Summertime Pasta Salad

Good gracious I created a dish today that I will be sure to take to events this summer!! Everything I used came from Aldi's - except for the McCormick's Perfect Pinch Salad Supreme. Enjoy! Cheese Tortellini - season water with salt and boil for 2 minutes. Drain. Place in refrigerator until cool. I boiled mine... Continue Reading →

Thinking Out Loud – Release

When I started to blog, I remember the feeling of excitement of putting my thoughts down on "paper". Not worried about what people thought or if anyone would even read my posts. It is a shame to say that I began on Blogger eleven years ago - E L E V E N. In eleven... Continue Reading →

Happy 50th Birthday to Me!

As I lay here in our condominium with the door open listening to the waves rushing in and out, I am thankful. Thankful for another year. Thankful for a life well lived. I have reflected back on so many areas of my life the last few days. Many regrets of what could have and should... Continue Reading →

My Thank You Note to 2020!!

Dear 2020, First of all, I want to say thank you for everything. I mean that will all sincerity. I've read other letters written about you and all the bad things you had to offer. Yes, we could have done without a lot of drama but isn't that every year? I think you are getting... Continue Reading →

Finding Evelyn by Michelle Leigh Miller

Support my friend and author, Michelle Leigh Miller by purchasing her book today!! Buy one for yourself and for a friend!! Excellent book to discuss in your Zoom Book Club!!! ⬇️⬇️ All you have to do is click the link below!!! ⬇️⬇️https://www.amazon.com/dp/1530137764/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

My Least Favorite F Word

As I sit here staring at a blank screen, my weather app alerted me that there is heavy rain near my area. My mind is full with words waiting to burst onto the blank page like the clouds before it rains. I hear the pouring rain and it reminds me once again that I should... Continue Reading →

Lessons of 2019

I started this post in January...... working on it again in March.... and here we are in April..and now June....🤦🏼‍♀️ Happy New Year! Where in the world did 2019 go? Let alone the last 20 years!! Our family took off to the Great Smoky Mountains four days after Christmas and have spent the last week... Continue Reading →

Paula’s Baked Ravioli

This is a recipe that I made up years ago. I keep the ingredients on hand at all times for a dinner in and I love how easy it is to prepare and it is great for a make and take to a friend in need. I've also served this for fundraising events. Ingredients: Olive... Continue Reading →

Fried Ice Cream

A couple of years ago for Family Dinner, I made Fried Ice Cream for dessert and it amazed the kids that I placed ice cream in hot oil and it didn't melt. I love surprising them with new and exciting treats. Each family member gets to choose what we have for Family Dinner usually by... Continue Reading →

Early Riser

I’ve always been a night owl and an early riser. What I haven’t always been great at is making myself go to the gym. Never needed to being naturally thin my entire life. Then life happens - birth of my girlie in my 30s, then the discovery of a low acting thyroid after trying to... Continue Reading →

“My Superman”

  I started this post in August, 2018. There are many times, I have the idea of what I want to write about but not the words to place with it. My brother, can sing effortlessly. I am one of his biggest fans. So instead of trying to find the words ~ I'll let him... Continue Reading →

Everyone Loves Cake

Mmmmm ~ cake 🖤 and what a cake this one is. I don't even remember where the recipe for this one came from as it has been in my 3 ring binder typed out for many years. I love to cook. Bake? Well, I have a love / hate relationship when it comes to baking. I... Continue Reading →

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