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Slow Cooker Barbacoa


It's quarantine day [I have no idea] and it's Easter Sunday. Happy Resurrection Sunday to all who celebrate. He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed! What are you doing to celebrate this year? Did you make Easter baskets for your kids or dogs? Are you watching church services online? Are you doing an Easter egg hunt in your yard?

Our typical Easter Sunday would consist of getting dressed up and going to church, a family meal, and an Easter basket hunt for the dogs. This year looks very different ... I am still in my jammies, church services were not streamed online, no dinner was made, and the dogs EB's (Easter baskets) were not put together. It is a complete Easter fail that includes binge watching Grey's Anatomy (currently on season 2), doing laundry, and a little light cleaning. We will indulge in leftovers for dinner instead of our usual rack of lamb, cottage potatoes, green bean almandine, fruit salad, cornmeal muffins, and carrot cake. Leftovers will consist of this recipe I am sharing with you today - Slower Cooker Barbacoa. I made it late last week when I was craving authentic Mexican BBQ.

Hearty Split Pea & Ham Soup


Dear 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine hell was NOT on my vision board!

I don't know about all of you, but I'm starting to feel cooped up and crazy. I don't even remember the last time I left the house ... all of this "home and together" time is more difficult than I ever imagined. I seriously want to scream, cry, throw things - basically throw a temper tantrum, but what good would that do? A mere 3 weeks ago, I was dreaming for time to get things done around the house and now look ... I have all the time in the world. My dream came true, although not the way I had hoped.

Two Years Ago Today …

You left ... and forgot to tell my heart how to go on without you ... As I sit here, tears in my eyes ... I can barely type the words ... they are stuck at the ends of my fingertips like the words catch in my throat. I can't believe it has been two years ... although it feels like an eternity since I saw your beautiful face, touched your soft fur or cuddled your sweet self. The pain and grief lives on like you left me only moments ago. *Sigh*

Warm Sea Salt and Coconut Oil Throat Rinse

Extra, extra, read all about it! The cold and flu season is going to start early and be particularly awful this year – be sure to get your flu shot! WAIT - W-H-A-A-A-T? Is it just me or does the cold and flu season start early every year and is ALWAYS particularly awful? [insert eye roll here …] What we SHOULD be talking about, is how "Big Pharma" continuously scares people into getting flu shots (and other vaccines they don't need) to get our money and make us sick ... now that is news.

Foaming Handsoap


I started this blog over two years ago to share a story … a story of a journey I never wanted to take. A roller coaster ride called, cancer. That…

1-Pot Italian Hamburger Soup

Rain, rain, go AWAY! It has been rainy, chilly and downright gloomy here the last couple of days and to top it off - I have an awful cold! So here I sit ... still in my PJ's, staring out the window and thinking I needed to do something today to get out of this, well ... funk. *sigh*

Cucumber, Lime & Mint Detox Water

I am completely and 100% obsessed with detox water this week. I cannot get enough of this stuff and have made several batches. Each of these detox waters smell wonderful, are refreshingly delicious, have a refreshing taste, look absolutely beautiful and has tons of health benefits! My current favorite is Cucumber, Lime & Mint detox water.

A Year Ago Today … Happy Birthday, Layla!

May 1 was always a big deal in our household. Why? It was Layla's birthday of course! We would celebrate with a doggie cake, ice cream, presents, singing and lots of snuggles! Today is May 1 ... Layla's birthday. She would have been 13 today ... Instead of picking up a doggie cake, going for ice cream, making cookies and opening endless amounts of presents, I am spending it at a cancer walk ... A walk to raise money to fund comparative oncology studies in humans and companion animals. I hope that during those 2-miles with my 20+ person team, that my broken heart can begin to mend. I will be holding my precious babies collar, my husband will carry her leash and my parents will be wearing one of her many bandanas around their arms. I will spend that 2-miles remembering Layla, NOT the cancer.