Tips, hints and entertainment for the whole family!

Crockpot Cinnamon Almonds

Image courtesty detrimentalbeuty.com via her site.I have to tell you that this recipe is great!  Have you ever been to a ball park or a carnival and smelled the scent of the almonds roasting?  That is one of the best smells I remember throughout my life.  But they are expensive when you buy them there.  However, you can’t argue with the great treat that they have.  What if you could have them at home?  Now you can.  I got this recipe from detrimentalbeauty.com, and the picture is hers as well.  So here it is.  (Thanks for sharing this great recipe!) Read the rest of this entry »

A Peek into Your Soul

Image courtesy of Per Ola Wiberg via Flikr.“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” Marsha Norman

There are times that you have to wonder what your soul really says about you.  Does it ever really reveal itself to other people?  I would guess that it doesn’t always come out of the corner it hides in.  Usually, it hides under a blanket that says, “I don’t care,” or one that says “Go away.”  But what are the thoughts that are under that blanket? Read the rest of this entry »

Image courtesy of Beatrice Murtch via Flikr.I recently watched a television show about “Gypsies” and the nomadic life that they have.  Quite frankly, the excitement of going from place to place and seeing so many different things seemed to be a great way to live.  But then I had to wonder how they make a living.  I guess that’s the down-side of that type of life. Read the rest of this entry »

To the Comrades at Arms

This is dedicated to my cousin Mike, who is a firefighter.  Bless your heart, and thank you!

There was a day that I watched as our Twin Towers fell.  During that day, there were many people in public service, like firefighters, police and volunteers that fought their way through the rubble to save their fellow citizens.  Whether you know it or not, some of them gave their lives to do that.  Some of them, with the after-effects, are still suffering.  The families of the fallen are suffering as well.  Time does not always erase all of the scars of something like that. Read the rest of this entry »

Sauce it Up!

Image courtesy of Luke Jones via Flikr.Homemade barbeque sauce is a matter of preference for some people.  Most of us just go out to our local grocery store and buy what others make for us.  But there are some barbeque gourmets that spend a lot of time perfecting their own sauce.  Read the rest of this entry »

Potato and Herb Bake

Potatoes are one of the most popular side dishes.  They are usually rather inexpensive and filling and can be made so many different ways.  This recipe is a way to change things up a bit and adds some great flavor to this popular staple. Read the rest of this entry »

Loss is Inevitable

Image courtesy of Sara Biljana via Flikr.Recently, a dear friend of mine lost her mother.  Although loss is inevitable, it does not make it any easier to deal with.  There are seven stages in a grieving process and some people go through them faster than others.  But it isn’t easy for anyone.  If you know someone that simply says, “Oh, well……it happens” maybe you should rethink your choice in the people you let into your life.  Even for someone that you didn’t know all that well, there is still a grieving process when you realize that you will never see them again on this earth. Read the rest of this entry »