Yummy Homemade Taquitos

Taquitos. Yummmmm. No, not the tiny store bought cardboard numbers that have more carbs than taste! I’m talking about the ones that I make from scratch (well, ok, I didn’t make the corn tortillas from scratch, but give me a break – I have a life!) in my kitchen with a child helper. They areContinue reading “Yummy Homemade Taquitos”

Comfort Food – Mashed Potatoes

I have covered vegan mashed potatoes, but never the original version. So, if you are looking for the creamiest, dreamiest mashed potatoes, look no further. Here they are! You will need: 7 – 8 medium potatoes (I used russet) 6 cups of water 1 stick (8 Tbsp.) butter 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp. granulatedContinue reading “Comfort Food – Mashed Potatoes”

Mental Health

A new schoolyear brings many challenges. Child #3 is entering their second year of high school and there are new things happening. So, I wanted to offer a bit of advice. Be there for your children. Listen and watch for signs that something isn’t right. Talk to them and let them know that you areContinue reading “Mental Health”

Apparitions – Medjugorje

I have been hesitant to write this post, although, if I’m being honest, this is the reason I started writing the Apparitions posts in the first place. The difference with this set of apparitions is that not only is it current, it is still happening today. Therefore, it cannot be an officially documented apparition byContinue reading “Apparitions – Medjugorje”

Back to School and Cleaning Out the Shed

This week Child #3 went back to high school. Yeah. They were sooooo very excited! Uh-huh! This year, my special needs child is riding the bus. A new experience, to be sure. Last year, their anxiety and depression made that impossible, so a school staffer, or principal, or special needs teacher, or aide got toContinue reading “Back to School and Cleaning Out the Shed”

Mama’s Beef Soup – The Original

For years, this has been the staple soup in our house. I am not a huge fan of chicken soup, as it was about the only way my father would willingly eat any foul. Chicken was cheap, not to mention we raised them (and butchered them, ourselves) so plentiful. My mother only made roast chickenContinue reading “Mama’s Beef Soup – The Original”

Trauma

I had a lovely chat with a librarian today. We were discussing many things, but did get around to trauma. How many people have trauma; how no one’s trauma is worse than another’s trauma. It’s all just trauma. No matter what you have been through, I want to make you aware that you are notContinue reading “Trauma”

Chicken BLT Salad with Garlic Croutons

While making the monthly dinner menu for our calendar, I decided to try a new salad. Child #1 mentioned it and it sounded really good. I did add chicken breast (that we had already cooked for a previous dinner!) and garlic croutons. Yummy! Here’s what you will need to make this fabulous salad: Chicken BLTContinue reading “Chicken BLT Salad with Garlic Croutons”