What's running though my mind comes through in my walk / True feelings are shown by the way that I talk. ~MCA Adam Yauch 1964-2012

Monday, April 26, 2010

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake | Eating Well

Another winner in the quest to feed my family a little bit healthier. I was able to buy the whole wheat pastry flour at my local natural foods store, The Mustard Seed. I used organic cane sugar (like Sugar in the Raw but a bit finer, also from The Mustard Seed) and lowfat buttermilk instead of the nonfat because I couldn't find it (probably should have looked at The Mustard Seed for that, too :) ).

Anyway, the family scarfed it! It was really moist and tasty. My notoriously picky 12 year old even liked it!! I will definitely be making it again.

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake Eating Well

Squee Alert!! Meet Einstein, the world's smallest horse who weighs less than a newborn baby | Mail Online

OK...now this has got to be one of the cutest things I ever saw!!

Meet Einstein, the world's smallest horse who weighs less than a newborn baby Mail Online

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Associated Press: Tax Day rhetoric aside, Americans' bills are lower

The Associated Press: Tax Day rhetoric aside, Americans' bills are lower

Well, well...look at that. Despite the Tea Partier signs, with their Taxed Enough Alreadies and scores of misspelled signs, American's are actually paying LOWER TAXES this year. Hmmmm......

That's ok...they'll find something else to hate Obama for.....

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Eating Well Recipe - Hamburger Buddy

I made this recipe tonight for my family and they all loved it!! It tastes very similar to Hamburger Helper but without the sodium and preservatives, making it well worth the time (about 40 minutes) it took to prepare it. I substituted 1 tablespoon of corn starch for the 2 tablespoons of flour and 1/2 cup of plain non-fat yogurt for the sour cream. Even my youngest ate it and he's pretty picky!! Served with a green salad, it was a great family meal!

Happy, healthy eating, all!!

Eating Well -Hamburger Buddy

Deadliest Catch - Season 5, Episode 1


I have to admit. I got out of the habit of watching "The Deadliest Catch". I still watched it from time to time, but didn't watch it with the voracity that I once did. That was, of course, until Captain Phil died. Now I have to watch it.


There is a certain poetry to it. Watching Captain Phil at the helm of the Cornelia Marie, talking with the other captains stating that he was just lucky to be there, trying to do what is right by his battling boys, all the while the viewer knowing that Captain Phil is already gone.


After I watched this episode, I sat and pondered it. The quote "A life lived in fear is a life half lived" came to mind. If this is true, then Captain Phil truly lived. That man didn't seem afraid of anything, did he? Riding motorcycles, sporting tats, smoking another one even though he knew it's killing him (not that I condone that), and spending most of his life doing one of the most dangerous jobs ever. I mean, Ernest Hemingway himself probably couldn't come up with a better bad ass!!


Captain Phil....I'm going to miss ya!!