Category Archives: Freshly Pressed

What makes a friend?

A Relationship Worth Considering…
Thank you, Saania!

The people we choose to let into our lives leave one of the greatest impacts on our hearts. Kenzoku “眷族” is a Japanese word that loosely translates to ‘family’. However, it suggests a deeper meaning: the deepest connection of friendship. It is camaraderie, the family we choose for ourselves. The other day I was marveling over the kinds of people who have stumbled across my life. Then I came to wonder, what makes a true friend?

💜 A true friend is someone who accepts you for who you are. When you are around them, you never have to pretend to be someone you are not. They accept your flaws and love you just the way you are.

💜  A true friend is never envious. They understand that you may have to do your thing, so they do their thing, and you celebrate one another without jealousy or animosity.

💜…

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The Secret

Oooohhh! #Cabbage

I would see this side dish on restaurant menus and would become so excited. #YesPlease

However, when it was brought to the table from the server, my smile would turn upside down the second I would look at it. “Excuse me, what’s that?!”, I would say pointing to the bowl and thinking I was saying it nicely. #SorryNotSorry “That’s cabbage.”, they would reply. Plus, I’m a visual eater, so I did not like what I was seeing. “That’s not cabbage.”, I would say. All the while thinking That’s not my grandma ‘s cabbage!’  It was swimming in a pool of liquid, and soft.  Basically, boiled AND soggy.  Again, thinking ‘That’s not my grandma’s cabbage!’

So, I stopped ordering cabbage at restaurants.

One year for thanksgiving, I stayed up late to cook with my grandma. I was extra excited because I loved my grandma’s food! She didn’t have recipes for me to follow. She just had her eyes, hands and knowledge. #Thanksgiving #CookingWithGrandma

That’s when I learned the secret! Grandma #FriedCabbage #Whaat #WhoKnew #NowIdo


And I add some #TurkeySmokedSaugage  Now side dish to  a meal😃


#MyFavorite

Happy #NationalCabbageDay
#ThisIsForYouGrandma

#TeAmoMuchoMiAbuela

#TeAmoMucho

El Dia del Amor y Amistad 

February 14th comes around once a year. Once a year, love is in the air. Once a year, love is blooming all around you. In the grocery store, on almost every corner, in every  7Eleven, bam! It’s there!  Some people get married on February 14th, because it’s love!

But, in actuality, love is more than one day. It’s every day!!!

🎶 I love me some him   ME! Oh, sure! I love him 

A rose in hand, heart tie and he’s soooo cool.  #Snoopy

 I love all the love I give and receive.

I love popcorn!  I love caramel! I love chocolate! I love all three together:

love-love-love me some popcornopolus !!!😍 

Did I say I love chocolate?!

🎶 My brother, I love ya!

I love my natural curly hair (and the greys in between!)

🎶 Brown skin, you know I love your brown skin 

I love shrimp and #KillerShrimp L❤️VES ME!😉

I love the friendships I’ve formed.  And all the ones to come.

Until then, 🎶 love the one you’re with 

(Starting with YOU!)

El Dia del Amor y Amistad 

The Day of Love and Friendship 

#HallmarkMovie

HallmarkChannel.com

Winner, Winner!

Recently, I had dental work done. My mouth is no longer swollen, but still sore.   I’ve eaten ice cream, homemade mashed potatoes and mozerella sticks.  

#GoodStuff

Oh, and cheese puffs. Those turned out to be a lot more puff than my mouth could take!
So today, 🎶 Im lookin ‘ for a new love.

#RoadTrip

#TakeOut



Winner, winner PIZZA DINNER!

Cheese only because I chewing is a challenge. MovingForward  #ForaWhile 

Happy #NationalPizzaDay

#WineNot
#IsayWineYESS

Jerry’s Pizzeria  was a recommendation and you know what?

#SoGood
#GarlicOil

#ImaFan

Got Milk?

I got #Chocolate

🎶 Loving you is easy because you’re beautiful 😍

#NationalChocolateCakeDay

Join me?

And in case you are wondering, #YES That is a high heel shoe for my cooking utensil to rest. In this case cake, it’s for my fork!😄😜