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Small Victories – A new cookbook

I really enjoy reading cookbooks, looking at ideas and photography. So, when I came upon Small Victories I was totally enamored with it.


Each recipe comes with the reason it is a small victory. I love a life full of small victories, don’t you? She gives you the story, then the recipe then some other options for other times you want to prepare.


The beginning of the book, there is a section that explains things you definitely need to cook, like utensils. Three basic knives and the micro planer you see here.


I love the photography also! If you get a chance please look at this cookbook. I would also recommend this for a gift.

Skate Party – Happy Birthday!

Here’s a super fun way to have a great Birthday party, roller skating! Another year has passed and it was my neighbor Josi’s Birthday again…img_7956

It was also her Brother in laws birthday too. Happy Birthday Scott!


That’s Scott’s back, whoops didn’t get the front shot. Her friends from high school were there and from college, from several work jobs, relatives, just a bunch of super nice people.img_7939

Her niece, Oakley!


Her sister!


And her boyfriend!


A fun night was had by all! Just a great idea for a birthday or just a Saturday night!


Spicy Ranch Pretzels


Spicy Pretzels are addictive and so very good!

How to make them?

One cup of Vegetable oil

one package of Ranch dressing

one tsp of Cayenne pepper

one tsp of garlic powder

Mix them all together. Preheat oven to 250. Oh 1 pound of pretzels spread out on two cookie sheets and pour the mixture over pretzels. Bake for one hour to an hour and a half.cayenne-pretzels_exps15766_w101973175d09_07_2b_rms Try it! I promise you will love them.




It is very hard to photograph the moon. It always appears smaller than you think it will. The SuperMoon is super close to the earth.This is the largest moon since 1948, or the largest it has looked.


By the light, by the light of the silvery moon of the moon of the moon. The next time the moon will come this close is Nov. 25, 2034.


Bradley Cooper grew impatient waiting on the front porch.


Hope everyone got a glimpse tonight!

Yeah Burger

unknown This was my first visit to Yeah! Burger, I might have a new favorite burger in town. Holman and Finch burger was my favorite, but today’s burger might change that. I will have to try another visit though.

You can order the kind of meat you would like grain fed beef, or bison, turkey, chicken or two different veggie burgers. You pick your own bread, but the white or whole wheat are Holman and Finch breads, which really make a huge difference. Pick your condiments, and they offer a lot of different sauces and such. Then it’s toppings, like lettuce tomatoes and pickles. You can add bacon or avocado and others. Oh, you can pick your own cheese too.

I picked the grain fed beef on whole wheat with white cheddar, ketchup and yellow mustard, dill pickles, bibb lettuce and tomatoes, everything is organic. You get to pick the temperature of your meat too, I choose medium.  I picked 50/50 half fries and half onion rings.images

The burger was out of this world. The meat was cooked perfectly and it meshed with all the ingredients. Just the perfect amount of ketchup and mustard. The pickles threw it over the top! But wait, the fries are also the best I have had in a long time. (Yes, the onion rings were great too,)

If the excellent food wasn’t enough the service was outstanding. Super super nice.

Please give it a try and let me know your feelings….