Monthly Archives: May 2014


Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

I most recently finished reading Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult and again her writing blew me out of the water because she is so phenomenal at bringing characters to life. I certainly cannot wait to read the rest of her books. I actually have read a few (before starting this […]


Spicy Sweet Potato Skins with Black Beans & Corn

Sweet potatoes. I LOVE them. Sorry, small outburst there. :o) I never used to like sweet potatoes. In fact, I used to pass them right by during holiday meals. Now I’m the one who contributes the sweet potatoes to holiday meals. Last Thanksgiving I made Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole and […]


Money Monday: Setting a Budget

If you’re new to my blog I encourage you to read the first two posts in my Money Monday series. You can do so by clicking on the following links: New Series: Money Monday Money Monday: Discovering DaveRamsey Before we talk money let me just say that making graphics in […]


Sweet Pepper Crouton Pasta 2

Good evening! I simply cannot believe it’s already May and Mother’s Day is tomorrow. Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and to all moms! My mom LOVES to receive cards, so I sent one out to her earlier this week. Let me tell you, it took me 45 minutes to […]


Sweet & Savory Salad with Salsa-Avocado Dressing 3

Steve and I strive to eat good meals every day. We plan out our meals on a weekly basis and always try to keep things fairly healthy. We are working toward re-implementing our “Salad Sundays”. Last summer we started eating a salad every Sunday and were able to keep it […]

A Non-Existent Baking Budget

Gooood Evening! It’s May and spring is finally in full force and I am thrilled. The weather is perfect at a breezy 72°, a fair amount of rain as of late, and lots of blooming trees and flowers. Delightful! You’ll notice that I haven’t been posting every other day as I […]