Archives for April 2013

The Rookie Author

I consider myself a rookie in the field of blogging and writing. My sister was the one who went to college for a degree in Journalism. She is a very talented writer and successful talk show host with numerous gold statues in her family room as evidence. She chose to leave the stage and paper […]

Creative Lunch Boxes

This is first in a series in which I want to share with you easy, nutritious and inviting away-from-home meals that your children will enjoy. Home prepared lunches sends the message to your child that they are loved. It is unrealistic to think there won’t be days when your schedule does not permit the time […]

The Season of Promise

A slow and steady rain has soaked the earth of our farm with promise. We planted our first rows of peas on Saint Patrick’s Day. They are sprouts. The sprouts are symbolic of relationships. Similar to a plant, they need attention. In our everyday, hectic lives, it is easy to lose focus on what is […]

Earth Day/Week

It was so exciting when the twins came home and told us about earth day. One of the twins had attached a green day trash pick up drawing to a plastic bag. She informed me that we would be reusing the bag. Of course was my reply. As we sat waiting for the bus the […]

Lunchtime Dip It!

This is a continuation of a theme I started, Lunch Box ideas. Here is a creative way to get your child to eat vegetables.  It is salt free and can be fat-free depending on the cottage cheese used.  Send your child to school with a bag of their favorite vegetables and they are good to […]

Homemade Muffin Mix

Here is a recipe that I made in 1977. I still make it to this day. I hope you enjoy the muffins as much as I have. I have added a recipe to use with the above muffin mix.

Remember When

I can remember the time before computers. Yes, I am that old but I do not act it! I amazed how technology has taken over our lives. I truly do not know anyone who does not have at least one computer in their home. I have to laugh at my Captain. He is retired from […]

Brilliant!

This is a fresh and delicious salad that can be made in minutes.  It make a welcoming statement at any party or in a lunch box.  Simply brilliant!

Baked Potato with Apple

This recipe reminds you of Autumn but why wait for the season when you can prepare this delicious recipe any time of the year.  It makes the perfect casserole to take to a church dinner or pot luck dinner.  Enjoy!  

Vegetable Soup

The days of spring can be chilly when Mother Nature wants to remind us that she is not quite ready to let us bask in warm sunshine quite yet. For these types of day, I recommend a bowl of hot vegetable soup. This is something that warms the inside of your tummy and heart. Of […]

The Creative Lunch Box

This is first in a series in which I want to share with you easy, nutritious and inviting away-from-home meals that your children will enjoy. Home prepared lunches sends the message to your child that they are loved. It is unrealistic to think there won’t be days when your schedule does not permit the time […]

Family Time

We took a break this weekend from mowing the lawns, laundry and housework. This was the last weekend before the Trophy Fishing season opens up. I will not see my Captain on a regular basis until December. I consider him fortunate to have a job that does not feel like a job. He loves fishing […]

Unusual Table Centerpieces

I love floral arrangements in the home. My garden is the usual spot where I gather the ingredients for simple creations. This time of year, the flowers are just starting to blossom. I do not like to pick the flowers of early spring for several reasons. I love to share the “eye candy” in my […]

Herbal Blends to Replace Salt

I am constantly coming up with ways to avoid salt from my family’s diet.  Finding inventive ideas for a healthier lifestyle does not have to cost you a lot of money at fancy health food markets. You can sprinkle these herbal blends on chicken, fish, pork or beef.  I have added the Italian blend to […]

Latest Nails Trends

The Outdoor Epicurean is on the lookout for the latest trends in nail color.  Almost all of the magazines this time of year are featuring what they feel will be the latest fashion shout out.  Fashion magazine can be pricey so I have discovered an easier way to shop that is not hard on our […]

Tomato and Basil Linguine

This delicious sauce makes meal time a snap to prepare but tastes like you took a long time to prepare. Enjoy!

Warmer Days

The days are getting longer and warmer. I have noticed that folks have more of a bounce to their step. I believe it is because of the increase energy which we experience when we think about the hope that the season of spring brings to us. Spring also brings us regular sport schedules that we […]

Workplace Wellness

April is National Stress Awareness Month.  It was launched in our Nation’s Capital by specialists in an open forum.  The fields represented were businesses, health care and government agency chiefs. An organization that sent representatives is U.S. Workplace Wellness Alliance. For more information about this organization and what their mission statement can be found at […]

Simply Delicious Pasta Salad

You are in for a treat with this delicious, easy to make recipe that could

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