Red Parsley Potatoes

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Why Parsley Potatoes Parsley potatoes add color and flavor to your menu. There isn’t much of a recipe for this, but I can tell you how I do it. For starters, you can use any type of white potato – but I like the red potatoes because the skin gives color to the dish. I usually peel white potatoes, but if you get potatoes with thin skins, you can probably leave the skin on – … Read more

The Other Side of the Story

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Assuming the Other Side. He glowered at me as I stood in my driveway.  “I know more about this than you do. I’ve talked to Donna and to Annie, and they have told me what’s going on.” To start with, I never told him I knew anything. He assumed I did because of my friendship with the person involved. In addition, Donna lived in Oregon, Annie lived in Alabama, and I was in Virginia. Neither … Read more

Recessive Sins – and What to Do

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What is a Recessive trait? A person with a recessive trait inherits it from both of his parents. For example, blue eyes are a recessive trait. For my kids to have blue eyes, both their father and mother must carry the blue-eyed recessive trait. My father had blue eyes, but my mother was brown-eyed, yet she carried the blue-eye trait, as evidenced by my blue-eyed sister and by the fact that I have blue-eyed children … Read more

Simple Chicken Pot Pie – by the Gallon

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Down Home Comfort Chicken Pot Pie Some foods are healthier, tastier, and more appealing if they are made from scratch. This dish is one of them. No preservatives, no extra sodium, and plain good real stuff – that’s what I’m talking about. You’ll need to buy chicken, cook it and then remove the skin and bones. Be sure to save that delicious real broth. You’ll want to use real butter and some flour. Choose skim, … Read more

When Other Parents Have all the Answers

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Those other parents. On the outside looking in, it’s easy to see how other parents should change the way they parent. It’s easy to condemn them and point out their flaws. That’s what we tend to do, especially if we are insecure in our own parenting or are experiencing an empty nest. We give subtle (and not so subtle) hints and clues and wonder why those parents can’t get it! The trouble is that other parents don’t walk in your … Read more