Love Is.

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. – Ann Landers

Creamy Gnocchi with Ham + Peas.

Who doesn’t love cream, cheese, ham, and bacon? There is really no combination of those ingredients that would yield anything except heaven. Besides, this recipe also calls for gnocchi which are thick, soft dough dumplings that may be made from semolina, ordinary wheat flour, egg, cheese, potato, breadcrumbs, and/or cornmeal. Trust me on this one,…

Rise From It.

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. ― Maya Angelou

Templar, ESO.

Templars harness the power of the light and the sun its self to support their fellows in combat and burn their enemies. The Templar is the only class in The Elder Scrolls Online that has a large selection of heals at their disposal, making it the natural choice for those who love the healer role….

All The Shades.

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental…

Coq Au Vin.

If you asked me to name a dish I’d eat repeatedly, it would be this one. This incredibly warming meal is like a delicious hug in bowl and when the weather turns cool, it makes the entire house smell like home. But, what I also look forward to, is the process of cooking this meal….

Be Right Back.

Hello, all. I am taking a short hiatus from Earthen Love to recover from heart surgery. Wishing everyone love, light, and happiness. I will be back online before you know it.


Do not be discouraged by the distance you still have to travel. Instead, appreciate how many “life miles” you have already covered. Your struggles have changed you into a stronger and better person. Don’t let anyone dissuade you from blooming into the person you are meant to be. Keep walking. — Dodinsky

Love What You Do.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with…

Chicken Cacciatore.

Chicken cacciatore may be one of the most perplexing dishes I’ve ever encountered. As far as I can tell, it doesn’t really exist. I know that sounds nuts, because of course chicken cacciatore exists. But, after analyzing dozens upon dozens of recipes, what I’ve come to realize is that there is no single common thread…


Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard…

Homemade Bath Bombs.

If you love taking a bath — and really, who doesn’t? — you may have been intrigued by the lush displays of bath bombs on sale at your favorite department store or pharmacy. These fun and fizzy additions to your bath typically come in every scent, color and shape imaginable. They also tend to be…