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.

Tricks to help you Lose Weight by Summer!

Lose weight by summerI realize it’s still March, but you know bathing suit season is just a breath away!  I don’t mean to strike fear in some of you who have been in denial, but face it folks, the days to whip that body back into something you are willing to show off in shorts, tank tops and possibly a bathing suit are winding down.  Now is the time to make some changes to your habits if you want any results.  Good thing I am well experienced in this area of dread and work.  Here are some tried and true ways to get some quick and positive results.  I’d like to tell you that there is a secret remedy out there.  Just drink such and such and keep doing what you are doing and the pounds will melt away, however, there is no such creature.  It’s a simple formula really.  Eat fewer calories each day and burn more calories through exercise.  But, there are some things that will help you along the way.  Here are a few…