Italian Sausage Pie Recipe

italian sausage pie recipe

I have been very fortunate to have many wonderful women in my life. They have been my confidantes; my teachers; my mentors.  They have always been there for me, either to hear me pontificate or to cry on their shoulders and to give me much needed advice in my growing years and even my adult life.

My Mother and my two Aunts fall into that category and have been a great influence on me.  They were the best teachers on being a great Mother, an understanding wife and best of all a great cook.  I watched them cook before I could reach up to the countertop in the kitchen.

Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

homemade chicken soup recipe

Winter is upon us and that means cold and flu season and not to mention blustery cold weather.  What better comfort food to have when sick with a cold or flu or on a cold wintry day, but a delicious, healthy cup of homemade chicken soup?  What makes this homemade chicken soup recipe a little different is the addition of paprika to the broth. Instead of a bland looking hot water broth, this soup achieves a wonderfully lustrous golden color. This recipe is so quick and easy to make too!


12 c water

Light as Air, Fluffy Cheesecake Recipe

fluffy cheesecake recipeI very fondly remember my Aunt Mary who was my Mother’s youngest sister.  She was so loving and caring and a wonderful Mother to her three children.

In fact, she was like my second Mother and I spent many a day visiting her and also spent summer vacations with her.

She loved to laugh and make others laugh and she was a mentor to me on being a good Mother and wife.

Aunt Mary was also a great cook and I learned many a dish from her.

20 Minute Strength Training – Now I’m More Than Half the Man I Used to Be

20 min strength training

Did you know that after a man reaches the age of 35, he loses 1% of his muscle mass every year for the rest of his life? I don’t like to talk about my age, but that means I have lost almost 40% of muscle (you do the calculation) and in a few years I’d be less than half the man I used to be.

That is, until I met Kevin and Karen Dubree, two young and charming entrepreneurs from Chicago who are co-owners of HIT Fitness in Naples, Florida . They practice a revolutionary new training technique called slow-motion high intensity training. Their clients range from 10-85 years of age.

Seniors and New Technology

seniors and technology

It’s difficult for us seniors to keep up with the new technology out there for communicating with others.  But once we get the hang of it we go at with full force.

Take for example, The Computer.

Most seniors are skeptical of purchasing a computer and getting started.  Usually a son or daughter encourages their parent to get a computer so they can communicate by email to their grandchildren who always want to hear from Grandma and Grandpa.  So good ol’ Grannie and Poppy take adult education courses to learn the ways to use a computer.