Fresh Corn Fritter Recipe

southern corn fritters on a skillet using fresh corn on the cob

This fresh corn fritter recipe is loaded with corn right off the cob. Add red onion, parsley, and plenty of cheese to the mix for a crispy outside and flavorful inside! Cheesy corn fritters are a vegetable, right? So, I am trying to eat more vegetables but it’s hard.  I don’t have any desire to snack on them and I’m … Read more

Easy Hamburger Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Hamburger Beef Stroganoff on a plate with parsley

This easy hamburger beef stroganoff recipe takes 20 minutes to make and is a huge hit with the teens. Cooked ground beef is seasoned, tossed with cooked pasta, and made creamy with sour cream and cream of mushroom soup.  Add fresh parsley to garnish if desired. Total comfort food that will feed a hungry family.   Tips for Making Homemade … Read more

Whatever Happened to Common Sense?

Whatever Happened to Common Sense?

I seriously am starting to fear for the future of this country. Whatever happened to common sense? Human being seem to have lost all sense of logical thought and the downfall of humanity is sure to follow. We have manufactures putting labels on coolers that tell parents not to put babies in them. Someone gets burned by hot coffee from a … Read more

Kitchen Table Memories to Last a Lifetime

Kitchen Table Memories to Last a Lifetime

Our kitchen table is starting to show it’s age.  The grout between the tiles is getting dirty and harder to keep clean.  There are paint stains from art projects gone wrong and initials carved into it from a small boy who knew better but couldn’t help himself.  It isn’t quite big enough for us any more and on more than … Read more

Labels Belong on Boxes, Not Children

I was at the meditation center with my 14 year old daughter last week and we were looking at a bulletin board for upcoming meetings.  We saw a flyer advertising an LGBTQA meeting taking place the next week.  My daughter told me that it should really read LGBTQA+.  The PLUS was for people who didn’t fit into any of the … Read more

To Judge is Human. To Keep Your Mouth Shut is Polite.

There are a lot of opinionated people in this world.  To find them, all you have to do is scroll through Facebook for a few minutes.  People on Facebook have opinions on all sorts of things and they are more than willing to share them with you.  Whether you want those opinions or not.  See a good recipe?  Bet there … Read more

The Politically Incorrect Way to Deal with Your Picky Eater

The Politically Incorrect Way to Deal with a Picky Eater

Before I start what is probably going to be a very unpopular post, let me just make one point.  I understand that there are a few kids ‘on the spectrum’ or who have ‘texture issues’ that really do have medical reasons for being a picky eater.  However, America has significantly more picky eaters than any other country.  Medical reasons for … Read more

A Successful Child Questions What Parents Teach Them

Teaching our children

Do you feel that a successful child needs to grow up with the values that you teach them? Last weekend, my 15 year old son was confirmed into the Lutheran church.  After 4 years of confirmation classes, he was thrilled to finally be able to stand up in front of the congregation and make a commitment to God and the … Read more

Things that are NOT ruining your marriage

I’ve been married for a lot of years.  So many years that I admit that I frequently forget exactly how many.  I often have to look at the embroidered wall sign my sister made for us to remember the exact date we tied the knot.  We’ve been married long enough that taking out the trash is a romantic gesture and … Read more