My view right now….

I decided on my lunch break to go to this part of downtown St. Paul and take some pictures. The river looks so gorgeous right now. Today just seems like the most perfect day:) The sun is shining, people are out enjoying themselves, and it’s a perfect temp of 75! Get out and enjoy what’s around you. I know I’m guilty of not fully appreciating my immediate surroundings.


The purr of a cat…..

Throughout time, humans have always been fascinated with cats. I grew up with cats and I’m so glad I have one in my adult life. Many people suffer from anxiety and depression. I’ve always thought the purring of a cat helps with that. As I researched, I found that not only does a purr regulate breathing and lowers blood pressure, but, the purring sounds can heal bones faster. How amazing is that? My cat wakes me every morning by sitting on my chest. I feel calm when I hear the purring sound every morning.  Now if I could only get her to do the laundry………


Hearty beef soup!

My mother was always the best at making soup! We had soup coming out of our ears! The soup she made was always very flavorful. So, in her honor, I am creating beautiful, colorful, flavorful soups to warm your soul. Food is more than just to be eaten.  Food is healing,  food is nourishing,  and by creating deliciously healthy food,  I hope to help others make peace with food.  Many people view food as the enemy.  I know I used to. I want to help change the view on food. The emotional aspects of eating disorders is so deep. It took me many years to confront my deep issues with food. It stems way deeper than I don’t want to gain weight. I want to create a healing cookbook. I’m going to use my grandmother’s recipes and my own creations. With the help of the flavor bible,  I will knock your socks off! A friend of mine that works in the test kitchens at General Mills, told me about this book. It’s fantastic! 

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Family baking traditions!

I started it! I got the kids involved and we baked a up a storm! We made brown sugar melt in your mouth pecan cookies, oatmeal cranberry (pomegranate and blueberry infused), and molasses drop cookies! It was soooooo creating this memory. I’ll be the grandma some day cooking with my grandkids,  telling them stories of cooking in the kitchen with their parents!