Easter Dinner Side Dishes!

Easter dinner side dishesI don’t know what it is about my Easter dinner, but I always want it to be a lighter healthier fare than Christmas and Thanksgiving were.  So, each year I struggle to figure out what to make that will be easy to serve and easy to prepare ahead of time.  Maybe it’s because I know that swimsuit season is heading our way faster than I can whip this body in shape for it, or just that it’s time to shed some of the winter ick, I want to reflect the new bright colors of the outside with what’s on the table.


How to Perfectly Cook Eggs!

So in talking about eggs, I find that so many folks don’t know how to cook them.  I remember calling my mom every time I was going to hard boil eggs to ask her how many minutes to cook them for.  So, now that I am all grown up and a mom myself, I am here to help you!  Consider this your Egg cooking 101!



How to Make non-Toxic cleaners for Spring Cleaning!

Home made cleanersThere really is something about the springtime that makes me want to open the windows and welcome in the fresh air and scrub parts of the house that haven’t been scrubbed since last spring.  Maybe it’s the longer days that energize me or the warm sunshine that I can finally enjoy, but spring cleaning to me can be fun and really rewarding.  Look, if I lost you, I understand, just hang in there with me and we’ll see if you can’t at least appreciate some of the tips I share.  Better yet, check out a previous post on Spring Cleaning Tips that are Quick and Easy .  I get that not everyone enjoys cleaning, and truthfully, I don’t enjoy cleaning everything.  I find bathtubs to be the worst to clean.  I just can’t get comfortable in that chore without getting wet and that’s just not fun.  But I digress… So today, I want to share with you non-chemical ways to clean.  Call them old school if you like, but using items from your pantry, you can accomplish just about any job and know what exactly you are using to clean with. 


Where to find good recipes!

recipesA while back, I wrote an article about putting together a recipe binder.  I pull my binder out all the time for inspiration, ideas and recipes.  I also pull it out to add new recipes to it pretty frequently.  Most of my new recipes come from just a handful  of sources so I figured I would share them with you and hope you will share your favorite sources with me.


5 Things Every Home Should Have!

batteriesSo much for global warming.  I’m not quite sure after the winter we’ve had that I believe that to be true.  So, inspired by the weather, I decided I would share with you a list of things I think every home should have.  Sure, you can say love, kids, pets, all that stuff.  Throw in food and all the rest of the basics, but this is more of a list of stranger things that you may not have but you should.