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  • Fish for Fun!

    I asked my husband why he loves to fish. He responded with a whole slew of reasons but said that his favorite fishing has been with his kids. I get it. If you really love an activity, it brings great… Read More

  • Olive, Avocado and Coconut…Oh My!

    Which oil is the best to use when I cook? I get this question a lot from my friends. They understand certain oils are “bad” for us….which ones are “heart-healthy,” etc… they just want a clear direction of what not… Read More

  • Greatest at Grilling!

    Grill season is heating up! Check out our tips and tricks to achieve safe and scrumptious grilled meals.  Safety First! The FDA publishes guidelines on how to stay healthy when grilling. The simplest and most important step is to wash your hands. Sing “Happy… Read More

  • Dill With It!

    Quick, hang some dill over your home’s front door! An old wives tale says that hanging dill over the entrance of a house (or a baby’s cradle) is a symbol of love and acts as a protection against evil. I… Read More

  • Pizza Pizazz!

    I want someone to look at me the same way I look at pizza. – Anonymous I often wax rhapsodic about pizza! I’m not the only one who loves pizza. In fact, 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly and about… Read More

  • Shrimply The Best

    I didn’t know this but maybe you do. It’s the beginning of the Spring shrimping (shrimp-fishing) season. My nephew, Chris, lives in South Carolina and loves to fish. Chris goes out at night to be on the water while it… Read More

  • Pay Yourself

    I like and subscribe to the savings method of “pay yourself first.”  We “pay” ourselves a set amount before we split our money up to cover other budgetary needs, like mortgage, food, clothing etc. What I mean by subscribing is… Read More

  • Lovin’ Leeks!

    My sister-in-law makes a delicious Potato Leek Soup. I really enjoy the flavor of her soup, but have only recently had the courage to cook with leeks myself. I think any ingredient I have not used before intimidates me just… Read More

  • Stay Grounded, Plan Smart

    Blastoff! It’s that time of year where I feel like our family is hurtling through time and space at a speed I can barely manage. Each season has its scheduling challenges and Spring is particularly busy for our family. Every… Read More

  • 8 Steps to Get Your Garden Growing

    The saying “April showers bring May flowers” reminds me it’s time to prepare my vegetable garden for the new season. I know, it’s not quite April, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t start designing this year’s vegetable garden. Which carrots… Read More