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Grape Salad

Happy Spring! This cool, creamy grape salad would be a great addition to your upcoming Easter dinner or the lazy days of summer days ahead. This recipe serves 10 people, but it can be easily halved. You can substitute “lite” or “reduced calorie” dairy products and use less sugar if desired. The sweetness and crunch…

What to Do, What to Do…

No Pickleball.  No Petanque.  No Bingo.  Even the Library is locked!  What’s an active senior to do to fill the hours?  And don’t say “Watch TV.”   What could be worse than six weeks of “reality” shows, political commentary, soap operas, or Fox News?   Not much, I assure you. So, what can we do?  Step back. …

WHO? (World Health Organization)

It’s Not a Hoax.The Corona Virus.  The name alone sounds like a beer commercial, but it’s not meant to be funny. While there are around 160 Florida residents who tested positive for the virus, according to the latest news. This number differs from national figures due to where the person was located at the time…

Destination – Mackinac Island, Michigan

Have you been there?  To the Jewel of the Great Lakes?  For centuries, visitors have found this national landmark to be the ideal vacation spot. No chain hotels. No cars. This is the place for world-famous Mackinac Island Fudge, historic Fort Mackinac, diverse dining and unique shopping. Awe-inspiring sunrises and unforgettable sunsets will open your…

2020 Health Awareness Calendar

National Sleep Awareness Week Mar 1-7One of the biggest tools we have to fight health conditions is the power of human connection. That’s why awareness months, weeks, and days are so important: They rally us together to spread awareness and show support. Educational and fundraising events are often held at these times to create a…

Lifestyles Created Issues

When you pick up Tata Westover’s memoir Educated (2019) you better be ready for quite an experience.  Tara’s story begins in the mountains of Idaho and makes its way to Cambridge University. Tara, the youngest of seven children in the Westover family lived an entirely different life than most us reading her book.  She was…

Galati’s Family Restaurant

I received several recommendations to give Galati’s Family Restaurant a try. We arrived “early” as recommended, about 5:00 p.m. on a Tuesday. It was good recommendation because about 6:00 p.m. is was pretty busy. It is nice they have enough seating for larger groups to dine in. The décor has a lot of nostalgic pictures…

8 Can Mexican Chicken Soup

It’s certainly winter in Florida! One day it’s 55 degrees and 85 the next! When the temperatures drop I look forward putting a pan of soup on the back burner to simmer.  The easier the better! This recipe for 8 Can Mexican Chicken Soup fits the bill.  It’s easy to substitute items according to your…

What’s In A Name?

Thank the good Lord that there is a couple of States before Iowa. I don’t know about you, but I am sick to death of hearing about Iowa. So instead, let’s look at a highly nutritious State (as long as you don’t load it up with butter, cheese and sour cream) – Idaho. Unofficially known…