Gluten Free (or not) No Yolks dish

This is one of those open the fridge, pull things out and hope for the best.   And if I do say so myself this was seriously tasty! Although I would've like a few more ingredients such as maybe some peas and tomatoes, I figured what I had was a good jump off point. Ingredients: 2 Onions 3 carrots 1 box baby spinach Veggie Chicken substitute (obviously you can use regular chicken) Garlic Salt Pepper Basil Parsley Oregano 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVO) or butter 4...
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Vegetarian Cabbage Casserole with Quinoa

 "Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all" ~ Harriet Van Horne Rainy, cool, dark days like this I find myself seeking these creature comfort foods.  But then with my European upbringing any excuse is a good one for cooking.  :)  Ive done regular cabbage rolls which are pretty much the same as this but as everyone knows it’s quite a tedious undertaking to make them.  And really of course the casserole tastes just as great and is the same thing with a whole l...
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The journey of self discovery

Please indulge me while I clarify that personally in my life do not refer to my parents as my “Adoptive parents”; they are my “parents”.  I only use these terms throughout my posts so that you can follow the bouncing ball. ;)  From here forward I will use A.D. for Adoptive Parents, B.P. for Birth Parents. I mentioned in a previous post that I do not recall a time that I did not know I was adopted, but this is worth repeating.  I say this because over the years of doing adoption reunions there...
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Rock Glen – A great day trip!

From the waterfall he named her, Minnehaha, Laughing Water. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow So who doesn't look for nice day trip getaways?  I think we all do and I'm happy to share this one with you.  I hadn't been here in quite a umber of years and last weekend I was looking for something to do outside of the usual things that seem to take up the weekend.  So off to Rock Glen it was but not before making a stop at this great little find in Forest.  Ill post about that soon for you!! R...
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Mothers Day…my perspective.

There is no other gift as great as that of your mother.  To have a “present” mother and one that takes you on the journey of mother and daughter is what every girl deserves.  At times the woman who births you isn’t the same one that nurtures you, supports you, shows you your value…your worth and drives you to be the best you that you can be. Whether you are a biological, adoptive, step mother legal guardian or otherwise; if you are the female figure raising children it is through you that t...
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Living together; fighting cancer together: The Battle begins…

  It has certainly been a test of time, patience and self-restraint over the last few weeks; ergo my being a little elusive with my blogging as of late.  As much as I try to go with the flow and try to understand and put things into perspective as they arise; I can not seem to do it when it comes to the one thing in life that has no prejudices…Cancer.  Over the course of the years this disease has taken my family members and friends along the way….both 2 legged and 4.  I would gander a gue...
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Gluten Free Crunchy Oat Bars (do not need to be gluten free if you prefer)

I've been know a time or two to cook when stressed (just a time or two ;) )  Truth be told it is an amazing stress reliever and something that I love to do.  So poking around in the kitchen certainly isn't a hardship for me. This is my first go at these and they turned out amazingly tasty1  If I was to change one thing that would be to not roll them out quite as thin as I did...close but not quite.  It just resulted in them cooking a little quicker than anticipated and I really prefer things ...
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Apple and Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait

Sorry I missed last weeks blog post; the hosting site was down for days and then I spent the week playing catch up.  But here we are back up and running and thanks for your patience! Now for this Apple and Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait.... Oh my word.....yummy, decadent, sinful and yet healthy...imagine that!    It takes a little bit of time to do but let me tell you it is well worth the work!  I did up extra so that I had some in the fridge for the few days to follow.  This is a great breakfast...
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Make Fireflies That Really Light Up

Hope you kept your little plastic Easter eggs!  Here's a really cute craft the kids will love! Makes for great evening Easter egg hunt! These fireflies are super easy to make. Just pop a flameless LED tealight into a plastic Easter egg. You don't even need glue! Poke holes through the egg with a thumbtack to insert the pipe cleaners. The eyes are drawn onto white sticky labels, and the wings are silver duct tape. Quick, easy, and totally cute! Another  idea is to use glow sticks inste...
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EASTER SWEET TREATS

As promised in my last blog post here are a few cute Easter ideas for you and your little ones. My mom always said "Don't play with your food"; I say "Go for it!"  ;) I'll be posting one more soon but it is an after Easter craft.  So if you have things left over while prepping for Easter that you think are disposable dont throw them away just yet! Have fun! EASTER BUNNY CUPCAKES:  T Two different variations on the theme. Ingredients/Materials: Cake mix Canned icing/frosting Foo...
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