National Peanut Day – September 13

Celebrate Peanut Day Peanuts are very versatile, usually enjoyed in the form of peanut butter, and they have long been recognized for their nutrition. So, it is no surprise to me that there is a National Peanut Day… and remember, everyday is worth a little celebrating! Let’s discover more about the peanut and you can…

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies… Ever

Trying These Is A Must… Seriously Everyone has had peanut butter cookies, some are better than others… but these my friends… they are the best! After playing with a couple of recipes I have found something I love and I would say they are fairly easy to make. Some might call these a little nontraditional,…

Easy Feta Summer Salad

The Taste of Summer We are nearing Labor Day here in the US and that means summer is on it’s way out, at least in the Midwest. During my Keto moments I discovered many uses for cauliflower and found a way to use it to make a version of tabbouleh, which is a Middle Eastern…

July is National Picnic Month

It’s Summer and Time for Fun in the Sun For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, July means summer and lots of blue skies and warm days. In Canada and in the United States, July also brings festivities with Canada Day and Independence Day, both of which include many outdoor activities, including picnics, so…

A Time to be Thankful

It’s Thanksgiving… It’s that time of year where everyone talks about the things that they are thankful for. November seems to bring it out in us, it’s a time to be thankful. Being thankful can, in general, be hard… especially for adults. It’s hard to be thankful when your fridge is on its last legs,…

Turkey and Broccoli Bake

Leftover Turkey… Yes Please! It’s that time of year again… Turkey time! Most people enjoy turkey during the Holiday season and especially at Thanksgiving, but what to do with all that leftover turkey? I don’t know about you, but there are only so many turkey sandwiches I can eat and in past years I have…

Our Positive Rock Garden

Spread The Love A few years ago, our community had positive rocks introduced… and it quickly became a phenomenon. Many communities had this happen and the concept was called different things, but in our community, Positive Rocks became a big hit. The Idea I have heard that this idea was created by many individuals, but…

Best Blueberry Pie Recipe

It’s Blueberry Season It’s blueberry season again, my kids just went with friends to do some blueberry picking and it reminds me of my first blueberry pie. Want Some Pie? So, here’s a funny story. I have always hated pie. If offered pie, I’d say “no thank you”. I’d tried different pies, apple, pumpkin, blueberry,…

Teaching Honesty

Honesty is the Best Policy We have all heard honesty is the best policy. We have also all heard that little white lies don’t hurt anyone. Sometimes… our children are caught in the middle of this and it is important to send the right message.  Honesty, in my opinion, is the foundation of any relationship…

Little Library – Update 2

It’s Done… We have the little library up… it actually went up last fall and I’ve neglected updating everyone about it!  For those of you that haven’t read about our Little Corner Library, check out these posts to get the backstory, but for those of you have… here is your update! We Didn’t Know What…

Easy Chicken Recipe

Quick, Easy, and Delicious In the quest to find family dinner favorites I have found one that not only works, but it is a super easy chicken recipe! I have 4 children, whom all don’t like the same things, but this is kid tested, my 15 year old actually said she prefers these to the…

Lessons From the Garden

Happy Accidents Growing up, we didn’t have much and by the time I was 13, I was a ward of the State. From that point on, I lived in many different situations, some amazing and some not, but I knew that one day I would have my own home and be able to make it…