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Low-Calorie Popcorn Hack

Low-Calorie Popcorn Hack

I love popcorn. I can eat a gallon of it in a day, which is equal to about 250 calories. I air pop it and I don’t use butter. You will need a small spray bottle. I bought mine at Walmart on the hair products […]

Coincidentally…

Coincidentally…

When I wrote and published my research on an unusual coincidence between two authors I expected a few people might find it interesting, but mostly I thought my readers would care to understand some of my reasons for not being too visible this past year.  I […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I love new beginnings and I don’t ordinarily limit them to a particular date on the calendar. I know many people choose the first day of a new year to make resolutions to change. A friend who manages a natural and healthy foods store told […]

My Top Five Recipes for Procrastinating

My Top Five Recipes for Procrastinating

I didn’t even know that cooking food to avoid doing something else had a name. Procrastibaking!  We all do it. Okay, maybe we don’t all do it but I do it, and maybe you do, too. Let me set the scene. The grass on the […]

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

On those summer days when it’s too hot to cook,  blenderize some cold Spanish style soup.  As you know, DH and I love spicy foods, but our DDs do not. I make my gazpacho mild and add a splash of Tapatio or Tabasco in ours.  […]

Fake Souffle Casserole

Fake Souffle Casserole

My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me some time back and I’ve found it to be very versatile.  As with all of my recipes, it has a lot of wiggle room. You could add cubed ham, crumbled cooked bacon,  leftover cooked vegetables. Make it your […]

No Knead Bread – Minimal Mess

No Knead Bread – Minimal Mess

You might notice that this I’m beginning to see a pattern to what I cook. Easy. Quick. Simple. This bread recipe is all of that and it’s nearly fail-proof.  It doesn’t rise up really high but it’s tasty. Print No Knead Bread Ingredients 3 cups […]

Travel Season: the summer’s bucket list

Travel Season: the summer’s bucket list

You might remember that last summer I went on an epic journey to visit the location of Sweet Town in South Dakota.  I still think of it often and it still has the power to make me a little weepy. This summer I have some […]

Dear Mama…

Dear Mama…

I’m a mom and Sunday is Mother’s Day so I’ve been reflecting on this whole motherhood deal. Many of my friends in real life and on Facebook share their feelings of inadequacies and parenting fails on a regular basis, but especially so at this time […]

Easy Quick Basic Hummus

Easy Quick Basic Hummus

This recipe is intended to be switched up on the fly. Warning: this is not a traditional hummus recipe. It’s  Americanized, but it’s tasty. Print Easy Quick Basic Hummus Ingredients 1 can chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), liquid reserved 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste) […]