Amazon Subscribe and Save

One of my favorite things is a service that I use each month, Amazon's Subscribe and Save. My reasons for using Amazon Subscribe and Save is first the money that I save, and then for the ability to buy things that I can't find locally. I save money, even compared to Walmart and Target, on over the … Continue reading Amazon Subscribe and Save

One Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice Skillet

  Today, I am introducing you to One Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice Skillet. It's delicious and you can load up with your preferred toppings on your individual plate. One Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice Skillet (Iowa Girl Eats) Ingredients: 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces 1/4 cup … Continue reading One Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice Skillet

Country Curtains

Country Curtains is best known as a window treatment catalog. They also have a website as well as brick and mortar stores. The second generation now owns and operates this 60-year-old company in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. I love this company and have ordered from them since I first got married. Even though … Continue reading Country Curtains

Intentional Ambiguity

In the culture we live in, where everything is marketed and nothing is quite what it seems, ambiguity is pervasive. There may be a variety of reasons for this; one is definitely for self-protection. My husband works in the service industry and has been told that when dealing with customers who are dissatisfied to communicate … Continue reading Intentional Ambiguity

Culina Stainless Over-the-Sink Strainer

I picked up a colander identical to this a couple of years ago. It has been one of the best kitchen "gadget" purchases I have ever made. (I  own two at this point.) A pet peeve of mine has always been draining pasta in a traditional colander then hoping that the cooking water doesn't end … Continue reading Culina Stainless Over-the-Sink Strainer


When I personally hear the word entitlement, I think of a spoiled brat who feels that he/she should be treated in a special way. What I never considered, was that I too could be characterized as someone who felt entitled. Relationally, when someone feels entitled they feel they are due something. They have specific expectations … Continue reading Entitlement

Chopstir Nylon Chopper

I referenced this item, The Chopstir Nylon Chopper, in my post on Taco Tuesday. It is such a great product; I use it all the time. I prefer a very fine texture in my spaghetti sauce and taco meat recipes. Anytime I'm cooking a ground meat whether it's beef, turkey, pork or even ground chicken … Continue reading Chopstir Nylon Chopper