ONE-POT BEEF STROGANOFF

This is my kind of recipe .  It was simple to make, required less than one hour of prep and cooking time, and delivered great homemade flavor. I discovered this recipe on Tastemade.com, my favorite cooking site.  I follow their cooking videos on social media (Facebook and Instagram), and through an app on my phone.  Every … Continue reading ONE-POT BEEF STROGANOFF

COMMUNITY, CELEBRATING & CUPCAKES

I'm not much of a baker.  I LOVE to create homemade meals from scratch, but my homemade baking repertoire is fairly limited.  Baking requires a lot more precision and patience, and I seem to be somewhat lacking in both of those qualities.   I can probably count on one hand the amount of times that I … Continue reading COMMUNITY, CELEBRATING & CUPCAKES

BECAUSE SOMETIMES A PAPER PLATE IS MY BEST

Paper products and leftover spaghetti.  That was the best I could do for our community dinner last Thursday. My family hit a bit of a rough patch last week.  An array of illnesses (nothing serious, but seemingly unrelenting) temporarily sucked the vitality from my home.  I debated cancelling our weekly dinner.  But decided to enjoy … Continue reading BECAUSE SOMETIMES A PAPER PLATE IS MY BEST

COMMUNITIES NEED RITUALS

Earlier this week I shared a post about the community of people who were My People when I was a teenager working as ride operator at Six Flags Magic Mountain.  If you missed it, you can read that post here.  During that time I learned a lot about developing community, even though it just seemed … Continue reading COMMUNITIES NEED RITUALS

HOW TO HOST COMMUNITY WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL WELL

I struggle with migraines.  Thankfully I get considerable relief from prescription medication, but sometimes I have to take a pretty high dose. For several days I feel like a thick, dark cloud is trapped in my head making every thought and action feel a bit hazy.  And while my medication suppresses an incapacitating migraine, I … Continue reading HOW TO HOST COMMUNITY WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL WELL