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Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

  • Let’s Communicate!

    I love that we have so many ways to communicate. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, emails and texting quickly connects us with friends near and far. And receiving a handwritten letter or a long phone call can be the highlight of the… Read More

  • Dear Dad: How the lessons you taught make the best fried chicken.

    With Father’s Day upon us again, I want to make my dad a dinner worthy of his influence and love on my life.  Of all the meals Dad loves, his favorite remains classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken. As I made this… Read More

  • Rise and Shine!

    Don’t you just love how early the sun rises in the summer? It sets my mood to “happy” right away. Sunrise is the most peaceful time of day. Confession: I love getting up early in the morning, rain or shine…. Read More

  • Bring on the Barbecue!

    If you ever need to perk up a lagging party conversation, just bring up the topic of barbecuing. I’m not talking burgers and steaks, I’m talking about the low-n-slow melt-in-your-mouth sweet or spicy or smokey barbecue! I’ve seen eyes brighten… Read More

  • Rah Rah Rah Day!

    April is a betwixt and between month. It’s not really warm but it’s no longer winter. The weather can go from sunny and hot to wet and chilly, from one day to another. I love April because it feels like… 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. The weather is changing to warmer and longer days. April is still a bit raw in my area so getting… Read More

  • 7 Food-Foolery Fun Ideas

    Every year I wish I was a bit more creative when it comes to planning the perfect April Fools’ Day prank. Some of the best tricks that have gone down in history are the ones we don’t see coming. I’m… Read More

  • 3 Steps for Better Nutrition

    There’s so much written about nutrition, and it can seem overwhelming at times. Superfoods! Antioxidants. Gluten?  Omega-3s. Amino acids? We care a lot about nutrition at DinnerTime, and are fascinated by emerging science of why certain foods have particular effects… Read More

  • Make 2021 Your Best Year Yet!

    I don’t really like to make resolutions. I think they’re too binding. Plus, they don’t always stick and I’m left with a feeling of failure. In fact, 80% of all New Year’s resolutions go out the window by the second week… Read More

  • Stay Energized!

    I admit it. I’m thankful Thanksgiving is over! The meal was great. And of course we love the leftovers, but the amount of carbs I consumed is way more than I like. No wonder I’ve been feeling sluggish, a little… Read More