Beware the Perils of Plastic

I recently received this article from Bon Appetit outlining why you should NEVER even heat food in plastic in a microwave. If you…

39th Wedding Anniversary

Even though the countdown to this year’s anniversary is on, we will be happy just being together.

The Spotless Giraffe

Have you heard about the spotless giraffe? She was born a couple of months ago in Limestone, TN. She’s already 6’ tall of…

The Dinner Bell

In my household I moved my dinner service time to 6:30 from 7 or later. Does that mean I’m getting old? Or am I smarter in some…

Bridge to Somewhere

My mother had seven children to care for. It didn’t leave her much time for herself. I do remember her saving time for herself in…

Let’s Work to Cure Diabetes

The Diabetes Association tells us that you can’t cure Type 2 diabetes. I have Plan Z dieters who would say that is patently…

My Father the Engineer

To this day, when I face a difficult project I tell people, “I’m putting on my mechanical engineer hat,” and I go at it. Works…

Street Eating

The Taste of Chicago is returning this year for the first time since COVID. It will be in early September, when it’s likely going…

The Critical Difference Between Successful and Unsuccessful Dieters (and People)

Think about the implications and the power of this idea in taking charge of your own weight and health.

A Sharp Knife Can Save a Finger

“A sharp knife is a safe knife.” That seemed counter-intuitive to me when I was young. Sharp knives cut more easily than dull…

Lovely Little Plates

The tradition of tapas in Spain goes back a long way, but today, extends well beyond Spanish cuisine. The whole idea is to have…

Sheep or Cars?

Did you know that Ireland has palm trees? No kidding! I didn’t know until I set foot on the Motherland.

The News

This time of year, is the first anniversary of my husband learning his kidney cancer was gone. Every six months we have to travel…

A Personal Appeal from Zola

It has come to my attention that a drug used to treat diabetes is now flying off the shelves as a weight loss drug.If you (or…

The Only Chocolate You Should Eat

Want to eat chocolate and stay healthy? Dark chocolate is your best choice.

Skillet Curling

There is only one ice rink in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The last open weekend they hold a “Skillet Curling Contest” on the ice. If…

What To Bring To Dinner

When people call me to let me know they are accepting an invitation to dinner at our house, they often follow the “yes, we’d love…

7 Reasons To Eat Low Carb

Resolve to eat smart. Low-carb eating is not a trend. It is a smart solution to weight loss and weight management.

The Most Frustrating Thing About Exercise

The information I’m about to share comes from the National Institutes of Health. They designed a little computer program. It’s…

Celebrate in Style

I have worked hard to find unique ways to celebrate holidays and special occasions. Today I’m offering you a way to make your…