What’s For Dinner (No. 174) & Cooking Tips, Too!

What's For Dinner

This was a pretty normal week around our house.  Oh, wait – except for the part where we had the big kids here quite a bit and watched our four-month-old granddaughter Thursday through Sunday.  I think I did pretty great at cooking since I was exhausted and we were inundated with children! Monday Sweet Potato Hash w/Eggs NOTES: This is a David creation that he makes frequently.  It consists … [Read more...]

July 2015 Tips, Tricks & Techniques

Tips, Tricks & Techniques

  In case you missed any of the daily tips or oldies posted on Facebook and Twitter, here they are on one page and grouped by category.  Enjoy. If you use a sponge in your kitchen, squeeze it out after each use and it will stay fresh longer. If you have multiple floors in your house and no central vac, have a vacuum on each floor. Don’t do your cleaning chores all by yourself. … [Read more...]

Baked Parmesan Zucchini

Baked Parmesan Zucchini

I kind of like zucchini but I can’t say I love it.  However, this recipe for Baked Parmesan Zucchini was very tasty.  I’ll definitely be making it on a regular basis. Ingredients: 4 zucchini ½ cup parmesan ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon dried basil ¼ teaspoon garlic powder salt & pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped … [Read more...]

 The Secret to Getting Your To-Do List Done!

How to Get Your To-Do List Done 2

If you’ve ever wondered how you can get your to-do list done on a regular basis, there’s an answer to that question.  But you’re not going to like it.  I know I don’t.  Are you ready? You have to do the things on your list. See? I told you you wouldn’t like it.  But it’s true.  One of the main reasons most of us don’t get our to-do list done is because we don’t do what’s on the list.  Instead we … [Read more...]

Tips for Purchasing Bathroom Accessories & Décor

Tips for Purchasing Bathroom Accessories & Décor

Purchasing décor and accessories for a room seems like it would be easy but it can actually be really hard.  And there’s nothing more disappointing than to purchase new stuff and realize it doesn’t look right – especially if you don’t realize it until it’s too late to take it back. I did this recently with our main bathroom.  We refreshed/remodeled it and I purchased new accessories.  I … [Read more...]

20 Motivation Starters

20 Motivation Starters

I struggle with motivation - Big time. But I can't be unmotivated because I have too much to do. So here are a few tricks I use to get motivated and stay motivated. And by the way, if you don't struggle with motivation, just know that you are very fortunate and accept the fact that this post may seem really stupid to you.  But for those of us who struggle, we have to employ whatever means … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 173) & Cooking Tips, Too!

What's For Dinner

Whew!  It was hot in the Midwest this past week.  Fortunately I didn’t use my oven much this week.  Most of our meals were stove top or George Foreman.  And this beautiful table setting is courtesy of my granddaughter, Ivy. Monday Turkey Burgers Skillet Sweet Potatoes NOTES: I don’t usually use a recipe for turkey burgers – I like to experiment using whatever I happen to have on hand.  This … [Read more...]