Welcoming in 2021…

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Hello, sweet friends…

It’s Thursday early afternoon as I write this week’s blog post…the first week of 2021 has been lived…

most of the Christmas decor taken down…

lovingly tucked away…

wanting to maintain a cozy vibe…

I decided to keep 2 trees up…

transitioning the main tree to a Valentine’s tree. I told Joe that my Valentine’s tree will become our new Christmas tree. (giggle)

The point being that this year Id like to build a whole beautiful life from the smallest of moments making each day count the most.

What’s Cooking?

Often on Sunday I prepare a salmon dinner. I’ve experimented with several recipes and this simple yet delicious recipe seems to be our favorite.


Creamy Dill Sauce

  • ▢ 1 large side of salmon or 4 to 6 4-6 ounce salmon fillets
  • ▢ salt and pepper, to taste
  • ▢ 1 lemon, thinly sliced, plus juice of 1 medium lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • ▢ 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • ▢ 4 tablespoons honey
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • ▢ 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • ▢ 1/3 cup mayo (i use reduced fat)
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill, plus additional for topping
  • ▢ 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • ▢ milk to thin, as needed


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil. Season salmon generously with salt and pepper on both sides and place on prepared pan. Fold foil up around the sides slightly to create “walls” around the salmon to keep the juices from running out.

In a small bowl whisk together melted butter, honey, juice of lemon, garlic, and dried dill. Pour sauce over salmon. Add sliced lemons over salmon. 

Bake for 15 minutes, then broil for 3-5 minutes until edges begin to darken.

While salmon is baking, prepare the sauce by stirring together greek yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, dill, and pepper. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture is very smooth.

When salmon is finished cooking, spoon sauces from the pan over the salmon. Serve pieces of salmon with creamy dill sauce and garnish with additional black pepper, lemon wedges, and fresh dill.

last but not least for my first blog of 2021 I thought I’d do a mini vlog sharing a bit of the first week. I apologize for the sound…I’m a newbie at editing…anyway, I hope you enjoy it and that it makes you smile. Let me know what you think!

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2 Responses to Welcoming in 2021…

  1. Jose says:

    Happy New Year
    Thank you for sharing “building a whole beautiful life from the smallest of moments…”.
    I love the idea of a Valentine tree.
    Your salmon recipe seems scrumptious!

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