Ways to love mother earth a little more this Earth Day!

Earth DayFor the last few years, I have encouraged you and me to step it up and making a lasting change in your life that will help the environment.  We have discussed re-using plastic bags in creative ways, recycling all sorts of household items and reusing paper bags.  So, what’s left that we can do?  Well, probably a lot.

Tricks to Spring Cleaning!

All this beautiful weather had me opening windows and spending time outside with the kids.  Now all that dirt and pollen needs to be cleaned out of the house and Spring Cleaning fever is hitting me like never before.  This is when I step it up a notch and do things that I haven’t done all year, or most of it anyways.  And for these special cleaning tasks, you know I have some favorite ways to go about them, so here are some of my tricks.

Happy Easter!

Easter menuI don't know about you, but when Easter gets here, I figure we've made it through the harshest part of the winter and Spring can finally be celebrated.  For some reason, I have never associated Easter with a big heavy meal.  I've always enjoyed keeping it on the lighter side with salads, deviled eggs, a ham or turkey breast and a light desert.  Here are some of my favorites for this meal.

Avocado and Spinach Salad

Avocado saladSo, the month of March is National Spinach month and last month was Avocado month.  So, to honor both those green foods, I am going to share with you a recipe that Tess, the Community Table manager at the Robinhood, Winston Salem store found.  We made it one day for a Community table event and it was a hit.  So, let me know what you think.

5 Tricks to pulling off home made meals in spite of crazy schedules!

Cooking at homeI hear over and over how you want to cook dinner, you just run out of time and it never seems to happen.  I get it.  With two kids, two jobs, two pets and all the running around that goes with sports, music, clubs and extra-curricular activities, I know that cooking window shrinks.  So, here are a few simple things to keep in mind if you want to cook more family dinners.