Toddlers get bored easily with the same food all the time. So do adults. Imagine if you had to eat chicken nuggets and fries for dinner every day. You’d get tired of it pretty fast, too. Help your toddler’s day start off with a hearty breakfast. One way to do this is to create fun ways to prepare eggs like these: Scramble an egg and sprinkle grated cheese on top Bake in a quiche Make an Egg-in-the-Hole – See the perfect recipe at pepperbowl.com. Make a scrambled egg and cheese sandwich, mayo on bread, sandwich cut into triangles Cook an omelet and add vegetables that yourRead More →

Banana pudding has been served many times in my family as long as I can remember. It was my dad’s favorite dessert. Recently, I was visiting my daughter, Cristen, and her family and she asked me to make banana pudding for an Apartment Life event she was attending. Cristen is a Program Director for Apartment Life, a unique culture that is all about caring for your neighbor. During the Christmas holiday season, I was asked to volunteer at an Apartment Life festivity by serving food. It was a joy to mingle with the CARES Teams and leaders and to get a glimpse of their love forRead More →

Kitchens should always be stocked with yogurt and granola. Start your day with a light breakfast with a lot of protein. It’s filling and helps fight cravings for snacks and sweets. Prepare a bowl of Greek yogurt, mix a teaspoon of honey in, and top with granola. Holiday desserts, comfort food, and special breakfast entrees (usually with bread) easily increase the pounds and stretch the waist bands. By the time January rolls around, it’s time for a Daniel’s Fast or at least to cut back on foods loaded with calories and carbs. Choose a vanilla flavored Greek yogurt, or get a plain yogurt and addRead More →

What is on your menu for the second-largest day of food consumption in the U. S.? The big game is coming up on February 7, 2016. Try these 9 super appetizing foods for your party: Nachos Bar – Have everyone coming to your party bring an item they like on nachos. Imagine the amazing nachos deluxe that you and your friends will enjoy. Potato Bar – Bake potatoes and have each guest contribute one or two toppings. Ideas for toppings: real bacon pieces, grated cheese, sauteed veggies, sour cream, butter, chopped green onions, chopped barbecue beef and any other creations you can come up with.Read More →

What are your favorite restaurants to dine at on your birthday? A few of mine are (depending on my food mood at the time): Olive Garden Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant in Galveston, Texas Cheesecake Factory Last Friday, January 8th, was my birthday (yes, it’s the same as Elvis Presley’s). My daughter and granddaughters and I went out for a late breakfast – French toast. When I was asked where I wanted to eat for my birthday dinner, I thought of Olive Garden and Cheesecake Factory but wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for (I was still full from French toast at the time). CheesecakeRead More →

Starting off the new year with low inventory in the kitchen pantry? Recipe creations and different menus can be great fun when you’re trying to make ends meet or waiting until payday. One of the menus I’ve come up with since January 1st is potato soup and Charro beans. You could eat either without the other, but I tried something different this time. Put the beans in a bowl first, then the potato soup over the beans, and top it all with grated cheddar cheese. I’ve added it to my comfort food list. SOOO good. Cornbread would make a great side for this new potato-beanRead More →

This new year has started off with a different twist for me. A vanilla latte the morning of January 1st. I was warming up for my intended every-day-blogging routine for 2016. The new routine took the warming up with coffee and a yummy comfort meal before the actual blogging began. Yesterday’s dinner breakfast omelet was wonderful, and I finally managed to get the post published around midnight I think. What made the meal delightful, though, was adding French toast as a side. Omelets and French toast fit very nicely in my comfort food list. French toast sprinkled with powdered sugar has shown up on menus forRead More →

Happy New Year, food lovers! I started off January 1, 2016 with a fancy breakfast and a hot frothy vanilla latte. What made it extra special was spending time with my daughter and baby granddaughter. The ideal thing for a food blogger to do on January 1st is to blog. Makes sense, right? Well, I had another idea to start the year off. You know how some of us must have that cup of coffee the first thing in the morning? I had my cup of coffee to start off the first day of the year. Now that yesterday was a day of relaxing, I’mRead More →