Apple Crumble (GF)

Apple Crumble

My husband LOVES dessert but since he’s been eating gluten free, he hasn’t had dessert very often.  Until we know for sure that he’s gluten intolerant, I don’t want to invest in all the different kinds of flours because they’re expensive!  But I found this recipe for apple crumble that’s gluten free so I made it for him and he liked it a lot. Ingredients: 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why I Pile Instead of File


When it comes to paperwork, I’m a piler.  I’m not proud of it.  I’m pretty organized in every other area of my life but my desk is usually a mess.  I don’t want it that way, I just don’t seem able to do anything about it.  If I was a piler because I was lazy or didn’t care, I wouldn’t worry about it.  But I’m not lazy and I do care and I DON’T WANT TO BE A PILER. So, as is my custom, I … [Read more...]

9 Random Tips for Getting More Out of Your Planner

Planner Tips

1.       Subdivide your to-do list.  Physically divide it into two or three sections to match your life.  For example: Morning, Afternoon, Evening Work, Home, Menu Priorities, Blog, Home Subdividing your list keeps you from having to sort through the list to find the appropriate tasks for what you’re focusing on now. 2.       Color code your notes – but not necessarily … [Read more...]

Pizza Frittata

Pizza Frittata

I’ve seen this recipe in magazines for several years and wanted to try it but never had an opportunity.  I finally made it – with a few modifications, of course.  It’s a keeper! Ingredients: 6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. package) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened (1) 6 eggs ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon dried basil ¼ teaspoon oregano leaves 2 tablespoons butter 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 39

House front view

Painting, painting and more painting this week.  David painted walls, trim, doors and put a coat of primer on the outside of the house.  Remember that peeling paint violation we got from the city? I believe the deadline is this Thursday.  I’m in the process of getting an extension but we did get a coat of primer on the house so we may be out of trouble now. So let’s take a look at our … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 131)

Place Setting August

Well, I went to the store without a list and menu plan – AGAIN.  I couldn’t figure out when to fit it in so when David asked me to go to Target for some odds and ends, I decided that was the perfect opportunity to pick up groceries for the week.  So I did.  At least I had a partial list! Here’s what I managed to come up with from the odds and ends I picked up: 1- Hot Tamale Casserole (NEW) … [Read more...]

Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Post-It to Change a Habit

Post-It Note

Have you ever wanted to break a bad habit or start a new habit but you couldn’t quite do it?  Maybe you didn’t have the will power or the want to.  But maybe it was as simple as forgetting.  I have ADHD so I forget a lot – unless the thing I need to remember is in front of my face.  My husband and I were just talking about this.  He doesn’t have ADHD and can’t believe the things I forget!  Like … [Read more...]