• Garden Fresh Peach Salsa in Minutes

    two pints of peach salsa sitting on the counter

    One of my favorite things to eat any day of the year is salsa. I eat it with chips, put it on eggs or baked potatoes. Salsa is one of natures perfect foods. When it is veggie garden and farmer’s market season, salsa is also an simple, tasty condiment that you can make in minutes. Let’s explore my simple method for delicious salsa more closely. What Do You Need? To make this recipe in the quickest amount of time with the least amount of work, you need a large food processor. I have an 11 cup Cuisinart Food Processor that…

  • You Are Enough

    How to Redefine the Achievable Meaning of Enough

    Life is a complicated arrangement of thing to do, places to go, and people to care for. Do you ever question if what you are doing is enough? I do! All. The. Time. To combat these feelings, I made ENOUGH…

  • 5 Editing Tools to Improve The Power of Your Writing

        Writing starts with an idea, but Strong Editing is Key to Effective Writing.  Frantz Fanon said “everything can be understood by the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand.” Writing effectively is an exercise…

  • Ideal You: 40 Days of Losing to Gain Something Better

    One day I woke up and said enough is enough. None of my clothes fit. I feel tired and gross. I’ve tried all the normal things for weight loss for going on three years. What else is out there? I…

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    3 Simple Kitchen Tricks to Cut Calories Not Taste

    So you want to cut some calories, but have no interest in eating bland food that resembles cardboard. Me too! I am here to tell you it is possible to cut calories without removing all the tasty goodness from your…

  • Stuffed Cabbage Soup

    Stuffed Cabbage Soup – Simple Comfort in a Bowl

    As a good Polish girl, I love the flavors in stuffed cabbage rolls. But truth be told, I am not a huge fan of the roll itself. To fix this small snafu, I created stuffed cabbage soup. All the delicious,…

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    How Faith Moves Through the Many Phases of Loss and Grief

    Contemplation on the evolution and existence of my faith is not something new. I always considered faith a journey, with the expectation that it would move through high and low points. In my current stage of the journey, I meditate…

  • mom holding baby talking to small child

    How an Empathy Upgrade is a Valuable Parenting Skill

    I am a mom of three amazing children. They are creative, intelligent, loving, and fun. They are also sensitive, loud, obnoxious, and demanding. As a parent, I walk a tight rope as I manage rules, emotions, and the ins and…