The Importance of “Me Time”

We have been taught that taking time out for ourselves is selfish. We put pressure on ourselves to be perfect and meet our own extreme expectations. Most people in our culture feel the need to be going all the time. If we are not working and putting our energy into something, we believe we areContinue reading “The Importance of “Me Time””

It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas

Hard to believe that Christmas is already here…again… Seems like just yesterday that  we were putting the tree up and taking it down…   Also hard to believe that I’m turning fifty next week also…but more on that later…   Anyway, I recently sat down to start thinking about what to get my three daughtersContinue reading “It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas”

Pumpkin, Pumpkin…Good for Your Skin

I’m sure that I’m not the only one disappointed that Pumpkin Season has alreadty come and gone… Soon to be replaced with Turkey Season and Peppermint Season… Not to mention deer season, right?!…or make that Deer Season Widow season for many of us… But anyway, what’s a woman to do while her husband is outContinue reading “Pumpkin, Pumpkin…Good for Your Skin”

Purely Pure Pumpkin Puree

Since this year I have tried to stay away from processed and prepackaged foods, I decided that it would be fun to take advantage of the millions and billions of pumpkins that are available this time of year. I had read that there was something different about the texture and flavor of pumpkin pies andContinue reading “Purely Pure Pumpkin Puree”

Baking with Applesauce

Being the wife of a type 2 diabetic makes you reconsider the old ways that you have learned to cook, not only in WHAT you cook, but also in HOW you cook. You become more aware of the amount of saturated fats, sugar, and calories contained in your baked goods. For example, check out theseContinue reading “Baking with Applesauce”

Sorry, Paula Dean…But…

Now that our family is having to change our eating habits and stop cooking like the Southern Baptists from the deepest of the Deep South, all in the name of middle age and type 2 diabetes, are we to live the rest of our lives totally without the Trinity of Deep Southern Cooking—cream cheese, powderedContinue reading “Sorry, Paula Dean…But…”

Blessing the Bibliophiles

  For those of us book lovers who have a nightstand piled high with books, subscribe to the local bookstore’s newsletter, and always keep a paperback close at hand, we belong to a special breed of people called bibliophiles. And this year why not share your love of reading with other bibliophiles by making aContinue reading “Blessing the Bibliophiles”