God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle

I haven’t written in my blog for quite some time. To put it bluntly the last five years of my life have sucked. 2013 was just the sour icing on some horrible cake. But there were some good moments too; unfortunately, they were overshadowed by some pretty terrible times. Have you ever had someone ask […]


A Feast for the Senses, Eating My Way Through Mexico

I haven’t written in my blog for so long, but I had a good reason. I took an almost 2 ½ week vacation to Mexico. I haven’t taken a real vacation for something approaching seven years. Since I felt 2+ weeks was a long time to be gone from work, I worked extra hard up […]

Misadventures with Yeast and Foolproof Monkey Bread

I mentioned in my February 6th post that I would share some photos of random recipes I’ve been making while taking a break from blogging about family recipes. I attempted to make these Baker’s Dozen yeast rolls—TWICE, from a recipe I found in a Taste of Home magazine publication. When my dough didn’t rise, I […]

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Chili

Chili is one of those items I can’t recall ever using a recipe for, because every time I make it, I use whatever ingredients I have on hand. Ground beef is usually a given, as are canned tomatoes, but everything else varies. Sometimes I add beans, sometimes I don’t. When I was little, I didn’t […]