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” […]
When hitting the Halloween clearance section, don’t just look for items to use next year, be on the look out for things that you can use right now when decorating for Thanksgiving. In this case, glittery Halloween hairspray.
Using silica gel is a great way to preserve and protect your seasonal decor, especially items left in apothecary jars.
I am looking forward to fall for several reasons, but one of them is that I just feel more in the mood to cook in the fall. Hearty soups, stews and one pot meals just make life a bit easier. I want to share one of our very favorites with you today: Chicken Chili. My kids […]
I had a different post on tap for today, but I am feeling antsy and wanted to get this off my chest. I do not panic easily… I am not a hysteric, but I firmly believe in being organized and being prepared. We have been having a lot of little earthquakes here in Southern California, and there […]
I might have mentioned previously that I enjoy wine. Very much. I don’t consider myself a wine snob, but it is important to me that wines are served in their appropriate glasses and at the proper temperature. My mom is an ice cube abuser. She wants her drinks cold, even if it means she is diluting […]
Did you know that basil will root in water? I didn’t either. If you take a few cuttings of fresh basil and just keep them in water, they will send out some roots. I waited until there was a large mass of roots, then simply (and gently) placed them into a pot with soil in […]
We have a free standing fire pit that we love to use. However, while sitting out on our patio 24/7 for several years, the paint begins to oxidize and get faded over the years, and rust spots crop up here and there. The solution? High heat spray paint. Loosen any flaking pieces of paint and […]