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My ‘Cement’ Diet

I am choosing today – April 27 – to celebrate as the 1 year anniversary of my diet.  I know just about everyone is on some kind of a diet – but, how many people do you know that are on a ‘cement’ diet’?  Yes, I said cement . . .  just like you buy at […]

Sandcastles

We ended up going to the Port Aransas Sand Fest with my brother-in-law and his lovely wife over the weekend.  The weather was very ‘iffy’ when we left but by Sunday it was blue skies and sea breezes.  Just in time for the judging.  If your idea of a sand castle is a couple of […]

Quick Get-aways – Antiques, Wildflowers & Tractors

I’ve always thought that April and October had the best weather for being outdoors here in Texas and this April is no exception.  David and I totally enjoyed our trip to the Round Top Antiques Fair a couple of weeks ago and are always looking for a get-away we can see in a day.  However, finding interesting events is not always […]

Belgian Waffles – ‘No Sugar Added’

What could be better than a bowl of  fresh strawberries?    How about a lightly toasted waffle topped with vanilla ice cream, glazed fresh strawberries, and whipped cream.  We like to think of  this concoction  as our own special take on ‘Belgian Waffles’, and we love them for breakfast, dessert,  mid-afternoon snack – or any other time for […]

Sugar-free Apple Strudel

Sunday mornings are pretty quiet around here. Usually consisting of a light breakfast and coffee on the deck. A ‘lite’ breakfast for us is sometimes Apple Strudel – sugar-free of course. You can bake it the night before and re-heat in the microwave. Do not put the glaze or powdered sugar on until you are ready […]