Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I’ve seen this recipe floating around the internet for a while now but had no interest in making it – until my husband started eating gluten free.  Not only was he eating gluten free, but he was trying to stay away from a lot of processed gluten free foods. I did try a couple of gluten free pizza crust mixes and they were okay but very expensive.  This cauliflower crust pizza recipe seemed like … [Read more...]

An Easy Way to Wash Little Kids’ Hair

Hair Washing

My grandkids HATE getting their hair washed.  No matter how careful I am, they still act like I’m killing them.  Recently I remembered a technique of David’s from our child raising years.  It worked really well for our kids so I thought we’d give it a try on the grandkids.  Miracle of miracles, they were okay with it.  So now it’s our hair washing technique of choice.  Here’s how you do … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 128)

Place Setting August

Still cooking gluten free although we’re not sure that’s the answer we were looking for.  David’s also taking a break from all kinds of nuts this week which is killing him since he LOVES peanut butter.  But we’ll see what happens. 1- Stove Top Pork & Brown Rice (NEW) *  2- Salmon w/lemon pepper * Zucchini Pasta (NEW) *  3- Tacos * Cheese Dip *  4- Chicken w/Asparagus, Mushrooms … [Read more...]

5 Strategies to Reduce Stress in Decision Making

Decision Making

Some decisions are hard to make.  And no matter how much you think it through, you just can’t make a decision.  When that happens, here are a few techniques that can help you get to the finish line: 1.       Make a list of your options.  You need to see what your choices are before you can decide anything.  And think outside the box.  If you’re looking for a car, for example, don’t limit your … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 34

House front

Lots of progress on the fixer upper this week but not as dramatic as the last two weeks.  I guess every week can’t be dramatic. Outside David spent several sessions scraping paint outside.  He said two more days and it should be done.  But this week he finished the garage doors.  Take a look: In addition, he took a little time to scrape off some tinting that was on the garage door … [Read more...]

How to Use Your Daily Planner for Blogging

Filofax Malden

  If you’re not a blogger, you may not be interested in this post.  However, the post still could be helpful for providing ideas about how to incorporate other activities/hobbies into your daily to-do list and planner without having to set up a separate book. I’ve been blogging for 3-1/2 years now.  When I first started, I set up an 8-1/2x11 notebook and filled it with all kinds of … [Read more...]

Olive Oil Dispenser – My New Favorite Kitchen Gadget

Olive Oil Dispenser

We use a lot of olive oil at my house.  And until recently, I used it the old-fashioned way – straight from the bottle.  But a reader sent me a link to an olive oil dispenser and I decided to pick one up and try it.  It looked interesting but I was sure I would find that I didn’t need it. I was wrong. After a month or so of using it, I’m hooked.  And so is my husband.  Do I have to have it?  … [Read more...]