Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas from Montana

Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas from Montana

Wong’s Place – The Blue Menu

Wong's Place -- The Blue MenuWong’s Place – The Place to be in Tempe

I could hardly wait to eat at Wong’s Place. My friend Celeste calls it “unequivocally the best unassuming Chinese restaurant in Arizona.” And Celeste knows Chinese food. Truly, she doesn’t remember a time in her life when Chinese food wasn’t front and center. As a baby Continue reading

Give Thanks

Give ThanksGive Thanks for Unknown Blessings Already on Their Way.

Native American Prayer

We increase our joy, create loving relationships and improve our health through the simple act of expressing gratitude. The more we give thanks, the more we have to be thankful for. Continue reading

Journey of the Heart

Journey of the HeartChanging My Focus for Awhile

Whether developing, testing and writing recipes, taking photos or teaching cooking classes, my focus these past two years has been on creating my next post. What a great two years. I’ve totally enjoyed the entire process Continue reading

Yellowstone Park in Spring – Video

Yellowstone Park in SpringWe Camped, We Hiked, We Ate, We Enjoyed

What a wonderful time of year for camping in Yellowstone Park. Blue skies, lush green meadows, numerous bison herds, elk and bison calves, wildflowers, rushing rivers, long days of sunshine, frosty mornings, erupting geysers. . .and the list goes on. This short video of our camping trip celebrates spring as we enjoyed it this past week in Yellowstone National Park. Continue reading

Kitchen Knives & Cutting Boards

Kitchen Knives & Cutting BoardsTwo Most Important Kitchen Tools — Kitchen Knives . . .

We just returned from a family trip to Arizona, including almost a week under the warm Tucson sun. Working in our VRBO kitchen gave me an understanding of why so few people enjoy cooking. Case in point, the wooden knife block Continue reading

A Thanksgiving Quiz –The Thanksgiving Legacy

A Thanksgiving Quiz with AnswersThe Legacy of Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving Quiz took a bit of time to develop. So it’s rather discouraging to have just discovered that the story of the early relationship between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans is only loosely based on historical facts. Continue reading