• chicken tortilla soup
    In the Kitchen

    Tasty (and WW-Friendly) Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Sometimes I just get a craving for something specific, and last week it just happened to be chicken tortilla soup. I suggested that the fam run to a local restaurant to satisfy my hunger, but after some research and facing a huge ding to my daily WW points I decided to go with the healthier homemade option instead.

  • new year
    Life as I Know It

    Shakin’ Off the Crazy in a New Year

    A new year. I like the sound of that and all the promise a fresh start can bring! There seems to be any number of resolutions, goals, promises and clean slates that can help guide us on the path to better health, happiness and self-achievement. . . until about early February when the first fun holiday rolls around with its hearts and chocolates.

  • A Berry Good Garden
    Inside & Out

    The Makings of a Berry Good Garden

    I picked fresh strawberries from the garden this week! Okay, so I kind of cheated, but I did pick them and they were growing in my garden. Never mind that my husband bought mature plants full of unripened fruit. I just had to stick them in the ground and watch them turn from a ghostly shade of white to a delicious deep red.