Baked Onion Rings – Healthy and Delicious

Oven Baked Onion Rings

One of my favorite restaurant side dishes in baked onion rings.  I love the crispiness of the outside and the hot and delicious onion flavor inside the coating.   But the original version is full of fat and calories.  These baked onion rings have all the flavor of deep fried ones but are much more healthy.…

Dinner At the Irregardless Cafe – Vegetarian Delight

It was my birthday this week, and my family and I went out to dinner.  My husband is a meat eater, I am a vegetarian and my daughter is a vegan, so we were looking for a place with a nice mix that would suit us all.  The Irregardless Cafe fit the bill nicely. Raleigh,…

Cheesy Penne Pasta With Tomatoes and Pecans

cheesy penne pasta

This Cheesy Penne Pasta is nutritious and healthy, and packs a flavor profile that you will just love. Cheesy Penne Pasta – Healthy and Nutritious To make the recipe suitable for vegetarians, I used the following ingredients:  , , .  The almond milk and hidden pecans gives a nutty taste and texture and the sauce…

How to Apply Blush for A Chiseled Look

Have you ever wondered how those high profile models and actresses get that perfectly chiseled look with their cheeks? The answer is not in their bone structure, but in the way they apply blush. Follow these tips when you apply Blush for a Chiseled look. Many people just grab their blush and drag along the…

How To Apply Eye Make up For a Professional Look

eye make up

I don’t wear much make up most of the time.  But when I go out, I do like to wear some eye make up, a bit of blush and some lipstick.Applying Eye Make up so that the finished result is professional takes a bit of practice. If you follow these tips, though, your eyes will…

Decorative Bird Cage Planters – DIY Projects

Charming Bird Cage Planters

I am always on the look out for new and interesting ideas for planters.  Nurseries and Plant shops have lots of them, of course, but it is also great to see re-purposed items used as planters. These lovely Bird Cage Planters fit that bill just beautifully. Bird Cage Planters Turn Trash into Treasure. Whether you…

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…