Baked Chicken, Homemade Macaroni Salad & Broccoli

With spring-like temps and seedling starting in the air, I must have had picnic food on the brain! For tonight's dinner, I made a very simple BBQ chicken and macaroni salad. For the Chicken: I poured my favorite BBQ sauce, Woodstock Organic, over a pound and a half of chicken thighs and let them marinate... Continue Reading →


Weekly Menu & Meal Prep

I have a busy week coming up so tonight while I am planning our weekly menu I am also cooking taco soup ahead of schedule and meal prepping. I have shared this taco soup before, it is definitely one of my favorites. It comes together in a snap and is great for lunch at work.... Continue Reading →

Cooking up Some Pork Tetrazzini

Tonight I am cooking up some Pork Tetrazzini! First I took about a pound of boneless pork and cut it into strips. I dredged them in whole wheat flour and browned the meat in about 2 tablespoons of oil, then set them aside. To the pan drippings, I added another tablespoon of oil, 2 tablespoons... Continue Reading →

Baked Pasta & Greens

Tonight I am making baked pasta with greens. Instead of using a jarred marina sauce which usually contains chemicals, I made my own. Marina Sauce: mash 2 garlic cloves and sauté in oil remove the garlic and stir in 15 oz can of tomato sauce and 10 oz diced tomatoes sprinkle in around 1/2tsp of... Continue Reading →


Many months ago I looked, when we were still connected. I couldn't believe my eyes, and soon after defected. Ridicule my flaws, oh how I have reflected. A healed heart now moved on, as your stalking detected. Your trivial details shielded, forever now deflected.   ~By Brandi L. Holder  

Writing Prompt

I meander around the empty house, confined by the vow of my life sentence. I eat, but I am still hungry. I sleep, but I am still tired. The touch of emptiness cloaks me like the familiarity of a favorite blanket. As I pass through the hallway to retrieve more wine from the kitchen, I... Continue Reading →

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