If you are wondering if aliens have carried me off, or I’ve run off with the Bachelor, I’m here to tell you… no, I’m still a loving wife to my dear husband of 36 years.  Here is where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to the past five months. After much thought last year… Read More


Whether you’re new to gluten free meal planning or you’ve been gluten free for some time, you know how hard it can be to come up with foods that are healthy, safe, and affordable.   In my opinion, breakfast is the hardest meal to come up with something healthy and gluten free, and if there are some… Read More


  For me, and many people like me, choosing to eat gluten free is not a choice. It is a requirement if they want to feel healthy and lead a normal life.  Dealing with gluten intolerance or even being diagnosed with Celiac Disease is always difficult, but has gotten a lot easier than when I was first… Read More


I know it has been quite a while since I’ve written any new blog posts and I just wanted to let you know what happened to me.  My mother had a stroke back in August, you can read about that, if you want, here.  Well just about 2 weeks before Christmas, she got really sick and hospice… Read More


Do you ever feel like the holidays are getting away from you?  If  you’re like me, you get too busy to enjoy the simple aspects that make the holidays so special.  Marketing messages barrage us from every corner.  We forget that Christmas isn’t about buying the latest and greatest toy or device.  If you want to get back to… Read More


Are you looking for ways to keep your children busy during holiday break? One great way, is to have them contribute to the holiday festivities.  How?  Have them help make holiday treats. In many families cookies are an important part of the holiday tradition. Even if your children aren’t able to bake yet, they can help decorate.… Read More


  I love the holiday season!  I used to spend the whole week after Thanksgiving just decorating my home for Christmas.  Of course, that was before I worked outside of the house full time. 🙂  I still like to decorate my home, but some years I just have decorate a little less than I like… Read More


The tradition in our family ever since our kids were little has been to go Christmas tree shopping Black Friday.  Sometimes we would go to a tree farm to cut down our own, but most of the time we just bought one that was already cut. After we moved to the country, when the kids were… Read More


I don’t know about you, but I can hardly believe it is only 22 days until Christmas, and Hanukkah starts at sundown this Saturday.  I love Christmas, not just the presents, although those are nice.  I love the food, the baking, the cooking, the closeness of family, the mixing of family and cooking or baking.… Read More


After a long day, or at least morning of shopping this sandwich will hit the spot.   Black Friday Ham Salad Sandwiches 1 1/2 cup leftover ham, chopped 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 Tbsp pickle relish 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp grated onion salt and pepper to taste gluten-free rolls or other sturdy gluten-free bread In a food… Read More