I love to entertain. Friends, family… food, drink, merriment… It makes me a happy girl. However, a few nights ago we had friends over and I found myself embarrassed when a few of our guests asked for a glass of water. Our water glasses looked like complete crap. I don’t know if it is hard […]
You know it’s coming. Along with the avalanche of school papers that will start hitting your house come September, so begins a steady stream of birthday party invitations. Our school has a policy that if you are on school grounds and deliver a party invitation to one classmate, you pretty much need to invite the […]
Did you know about this easy tip for cutting corn kernels off of the cob? Yesterday I shared my recipe for (loaded) skillet cornbread, and I had a few people ask me why I cut the corn on top of a dishtowel…. When you lay a clean dishtowel over your cutting board as you cut […]
I cook a lot, and I often have recipes that call for a tablespoon or two of Tomato Paste. A tablespoon is about .5 ounces… the smallest can of tomato paste I have ever seen is 6 ounces. What’s a frugal cook to do? Freeze it in portions, of course. Freezing tomato paste is easy […]
Did you get any pretty flowers for Valentine’s Day? I did. Hubs brought home a gorgeous arrangement, with stargazer lilies and roses the size of tea cups! But less than a week later, I found myself needing to spruce it up a bit. These flowers were gorgeous. I am not understanding how I failed to […]
I’m really getting excited for SNAP Conference! I loved my experience last year, and I am soooo looking forward to it again this year. I know the organizers are working hard to get ready… they’re attending to every detail, both big and small, and trying to plan for every possible contingency to make it a […]
I am trying to eat more protein these days. Handsome Hubby eats chicken and salsa almost every morning for breakfast. The boys are eating more and more and more…. everything. What’s a girl to do? Well, one of the things is to make sure there’s plenty of chicken on hand and ready to eat. This […]
The secret to making melt-in-your-mouth steak. No matter what the cut, this method is fool proof for tender, juicy steak every time.
The best and easiest way to organize and store Christmas decorations? Organize them by color.
Recently, I have been getting comments from people who have expressed surprise when they learned my age (45) or met Devin, my oldest son (20), saying that they thought I was much younger. (Really!? Tell me more!) While lifestyle and genetics certainly play a role, I want to share a couple of my “beauty tips” […]