Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate

One of my daughters recently asked me how to make homemade hot chocolate with cocoa powder, she said she remembered that’s how I always made it for her and her siblings when they were at home. We reminisced as I shared how easy it is to make and thought...

Five Flavor Cake With Six Flavor Glaze

Watkins five flavor cake with six flavor glaze

The popularity of cake recipes come and go but this five-flavor cake with six-flavor glaze has been a favorite for generations of families. It must be the delightful combination of lemon, coconut, rum, and vanilla that makes it so good. Ingredients for the Five-Flavor Cake: 1 cup/250 mL (2 sticks)...

Laundry Tips For The Modern Family

Laundry Tips For The Modern Family

Laundry Tips For The Modern Family Laundry is a fact of life for most of us, we have it easier compared to the homemakers of 150 years ago. Imagine, having to wash all your family’s laundry on a washboard with a bar of lye soap, like they did! Washing laundry...

Spiced Honey Chicken

Spiced Honey Chicken

This spiced honey chicken recipe started my love affair with meat cooked with sweet spices. I’d never eaten or cooked with spices like cinnamon in savory dishes and the first time I made this one “I fell in love.” I’m a huge fan of chicken and anything you can cook...

Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes

Garlic mashed potatoes are a favorite of ours, but this recipe takes potatoes up a few notches with the addition of a hot jalapeno pepper. There are only 95 calories per serving in this dish and zero percent of these calories come from fat. Potatoes often get a bad rap for...

Ideas for a Cozy Valentine’s Day

For many of us, the idea of a cozy, intimate Valentine’s Day at home is more appealing than a night out on the town. If that’s your style, you’ll appreciate these ideas for a cozy Valentine’s Day. A movie night, scavenger hunt, wine by the fireplace, a surprise gift delivery,...

Homemade Gourmet Flavored Coffee

Homemade Gourmet Flavored Coffee

Do like gourmet flavored coffee? Me too, so I make my own every day! What if I told you how you could easily enjoy frugal, healthy and delicious gourmet coffee every day too. Sound good? You probably already have a favorite brand of everyday coffee and that’s all you’ll...

Turkey Quiche

There are so many ways you can use up all that leftover holiday turkey, quiche is one versatile dish that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. One of the things I love about quiche is you can add whatever fillings you like and have on hand and...

Differences and Uses for Lotions, Creams, Butters, Oils and Salves

Differences and Uses for Lotions, Creams, Butters, Oils and Salves

Lotions, creams, and potions, oh my! If you’re like me you might need some clarification on the differences and uses for lotions, creams, butters, oils, and salves. There are so many different brands and types of body, bath, and skin care products on the market it’s hard to know...

Create A Thanksgiving Dinner Your Whole Family Will Love

How To Create A Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner Your Whole Family Will Love Your guide to planning, simplifying and preventing disasters for a stress-free thanksgiving dinner including menu and recipes. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! Whether you wish to create traditions that your children will remember all their lives,...