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Vegetable Frittata – An Impressive Dish

This frittata recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, Nantucket Open-House Cookbook by Sarah Leah Chase.  I received this cookbook as a gift in 1987, and I have been using it ever since.  I have many favorite recipes from Sarah Leah Chase. Another excellent factor of this recipe is that it is so adaptable. …

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Goals: What’s the Cost? This is Step One of Goal Setting

I am a huge goal setter. I always have been. In high school (many years ago) I wrote in my journal a list of activities I wanted to do/achieve in my lifetime. Essentially, I wrote a bucket list at age fifteen – long before I had ever heard the term bucket list. I am someone …

Entrees Kid-friendly Quick Recipes

How To Make Heart Shaped Pizzas

Creating a beautiful life is not about surrounding yourself with beautiful objects.  It is about creating fun and warm experiences.  Last night’s Valentine’s Day dinner with the kids was just that. One of our traditions is to make heart-shaped pizzas on Valentine’s Day.  This is so simple, easy, and fun!  Our youngest came home yesterday …

Desserts Recipes

Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe: A Valentine Dessert

My husband’s two favorite desserts are cheesecake and Red Velvet cake. So what better idea than to combine the two? My husband has type-2 diabetes – so I substitute Splenda for sugar wherever I can. Since this cake was especially for him, I made this as a reduced-sugar cheesecake. Cheesecake bakes remarkably well with Splenda, which …

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Time to Unplug and Get Outdoors!

Yesterday was a busy day! Amidst all of the regular business of the weekend – playing catch up with everything that gets postponed during the week – I was busy helping my stepdaughter pack for science camp.  She is one excited and nervous sixth grader!  She loves the outdoors. Like most children, she can very …