RECIPE: Spare Me the Prep-Time Ribs

These recipes are the concoctions of (fictitious) cartoon comic chef extraordinaire, Sherri’s neighbor and cooking mentor, Chef Chumley.  Chef and Sherri are happy to bring them to you on Wednesdays and Fridays. *** Beef, good. Easy, good. Delicious, good. While the marinading of this sweet, delicious dish needs to be done well in advance, and [...] Go to Post




Exercise Weekly Challenge #2: Keep on Stretchin’!

Flexibility is a key player in exercise performance. When you are flexible you can increase the intensity and speed with way more ease, which gives you a better workout. Plus, it reduces the risk of injury. I often fall short of stretching after a hard workout. Many times happy to have just completed my exercise [...] Go to Post




Weekend Round-Up: Exercise, Week #1

How was your week?  These summer weeks sure seem to fly by! This week was one of my favorite challenges, Stair Down (& Up). I love this challenge, and usually try to integrate this into my life as often as possible.  In addition to being a great way to get extra exercise, sometimes taking the [...] Go to Post




Recipe: A Favorite From Around the Web!

Once in a while, we’d like to feature a recipe that we’ve tried out and enjoyed immensely. One doesn’t have to live next door to a famous Chef to discover new recipes! The internet is so full of great recipes and when we come across an easy one, we love to pass it along to [...] Go to Post




Recipe: Hot Hen with Lemon Perfume

These recipes are the concoctions of (fictitious) cartoon comic chef extraordinaire, Sherri’s neighbor and cooking mentor, Chef Chumley.  Chef and Sherri are happy to bring them to you on Wednesdays and Fridays. *** Perfuming is a cooking technique that uses “aromatic herbs and spices to increase or improve the fragrance profile of a food. The [...] Go to Post




Exercise Weekly Challenge #1: Stair Down (And Up)!

One of the easiest ways to get in some exercise is by simply using the stairs. This act is many times ignored out of sheer laziness. The convenience of just pushing a button or standing on an escalator exceeds the desire to get into shape. That is why this week I am making a vow [...] Go to Post




Weekend Round-Up, Procrastination Ends & Exercise Begins

This week we conclude with the month of Procrastination. While I feel like overall I’ve made a bit of progress in Procrastination Prevention, this last week was a lot less successful. I was out visiting family on the East Coast. It was difficult (read: pretty much impossible) to fulfill this week’s Weekly Challenge to Plan [...] Go to Post




Recipe: Livin’ La Vida Lentils (aka Minty Red Lentil Soup)

These recipes are the concoctions of (fictitious) cartoon comic chef extraordinaire, Sherri’s neighbor and cooking mentor, Chef Chumley.  Chef and Sherri are happy to bring them to you on Wednesdays and Fridays. *** I was going through my kitchen cabinet the other day and noticed that we had stockpiled a lot of red lentils. What [...] Go to Post




Recipe: Golden Flakey Cigars

These recipes are the concoctions of (fictitious) cartoon comic chef extraordinaire, Sherri’s neighbor and cooking mentor, Chef Chumley.  Chef and Sherri are happy to bring them to you on Wednesdays and Fridays. *** Often people light up cigars to celebrate special events, such as a birth, a victory or a business success. When somebody just [...] Go to Post




Interview with The Happiness Project author GRETCHEN RUBIN

Gretchen Rubin is a blogger and author of many books, including the #1 New York Times and international bestseller The Happiness Project and its bestselling follow-up Happier at Home. After attending Yale Undergrad and Yale Law School, Gretchen originally began her career as a lawyer. She was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sandra [...] Go to Post