4 tbsp salted butter 2 cups onions, chopped 1 1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced (use crimini, button, etc.) 2 tsp dried dill weed 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried mushroom powder or umami seasoning 1 tbsp sweet paprika 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 1/2 cups low sodium … [Read more...] about Hungarian Mushroom Soup
Ingredients 1.5 pounds potatoes, red, cooked well, and cubed 1 small onion cut finely 1 radish cut finely Dressing 1/2 cup mayo 1/2 cup miracle whip 1 tbsp yellow mustard 1 tbsp white vinegar salt and pepper to taste Directions Mix dressing separately. Mix it all together. … [Read more...] about Potato Salad
I've had enough. My weight keeps creeping in the wrong direction and my body is full of aches and pains. I decided it was time to do something about it this summer. I started with a food sensitivity test which told me I shouldn't be eating flaxseed, blue dye #5, and dairy. I can handle the first two but dairy? That's a … [Read more...] about Track Your Way to Health
This summer the hubby and I went to the Tom Petty/Joe Walsh concert. It was really great. If you are familiar with our lifestyle, we go to a lot of concerts and this summer had several that we considered to be epic events. Since many of the artists we go to see are getting up there in age - true classics, we call them - … [Read more...] about Don’t Wait to Live Your Life
I am so loving my Instant Pot and have been playing with all kinds of recipes. My last project was Elderberry Syrup - think cough syrup but not just for a cough necessarily...more of an all around immune boost. You can take some as maintenance or up your dose if you begin to feel under the weather. Here is the recipe, in … [Read more...] about My First “Must Try” List of Instant Pot Recipes
Years ago someone asked me about integrity. She was having a hard time wrapping her head around what it actually is. I had the same challenge and had actually done some research on it prior to that conversation so I shared what I had learned. While the definition of integrity is to possess the quality of being honest and … [Read more...] about Traits of People with True Integrity
I love split pea soup but the time it takes can feel really overwhelming. I purchased an Instant Pot a couple of weeks ago and have been busy playing ever since. I'm totally obsessed. Here's my split pea soup recipe. Split Pea Soup in the Instant Pot Recipe Type: Soup Cuisine: American Author: Michele … [Read more...] about Split Pea Soup in the Instant Pot
Every week, I get this question from someone dear to me. While I rarely have time to respond, the purpose of the post is not lost on me...it always gets me thinking about what's going on in my life and what is inspiring me most and bringing me the most joy. Today, I came across this video and I have a total girl crush on … [Read more...] about What Inspired You Today?
We recently went on our first cruise. It was our first vacation since going to Colorado last fall and much needed. We chose this cruise because our oldest and her husband went on the same one and we knew they'd be able to provide us with some tips and it felt more comfortable this way. I was so afraid to go as I get … [Read more...] about Our First Cruise
I've had the urge to update here for a while and I'm taking a few minutes to do so tonight. I miss all of you!! Life is good AND crazy! We are empty nesters again and, while I miss my daughter, I am enjoying the extra space in our home. We went on our first cruise a couple of weeks ago and had a great time. I don't … [Read more...] about Too Busy?
I have been absent from this blog for three and a half months now. I can't believe that much time has passed. There have been so many times my soul has yearned to come here and share. And yet, I haven't done so. Until the last couple of weeks, my life has felt very out of balance. I finally feel like I've got some room … [Read more...] about Absent
I've been working a lot. I feel like summer is half over and I've gone bike riding once and kayaking once. We've camped a few times but also cancelled a couple of trips. As someone who is constantly harping about the importance of always making time for things that nourish and fulfill us, I feel like I'm totally … [Read more...] about Life Can Be Challenging