One of Life’s Simple Pleasures

One of Life’s Simple Pleasures

I love the month of May. My birthday is in May and I LOVE my birthday. As a kid, I even loved when it is.  It doesn’t compete with Christmas (I always felt so sorry for the December birthdays who had to share their special day with Christmas) and school is still in session. Summer birthdays missed out on the fun.  No one had a summer party and as a result,  there was almost no birthday acknowledgement from anyone other than your…

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We kicked CABLE to the curb. . . . And it was easy!

We kicked CABLE to the curb. . . . And it was easy!

Our romance with our internet and tv provider started out wonderfully!  We paid less than $100 a month for internet & tv and they cheerfully threw in a premium channel or two just to make US happy.  Imagine them wanting us happy!  (Of course we found out later these promotions would silently expire and our bill would increase exponentially).  We had a few hiccups (as does any relationship) when they had to come out for connection problems.  But it was…

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SKINNY Appetizer: Asparagus Wrapped in Crisp Prosciutto

SKINNY Appetizer: Asparagus Wrapped in Crisp Prosciutto

Don’t you just love appetizers?  I’ve often thought that I could probably survive quite happily on appetizers  – and desserts!  Of course, many of our favorites are heavy on the calories and resulting guilt.  It seems like I have to either “watch or wear” everything I put into my mouth these days.  So it’s good to find an appetizer that isn’t loaded down with calories.  I love asparagus (even though my husband will not eat this “weed”) and I have…

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Best Ever Black Bean Soup – Palm Beach Post

Best Ever Black Bean Soup – Palm Beach Post

It’s cold today.  Florida cold. . . . 62 degrees with 20 mph winds.  Yes, I know we’re a little wimpy, but that’s cold for us.  So when I read the Palm Beach Post online today, I thought I would share their recipe for the Best Black Bean Soup.  This is hearty, filling and nutritious! Stay warm!  (with special warm vibes for those of you who endure real cold and winter weather!) BEST BLACK BEAN SOUP Yield: 10 servings Total time: About 2…

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Creamy Caramel Fruit Dip

Creamy Caramel Fruit Dip

So we’re eating more fruit and less sugar . . . but we still need to have a bit of fun!  Add this dip to your fresh fruit plate!  This is one of my all-time favorite treats.  I love fruit, but I love fruit dipped in creamy caramel fruit dip even more!  A girl has to have a treat once in a while and this delicious recipe helps to combine both worlds – delicious healthy fresh fruit with a yummy…

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Weekend Heaven! Island French Toast

Weekend Heaven! Island French Toast

Restaurant-Quality French Toast without a lot of time or fuss.  This French Toast sits in the refrigerator overnight and is ready to pop in the oven when you wake up the next morning.  Most of you know I’m not a big morning person, so when I can find a delicious breakfast recipe where the preparation doesn’t need me to get up at the crack of dawn. . . . . well, it’s a winner!  It’s elegant enough to serve at…

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“Something Good” for Dinner. . . Garlic Butter Lime Shrimp

“Something Good” for Dinner. . . Garlic Butter Lime Shrimp

Need an easy and delicious dinner for tonight?   This is one of our favorite meals when we want “something good” but I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. (Yes, sometimes when I ask the what-do-you-want-for-dinner question, the answer is “something good”!)  It is scrumptious and so incredibly easy to prepare.  Just make sure to use the larger shrimp (my favorite are the Key West Pink Shrimp) and you can’t go wrong.  If you really want…

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The Incredible One-Minute Cookie

The Incredible One-Minute Cookie

Craving a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie but don’t want an entire batch of cookies tempting you?  Or maybe you want a cookie but don’t really feel like baking – OR, heaven forbid – you don’t LIKE to bake!!  (it’s tough for me to imagine that one, lol.) This is the answer.  This is all you need to satisfy that craving.  In fact, if you eat it warm with a mini-scoop of vanilla ice cream, you may decide this is your…

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Rolled Sugar Cookies 3.0 – Valentine’s Day! ???

Rolled Sugar Cookies 3.0 – Valentine’s Day! ???

These will delight both your heart and your taste buds!  This is the only recipe – my all-time favorite recipe – that I will repeat.  As we get close to Valentine’s Day I have to share the results of one of my favorite  Cookie Decorating Parties (aka friends, wine, lots of laughs and fun!).  Aren’t these cookies adorable?  We had so much fun decorating them – and eating them.  We shipped many boxes to our then college children.  The girls…

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