Now here is a recipe that has a very few ingredients, takes minutes to prepare, is healthy for you and can be prepared either grilled or sauteed!   

What more can we ask for? What is it? Our springtime favorite: ASPARAGUS!


Awesome Asparagus

1 lb. bunch thin asparagus
2 T. olive oil
2 T. melted butter (not margarine)
salt & pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese


Sauteed: trim off thick end piece of asparagus.  Place asparagus in b...

April 22, 2016


You don’t have to go to an Italian restaurant to have this delectable dish, make it at home and enjoy ... and watch the compliments come your way...bon appetit
Chicken Parmigiana

3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 chicken cutlets (about 11/2 lbs. total)
Salt & Pepper
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups tomato sauce of your own choosing
1/4 cup olive oil


1.    Heat broiler. Combine breadcrumbs and Parm...

April 8, 2016

Two of my girls, one who gets in trouble constantly and one who has never done anything wrong in her life, came running to me during our free time in a complete panic, kind of the way siblings would run to a parent after one hurts the other: with one running to tell and the other desperately pleading their case. 

The one girl (the one who always gets in trouble) is completely covered with chalk dust from her knees to her nose...

April 8, 2016

This is the first column that I prepared for the NC News on March 5, 2010.  What a “great ride” it was, and I am looking forward so much to be a part of the NC Gazette now!


Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s Chicken Divan

4 de-boned chicken breasts, cooked
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 - 10 oz packages frozen broccoli (cooked)
½ cup mayonnaise
l/4 tsp curry powder (optional)
l/2 cup bread crumbs tossed with 2 T. melte...

March 24, 2016

The Reading Roadshow brings materials from the New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library to your front door.  

If you or someone you know lives in Olive Township and cannot visit the library due to age or disability, Reading Roadshow may be an option for delivery of library materials.

Homebound Olive Township Residents who have a NCPL library card in good standing or are eligible for a NCPL Library Card may request services....

March 24, 2016

As parents and teachers, sometimes we let the stresses of adulthood get the better of us. We often set very high and sometimes unrealistic expectations for our children and students. When met, these expectations make our lives, as adults, a little bit easier. However, we often forget that although easier for us, this can be very difficult for the kids.

These ‘10 Commandments of a Child’ was shared with me this week and althoug...

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