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….

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 &…

Seven Travel Well Appetizers

Seven Travel Well Appetizers – The holidays are quickly approaching, and thoughts are turning to spending time with friends and family – gathering around the table, sharing a meal, or having a glass of wine. But I know you stress about what to bring, especially if you’re traveling. You’re going to want something that not…

How Do You Use Apples?

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…

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…

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…