Tasty Tuesday Happy New Year 2019!

Hi Friends! Happy New Year, 2019!I wanted to pull some of my favorite recipes for this special day as many of us want to put our best foot forward to a healthy and happy New Year!

I want to take a moment and thank my friend Maribeth Schmidt who provided the pictures for the Strawberry Smoothies, and the Chicken Soup. We had so much fun that day and we drank a whole lot of smoothies! Maribeth loves to do food photography and she is excellent at it! I love watching her work. If you would like to see more of Maribeth’s work, you can find it here: Maribeth Schmidt Photography

So let’s start with a beautiful chef salad!

A chef salad just hits the spot when you are really hungry!

It is the salad that eats like a meal!

This recipe also includes a recipe for a vinaigrette dressing. If you would like to see the recipe for this luscious chef salad, click here.

Next, let’s look at a recipe for chicken soup, one of my absolute favorites and so easy!

This is a house favorite. It’s like good medicine when you are tired and weak.

It does not disappoint!

If you would like the super easy recipe for this homemade chicken soup, click here.

Next up, a tasty treat that helps take the edge off hunger in a very sweet way! Easy Pink Fluff Salad!

Just 4 ingredients! That’s the way I like ’em!

This was inspired by my friend Crystal Gallagher, an excellent cook, and friend.

If you would like to see the recipe for Easy Pink Fluff Salad, Click here.

And finally, super easy and delicious Strawberry Smoothies.

These are so delicious and refreshing!

And pretty guilt-free!

If you would like the recipe for these easy strawberry smoothies, click here.

So now we begin the journey of a New Year! Many of us have been reflecting over 2018 and looking forward to 2019, some with great anticipation, and some with a sigh of relief. Life is such a fascinating journey, sometimes both wonderful and extremely difficult at the same time. My mom and I were discussing it just today. You grab on to those golden moments and savor them. You navigate the rough waters, hopefully with the help of family and friends. Life is beautiful and unexpected all at the same time. And it’s a gift. As we go into 2019, I wish you joy and peace, fun and adventure, laughter and love! And I hope that this year and each coming year you will discover that this really is Your Favorite Chapter!

Love Always,


Look back with wonder at how far you have come. Look forward with faith in how far you will go.










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