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Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

Spring time is the best season for this nutritious vegetable! You’ll see that I truly do enjoy using Asparagus in my meals. Asparagus is in season in the spring and this soup is delicious as the nights are just a little chilly. In California, the weather...
Traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage

Traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage

St. Patrick would have been proud! This Corned Beef & Cabbage recipe is so easy, flavorful and tender. We always think of Corned Beef as the traditional Irish dinner, but actually beef was not really available back in Ireland. It was not until the Irish came to...
Stories We Tell Ourselves

Stories We Tell Ourselves

The stories we tell ourselves can either make or break us…that is how powerful the mind is…and that surely deserves my respect. When I was a young girl, my grandmother would tell me bedtime stories.  She was great at it, so much detail and feeling would be put into...
Brown Butter Irish Soda Bread

Brown Butter Irish Soda Bread

The luck of the Irish! This is a delicious bread to have in the morning with coffee, as a snack with jelly, or with a tasty dinner! Brown Butter Irish Soda Bread   Ingredients – Soda Bread: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 2 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2...
Self Love

Self Love

Oscar Wilde once said, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”  The act of Self Love is not always as easy or romantic as it sounds.  Self Love requires one to be totally honest with themselves first, a bit challenging for some, but truly...
4 Easy Super Bowl Recipe Ideas

4 Easy Super Bowl Recipe Ideas

Super Easy Super Bowl Food Ideas! Having people over for the Big Game? Need ideas on what to bring to the party? Here’s 3 super easy, super yummy Super Bowl party food recipes for you to enjoy with friends as you cheer on your team! Gotta Have A Cheesy Dip! This...
Chicken & White Bean Chili

Chicken & White Bean Chili

I love a good chili! It’s that sort of cozy, hearty fare that’s perfect for the winter months. My good friend Lisa gave this recipe to me…I always turn to it when I’m craving chicken with a spicy twist. Chicken and White Bean Chili 1/4 cup olive oil 1 1/2 cups...
Trusting In Myself

Trusting In Myself

“Out with the old- in with the new” requires a LOT of trust. The concept of trust has definitely had its way with me throughout most of my life, and so I thought to take another look at the power of this word ….which clearly deserves my respect. As I...
Why We Love Christmas Movies

Why We Love Christmas Movies

Movies are a great way for bringing family and friends together…And that notion deservedly has my respect. The Holiday Season is a wonderful time to gather around the TV screen and settle in to watching one or two or three heartfelt Christmas movies…with a...
Holiday Bourbon Balls

Holiday Bourbon Balls

This classic Holiday Season treat is so easy to make… …and tastes best if you can prepare them in advance (at least one week), to allow for the liquor to really permeate the rest of the ingredients.  I love anything with rum in it… and when combined...
True Compassion

True Compassion

Are You Truly Compassionate? During this holiday season, I want to reflect upon the word that stands out the most for me – Compassion. Many texts have given great credence to the human nature called compassion… I too feel a great respect for this word, as it...
Crock-pot Spicy Beef Queso Dip

Crock-pot Spicy Beef Queso Dip

Super Easy. Super Cheesy. A super cheesy dip made with taco-seasoned ground beef and Rotel (Ro-Tel is the brand name of a line of canned tomatoes and green chili.). Crock-pot Spicy Beef Queso Dip   INGREDIENTS: 1 pound ground beef 1 yellow onion (finely diced) 1...
Spinach Casserole

Spinach Casserole

Thanksgiving! Food! Football! Friends! Family!Iron!Iron? With this tasty spinach casserole…The answer is yes.   All good things to be grateful for. Spinach Casserole 2 packages of frozen chopped spinach.  Cook as per package directions and drain well.4 oz...

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