Pimento Cheese, Not Your Grandma's Spread

Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam.  I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out.  It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…

Plum Good BBQ Sandwiches

In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days.  The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards!  Have you exercised lately?  With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…

Shingles Vacine and Treatment

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again.  If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it.  Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal.  The Read the full post…

Vegetarian Tacos are muy delicioso!

There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…

Midyear Health Check

Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten.  It's time for a health reality check.  First of all, how is your health lately?  If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful?  Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…

Vacation Lessons For A Healthier Life

  I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart.  Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation?  If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect.  But Read the full post…

Bits and Pieces of a Pre-holiday Week

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on December 11, 2009 ]

It has been an interesting and busy week. My post is late due to cookie baking and a Christmas band concert. I’ve been cramming in something every minute of the day and I know you are too. While eating lunch Wednesday, I read an article in Time magazine about chefs finding ways to get skinny. Read the full post…

Confession of the Year – Mocha Punch

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on December 8, 2009 ]

If you have been reading my blog, you know I sometimes confess our weaknesses. We are not perfect in our quest for good health and I wouldn’t want you to think we are. So here it is: we host an annual Christmas cookie party! There, the truth is out. It is quite a decadent affair Read the full post…

Portion Control and Christmas Shopping

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on December 4, 2009 ]

Right away you are wondering what Christmas shopping has to do with portion control. Maybe nothing for most people but if I had stayed home this morning to write as usual, I could have avoided alot of frustration. Two and a half hours of shopping yielded zero presents. However, some people tend to overeat when Read the full post…

Brain Aneurysms

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on December 1, 2009 ]

Sometimes, despite our best efforts at taking care of ourselves, something really traumatic occurs. This is the case with one of our friends, who suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm just before Thanksgiving. Phillip didn’t smoke, exercised every day and ate a healthy diet. So, through no fault of his own, he is now in intensive Read the full post…

Wishing You All A Happy Thanksgiving – Tortellini Soup

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on November 24, 2009 ]

My only post this week will be brief. I’m hoping everyone takes the time to relax and truly enjoy the holiday. Laugh with your friends and family, sleep late, get some fresh air and put aside your troubles for a day or two. Taking the time to truly connect with others is just as important Read the full post…

Thanksgiving Menu (Quick Stir Fry From Leftovers)

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on November 19, 2009 ]

Thanksgiving meals require plenty of advance planning. First you have to plan the menu based on the number of people coming and whether others are bringing food. Then you have to make a shopping list from all the recipes and worse, do the shopping. Hopefully, someone is helping and you are not alone in this Read the full post…

Holiday Pie Primer – Pumpkin Creme Brûlée

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on November 18, 2009 ]

Just a quick post today on our favorite holiday pies to give you something to think about and one recipe solution. My favorite Thanksgiving pie is pumpkin and my kids wouldn’t consider it Thanksgiving without it. They particularly think one of my sisters has to make it to be good. That may be due to Read the full post…

Thanksgiving Feast – Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Turnips; Cranberry Jello Salad

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on November 17, 2009 ]

Yesterday I woke up to the fact that NEXT week is Thanksgiving. Sometimes I think an upcoming event is still weeks away because I’ve been thinking about it so long and our life is so busy. This week I will post some of our favorite holiday recipes and most of them do not qualify as Read the full post…

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