Old Fashioned Chicken & Dumplings

This just so happens to be one of my family’s favorite meals of all time, that and every time I make it, there are no leftovers! My middle child always helps me make the dumplings, from mixing them to cutting them and then putting them into the broth. It is something we have been doing for years together now. As soon as he hears that I am making chicken and dumplings he rushes into the kitchen and grabs everything we need.

Super Easy Tuna Steaks

Ingredients Four 1-inch-thick fresh tuna steaks (about 4 pounds) Olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions To grill the tuna, get a charcoal or stove-top cast-iron grill very hot. Brush the fish with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill each side for only 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. The…

Easy Tuna Pasta

Ingredients Salt and pepper 1 pound curly pasta such as egg noodles 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/4 cup lemon juice 1-pint cherry tomatoes halved 1 12-oz. can oil-packed chunk light tuna, drained, flaked 1/2 cup pitted black olives, chopped 1/2 small red onion, sliced [optional] 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley…

Roasted Potatoes & Veggies With Herbs

This is a simple recipe for a side dish which goes with just about anything. What you will need before cooking: Roasting Pan Olive oil Potatoes 5-6 of medium size 2 medium zucchini 2 medium sized squash Fresh Sage Fresh Thyme Cracked black pepper Finely ground sea salt Dried rosemary Dried basil Dried or fresh…

Pumpkin bread mini pies : Dairy free

This is a simple recipe that I have created over the years, it is always a hit with my kids and husband. What you will need before you start baking: Muffin tins Pam nonstick spray Flour Pumpkin Puree Almond milk- You can use original or unsweetened vanilla for extra vanilla flavoring. Pumpkin pie spice Vanilla…

Weird Dreams Are Weird

Ever have one of those dreams where you wake up and you sit there for a moment trying to figure out why your brain decided to create it? I have had many dreams over the years that have been perplexing, to say the least, and some that are just weird and at times hilarious. My…

My Prince Right Here

To the tune of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Rewritten for my husband <3 [Be gentle, this is my first time attempting to write a parody.]   Now this is a story all about how My life got flipped turned upside down And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there I’ll tell you…

Continue on: Domestic Violence.

Before we get started with this rather serious topic allow me to say this entry may have trigger warnings: Also this is a rather lengthy post, so grab some coffee or tea and settle in. I shall start with a quote then I will jump into the heart of it all. Dost thou love life?…

Words

Ever heard the phrase “Believe Nothing You Hear, and Only One Half That You See.”, it is one of those things that for most make you pause and think for a bit. Is what this person saying to me the truth? Is what I saw the whole truth? Sometimes, we do not pause long enough to make those full and complete…

Blended Families

The definition of a blended family is simple but the living within a family is not always simple. To state the definition: A family that is formed when separate families are united by marriage or other circumstance; a step-family. Various kinship or non-kinship groups whose members reside together and assume traditional family roles (Barker, 2003,…