Oscars 2017 Best Picture Nominee Themed Party Menu

The Oscars will be here in just a few short days, and I am busy planning my party menu. I have not seen all of the movies that are up for best picture yet. I just have two more to see, and I plan on watching them by Sunday afternoon. The ones that I have seen?… [Continue Reading]

Oscars 2017 Best Picture Nominee Themed Party Menu

New Guidelines to Prevent Peanut Allergies

I grew up on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I still love them today, and in fact last night for a late night snack I had half a peanut butter sandwich 🙂 Not only are they a nostalgic favorite – they are quick to make and with the right bread and peanut butter a healthy snack.… [Continue Reading]

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal

Join Me in a 2017 Reading Challenge

Join me in a 2017 reading challenge! I love to read, but finding the time to read is a real challenge in my life. That is why I am really glad that I belong to two book clubs. This forces me to find the time to sit and read. Plus I get the added bonus… [Continue Reading]

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Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance : A Book Review

At a recent book club meeting a side conversation turned to politics. Mind you my book club is a mix of strong Republicans and Democrats, so politics are usually not brought up at book club. In trying to make sense of all that has been transpiring across our nation in recent months we decided to read… [Continue Reading]

Hillbilly Elegy

Quick and Easy Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! I will be doing a bit of running around today after work to pull together a simple and delicious Valentine’s Dinner for my family.  Last year I went all out and created a “Trip Down Memory Lane” dinner for my husband. The year before it was all about the kids with… [Continue Reading]

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