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16 Weeks to 70: Week 6 Challenge

Of all the challenges thusfar in my ’16 Weeks to 70′, this was hands down the MOST DIFFICULT. If you want to check out some of my other previous challenges, click here! It Just Happened Spontaneously Our granddaughter, Salem, came to spend a few days with us in our Colorado […]


16 Weeks to 70: Week 5 Challenge

Let me give you a heads up as to why this week five experience was a real challenge for me. Hope this helps with understanding where my brain was… Setting the Stage for the Challenge Growing up in Southern West Virginia, the mountains of Appalachia, in a coal mining small […]


16 Weeks to 70: Week 4 Challenge

What makes this week four a challenge in my 16 weeks to 70 series? Well, for me, (and these are my challenges I’m creating for me!) several things. But, if you don’t want to read on, just scroll down to the bottom of this page and watch our video! The […]

challenge 3

16 Weeks to 70: Week 3 Challenge

OK, to some of you reading this post about my challenge, you might be thinking, ‘So, what’s so challenging about this?’ Hey, as I said starting out with the 16 weeks to 70 challenges, a ‘challenge’ is specific to the person. What may be a  piece o’ cake for one […]

16 Weeks to 70: Week 2 Challenge

If you know me, you know that I don’t slow down. I mean even my boys have said many times, ‘Mom, do you ever sit and just chill?’ I don’t know. It’s in my DNA. I’m just always an ‘Energizer Bunny’ as my brother has always called me. Since birth. […]


16 weeks to 70: Week 1 Challenge

If you know anything about living in the mountains of Colorado, then you appreciate the strain on breathing at high altitudes. I mean some stores even sell oxygen to go. Just in case you get super winded hiking, biking, skiing and sometimes just climbing steps. After living in the Rocky […]

70th birthday

counting down sixteen weeks to seventy

Sitting here at my computer, my little fingers are really having a hard time getting started with this post. It’s not my usual post. I mean when I talk about food, post a new recipe and write something about it, my fingers fly on the keyboard. Not hard to get […]

soto ayam

soto ayam with sambal sauce

There’s a beautiful story behind this Indonesian Soto Ayam with Sambal Sauce. A couple of years ago I went to China, Hong Kong and Singapore. In Singapore, I met Candice who’s known as ‘The Gluttonous Temptress’. OMG, she showed us the most amazing food in Singapore over several days including […]

the summer table

Summertime. Such a glorious season. Summertime and the living is easy so George Gershwin’s song goes. We know though for some summertime isn’t easy living but maybe the busiest season of the year. Think farmers. This is when they adhere to the saying of  ‘make hay while the sun shines’ time. […]

tasting singapore

tasting singapore

Tasting Singapore! Sometimes dreams do come true. And, what I mean is I’ve always dreamed of going to Asia. Visiting China and Singapore. And, now I’m heading there!! Not only will I meander for days in Shanghai, Bejing and Hong Kong, but I’m going to get to experience some exclusive foodie […]

clash of the grandmas

clash of the grandmas

OK, I admit, I’ve never really thought of myself as a ‘grandma’ in the traditional sense. I mean, yes, I loved and adored my paternal grandmother, Alice, whom I was named after. Much of my cooking was inspired by spending hours on end in the kitchen with her. And, I […]

moroccan veal kefta

This moroccan veal kefta is a sponsored post~Cedar Springs Veal. #ReVEALingExcellence All of the content and opinions is strictly my own. Growing up, I never really had the chance to eat veal. Just wasn’t available in the hollers of West Virginia where I was raised. Sometimes I think being ‘deprived’ of […]

World Food Championships Training Tips~~Packing & Playing

Oh, yeah, it’s getting closer and closer~~there’s a combination of exhilaration and angst—nagging ‘anxiety’ of the unknown…pumped excitement for the known! A lot of luggage and boxes are going to be packed.  Boxes and luggage containing all the secret weapons for creating the killer dishes of competitors in each of […]

A Temporary Depression~~Facing Defeat~~Huge Vulnerability

A Temporary Depression

Cooking contests are brutal…you never know what’s going to turn on the judging panel or turn them off.  Probably the Mack daddy of the cooking recipe contest circuit is the ‘Pillsbury Bake Off’—this year, 2013, is the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off.  I’ve never entered it before, and decided to get out […]