Let's face it: Times are tight and budgets are shrinking. But there are ways to stretch, and even (gasp!) have fun doing it! This blog is about finding ways to get more from every household dollar, and enjoy every precious minute.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
For my husband and I, it's very important to share our cultural heritage
with our children. We both come from the Caribbean Islands and grew up
eating traditional food from our respective cultures, listening to music
from the islands, and in my case, speaking a second language...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
What’s better than a warm cup of milk before bed? How about a warm cup
of milk with decadent chocolate spoons to stirs things up? These easy
treats are a perfect way to enjoy an after-dinner treat. Simply stir in a
warm cup of milk and enjoy!...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
With the holiday’s right around the corner and gifts at top of mind, I
decided to create my own version of a hot chocolate mix for gifting this
season. This DIY hot chocolate mix is an easy and inexpensive gift that
is perfect for neighbors, friends and co-workers...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Planning a party for your children is a great way to get into the
holiday spirit and also an opportunity for parents to catch up with
other parents during the bustling holiday season. The best part of
hosting a kid-focused soiree is that you can keep plans simple...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Having a well-stocked pantry in your home can lead to some very
delicious and spontaneous meals. Healthy eating starts at home and
having the right ingredients on hand is sure to keep you on track to a
healthy lifestyle – especially during the holiday season!...
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The holiday season brings many chilly mornings and even more
opportunities to cozy up with a hot cup of coffee. One of my favorite
additions to a freshly brewed coffee is a great creamer. What better way
to enjoy the season than with a mug full of holiday flavor?...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Unlike pesto that is typically made with basil and pine nuts, this pesto
recipe is made with kale and almonds and is a true delight. Known as
vegetable of 2013, kale is packed with nutrients and vitamins and known
for its numerous health benefits. Not only is it inexpensive, but it
can also be bought in bulk...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Thanksgiving is a very special holiday. Embrace those around you and
your ability to give thanks to those you love. Here are my top 10 things
I am thankful for this year, and some thought provoking sayings to
accompany each of them....
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and sometimes the financial part
of hosting, is the most stressful part. I have hosted Thanksgiving at
my house for the past 10 years and have picked up a few tips....
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
A couple of weeks ago my wife and I got an unexpected and terrific scare
when our youngest daughter was hospitalized. She suffered a severe
asthma attack brought on by a terrible reaction to the fall hay fever
season. What began as an emergency room visit, evolved into her being
admitted into the intensive care unit...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
It can be tough for a kid to sit still during a long meal like
Thanksgiving dinner. Instead of stressing about their fidgety behavior,
consider making table time a little more enjoyable. Whether you set up a
separate kid-friendly table or just create a special place setting at
your main table...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Every year, I make cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving. Last year, I
decide to change it up by trying a combination of cornbread and biscuits
(so Southern, right?) This creation turned out fabulous, and it’s now
my classic cornbread dressing recipe...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Before becoming a craft blogger, I was a graphic designer, specializing
in branding and package design. So, it comes quite naturally to design
and use labels, stickers and...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
This time of year it seems we all have that fall craving for pumpkin
treats. Pumpkin is such a versatile ingredient – it’s great in
everything from muffins,
to soup, to the time-treasured pumpkin pie. I have recently discovered a
new way to serve pumpkin that can double as both a snack and dessert...
The next time you’re deciding on what appetizer to serve your guests or
which dish to bring to your next potluck, take a minute to rethink how
you will serve it. I love the idea of ditching the go-to pasta bowl or
veggie platter and opting for a more unique way to serve up crowd
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Chips have always been a popular snack, but lately its sweet potato,
kale and even apple chips that are getting all the buzz. This recipe for
Cinnamon Apple Chips really gives them the perfect crunch and flavor
that keep you wanting more...