10 Easy Steps to Stop the Thanksgiving Frenzy Right Now!

10 Easy Steps To Stop The Thanksgiving Frenzy Right Now

It’s officially Fall and this is when I usually start my Thanksgiving Dinner planning. I know it may seem a little early but when you plan on hosting a large crowd for dinner it does take a little strategy beforehand. If for nothing else, but to save your sanity! There were years I hosted Thanksgiving dinner for 60 people plus a few additional people I came across who had nowhere else to go. I don’t think anyone should be by themselves on...

Simplify Wednesdays #16

Simplify Wednesdays Link Up

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to Simplify Wednesdays! I really enjoyed reading all of your posts last week and had a great time meeting ya’ll. We have incredibly talented bloggers sharing with us so make sure you stop by and give them a visit and a comment too! Last week was a bit hectic here in the country. We’ve been finishing up some remodeling on the house and I have been extremely busy writing new content for Simplify Life With Mrs....

French Inspired Pear & Brie Pastry

French Inspired Pear & Brie Pastry

When I was in France many moons ago I had the pleasure of feasting on some of the most blissful foods. However, if I had to pick my favorite it would be the pastries. I hardly ever eat sweets but there was something about the buttery pastry crust, the sweet/tart flavor of the fruits paired with a creamy, savory cheese that sent me to Heaven. Alas, I returned to the States sans pastry and sans baking skills (sigh) … Until...

Mushrooms Stuffed with Sausage & Cheese

Mushrooms Stuffed with Sausage & Cheese

This is my go-to recipe when I’m entertaining or invited to a potluck dinner. It never fails, no matter how many I make they are always one of the first to go, usually before I’ve had the opportunity to savor some myself. But, I got wise and always make a few extra to eat before I put them out on the table lol. When selecting mushrooms for this recipe, choose ones with medium caps for best results. Using a mixture of Cremini and White Mushrooms...

Simplify Wednesdays #15

Simplify Wednesdays Link Up

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to Simplify Wednesdays! I really enjoyed reading all of your posts last week and had a great time meeting ya’ll. We have incredibly talented bloggers sharing with us so make sure you stop by and give them a visit and a comment too! With Fall upon us, I’ve been thinking about the holidays lately. This time of year can be a little daunting for Empty Nesters especially if your children are states away and can’t make...

Apple and Cinnamon Tartlettes

Apple and Cinnamon Tartlettes

Fall is on the horizon and that means apple season is upon us! Here is a super easy dessert that you can make all season long. These Apple Cinnamon Tartlettes are delicious warm out of the oven topped with French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or Whipped Maple Cream . They also make an excellent addition to a Fall Potluck! I’m sure they will be a hit with young and old alike. This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend and...

Seared Ahi Tuna with Black & White Sesame Seeds

Seared Ahi Tuna with Black & White Sesame Seeds

When I visit Charleston, SC I usually leave early in the morning so I can meet the fishing boats as they come in for the morning. I walk down to the docks to see what “The Catch of the Day” is and purchase some of the freshest seafood you can find directly from the fishermen. On this particular morning, I spotted some of the best looking Ahi Tuna I have ever seen! It was a must do for me because...

Does Midlife Dating Make You Terrified? Actually You’re Not Alone

Dear Mrs R Does Midlife Dating Make You Terrified? Actually You're Not Alone

Dear Mrs. R – An Advice Series for Women of All Ages I am so excited to bring you another installment of Dear Mrs. R. I truly value all of my readers and your support has been amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! In an effort to protect my readers privacy, I will refer to only a First Name and Last Initial when posting to Dear Mrs. R. So, please do not worry about your confidentiality as...

Spark The Magic With 9 Awesome Fall Date Nights You’ll Love

Spark The Magic With 9 Awesome Fall Date Nights You'll Love

Fall is a great time to start new date night traditions, don’t you think? After you’ve been married for 20, 30, 40 years it seems that the typical date night consists of dinner at a favorite restaurant and a movie. You have done this same date night routine for years and, well, it just seems like it has lost its magic. It has become a routine. A routine is not magical it’s boring, very boring. Now don’t get me wrong, I love trying...

Simplify Wednesdays #14

Simplify Wednesdays Link Up

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to Simplify Wednesdays! I really enjoyed reading all of your posts last week and had a great time meeting ya’ll. We have incredibly talented bloggers sharing with us so make sure you stop by and give them a visit and a comment too! This weekend was a sad one for me. My nephew is having a particularly hard time with life matters recently. It makes me sad to see my adult child go through such tough...