Stop Organizing and Purge

I read this post on Becoming Minimalist about all the crap that we own and it made me feel sick.  300,000 items in the average American home?  The average American throws away 65 lbs of clothes each year?   Women will spend more than 8 years of their lives shopping?  Omg.  Well, not this woman. I’m … Read More

A Christmas Favorite: Chess Squares

Every year we make a dessert that we call Chess Squares.  I have no idea where the recipe came from, except that my Grandmother started bringing them, every Christmas, starting when I was a teenager. They are oh-so-yummy and it just doesn’t feel truly like Christmas without them.  FULL of sugar, but delish.  My Mom … Read More

Sugar-Free Banana Muffins

This is my “go-to” sugar-free banana muffin recipe.  Whenever I find a bunch of discounted, over-ripe bananas in the store, I know what will be our healthy snack, or treat going in the lunch box, for the next couple of days. I can’t recall where the original recipe came from, but I’ve tweaked it along … Read More

Holidays After A Loss

Holidays after a loss are pretty crap.  There is no getting around it.  This first year after my Mom died, I have just gone through the motions and tried to get through it.  I nearly always feel better once it’s over and I don’t have to put on my happy face. Yesterday was Mother’s Day … Read More

Orange Spice Oat Pancakes

In my continuous search for easy to make foods that are also healthy, yummy, filling and sugar-free, I found this recipe for German-style oat pancakes. I tweaked the original version of the recipe a little bit to suit our tastes and they are now a family favorite. These pancakes are hearty, because of the oats … Read More