Easy Spanish Rice

This is a nice variation on plain white rice. My go-to method for cooking rice has always been to bring chicken broth to a boil, add my rice, cover and simmer 15 minutes. My new variation is to lightly saute a crushed garlic clove in a bit of olive oil. Add some fresh salsa. Saute … More Easy Spanish Rice

A Life’s Impact

I’m getting on toward my later 40s and I’m having a mini mid-life crisis of sorts. I married young, at age 23, and had my first child at age 26. My full-time professional work experience lasted all of three and a half years. I chose to make raising my two boys and focusing on my … More A Life’s Impact

Jersey Brew

I’m definitely a wine drinker, not much of a beer drinker, but I enjoy a good hard cider on occasion. The New Jersey “Ironbound” hard cider got my attention when I heard of it. First some background. I live in NJ. I grew up in the Ironbound section of Newark, also known by its other … More Jersey Brew

Marble Squares

The earliest I can remember being interested in trying a recipe was back when I was middle school age and I came across a recipe for Marble Squares in a magazine. For some reason I think it was in the TV Guide and it may have been an ad for Philly cream cheese featuring the … More Marble Squares

A little greener

It’s good to be green, as long as it’s not with envy! I just recently discovered stretch silicone covers. Love, love, love them. So practical and useful as a substitute for plastic wrap or aluminum foil. And seriously, the silicone covers do play double-duty both as covers for your refrigerated items as well as oven-friendly … More A little greener

Hot Chocolate Heaven

It’s a drinkable dessert. The yummiest hot chocolate I ever had. I can’t take credit for it. Just sharing the yummylicious goodness. Whoever came up with this must have been inspired by the patron saint of hot beverages! I found it posted on Pinterest by Jill Nystul of One Good Thing By Jillee fame, who in … More Hot Chocolate Heaven

A new year

So I’ve been MIA from here of late. Life got a bit busy with a remodeling job at the house that took longer than expected, then a family birthday, a trip taken and a trip planned, and onward to the holiday season, which as we all know is always busy. Good things all, but time-sucking … More A new year