A tragic thing happened after leaving the factory; the Cheesecake Factory, that is. Call it “dumb luck” or “Murphy’s Law,” but the amazing, fluffy, velvety, succulent, delectable, slice of paradise that was smothered with fresh whipped cream as white as the driven snow, and adorned with a miniature slice of lime from the Florida Keys–only mere nano-inches from my mouth–ended up like this: Yes, my carb-and-sugar-starved friends: see it and weep. My son bought me a slice of cheesecake asRead More →

Everyone gets the blues now and then, and more frequently the blahs. When you’re in the same routine day after day, life can seem a bit boring or mundane. This is especially true for stay-at-home moms who are with their babies, toddlers, and preschoolers almost twenty-four-seven. Just about the time you think the little ones are down for a nap and you have a little time to sit down to relax, the doorbell rings or a dog barks and theRead More →

Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential and important part of our dietary intake. Our bodies do not make this nutrient, so it must be included in the things we eat. It is crucial to our overall health because it keeps our bodies running smoothly. Evidence suggests that a diet rich in omega-3 oils can lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure. Additionally, omega-3 may slow down the build-up of plaque in the arteries and lower the risk of heart attack. NewerRead More →

If you’re new to gardening, you might feel intimidated by all the things you need to know; soil condition, climate, zone, tools, seed varieties, methods, and more. It can be overwhelming to know where or how to begin. Here are some resources:: Contact your local county extension office. Every state has extension offices listed by county. Extension services generally offer gardening tips for your area, as well as classes. Your Local college. Universities and community colleges usually offer classes openRead More →

I love to eat. Food is a passion, or rather; I should say good food is one of my passions, especially spicy, saucy, gooey dishes. Besides loving to eat, children are my passion! So much so, that I had ten of them; eight boys and two girls. Ahhh, children and chocolate…what a pairing. As you can imagine, robust eating and multiple pregnancies did not do much for my figure. I went from 135 to 190 pounds by the time IRead More →