Coconut Cream Boiled Sweet Corn on the Cob

For a taste of something new and different this summer, try boiling corn on the cob in sweet coconut cream, and with just a touch of organic, virgin coconut oil added to the pot. The subtle taste and aroma of coconut is reminiscent of one relaxing on a tropical beach, basking under a coconut tree. It really is very delicious! The coconut cream lends a very distinct flavor, and the tender corn kernels are sweet and pop with every bite....more
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Coconut Cream Boiled Sweet Corn on the Cob

For a taste of something new and different this summer, try boiling corn on the cob in sweet coconut cream, and with just a touch of organic, virgin coconut oil added to the pot. The subtle taste and aroma of coconut is reminiscent of one relaxing on a tropical beach, basking under a coconut tree. It really is very delicious! The coconut cream lends a very distinct flavor, and the tender corn kernels are sweet and pop with every bite....more
I love corn on the cob! And this is such a great idea (of course) to change it up a bit. Always ... more

On Father’s Day I Recognize and Celebrate My BFF

This month of June, 2013, we’ll celebrate another Father’s Day. So I would like to recognize my husband, a hardworking man of integrity, and my “Best Forever Friend.” He has also been a devoted father to our children. They would attest to this....more
Such a beautiful post! :)    Huggies! more

What Does Your Computer Avatar Say about Your Personality?

An avatar is a real life digital photo or any graphic image (cartoon or otherwise) used to create an alter ego—an image or illustration meant to represent you. It is commonly seen alongside a user’s post, for others to easily recognize the owner/author of that post. Therefore choosing the perfect avatar, the ideal picture, certainly goes a long way in establishing a connection (a one-on-one feel) with the reader/visitor. So what does your “computer avatar” say about you to others? ...more
I actually loved that first photo,you look so confident and beautiful. :) My hope is that the ... more

Buying Homes: For the Greed of Money or Love of Living

In California, for a family trying to buy a home (be it condo, townhouse, or detached single family home) in the Bay Area—Eastbay, North Bay (Napa, Vallejo, and San Rafael), South Bay, Peninsula and San Francisco—for example, is nothing short of needing a miracle. How are families able to compete with investors who are offering cash and/or astronomical moneys, offering as much as double what a house is listed for? It suddenly becomes a bidding war, and a couple with a modest salary and a worthy down payment does not stand a chance!...more
It is harder to get mortages to buy houses in Sweden too nowadays, compared to a few years ago. ... more

I “Made the Cut” and Donated 12-Inches of My Hair

Well, I did it; with a commitment of a promise “I made the cut”! I went to the hair salon and did willingly gather all the beautiful long strands of my hair into a clump and had it cut—12 inches of it, in fact—and donated my long-time pride-and-joy to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. My contribution of love to a movement that campaigns to create free wigs—using real hair—for women that have been affected by hair-loss due to cancer treatment. Today I proudly stand with the many thousands that have already contributed to this awesome and charitable cause....more
Wow! That was so brave and wonderful of you. It must feel quite different not to have all that ... more

On Easter I Celebrate the Resurrection of My Savior

With Palm Sunday right around the corner, celebrating Easter is on my mind. This Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, I will gather with mi familia and celebrate our Risen Lord; we will color hardboiled eggs, give our grandchildren candies and chocolates (that we hope and pray will not give them cavities), and finally sit together to a fine meal where we will hold hands and together give praise and heartfelt thanks for God’s gift to us, Jesus, His Son—The Sacrificial Lamb of God....more
That sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate Easter. I wish you and yours a truly beautiful and ... more

Roasted Yam & Spam Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Spam and yam, roasted, served over a bed of fresh greens, and drizzled with homemade maple vinaigrette. An odd combination, you may undoubtedly notice. And, well, yes, it is, but very delicious, if you like Spam that is. This salad is very distinctly salt and sweet, but the combination really works wonderfully together....more
I have ever tried spam, but I am actually curious about it. Hehe. This recipe sounds very ... more

A Selfless Act: Donating My Long Hair for a Good Cause

I have been contemplating the idea of cutting and donating my long hair to an organization for cancer victims. I love my long hair, and have been growing it out, with the occasional trim, for the past five years. It measures, extended, 13-inches in length from the nape. And since the appearing greys in my hair are not yet obvious throughout the majority of my long strands, because the organizations prefer the hair not be grey, this would be the perfect time to donate my locks. Now the question remains: To what organization do I give my hair?...more
What a great thing to do, Virginia. I don't know much about what causes you can donate to, but I ... more

A Wanna-Be Farmer but Never a Butcher

We’d raised our beloved chickens from the time they were bright yellow little fuzzy-balls, and we kept them well fed and wholly healthy. And when the time was right we even enjoyed gathering and eating their freshly laid eggs. Rich delectableness! We also planned to enjoy cooking a variety of chicken recipes: fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, chicken on the rotisserie, flesh smothered in butter and sage. Why, the recipes we came up with were mouthwatering and endless. Alas, we quickly found out that we just couldn’t eat our beloved chickens to save our lives!...more
I would be just like you! No way I could kill any animal, even though it might make sense in my ... more