Being a part of the Body

We bring different skills and talents to those around us every day. As a Christian, I believe I am part of a larger Body of the church, whose job is to bring our gifts to bear in support of other members of my “family” in good and bad times.  One of my gifts is cooking, specifically…

Day Light Savings Survival

Stay safe and take your time doing things this week.  According to livescience, this week often sees increase cases of heart attacks, work injuries and car accidents.  When I lived in Arizona, it was awesome not having DST.  Alaska and Hawaii also enjoy no time change. So since I’m in Maryland, I’m eating a slice of…

Roasted tomatoes + chicken fat = Best pan sauce

So I had a bunch of bone-in chicken thighs defrosted for dinner but unlike my husband, I have the time to roast chicken and I like food that tastes like something made for people older than 8. I got fresh basil and a pack of beautiful plum tomatoes from Trader Joe’s yesterday and thought roast…

Using Google to Thank a Stranger

Gratitude is important.  Zenhabits did a cool post about Why Living a Life of Gratitude Can Make you Happy. So what does Google have to do with gratitude you may ask? I love Google.  It can help me find a good recipe, come up with ideas to keep my children entertained during this endless winter,…

Snow day!

Wow!  My kids let my husband and I stay in bed until 10am (thanks, Kung Fu Panda Christmas Special on Netflix!).   Woke up to a leisurely breakfast of bagel with cream cheese and salmon (with capers and red onion and tomato), and hot coffee, yes, fresh from the pot, and then off to shovel…