Vegetarian: Black Bean & Mango Tostadas

Here is another family favorite. Enjoy! Print Vegetarian: Black Bean & Mango Tostadas Author: Heather Serves: 4 Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  15 mins Ingredients 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 scallions, white and light green parts, finely chopped ½ teaspoon chili powder ¾ teaspoon salt 4 8-inch flour tortillas 6 ounces … [Read more...]

Welcome to the World Little One…

  My baby sister (by 10 years!) became a mom for the second time yesterday afternoon, giving birth to a beautiful baby girl. I wanted to tell her how proud I am of the woman and mommy she has become. Her husband, son and new daughter are lucky to have her in their lives. Thank you for allowing me to share in those precious first moments of your baby girl's life (photo is of me holding my new … [Read more...]

Mystery P.I. San Francisco Computer Game Review & GIVEAWAY (3 WINNERS!) [CLOSED]

     New from Spin Top Games... Mystery P.I. Stolen in San Francisco.   From the Press Release:   SpinTop Games, a division of leading casual game developer and publisher PopCap Games, today announced the immediate availability of Mystery P.I.™ Stolen in San Francisco, a new "hidden object" puzzle game set in the Golden Gate City. Stolen in San Francisco is the latest addition to the immensely popular, award-winning … [Read more...]

CrazyDog T-shirts Review & GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]

    Looking for something unique, funny, or plain 'ole outrageous to wear?   Check out CrazyDog T-Shirts! From the website: 7 years ago, CrazyDog Owner and CSO (Cheif Snacking Officer), Bill, started CrazyDog as an eCommerce project in the dark dorm room hallways of Ithaca College. Forgetting to … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday… Is it Halloween yet?

Emma tried on her Halloween costume and wouldn't take it off. She can't stop talking about candy, baskets and eggs (eggs?... umm, that's Easter :O). … [Read more...]

Black Bean Burgers Recipe

Black Bean Burgers Recipe As some of you may know, our family has decided to start eating more healthy. This includes eating a lot more fruits and vegetables, eating a lot less high fructose corn syrup, avoiding white starches and for two of the family members, avoiding meat! Yes, my husband and oldest are vegetarians. Myself? I still occasionally eat meat, but for the most part... nah. This has challenged me to find new recipes that are, most … [Read more...]

Time Keeps on Slipping…

You know the song... Time Keeps on Slipping by the Steve Miller Band. Oh, so true. Things have been happening around here that remind me daily that my children are no longer babies, that time is slipping through the hourglass faster than it's supposed to. My oldest is starting her SECOND year in college (HOW can that BE?), Josh is starting Jr. High... next year is his Freshman year... WTH?? Emma has begun "beginning reading skills" and tries to … [Read more...]

Cucumber love… Cucumber Salsa & Gazpacho Recipes

Cucumber Salsa & Gazpacho Recipes I blogged earlier about our home garden experience so far. I think we've done fairly well, with the small exception of our dearly departed tomato plants (I think it finally got too hot for them). We are experiencing a nice large crop from our cucumbers and have found a couple of cucumber recipes (which I will share below) that aren't so bad! In fact, we actually LOVE the cucumber salsa! My husband came … [Read more...]

Kids Say (and DO) the Darndest Things…

Over the past year Emma has said and done some of the CUTEST things. I try to share these with friends and family on Facebook.I thought I would share with you, too... Enjoy! quote for today... "EMMA! Get your head out of the potty!"April 14, 2009 at 1:53pm Emma's new quote: we were eating meatloaf and I told her to take a bite of her meat... "It's not MEAT... it's HANNAHBURGER!"April 24, 2009 at 11:26pm here's one for you... THREE times … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday…

What else is there to do on a hot day?   … [Read more...]