Eating Well No Matter the Season: Healthy Italian Sausage

During this season of feasting, I am always looking for good ways to make healthier choices that don’t skimp on flavor and leave room for some extra indulgences.

Creamy White Bean Chili

The weather has turned on us here in my part of Southern California. The nighttime temperatures have dipped below freezing and in response, I have been making soup. Tonight, it was a White Chicken Chili. Oh man, was it delish. Hope you enjoy it, too. By the way, this will work very well in your crockpot

Hello, Fall! Tomato Basil Soup

Fall has arrived, and even the weather noticed and brought us a chill this morning. Cooler weather sparks thoughts of simmering soups and warm bread. Here’s one recipe that is delicious and quite easy to make. Pair it with a grilled cheese sandwich for a cozy lunch or lite supper.

Curried Lentils with Butternut Squash

Soup weather is upon us. This delicious lentil dish is just the thing. The curry seasoning is sure to warm you up on a cold day. It is one...

Enlightened Cheesy Mac with a Twist

I love food. I love to shop for it, prepare it, and eat it. My daughter who also likes food, calls us recreational cooks. We do it for relaxation as well as for creativity. The only downfall of enjoying this activity the way we do is unwanted weight gain.

Healthy Strawberry Banana Popsicles

The melody of the ice cream truck coming down our street always found us kids begging Mom for something cool on a hot summer day. The sweet treats found on the truck were not so nutritious, but fun all the same. Here’s an alternative that includes good-for-you ingredients. You will just have to hum your own tune as you open the freezer.

Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken

Strawberries bring back so many good memories of summer. Sunny days, bare feet, and running in the sprinkler seem to mesh together with the sweetness summer strawberries bring.

Beat the Heat with a Dump Dinner: Beef and Broccoli

Cooking in the crock pot for summer is a cool idea. Here is a simple Dump Dinner that will make those busy summer days just a little bit easier....

Chili with a New Twist

One day I was making an old standard chili and started adding different ingredients, and it turned out to be the best chili I had ever made! Fortunately, I took the time to write out the ingredients.

Our Family Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I have been using this recipe since before my kids were born, and from the time they could reach the counter to make these cookies themselves, they have been using it too. We occasionally try new cookie recipes, but always end up coming back to this one. My kids asked me to post it for them to look up while they are away at college.


What Do You Do When You are Hungry?

In the movie, “The Game Plan,” Dwayne Johnson stars as an arrogant egotistical superstar quarterback named, Joe. He is throwing a party in his...

Forgiving Others: Difficulties and Benefits

For a follower of Jesus, forgiving others becomes a way of life. God’s word about this is clear, I am to “forgive just as God in Christ has forgiven me”

What a Life – A Tribute to Billy Graham, General of the Faith

May a new generation rise up to the same boldness and integrity that Dr. Graham had and may the message he preached for more than sixty years, the message of salvation found only in Jesus Christ, continue to impact lives for eternity.

Athletes or Idols?

This past weekend I was honored and blessed to be able to spend some time at a...

The Hungry Dogs vs. The Empire

After a very long two-week layoff, the Philadelphia Eagles will finally face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 at 6:30 pm EST. This match-up pits two high-powered offenses against two top-five defenses.