Making Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread

I've said it many times - I love bread.  Not the white store bought stuff but homemade, good for you bread.  My recipe for Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread is loaded with healthy fats, fiber and vitamins from the pumpkin, not to mention whole grains. I even replace some of the oil with applesauce to keep [...]

Simple Roast Chicken

A roasted chicken is a simple yet totally satisfying meal. Just a bout everyone likes chicken.  And you can do so much with it - leftovers can make another whole meal or just  a sandwich, or use the carcass for soup or stock. Freeze left over meat for potpie, hot sandwiches,  or taco's. I decided [...]

25 things to do for your cat

Equal  time this column for cats!  We addressed dogs last time. Cats are a bit harder, because they are much more used to being alone, and doing things on their own terms.  Still, you can do some good beyond the basic needs of shelter, food and water. Cats like to investigate, crawl into things, and [...]

25 good things to do for your dog

For many of us, our pets are a vital part of the family, almost (or really) like children.  And while we may met their basic needs of shelter, food and water, I think there are a lot more things that might elevate their lifestyle. Most dogs breeds were invented for a reason, and usually that [...]

Can You Ignore Technology?

My last column dealt with enjoying nature - getting outside and really listening and looking at your surroundings. My husband sparked another thought this week when he said "It doesn't matter where I go, I see kids and many adults on their phones typing away, even when they are walking".  Technology has taken over our [...]