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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,...

Holiday Diet Tips

Holiday Diet Tips

Dieting Tips For The Holiday Season Almost every holiday gathering seems to center around food. Easter, chocolates for Valentines Day, Fourth of July barbecues, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years to name a few. Holidays are filled with social events with tons of delicious food, the nemesis of every dieter...

Autumn Beef Stew

Autumn Beef Stew

When the weather gets cooler we tend to eat more stews and this autumn beef stew made with fresh pumpkin is perfect for fall. Pumpkins are for more than jack-o-lanterns. This in season vegetable (or is it a fruit?) is plentiful in stores and farmers markets now. While you...

Classic Roast Turkey with Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Classic Roast Turkey with Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Turkey is a traditional holiday meal for ours and many other families. Following is a classic recipe for roast turkey with sausage and apple stuffing. Our family loves stuffing and this recipe makes a generous amount. What else is good to serve with roast turkey? Mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce...

Moist Delicious Roast Turkey Breast

Moist Delicious Roast Turkey Breast

Turkey is a healthy dinner option but it’s a lot of work to prepare an entire bird and then, what do you do with all the leftovers? If you have a smaller crowd to feed or prefer only the white meat this recipe for moist and delicious roast turkey...