• “Tummy Trouble” dealings and musings

    “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”

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Darkest Secret

Depression. Some people throw the word around like candy at a parade but it is nothing to be taken lightly. It can become debilitating. It’s a nasty disorder that could potentially push someone over the edge. Literally, the edge when life becomes death. Everyone handles their depression differently. Some seek professional therapy or counseling, which … Continue reading

For Better, For Worse

“I take you to be my lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part.” Traditionally, these words, or something close to them, are said at every wedding. In … Continue reading

It is What It is

That little girl from yesterday Filled with hope, promises and dreams Has long since been replaced After all, nothing is what it seems No, she didn’t ask for it She saw her life a different way But that candle’s no longer lit The world gets a little darker each day She puts up a front … Continue reading

Face Off

If I wrote a book with all the things that I’ve had to deal with over the course of my 30 years, it would be so thick no one would want to pay for the paper to publish it. Paper, like everything else these days is expensive you know. The current struggle I’m dealing with … Continue reading

Pigeon Please

My dear “wifey”, who has made my life more meaningful in the last year than I could ever express, has taken to telling me certain quotes to lift my spirits the past few months. The most recent thing she’s told me seems to be a testament to how both of our lives are currently going. … Continue reading

Love is…

Now, I am by no means a “holy roller,” “Bible thumper” or anywhere close to what most would call religious. I struggle with faith. Always have. After all, what God would punish an 11 year old with such a bad hand? But, I digress. With all the sh** that my life has dealt me, both … Continue reading

Pork Tenderloin Cordon Bleu

As with most home cooks, my cravings usually determine what I cook. This time around, Swiss cheese is the dictator. I like chicken but, grow tired of it quickly. So I thought why not pork? I’ve never had or seen this recipe before. I’m sure however, it’s been done numerous times over. Either way, this … Continue reading

Tempura Chicken

Once again, those blasted cooking shows, specifically cooking competitions, have dictated a new recipe. I kept seeing fried this and Asian inspired that. So my brain went to tempura. Lucky for me, I had all these ingredients on hand and this little gluten free gem was born.   Tempura Chicken     Ingredients   Vegetable … Continue reading

Pork and Veggie Stir Fry

The first step is to admit you have a problem. I have a weakness for cooking shows. I’ve yet to find one that caters to my particular needs but, I like it that way. I have fun turning recipes into Gluten Free and financially sound treats for me and mine. This is the perfect example … Continue reading

It’s All About the Benjamins

It’s been what seems like forever since I’ve shown myself to the online world and I sincerely apologize for that. Most of you know all too well how hard life can be. We usually find a way to persevere but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy process. My downward spiral started when I realized the … Continue reading

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