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Everyone needs a squad. WWW.

It has been my experience that every person needs a squad. Your squad is your people. The person or persons you text at 11am when you are stressed about work or the group you cannot wait to share your news with. It is the ultimate no judgment zone, the group hug, and it’s going to be okay feeling. Dogs get it. They have a pack, and it is their version of a squad. A group of people or a person…

Low Fat Lobster Bisque Recipe

Low Fat Lobster Bisque

Just when we thought we could put away our stockpots and dutch ovens, the cool Spring breezes returned. Yet, we are becoming increasingly aware of our waistlines as the hope of shorts and bathing suit weather slowly approaches. Low-fat Lobster Bisque is the perfect dinner or appetizer for those of us watching what we eat. I love lobster bisque and everything lobster.  You can do this the easy way with purchased lobster meat, or you can steam a lobster, remove…

Now I get it.

When I was first married, I could not understand why couples struggled in their relationship in later years. The kids are gone, hopefully on to successful lives, and retirement is looming. You have made it through the hard part. The challenges of raising kids while keeping committed to your relationship are behind you. Children require time, effort, and energy, and I always thought the energy would return to being a couple. Then it happened- COVID and remote working. The kids…

Pasta With Lemon And Ricotta

Pasta with Shrimp in a Lemon and Ricotta Sauce

Now that the holidays are over, we all looking to partake in some comfort food.  As an Italian, I grew up on comfort food, and it did not include unhealthy or processed meals.  This simple recipe can be done in a single pot! How great is that? It begins with great ingredients! The best part about pasta dishes is the flexibility of ingredients. Unlike my French cooking counter-parts, Italian cooking affords the novice chef flexibility and the experienced chef with…

A thank you to Jack’s friends and the end of an era

Last Thursday night, before Jack was preparing to return to the University of Alabama, he invited his friends over for what may be the last time in our home. When your house becomes a home A big house is built to hold a family. To nurture that family, keep them safe and sound, and provide the shape for a home to be created. Since 2006, this house has been a home to my children and a tight circle of friends…