The BEST Pad Thai Recipe

In general, we are a family of very differing, yet specific tastes. At one extreme is my daughter who loves nothing more than a kale and quinoa salad. On the

Painted Pillow Tutorial

  We’re in the midst of updating my teen daughter’s bedroom and one of the items we were looking for were pillows for her bed.  She’s got a silver/aqua thing

Italian Turkey Meatball, Spinach & Artichoke Heart Soup

I discovered meal planning several years ago and ever since, have planned out my monthly meals.  This routine helps me control my grocery bill and my freezer contents by using

Hand Knit Washcloths

The other night my husband and I were guests of our friends at a basketball game.  While the game was carrying on in front of us, my girlfriend and I were

Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

Making my own seasonings is one of the ways I control my family’s sodium and other unwanted ingredients intake.  Consider that in 2 teaspoons of McCormick’s Taco Seasoning (what is

Friday Night Nachos

So, this upcoming June, 2015, my husband and I will be married for (gulp) 29 years!  I’m shaking my head as I write that.  All the cliches are true, there

Gluten-Free Seed Crackers

Eating nuts and seeds and other gluten-free snacks are one of the ways I keep myself from seeking out carb-filled, but nutrient-sparse snacks when I need a little something savory

Great Idea for Storing and using Coconut Oil

I have been using coconut oil (in addition to olive and canola) for several years.  I especially enjoy it in Thai cuisine and for sauteing some vegetables. In the winter,