Chicken Giardino – Easier recipe, inspired by Olive Garden

Chicken Gardiano

Two years ago I tried Olive Garden’s Chicken Giardino. This “Grilled chicken and a medley of fresh vegetables, tossed with ruffled pappardelle pasta in a light chicken herb sauce” totally hit the spot! I was delighted to see that Olive Garden actually published the recipe on their website! It has since been taken down. I…

Read More

I finally got a new mattress! (Idle Hybrid Review)

I have been sleeping on the mattress that came with my house for almost five years now. It was a nice mattress, but it has officially reached the point of needing to be replaced. I apologize in advance if this post sounds like an advertisement. I’m just so glad that I am happy with my…

Read More

I never knew how much we needed a Bearded Dragon!

My daughter has wanted a pet lizard for years. When she asked about a bearded dragon, I agreed that it would be a good alternative to catching a random lizard outside. But she already had enough to keep up with between school and chores. Plus, we live in a small town with no good exotic…

Read More

Buckling down in 2020. This will be the year!

I am determined. 2020 will be the year that I make major progress toward getting my finances and my clutter in order! I’m already off to a strong start, having put most of my extra money since Christmas toward paying down debts. This week I finished paying off a our dentist and eye doctor! Phase…

Read More

Cat ate rat poison, now he’s sneezing blood! What the vet did.

Last November, I heard a meow at the door and jokingly said “Well come on in!” To my surprise, a young gray/brown tabby cat strolled in like he owned the place. He was hungry but otherwise appeared to be clean and well taken care of. He even knew how to handle himself around my dog.…

Read More

Spinach Balls

I was looking for ideas to use up some leftover spinach when my neighbor shared this recipe for Keto Spinach Balls. Nobody in my house is doing the Keto thing, but there were non-keto directions too. I adjusted the recipe to match what was in my fridge, and now I’m fine-tuning until I find what…

Read More

Amazon Prime – I finally tried it!

I was close to trying Amazon Prime a few years ago before they upped the yearly price from $79 to $99 and again before they raised it from $99 to $119 per year. As I find myself ordering more stuff online, I have decided to go ahead and give it a try. Justifying the cost…

Read More