My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

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A Healthier Version of Peach Pie

“What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease.”
~George Dennison Prentice (Food Quotes)

Ingredients for making peach yogurt taste like peach pie

A few rather simple ingredients to boost a peach yogurt beyond its container.

Something new from the home non-cooking front.  My current yogurt obsession is Great Value’s Peach Lowfat Yogurt.  (I buy the four pack, so mine looks a bit different than what’s pictured on the site.)  It’s cheap, available in my area, & has stats comparable to other brands; not to mention it has a great texture & flavor, & actual bits of peach in it.  Not a lot of fruit yogurts can say that. Continue reading


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My Idea Of Cooking…

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”
~Julia Child~ (Cooking Quotes)

ingredients rounded-up for my pumpkin & yogurt breakfast

Here are the ingredients for my usual breakfast: pumpkin, yogurt, cereal, & spices; yummy, healthy, & filling!  AND I never have to turn on the oven or stove:~)

Here you may witness my usual dish to “cook”.  This is my usual breakfast, & as close to real cooking as I intend to get today.  I’m limited to what is on hand, & there is nothing inspiring on hand I want to work with, so voila!  This is what you get today:~)  It’s tasty, quick, & easy, plus filling & good for me.  I always feel good after I eat it, satisfied & light – if that makes any sense. Continue reading


Sunday Supper: Baking Without Starting A Fire – Yeah, I Did It!

“Are you casting asparagus on my cooking?”
~Curly Howard~ (Cooking Quotes)

Fudge Brownies with Pumpkin loaf

So it’s actually Monday morning now.  And sure, brownies & corn muffins aren’t so much supper as a dessert & a side, or bread, or whatever the civilized masses would consider it, respectively.  But This is my blog, & you get what I give you when you get it.  And you’ll like it! Continue reading


Things I Would Totally Share With You Because You’re Awesome!

“Claim your happiness; dance to your own music”
~Gloria in LA~
(quote from a Dove wrapper I keep on my fridge)

Dove quote wrapper I keep on my fridge.

Here are a few foods I love because they are tasty & kinda good for me: Continue reading