This DIY Cinnamon Broom Lighted Fall Garland project is brought to you in collaboration with Enbrighten Cafe String Lights. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather is enjoyable, and the seasonal changes bring a sort of excitement to the air. The vibrant colors of autumn leaves and harvest vegetables are grounded by earthy browns. Since I love this palette so much, as well as the forest findings of autumn, I decided to create a Cinnamon Broom Fall Garland entwined with nice large Cafe String Lights to top off the large doorway that separates the areas… Read More
Making fun balanced school lunches for children that they will actually eat is a challenge many of us face. My little girl is monumentally fussy and I have her on a mostly organic diet. While she is allowed to enjoy special event or class made foods, I pack everything else she eats there. I’ve always gotten compliments from school staff on the lunches I pack, and my daughter seems to enjoy them. The thing is they don’t take much time to prepare. A few simple tools, a bit of basic nutritional knowledge and making sure to be well stocked are… Read More
I was recently sent a bObi Classic robotic vacuum from Bobsweep to try out in my home. While our dog passed away a few years ago, we adopted two kittens Kiki and Frisky two summers ago. So dog hair has simply been replaced by cat hair. My daughter and I are no slouches in the mess making department either, so I knew bObi would be getting herself quite a workout in our house. She has done very well in her task of cleaning up after us. Of course, since I have the patience of a gnat, I wasn’t keen on… Read More
This healthy Black Bean Guacamole is a super quick way to prepare a light vegan lunch, just add a few chips. It is also a great topping for meats, grilled veggies, veggie burgers or tex-mex meals. Plenty of unsaturated fat & fiber to keep you full throughout the day. While this Black Bean Guacamole recipe is meant as a lunch, it would also make a great appetizer for 2-3, Double it up to serve 4-6 as an app…
This Spice Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice Cream dessert is just one of the monthly recipes created by Chef Curtis Stone and his lovely wife, Lindsay Price Stone, to honor Breyers 150th birthday. Each of the 12 recipe features Breyers Natural Vanilla along with seasonal ingredients associated with that month.
It has been over a year now since my daughter and I switched to a more organic diet. The overall goal was to reduce the chemical load in our bodies, particularly for my autistic daughter. I am not “crazed” about it. We do still eat out on occasion, and things that only I eat, I am a little less fussy about. The switch does seem to provide subtle benefits for my daughter, especially in her ability to focus.
Sometimes the simplest recipes really shine, and this Pan-Fried Butternut Squash featuring the traditional Garam Masala spice blend* has become one of my favorites. It is a super simple three ingredient recipe, that is very flexible in serving.
I’ve even served this Pan-Fried Butternut Squash with eggs for breakfast, in place of home fries!
Kitchen fires are one of the most common types of fires that can quickly destroy homes. You should always be prepared to put out a fire when working in the kitchen, but you should also be taking precautionary measures to prevent them. The best ways to prevent a kitchen fire from happening are as follows; Stay in the kitchen at all times when you are working with something that may catch fire easily such as grease. Watch any open flames constantly in case they spread out of the pan. Be sure to place oven mitts, plastic utensils and towels away… Read More
Getting a bit of painting done, while having a detox shake. I went astray from healthy eating a while back. My late husband was staying with us, and he was the king of late night greasy pizza. Doritos, which had been banned in my house for years, made a reappearance and so did my spare tire. It is my own fault, for faltering…. but carrots and yogurt dip sort of lose their appeal, when pizza is around (at least in my world). In the two years since, I’ve switched my daughter and I to a mostly organic diet, but I… Read More