Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Leaves with Onions & Garlic

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Leaves with Bacon

Brussels sprouts leaves are not sold in stores. They are attained by growing the plants themselves.  This recipe for sauteed brussels sprout leaves makes great use of leaves that might other end up on a compost pile or in the trash can. Sauteed Brussels Sprout Leaves make a tasty green side dish. Sauteed brussels sprouts…

Vinegar Tips – Long Lasting Cut Flowers & More

cut flowers

Vinegar has so many uses.  It is a great household cleaner and can be used in so many ways, including to help your cut flowers to last longer.  Here are some more vinegar tips. Vinegar Tips to Keep your Cut Flowers Fresh and home clean Here are some of my favorite things that vinegar can…

Rain Gutter Book Shelves – DIY Home Decor Project

rain gutter book shelves

I love searching the internet for creative and innovative DIY projects.  I am especially fond of finding projects that re-purpose household items instead of sending them to the land fill. This delightful project for Rain Gutter Book Shelves fits that mold well. Rain Gutter Book Shelves – Decorative DIY project These bookshelves made out of…

Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade – Not your usual Recipe

Watermelon raspberry lemonade

Spring time…and the drinking is easy with fruit flavored cocktail recipes.  My take on an old tune!  I am a great fan of lemonade.  I drink it all the time when I am gardening and find it very refreshing.  This recipe for Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade gives a new twist to the old favorite – sans the…

Healthy No Crust Egg White Quiche with Vegetables

No crust egg white quiche with veggies

I’m a quiche lady.  I love the combination of eggs and veggies cooked in a pastry crust.  But cooking a quiche the normal way means lots of calories and fat which I don’t want. This egg white quiche combines a my vegetables with just egg whites to give you a breakfast option that is lower in…

Steak with Cuban Style Marinade – Easy Recipe

Beef recipes

This Cuban Style Marinade combines spices with orange juice and grill mates seasoning for a delightful and spicy main course dish.  I love the sweet, tangy and savory flavors.  It makes grill night something special. Cuban Style Marinade gives this steak recipe a boots of flavor This recipe could not be easier to do.  Just…

Montreal Steak – Sweet and Spicy Rub

Monterey Steak

This Montreal Steak recipe has a sweet and spicy rub that is sure to delight your friends.  Even better, it is simple and easy to do. Team the recipe with grilled Corn in their Husks and you have a crowd pleasing meal. Wow your Friends with Montreal Steak At our house we grill every Saturday night.…

Shrimp Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms

shrimp pasta with broccoli and mushrooms

This creamy shrimp pasta made with mushrooms and broccoli in a velvety Parmesan cheese sauce. It is full of flavor and fairly easy to make.  It is colorful to look at and only takes about 15 minutes to have it on the table.  It will soon become one of your favorite pasta recipes. Creamy Shrimp…

Cooking Tips for Ginger Storage – Use Vodka

ginger storage

Ginger is one of those spices that I need when I want to do a Chinese stir fry, but also find that I can’t use up a big piece of it fast enough to prevent mold or deterioration.  I’m always on the lookout for different means of ginger storage. Ginger Storage is Easy with a…

Burlap Flowers – Rustic DIY Craft Project

burlap flowers

These Burlap Flowers  are just the thing to add an interesting touch to your decorating theme.   The hand made design is an easy project and their bending and shaping ability makes them look very natural. Burlap Flowers – Interesting Tutorial I can see them being used in a centerpiece or even to decorate a door…

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

This creamy garlic pasta is an adaptation of a full cream and butter recipe that I found on the Cheese Pusher.  I have made some substitutions so that the fat content is reduced but the flavor is still great.  Creamy Garlic Pasta is full of flavor and Easy to Make I’ve added broccoli to the…

Egg Replacements For Vegan Diets

Egg replacements for vegan diets.

I find it relatively easy to adapt most baked goods for vegans, but what about those that contain eggs?    There are plenty of egg replacements but first  you have to examine your recipe to find out what you want the egg to do. What are Good Egg Replacements for Vegans? Do you want to replace…

Heuchera – Shade Garden Plant – Coral Bells

Coral Bells

Heuchera is a Native American perennial plant that is found all over the country.  It is more commonly known as Coral Bells and comes in many shades of purple, rose, green and variegated varieties.  It makes a wonderful display in any shade garden and, although it does flower, it is grown more for the leaves.…

Recycled Soda Cans Flower Wreath – DIY Project

recycled soda cans

What a great idea this is!  This pretty decorative wreath features recycled soda cans made into flowers and attached to a wreath.  Recycled Soda Cans make a Great Decorative Wreath Aluminum soda cans are so flexible that they are easy to cut out and texture into the flowers and leaves. Kathleen George from Crafts ‘n…

Determinate Tomato Plant – Perfect for Containers

determinate tomato plant

Nothing tastes quite like a home grown tomato.  They are sweet and juicy and so easy to grow.  But they also take a lot of room, so are not so great for those who have small yards and no room to plant the larger varieties. That is what makes a determinate tomato plant perfect for…

Birds Nest Centerpiece – Decorative DIY Project

birds nest centerpiece

This Bird’s Nest Centerpiece re-purposes field-guide bird images and natural objects found outside into a unique floral piece that beckons you take time with your brunch with a friend.   The creator of the project Diane Flowers (how appropriate is her last name?) has used cone flowers in this project but you could use whatever you…

Beaded Frost Luminaries – Great Garden Accents

beaded frost luminaries

I am always on the lookout for new and interesting DIY garden accent pieces. These beaded Frost luminaries are so subtle and just lovely to look at.  The subtle colors add a touch of the romantic, especially if used near a herb or leafy garden without much color. Imagine these Beaded Frost Luminaries glowing on…

Tropical Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Vegan "Chicken" Salad with Lime Vinagrette

This tropical salad combines a mix of fresh greens, and veggies with pineapple and a tangy cilantro lime vinaigrette. Since I am following a vegan diet, I used but normal chicken breasts would work just fine if you are a meat eater. These chicken strips are very tasty and come in several great tasting flavors.…