Driverless Cars Would Drive Me Crazy!

You're Driving Me Crazy

I am happy to admit that driving is one of my favorite activities. This is not an embarrassing fact. It's fine if people know it. What isn't fine is to admit that I can't sit comfortably in the passenger seat, because then I would have to take it to the next level, the level that lets people know … [Read more...]

Chicken, Sausage, and Peppers

Chicken, Sausage, and Peppers with Spaghetti

When I'm on a quest for the quintessential Italian meal, the first one that pops into my mind is Chicken, Sausage, and Peppers. It's got everything you would want, and you don't have to agonize over choosing between chicken, sausage, or veggies. Have all the tastes in one bowl! The best part is that … [Read more...]

Letting Traditions Evolve

Letting Traditions Evolve

I'm whistling a happy tune today. We have again survived another holiday season, with all of its inherent expectations for galloping happiness, cheer, and traditions of family togetherness. Even though we've only just slid under the rope into Year 2015, I'm not ready to put all my shiny-and-hopeful … [Read more...]

Crockpot Smoking Hot Chili

Crockpot Smokin' Hot Chili

In my neck of the woods, we've been hit by an Arctic blast of ice, snow, and sub-freezing temps. Maybe I should be jumping up and down, shouting, “Yay! It's finally winter!” or cheerily putting off complainers with a, “Well, Toto, I don't think we're in Miami anymore,” but — truthfully, I'm not … [Read more...]

Paying For Our Pesky Inner Hero

Paying for our pesky, inner superhero.

Most times, I really do tell the truth. But friends generally think I'm gearing up to tell a story. I think the problem lies in the fact that I am a writer of fiction, hence friends who read my posts on Facebook might question whether something I put up on there was, shall we say — slightly over … [Read more...]

Leftover Mashed Potato Soup

Leftover mashed potato soup.

Whenever I make mashed potatoes, I make a lot of them. They not only provide a quick-and-ready side dish, they are versatile leftover instigators. Leftover mashers can safely last up to five days in the refrigerator if they have been cooled and stored in an airtight container. They will last much … [Read more...]

Meet Fido – The Nesting Varmint in My Chevy Engine

Every creature appreciates its nest. Meet Fido - The Nesting Varmint in My Chevy Truck

If you buy a truck, it's supposed to run, rain or shine. My Dad emailed the family the other day, sounding a bit miffed. His Chevy Avalanche was acting up — or to be specific — driving it was similar to being astride a bucking, snorting Bronco. Even though we live in the Wild Wild West (Colorado) … [Read more...]