Shrimp Scampi with a Twist

“believe in your own magic” Since Isaiah is between sports, I don’t have to pick up the girls, and only have Maliah on Thursdays. So, I started going through one room at a time, because before you know it I will be back to my normal schedule with the girls. While organizing, I am thinking…

Another Sunday Funday

“do small things with great love” Today will be a day full of family, friends, and a lot of laughter. I love the Sundays when all my children have the same days off. I also invited our best friends, Shannon and Mike, over for dinner. I woke up nice and early to make dessert, I…

Valentine’s Dinner

“love is friendship that has caught on fire” Every Valentine’s Day I would make my family a special dinner. Most of the food would be red. I always make the same roasted red pepper sauce over spaghetti and a red heart cake. This year I was sick, so I had to make it a week…

Dinner for Two

“love the life you live” When Ronnie realized it was just going to be the two of us tonight, he decided to make dinner. He went to Whole Foods on his way home from work and bought fish, ingredients for coleslaw, and purple and white yams. I had the pleasure of watching him make the…

Day 2 with Nyla and Maliah

“granddaughters are the flowers in the garden of life” Another afternoon with Nyla and Maliah, all Nyla could talk about was what experiment she was going to do when she got home. She decided on the same bubble one that she made the night before, again she had bubbles all over the place, she is…

Fun With Nyla and Maliah

“beautiful girls, you can do amazing things” Today, is the beginning of a 3 day sleepover with Nyla and Maliah. Allie and Mia went away for competition, and Isaiah has work and basketball, so I have the pleasure of having them stay here. Nyla has a lot of things planned to do with me; she…

Turkey Chili

“family, friends, food and football” One of the foods we decided to make on Super Bowl Sunday was turkey chili. Ronnie makes chili with all different kinds of meat. Today, Ronnie suggested I make it healthier by using turkey meat. olive oil garlic cloves, minced 2 packages ground turkey 1 to 2 packets McCormick Chili…

Super Bowl Sunday

“the measure of who we are is what we do with what we have” – Vince Lombardi I have been hosting Superbowl Sunday for many years. My dad would always bring his famous hot wiener sauce, he always said it was better than the restaurants. I’ve watched football with my dad since I was a…

A Beautiful Day for a Walk

“an early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day” Henry David Thoreau Today was the day that I was going to start walking again. I haven’t walked since I broke my foot. I planned on meeting my friend Deby. We were going to shop a bit and then on to walking. Well, we…

Mama’s Eggplant Parmesan

“It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember” Another fond memory that I have of my grandmother is her eggplant parmesan. It was my favorite food that she made. I would ask her to make it for me all the time. It was a mixture of all these wonderful tastes. Hers…