Simple Salsa Pork and Beans

Here is another Dumping Dinner recipe that is so easy. I really needed it yesterday. We had lunch plans after which we were meeting my youngest daughter, Elena, and her...

Summer Events in SoCal

There's still plenty of Summertime left. Here's a list of events in sunny SoCal.   Orange County Fair Celebrating its 127 anniversary, the ninth largest fair in the country returns!  The lineup...

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Review

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is the third installment in the LEGO film franchise, and to be quite honest it shows. In a faraway land known as Ninjago, young Master Builder...

Not Everyone is Joyful at Christmas: How We can Help

Christmastime can be extremely difficult for those who have suffered a death or loss. Rather than bringing tidings of great joy, Christmas ushers in reminders and...

How to Win Friends and Keep Them

In ancient mythology, there was once a man named Narcissus who noticed his reflection in the still of the stream. He immediately fell in love with his reflection and...

Three Great Bible Apps

You know you're in the twenty-first century when pastors start opening their sermons with "open your apps" to Genesis, chapter... All of three of these Bible apps offer many Bible...

Eating Well No Matter the Season: Healthy Italian Sausage

Eating Well No Matter the Season During this season of feasting, I am always looking for good ways to make healthier choices that don’t skimp on flavor and leave room...

Simple Three Packet Pot Roast

It's been a while since I posted a Dumping Dinner recipe. Here's one for the comfort food category. My daughter, Genevieve, recently posted it on Facebook, and it reminded...

Writing in the Desert—Local Writers Share Their Inspiration

Writing in the Desert by Mary Langer Thompson Writing can be a lonely profession, especially when you live geographically isolated. The writers introduced here live in Victorville, Helendale, Hesperia, and...