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This is a group where we can sit back and enjoy chatting with each other rather than on the recipes. Hopefully in return this will free up some of the recipe comment sections of unwanted chatter.

Thanks and have fun!!!


By Susan Feliciano
Thursday, June 25 at 12:03 PM
New Group: Heart Healthy Menus
Come join me in discovering ways to prepare your favorite meals in a heart-healthy way.


By Rose Mary Mogan
Jun 9, 2015
For quite a few times, (and that is being conservative) this week every time I try to post a response to a comment, my comments disappear, and the page says "PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED"", YOUR COMMENTS WERE UNABE TO BE POSTED. What is going on, and why is this continuing to happen. Has it been happening to others or just a select few. That is how I feel that I am being monitored for my comments. This disappearing of comments and taking 3 times as long to post a recipe is enough to work any ones nerve. I will wait to see if tis goes through.

What is Enough

By manhal rashdan
Jun 6, 2015
I don't know anyone who hasn't wished for more than they have or at least, very few. And, those few who said they had enough were usually people who had already lived a full life and amassed a substantial amount of money so they never had to worry about paying their bills or living the way they wanted.
To have enough for some people never comes.

They never seem to be happy with what they have always moaning about somebody they know who has more money, or a bigger house, or a newer car, or who goes on regular exotic vacations. For these people, I am truly sorry.

They have missed a great deal that life has to offer by seemingly looking for more to make them happy. But, I doubt that happiness will ever find them no matter how much they have.
Happiness Beyond Wealth
For others, having enough means that they live comfortably; they live a lifestyle that befits their monetary means but this does not mean that they suffer.

These type of people do not need the newest of everything being quite satisfied with a car that may be used and a couple of years old just glad that they have a dependable automobile to get them to where they need to go.

It means that they enjoy a back yard BBQ just as much as if they were flying off to an exotic destination. They spend quality time with their family enjoying the comradeship and the little quarrels that spill over from time to time.

They go to bed being grateful for what they have.

New Recipe!

By ali Bresnahan
Jun 3, 2015
Hi everyone, haven't been around in a long time, hope you all are well...we've been through lots of changes here - including that Dennis broke his hip and is still recuperating...
We've moved! Still in Maui, of course...but now we live in the downstairs apartment of my daughter's house! When her tenants decided to move, she gave us the opportunity to take the place, and is it ever beautiful. It's larger than our previous place, with a gigantic yard - it's two bedrooms instead of one, and - get this - we each have OUR OWN BATHROOM. Such a luxury! Anyway, other than Dennis being ill, and also retiring - things are going along ok.
Just posted a yummy recipe, I made it last week and we couldn't get enough of it, so I'm doing it again. It's turkey chili - it's in the crockpot now, I'll take a finished picture when it's done....check it out!
Love to everybody. xox ali Ali's Crockpot Turkey Chili

25 pearls of wisdom

By manhal rashdan
May 27, 2015
1-If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.
2-Age is a high price for maturity.
3-Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic.
4-Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
5-If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you have never tried before.
6-My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
7-Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
8-It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
9-For every action, there is an equal and opposite government programme.
10-If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.
11-Bills travel through the post at twice the speed of cheques.
12-A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
13-Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.
14-Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it.
15-No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes.
16-A balanced diet is a biscuit in each hand.
17-Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
18-Middle age is when broadness of mind and narrowness of the waist change places.
19-Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.
20-There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.
21-Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.
22-By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.
23-Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.
24-Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.
25-Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.

Pantry Meal Day

By Susan Feliciano
May 26, 2015
Let's play Pantry Raid, and come up with a meal from your pantry.
Here are the rules:
3 or 4 items from your pantry
1 item from your freezer if needed
1 item from your refrigerator if needed
You can use any seasonings and oils or fats you have on hand for preparation

Here's mine:
1 package mac 'n cheese mix
1 can Spam, diced
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can green beans
1/2 an onion, sliced
1 package chopped mango

Prepare the mac 'n cheese according to package directions. Add in the diced Spam and bake in a casserole dish for 25 minutes.
Sauté the onion in some olive oil. Drain the green beans and add to the skillet. Add the diced tomatoes (drained or undrained, your preference). Heat through and season with salt, pepper, oregano, and thyme (or your choice of seasonings).
Thaw the mango. Serve in sherbet glasses topped with cinnamon sugar. Add a little shredded coconut if you happen to have any.

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another rainy day

By Diane C.
May 25, 2015
Yet another rainy day on North Texas. We've had sooo much rain, Noah was spotted around town looking for a place to build another ark.
The animals at the zoo were starting to form a line.
One of the the local businesses has panel trucks with changeable letters on the sides. One of his trucks read: You wanted rain. You got rain. You're welcome, GOD.
A local church has posted: Would whoever is praying for rain, PLEASE STOP!!
You ask a child "What color is the sky?" and they hold up a gray crayon.

Memorial Day