Chocolate Pretzel Bark
Sep 04, 2015

If you’ve never made chocolate bark before, you might think that it’s really complicated (or messy). But I’m here to tell you that it is neither of those things ... Read More

How to Save Money on College Textbooks
Sep 02, 2015

According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than 50 million students will be attending college during the fall 2015 semester. While these students may b ... Read More

Watermelon Smoothie
Sep 01, 2015

Summer might be winding down but it seems that watermelons are still filling markets and farm stands everywhere I look. I’ve been looking for new ways to enjoy ... Read More

Keep Them Busy with a Nature Scavenger Hunt
Aug 31, 2015

Keeping your children busy during the summer months can be a challenge. Ward off the “I’m bored” complaints and encourage them to go outside to explore (rather ... Read More

Another Reason Wind Turbines Are Eco-Friendly
Aug 28, 2015

Many people are looking for eco-friendly energy solutions and we can all make a difference in reducing our carbon footprint by choosing greener energy options f ... Read More

Birthday Gift in a Jar
Aug 27, 2015

I love the idea of delivering a little thoughtful birthday surprise to unsuspecting neighbors, family members, and colleagues. Making someone feel extra special ... Read More

Five Ways to Preserve Hot Peppers
Aug 26, 2015

With the summer heat comes an abundant harvest of hot peppers from the garden. Habanero, jalapeno, cayenne, and the super spicy scorpion peppers are growing at ... Read More

Classic Chocolate Cake Donuts
Aug 25, 2015

Donuts are a breakfast favorite in my house, especially when it comes to the classic chocolate cake donut. Cake donuts are also a lot easier to make since they ... Read More

Tips for Planting a Fall Garden
Aug 24, 2015

As summer comes to an end, gardens often look a little bit stressed out. Maybe the heat, lack of water, and assorted bugs have wreaked havoc on your garden. You ... Read More

Easy Caprese Crostini Appetizer
Aug 21, 2015

The next time you’re looking for a delicious appetizer to serve, consider making this caprese crostini appetizer. It is simple to make and each bite has a great ... Read More

Meatless Monday Recipe: Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Aug 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

With the summer heat, dinners that don't require a lot of cooking are my go-to meals. Soup and sandwiches are a convenient meatless Monday dinner idea that the ... Read More

Easy Dinner: Slow Cooked Beef Ragu
Aug 19, 2015

In northern Italy, a ragù is typically a combination of meat, often minced, chopped or ground, that is cooked with sautéed vegetables. In southern Italy, ragù i ... Read More

Nine Ways You Can Help Improve Water Quality
Aug 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

August is National Water Quality Month, which makes it the perfect time to look at what you can do to help improve your water quality. Before you start implemen ... Read More

Recycled Bookmarks That Encourage Reading
Aug 14, 2015

It is always fun to make recycled crafts that are useful. This DIY craft for recycled bookmarks is cute and fun for both children and adults alike. If you are m ... Read More

Cold Shrimp Vermicelli
Aug 13, 2015

Looking for a cool main dish for a warm August day? This Cold Shrimp Vermicelli recipe is so fresh, easy and includes some of my favorite summertime ingredients ... Read More

A Greener Back-to-School Routine
Aug 12, 2015

As summer starts winding down, our focus turns to preparing our children for their first day back at school. This is rarely a simple process and usually involve ... Read More

Summer Appetizer: Watermelon Skewers
Aug 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

Surprise your guests at your next barbecue or weekend dinner with these Watermelon Skewers. This recipe is a twist on the traditional Caprese salad and incorpor ... Read More

Meatless Monday: Chickpea and Fennel Salad Recipe
Aug 10, 2015

This chickpea and fennel salad recipe is inspired by my Italian in-laws mixed in with a touch of my own creativity. This is a great meatless Monday option for t ... Read More

Homemade Pickled Green Beans and Carrots
Aug 07, 2015

This recipe for Pickled Green Beans and Carrots reminds me of something my grandmother used to make. Pickling green beans and carrots can be a fun activity to d ... Read More

Five Silly Ways You're Wasting Energy This Summer
Aug 06, 2015

Energy efficient upgrades can make a big dent on your electric bill and overall budget. There are simple ways to reduce your monthly electricity use without spe ... Read More

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