Musings

Peaceful Birthday, Life Uncertainty, and a Global Pandemic Lead to Contemplation

Yesterday was my birthday.   More than anything right now, I’m feeling introspective. This is by no means a normal time in which to celebrate in a normal way, and truthfully, I chose a comfort-food dinner, and made a (real, with sugar) dessert to enjoy. As a kid, we used to celebrate nearly every birthday with …

Setting Goals, Scaling Back, and Stepping Up in 2020

Do you feel there is always too much to do? I’ve honestly not done myself any favors with this website and blog adventure – I’ve quit the ease of one web developer to have more control over my website, and quickly discovered there is so. much. more. to learn to manage the site (but it is more malleable!). …

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Making dinner, memories, and the first chicken tenders since I quit gluten!

I recently discovered a crispy chicken tender recipe from one of my favorite cookbook authors, Diane Sanfilippo. Her new cookbook is KETO Quick Start. This main dish is SO Delicious, and they took me all the way back to childhood. Seriously. I dare you to try this recipe. I love cooking alone, and I used …

fabulous breakfast bread and how to make it (gluten – free!)

Many of you have been asking about this bread for quite some time, and I really want to share the recipe with you, and I have to be honest … This recipe is … well, somewhat improvised. Every single time! I grew up eating baked goods. There was always bread for sandwiches (my parents even …

fueling up with an Age-Old Favorite: Banana Bread

My childhood was full of delicious, gooey-topped sweetly satisfying banana bread. In college, I became an avid baker (of sweet treats), and banana bread was my go-to. Any night I needed a “fix” or some tasty treat (which I frequently called breakfast…) this familiar quick-bread was there to keep me moving while running around like… well, …

Recipe for Change: Self-Care, Self-Sabotage, and the perfect Pancake

I’ve had one of those days today when I wish I was sitting with my sister in that old, maroon faux-leather booth bench seat across from my dad, gleefully waiting for the arrival of our German Pancake. It’s been a great, groaning, grinding, personal growth experience since the day I decided I wanted to own …