Maple Pecan Scones

Maple Pecan Scones

Sweet, warm, delicious – perfect for an autumn morning! Not sure if it’s my English/Irish heritage, but just the sound of Maple Pecan scones sound absolutely dreamy… and hey, it’s sort of an invitation to enjoy breakfast in bed one morning for...
Getting Through Changes

Getting Through Changes

…What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Be assured that change is inevitable. Life is constantly evolving...
Walnut Crusted Salmon

Walnut Crusted Salmon

One of Jean’s favorite ways to prepare a tasty salmon dinner for friends and family. This Walnut Crusted Salmon recipe comes from the magazine called “Heart-Smart Recipes”.  My dear friend shared it with me, as she knows I like to prepare healthy,...
Letting Go…

Letting Go…

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” – Rumi Alex and I had a home on Lake Nacimiento in Central California for close to 20 years. This was our little “get away,” where we were nurtured by Mother Nature herself… no internet,...
Peach Cobbler Recipe

Peach Cobbler Recipe

Jean’s seasonal sweet, peachy goodbye 🙂 Wait!  Summer’s not quite over yet!  While we’re at the end of the season, say good-bye to Summer with this yummy peach cobbler recipe. It’s so easy to put together, and who doesn’t enjoy a...
Peace Within

Peace Within

“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ~ Dali Lama The Dali Lama is really onto something here…the...
Fancy Oatmeal Cookies

Fancy Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy, nutty, fancy oatmeal cookies.  It seems Mom always wanted us to eat oatmeal… we wish she had had this recipe! These Fancy Oatmeal Cookies really hit the spot. I just love the taste of the oatmeal, the pecan and the coconut all mixed together. I usually...
Yummy Summer Corn Pudding

Yummy Summer Corn Pudding

Creamy, Sweet Corn Pudding. Did you know that corn is considered a vegetable, a grain and a fruit?  That’s impressive! To this day, I always look forward to Summer because corn is in season and corn is my favorite vegetable… Really, I love corn fritters,...
True Freedom

True Freedom

“We seek retreats for ourselves, houses in the country, seashores, mountains.  But … we have in our power to retire into ourselves.  For there is no retreat that is quieter and freer from trouble than our soul … perfect tranquility, the right ordering of mind.”...
Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Creamy, Easy and Delicious This potato salad is my favorite side dish for summer BBQs and with a good dose of fresh dill, it’s sure to be yours as well. My family has always enjoyed Fourth of July celebrations. Ever since our children were little, we have had...
Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

It’s the incredible mix of flavors in this chocolate zucchini bread… that makes it so tasty! My good friend, Eileen Hickey, gave me this recipe for chocolate zucchini bread. You might remember the name “Eileen Hickey” because she has written...
Chicken with Rosemary

Chicken with Rosemary

Delicious, quick, easy chicken This super easy and delicious chicken with rosemary recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser. I like to make a large portion and have some for leftovers during the week. Chicken is a mainstay at our house. We LOVE chicken dishes because they...
Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes

Surprise Mom with a delicious breakfast You’re sure to win her heart with this breakfast in bed homemade pancake recipe… and it’s loaded with blueberries. I really love Mother’s Day because I love to honor those people in our lives that serve. I feel...
The Power of the “Feminine”

The Power of the “Feminine”

A respectable quote – “To be soft is to be powerful.” ~ Rupi Kaur This is the month of Mother’s Day and spring renewal so thoughts come up about “The Feminine”. The “Feminine” way of being is indeed powerful, for it is always life affirming and...
Same Ol’

Same Ol’

Recently, I read this quote from Mary Pickford, “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” Now that’s a quote I respect! A new beginning is...

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