• Grandma Howitt’s Potato Salad

    AKA: the only kind worth eating! I don’t tend to gravitate toward just any potato salad. Homemade or store bought: I’ll have a bite or two here and there, but I can definitely skip it all together. Unless it’s Grandma Howitt’s potato salad – then all bets are off and move outta my way! I will have seconds…possibly thirds…and I’m not sorry about it! I know many others who feel this way. In fact, at a wedding where we knew a large batch of this potato salad had been contributed for the meal, we insisted the gals on dinner duty bring it out for us (before the other variety had…

  • Notice, Pause, Listen & Act

    Confession: I’ve felt a little haunted the last couple of weeks. Not over what I’ve done, but over what I didn’t do. I can argue that I already have a lot on my plate (truth), and that there already isn’t enough time in a day to get it all done for my own family (truth), or that I did nothing because I simply didn’t know what to do (truer words may have never been spoken). And while all these things are true, let me tell you this:–I noticed.–Just because I didn’t know what to do doesn’t mean nothing needed doing. I noticed a man who was possibly in need…but I…

  • Shrimp Tacos

    It would be a bold face lie for me to tell you that adjusting to a Celiac diet has been a walk in the park. I’ve managed and for the most part it hasn’t been terrible. I was a pretty healthy eater prior and have always done a lot in the way of cooking at home. BUT, replacements for things just aren’t the same (even if they come close) and sometimes a girl just wants a quarter pounder with cheese, fries and a dr pepper from McDonalds. And when you just can’t have it: it sucks. I think the whole “you can’t” adds fuel to the fire of that psychological…