International Women's Day

Celebrating with Purple and Easy Recipes International Women’s Day, founded by Clara Zetkin in 1910, has evolved from “bread and peace” in 1917 to the “Press for Progress” theme in 2018. The idea is to celebrate with purple and carry out the #PressforProgress theme worldwide all year. I started the day with bagels topped with Raspberry Chipotle Fruit Spread and cream cheese and coffee. Pressure cooker chicken and rice, baked eggplant, and cherry juice was celebrated in purple style.Read More →


What do you eat as a comfort food? Macaroni turned out to be my comfort food on Monday, March 5th. I ate a small portion, about 1/4 cup, of leftover macaroni and cheese I made for my little grandchildren this past weekend. It’s the go-to food in every household with children, right? It’s fast and easy to make. Tastes good. Everybody’s happy with dinner, parents and kids alike. We’re talking comfort food. Not necessarily the healthiest. Just what tastes good and makes you feel good.Read More →

Should you downsize now that you’re 60?  Moving from a larger home to a small one takes a big adjustment and requires a lifestyle change.  Downsizing may not be your choice (it’s not mine, even after turning 60), so don’t worry if you still are happy having your extra space. But for the lifestyle changers ready to live in a smaller home, perhaps, you are over the big house hassles of cleaning, dusting, and maintenance and don’t need all that space. If that’s you, tips for moving into a tiny house, RV, or a smaller home could be of help. Consider the following recommendations (includingRead More →

Eat a little. Weigh a little. Eat a lot. Weigh a lot. What thoughts do the saying, “You are what you eat”, trigger in you? The question has value and can make a difference in the food you consume. Think of the last time you ate a Black Angus hamburger. Did you feel healthy and strong or miserably stuffed for three days?Read More →

Plan Your RV Trip to the Grand Canyon Take the time to visit Williams, Arizona if you are planning a Grand Canyon vacation in your RV. Park at the visitor’s center near the historic downtown area and train station. Eat, shop, and explore at historic Williams. It’s an all-day outing but definitely worth the extra time. Ride the Grand Canyon Railway to see the Grand Canyon. Schedule a train trip for travel to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and back to Williams.Read More →

What is your best accomplishment for 2017? What’s the most fun trip you took? The best food you ate? Most interesting restaurant you went to? Now, name a goal you intend to make in 2018.  In Texas we have less than one hour to 2018, so here’s my last blog post for 2017 – and it includes the beginning of my new Food & Travel section of Kitchen Southern Hospitality. It’s a monthly series beginning with auto road trips, big rig road trips, RV road trips, and Route 66 road trips on Interstate 40 – trips I took in 2017. In this new Food &Read More →

What would you do with an extra $10, $20, or more weekly?   If your pockets aren’t jingling as much by the end of every month, think about cutting back on your weekly grocery bill. Think you can’t feed your family for less than $100 per week? I challenge you to cut that in half. In fact, you can do even better. Try at least for one month spending only $25 weekly for groceries. Seriously, it can be done. You just need to become resourceful. What Do You Mean “Resourceful”? A little can go a long way if you use your resources. In other words, useRead More →