Bean Wraps with Smoked Gouda and Pineapple

UPDATE: Eight months later, I'm sharing this recipe at Meatless Monday.  It's a great quick meal at any time of year because all the ingredients are shelf-stable except for the cheese and wrapper; it doesn't use fresh foods that are in season at a particular time of year--unless you live in pineapple country! Don't eat … Continue reading Bean Wraps with Smoked Gouda and Pineapple


Why we didn’t have a Gender Reveal Party

This post is not meant to criticize parents who make different decisions, just to explain our point of view. "Do you know what you're having?"  I am in my last month of pregnancy, and oh, how tired I am of that strangely-phrased question!  I just smile and say, "It's a baby!"  Of course that doesn't … Continue reading Why we didn’t have a Gender Reveal Party

Asbestos Awareness Week

I've been asked to share the link to this site about asbestos and mesothelioma.  Dying to Be Heard explains how asbestos causes mesothelioma, a cancer which is quickly fatal in most people, and tells one survivor's story.  It also explains how to find out whether you are being exposed to asbestos and what to do … Continue reading Asbestos Awareness Week


Saving Money on Sports Fan Gear

We aren't sports fans in our family.  Exercise is good, but we're not much interested in playing sports and even less interested in watching sports. But we live in Pittsburgh, a city with three professional sports teams that are a major focus of the local culture.  We can't help noticing when one of the teams … Continue reading Saving Money on Sports Fan Gear