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Cooking in Parchment Paper to make Fish en Papillote

Cooking in parchment paper is a method of cooking fish, chicken or other proteins in their own cooking bags. It is also called “en papillote” (French for “in parchment”) or “al cartoccio” (Italian for baked in foil or aluminum.)  Typically, folded parchment paper is used but al foil, paper bags or other materials can also …

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12 Tips for Summer Time Gardening to Beat the Heat

If you love to garden but don’t like working in the summer heat, check out these tips for summer time gardening to beat the heat. Summer has finally arrived for real at my house and I couldn’t be more thrilled.I really enjoy spending the summer tinkering around in my garden, especially since I know that …

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Get into the Gardening Spirit with Plant Something Day

Do you remember those days from years ago when May baskets were added to a friend’s doorway on May Day, the First of May?  I remember those days, fondly, and it saddens me that the day is not really celebrated any longer. But not to fear, there are still lots of days to celebrate a …

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10 Breakfast Kitchen Gadgets to Make Mornings Fun and Easy.

Are you a breakfast fanatic?  These 10 breakfast kitchen gadgets may be just the thing to revolutionize the way that you manage your mornings. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  Even though this is a very busy time in most homes, it’s important to me to make sure that I start my day …

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Girls’ Night In – 6 Tips for a Fun-Filled Evening at Home

I have to admit it.  I love a girls’ night in. It gives me a chance to have a few of my gal friends over, watch some chick flicks without the guys complaining about it, and enjoy some of our favorite foods. It is a no stress night that is filled with laughter and fun, …

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Getting Healthy in the New Year- Practice These 5 Tips

Are you thinking of getting healthy in the New Year! Practice these 5 tips. New Year, New Thoughts….time to take stock, think back on last year, and make plans for the coming year. For many of us that means focusing on getting healthy, or losing weight, in the New Year.  Is that one of your …

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Moderation and Smart Choices are the Key to a Balanced New Year

For the last few years, my thinking has shifted from one that involves thoughts of deprivation to one that focuses on the words “moderation and smart choices.” Each January, I take stock of the past year and focus on how I would like my coming year to be. For me, this often means a reset …

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Paleo Hazelnut Butter – AKA Nutella – 12 Ways to Use it.

Following a paleo diet is easy if you have the right products on hand. I’ve found 12 delicious ways to use hazelnut butter. Did you know that February 5 is considered Nutella day?  If you love chocolate and hazelnuts, you have likely tried Nutella. But what happens in you wish to follow a Paleo diet? …

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How to Make the Perfect DIY Coffee Lovers Gift Basket & 2 Free Printables

This coffee lovers gift basket is the perfect personalized Christmas gift to show someone special how much you love them. They are very easy to make by following my tips. Deck the halls with lots of baskets…gift baskets that is! I just love to come up with all kinds of gift baskets to treat my …

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Best Family Christmas Movies – Must See Xmas Films to Enjoy

Are you a fan of watching Xmas movies over the holidays with family? These are 10 of the Best Family Christmas Movies that we watch in our home year after year. For a long as I can remember, one of my favorite parts of the holiday season is watching all of the Christmas Classics on …

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