How to Host a Cookie Exchange

It’s that time of year… Cookie Exchange time.  As a special treat I thought I’d pass along instructions on how to host a cookie exchange. While I’m no longer hosting a physical cookie exchange, I figure it’s just too challenging with my food allergy concerns, I do host my online cookie exchange. This year marks…

How to Cook a Turkey

The other day I posted up some very helpful phone numbers and websites where you can get help should you need it on Thanksgiving Day, but what you really need to know is how to cook a turkey. Cooking a turkey isn’t very hard. In fact, I’ve watched my husband cook it every year since…

Holiday Cooking Help

Since Thanksgiving just around the corner I thought I’d re-post some helpful information I have found online. For your cooking reference, here is my list of holiday cooking help, should you have any unforeseen cooking disasters on Thanksgiving Day. It’s not that I’m trying to jinx you or anything, but should something come up –…

Eleven Cooking Tips

Forgive me for being obsessed with making lists that go to eleven. But here is my list of Eleven Cooking Tips. If you’ve seen This is Spinal Tap you know why – and if you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for? I knew you’d appreciate a handy dandy list of cooking tips &…

FREE eBook on Amazon

For the next two days you can get a FREE copy of my cookbook Quick Bites in the Kindle store. Click HERE to download a copy for yourself. I hope you like it as much as I do. Please follow and like us:

How Do You Use Apples?

How do you use apples? Apples grow on trees in plenty. As a fruit, there are several varieties. As a cooking ingredient, they are versatile. Here are some suggestions for apple uses in recipes. The first and foremost way that most people enjoy apples is in a pie. Apple pie is as American as baseball….

Tips Tuesday: Heather’s No Salt Table Blend

Large numbers of my family do not cook with salt for one reason or another. As a result, I decided to come up with my own spice blend that I call Heather’s No Salt Table Blend. I typically give out as gifts or to the family when they run out. I also sell this to…

Fall is a Great Time for Pantry Organization

I’ll show you mine – if you show me yours… Oh get your mind out of the gutter – I’m talking about your pantry! Fall is a great time for pantry organization. I’m always curious what other people’s pantries look like. In the dream home of my future not only will I have a FULL…

All About Apples

All about apples. Everything you didn’t know you wanted to know. The Origin of the Apple We all love to eat apples in one form or another. Mostly it is the apple pie form that we are fond of, but snagging a fresh one off the tree is tasty, too. But, just where did the…

Hit it Out of the Park with Homemade Fajita Seasoning

You will certainly hit it out of the park with homemade fajita seasoning. Spurred on by my great taco seasoning challenge, a few years ago I decided to come up with my own Fajita Seasoning. If you’re feeling crafty you can print up labels and make these as gifts for the foodies in your life….

School Lunch Ideas… What’s for Lunch

School lunch ideas… I entered the ranks of a mom with a kid in school many years ago and there is one thing always on my mind – what’s for lunch. Not only do I need to figure out what to make for school lunch but aspire to: make it fun, have it be good…

Back to School: Essentials of the Sack Lunch

Back to School Essentials of the Sack Lunch – Gone are the days of the metal box covered with super heroes. In it’s place stands a modern, flashy model sporting insulation and a multitude of packaging options. This post contains external links to products found online – I am not receiving compensation for these links….

Favorite Kitchen Tool

Do you have a favorite kitchen tool? What is it? And why do you like it? My all time favorites – the ones I cannot live without, are blue painters tape & sharpie markers. Really? You’ve never heard me mention this before? I can see the gears turning. Blue painters tape & sharpie markers? In…

Easy Trick to Remove Spots on Stainless

Do you have spots on stainless pots? Use this easy trick to remove those pesky spots from every stainless pot & pan in your kitchen. You’ll kick yourself for not doing this sooner it’s that easy. Please follow and like us:

Quick Peach Dessert for Summer

Try this quick peach dessert any time you want that taste of summer goodness. And don’t forget – during summer, use fresh peaches! Please follow and like us: