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Valentine’s Care Package for Your College Student: Homemade Candy Hearts with Mom Sayings

You guys, this is how sure I am that none of my kids read my blog: I’m sharing today the Valentine’s treat I’ll be sending them in a week or so with full confidence that publishing what I plan to do on the Internet will in no way spoil their surprise. It’s ok they don’t read Midlife Rambler, of course. It’s...

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Semi-Homemade Gourmet Gnocchi using Trader Joe’s Gorgonzola Gnocchi

This easy weeknight dinner features Trader Joe's gorgonzola gnocchi turned into a gourmet meal with some spinach and toasted pecans for flavor and crunch. Serve with some crusty bread and a salad by candlelight for a romantic meal or eat in front of the TV - either way it's healthy and delicious and ready in no...

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Chicken and Riced Cauliflower with Mixed Veggies in Trader Joe’s Thai Green Curry Simmer Sauce

So, we're sheltering at home for the foreseeable future. These are scary times for us all, as I know you know all too well. Fortunately, we're well-stocked for food. I realized last week that we would probably end up being stuck indoors for quite a while and went on a major Trader Joe's run.

Filling for Fall: Mushroom Lentil Soup

Fall often doesn’t come to Atlanta until well after the official start date so I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the cooler temperatures we’ve had lately. “Cooler”, of course, is a relative term meaning, in this case “under 85” but I’ll take what I can get. Fall is my favorite season and I’m happy to get an early start on...

20 Tips for Handling Holiday Stress

Looking for tips to deal with stress this holiday season? This post will help you cope with your stress no matter what you have to deal with: overwhelm from being too busy, feeling like you've lost the Christmas spirit, stress from dealing with family over the holidays, feeling run down from doing too much, financial worries...