Pro Tip: WordPress

Be sure to have the right blog selected in your account settings so that people will be able to find you easier when they click on your links when you comment on their posts.

Visit here to check your settings to see what blog you have as your primary blog for people to access on your dashboard.

It will reduce frustration and will increase your visits.

Tomato Rice Skillet Casserole

This is what we had for dinner tonight, it was yummy!

The Soup Diva

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend*
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup quick rice
  • 1 regular can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated/shredded cheese*

Brown ground beef in skillet with lid (iron skillet works well but is not essential). While beef is browning, put onion flakes in small bowl and add about 1/4 cup hot water to rehydrate. When beef is done, stir in onions, garlic, and seasonings, then dry rice. Add tomato sauce and half the cheese, then sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Place lid on skillet and bake at 300 for 30 minutes.

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*You may also use Southwest seasoning instead of Italian. Cheese can be any type you prefer (for the version pictured here, I stirred in 1/4 cup grated Parmesan and topped with 1/4 cup shredded Italian blend).

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Flirting vs. Being Friendly

I am thinking about the difference between flirting and being friendly. Can you be friendly without it coming across as flirtatious. Perhaps its possible to get the wrong idea about ones social engagement with other people. At my age I don’t think its appropriate to flirt with someone much, much younger than myself. When I see older folks flirting with younger folks it comes across as creepy. I am married so out of respect to my wife I don’t flirt or something like that. What do you think?

To Import or not to Import

I am thinking about bringing all my Tumblr posts here to WordPress but I am not sure about it. It seems like having a new blog with a fresh start and the challenge of creating new content for a new audience is a good thing. Some of my posts from there has been copied here. If you want to explore more visit to see my past stuff. What have you done?


Is something that says its simple really simple at all. Doesn’t it take a lot of thought into making something simple therefore making it complex. All the steps one takes is a process that can take a lot of time. Simplicity is something most people desire but is it worth it? I guess it depends on what you are doing and how to go about doing it. Simple can be complex at times.

Happy Pentecost Fellow Believers In The Christian Community


Pentecost is a Christian holy day commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament of the Bible. Grace and peace to all who observe this day.

Marking A Milestone

It’s important to mark milestones. Anniversaries, birthdays, deaths, job starts/losses and life transitions are all things that we measure time by. Especially when your blog reaches a new follower count or you have made 500 posts. Celebrating and observing those times in your life where important things happened can help you remember and treasure everything that is going on with you.