm Fresh! Calavacita Skillet recipe included.

One of the things I did in Colorado Springs while visiting our kids was wander through a local farmer’s market with my daughter-in-law, Roxanne. There is just something about picking up fresh produce and meeting the farmer who actually grew it. The smell of chilies being roasted over an open fire, freshly baked goodies, and hand picked bouquets of […]


Chill with Mmm~Mango Banana Smoothie.

I love the taste of summer! Everything is so flavorful and bursting with color. My husband, John, is the green thumb in our family. He has planted a garden everywhere we have lived. Sometimes it is a plot of deep brown soil. Sometimes it is a raised bed with gopher screen lining the bottom. But, […]


Wreath of Rememberance

A few years ago I went with Scott and his Civil Air Patrol to Rosecrans Cemetery on Point Loma. We broke into teams and were given wreaths along with the sites where they were to be placed. The cadets respectfully set each wreath against a headstone, paused, and saluted. With a wreath in hand, we […]


Everyone Has a Story

I often see a wiry woman pushing a cart full of odds and ends around town, or hefting around a military seabag across her narrow shoulders, weighing almost as much as she does. Her long brown hair hangs down her back in a ponytail to keep it out of her leather-hard face. She is one […]


How Many Teens To Change a Lightbulb?

Pardon me if you have already heard this one already. “How many teens does it take to change a light bulb?” ANSWER – ONE They stand on a step stool, hold onto the bulb, and wait for the whole world to rotate around them. If you are, or have been, the parent of a teen, […]

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Breakfast for Dinner! Carrot Bran Muffins

What’s for dinner? In our family, it might just be breakfast! Enjoy this recipe for amazingly delicious carrot bran muffins.


Moving Forward

“This is the year I get in shape!”  I have told myself for the last decade.  I like the idea of toning up, slimming down and being able to keep up with my kids, but putting that goal into action is another thing entirely.   It isn’t the desire, but the discipline to put on my walking […]

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Lemon Curd ~ a taste of California Sunshine!

Making Lemon Curd is easy and so amazing, especially if you start out with lemons that have been allowed to ripen on the tree before being picked. Recipe and directions are included as well as a tutorial.