Marinara Spaghetti Sauce


This week I made the BEST red sauce I’ve ever had! That means I need to get it written down so I can do the SAME EXACT THING next time!! That’s something my Sweetie started soon after we were married when he was afraid my random way of cooking  would hinder me from repeating a recipe that became a favorite. Add that to blogging, and I started writing down the haphazard ingredients I “threw” together more often. 🙂

So here’s my fabulous Marinara Spaghetti Sauce:

1 lb of cooked ground beef

20 oz of marinara sauce

1 tsp tomato paste for a richer flavor

1 tsp crushed garlic

Dean and Jacobs Parmesan Bread Dipping Blend (This is a fantastic seasoning for red sauces!)

1 Tbl grated parmesen

Add everything to the pan, stir and heat through until the color deepens, cheese melts and the sauce bubbles. Serve on your choice of pasta (we love it on capellini and tricolor rotini), and top with a bit more Parmesan. Yummy. Enjoy!! :>


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Ballerina in the Making


A few weeks ago my adorable little Ballet, Tap and Irish Step student took her first official ballet class! It was amazing watching her little talented self listen to the teacher and get distracted by the other students. : >


I love her teacher! A good mix of structured, correction and encouraging. Perfect! You see, I’m very persnickety and need her to have a great teacher so she can flourish. Yay for great teachers!!


This day her latest pair of ballet shoes were too small and her green, wet hair was slapped up into a messy bun. But by the next class, she had shoes in her size and a real bun again!


Sigh…I adore this girl…and that top picture is my FAVE!! She’s been listening!!  Happy Monday everyone!! : >

Modest Monday: Orange Flowered Skirt


Yesterday I pulled out an old Bass skirt i bought on clearance several years ago for church. I haven’t worn it for a long time, and my still newish necklace (and earrings) from Amy Inspires Connor on Etsy matched perfectly!  I paired the skirt with an old white tank top from a thrift store and my white cardigan from Ross.

My brown sandals and Flexi Clip finished off the look, although I’m really tired of wearing my hair up for three years straight in this hot drought! I’m so bored with hot hairstyles and clothes!!


I tried a new pose this week, then noticed in reviewing the photos, that they didn’t look much different, except that only one leg shows! Haha! C’est la vie. Ah well, at least we have a new setting. : >



Of course my eyes are even extra squinty than normal. Once again, ah well, what’s a girl to do?






Have a great week and enjoy some summery outfits! And if you missed my “Why is Modesty Important” post from last week, HERE it is.


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