Minimalist Thinking and Zucchini Pizza Bites

These Zucchini Pizza Bites are made with pepperoni, but just as good served Vegetarian. A great little garden snack!

Zucchini Pizza Bites | Reluctant

This past weekend we cleaned, purged, worked in the yard, and on home improvements, like wild, crazy people. We’re on a mission to get stuff done around our house. Do you ever feel that way? Maybe it’s the fresh air that we’re experiencing, after a month of heavy, thick forest fire smoke hanging over our valley, where quite honestly, we didn’t feel like doing anything!

Zucchini Pizza Bites | Reluctant

The more space you have …

Saturday the neighbor girls came over, and we picked zucchini and tomatoes from the garden. I love how they are my little helpers. I let them play as I go through boxes of stuff, paperwork, clean the cupboards, stuff in the attic, closets—our house is not huge, but let me tell you, the more space you have, the more junk you acquire.

4 Spontaneous Entertaining TIPS with Vegetarian Zucchini Corn Chili

Vegetarian Zucchini Corn Chili |

Spontaneous entertaining sometimes is easier than planned! This past week we gathered with our friends for a last-minute meal, and I served a Vegetarian Zucchini Corn Chili made with BUSH’S Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, with a large salad and fresh crunchy bread. Are you like me, agreeing that...

A Sister “Staycation” at Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon

A Sister "Staycation" at Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon |

Recently my sisters and I went on a Sister “Staycation” at Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon, where we also enjoyed a visit to Waterstone Spa. Follow along for an inspiring post and details of this fabulous resort. A few weeks ago, my sisters and I traveled a very short 15...

When the Good Stuff Happens with Roasted Salmon & Succotash

Roasted Salmon & Succotash |

This Roasted Salmon & Succotash is an easy, one-pot meal using summer corn and green beans. Easy entertaining! A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.–Elbert Hubbard I was feeling a bit overwhelmed in the kitchen, about 20 minutes before...

Our Kids Will Leave Us and Banana Muffins with Hemp Hearts

Banana Muffins with Hemp Hearts |

Our kids will leave us, but they’ll come home again! Today I’m sharing my thoughts on empty-nest plus these delicious Banana Muffins with Hemp Hearts recipe! Yesterday morning, my husband and I sat outside in the Adirondack chairs, drinking our favorite Storyville coffee and eating Banana Muffins with Hemp Hearts....