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Snowy Cranberry Relish Recipe

Snowy Cranberry Relish Recipe

Snowy Cranberry Relish Recipe is traditionally a holiday recipe, but when you taste this one, you will want to have it often. Pin it for later to Pinterest I have been making my version of this Snowy Cranberry Relish Recipe for probably 20 years now, […]

Easy Chicken and Rice Bake

Easy Chicken and Rice Bake

Easy Chicken and Rice Bake makes your life easier because most of your meal is contained in this one dish. Pin it to Pinterest for Later I’m always looking for ways to make life easier, and this Easy Chicken and Rice Bake sure does that. […]

Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Pesto

Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Pesto

Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Pesto is a delicious blend of Italian-seasoned herbs and vegetables. It’s piled on top of crusty slices of a herbed baguette. Pin it for later to Pinterest My husband recently had to pick all the remaining garden tomatoes and pull the […]

Easy Peanut Butter Cream Pie

Easy Peanut Butter Cream Pie

Easy Peanut Butter Cream Pie is so light and luscious. It is really the pie version of peanut butter cups. Pin it to Pinterest for later What happens when you have a chocolate cookie pie crust and some peanut butter that needs to be used? […]

Easy Lemon Curd Hand Pies

Easy Lemon Curd Hand Pies

Easy Lemon Curd Hand Pies are so easy because they are made with premade ingredients (except for the icing drizzle). Trying to figure out a use for that extra pie crust–make hand pies! Pin it to Pinterest for later I was looking in my fridge […]

Homemade Vinegar Infused with Herbs

Homemade Vinegar Infused with Herbs

Homemade Vinegar Infused with Herbs is such a fun project because it encompasses several of my passions–cooking recipes, gardening and crafting.  I’m in Heaven!!! Pin it to Pinterest for later If you are looking for what to do with those garden herbs you have, this […]

Bread Pudding Smores Pie

Bread Pudding Smores Pie

Bread Pudding Smores Pie will have you coming back for another piece. It’s just that good! Pin it to Pinterest for later If you know me, you know that my husband and I love to go camping. One thing that goes along with camping is […]

Welcome Autumn Decorating Ideas

Welcome Autumn Decorating Ideas

Welcome Autumn Decorating Ideas will give you inspiration to make that attractive fall vignette to greet all of your guests. Let’s get started! Save it to Pinterest for later! This is the time of year when the weather starts to cool off a bit, and […]

Grow the Best Fall Mums

Grow the Best Fall Mums

Grow the Best Fall Mums is a how-to in order to get the best out of your Chrysanthemums, including planting, caring and growing.   Pin it for later The above image is a mum plant growing in my back yard. I purchased it because it […]

Peachy Easy Smoothie-Virgin or Boozy

Peachy Easy Smoothie-Virgin or Boozy

Do you need a smoothie that can go from a healthy breakfast drink in the morning to a refreshing cocktail in the evening? Well, this Peachy Easy Smoothie-Virgin or Boozy can do just that! Pin it for Later I have been experimenting with various ways […]

Mediterranean Pasta Salad made with Red Wine

Mediterranean Pasta Salad made with Red Wine

Mediterranean Pasta Salad made with Red Wine is such a delicious salad because the pasta is actually boiled in red wine, giving it a very unique taste experience. Pin it for Later If you want a unique salad experience, and one your guests will be […]

DIY Shelving Ideas for your Home

DIY Shelving Ideas for your Home

DIY Shelving Ideas for your Home will give you tips for decorating shelves including floating shelving. Pin it on Pinterest for Later I have been collecting nautical-theme decorating items ever since we lived in the Memphis area on a lake. Even though I no longer […]

Dutch Baby with Apples in Maple Glaze

Dutch Baby with Apples in Maple Glaze

Dutch Baby with Apples in Maple Glaze would certainly impress your guests if you were running a Bed and Breakfast in a charming Victorian home called Grace Chapel Inn. This post is part of Pinch Me, I’m Eating 2018 Novel Recipes series, a collaborative collection […]

Make Your Tree Selection Among the Best Trees

Make Your Tree Selection Among the Best Trees

If you have been thinking about planting a tree, the fall is the perfect time to plant that tree. Make Your Tree Selection Among the Best Trees will guide you to what you need to make your selection. The above image is a red maple […]

Bulgur and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Bulgur and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

What to do with all those bell peppers out of your garden? Make Bulgur and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers for a healthy ancient grains recipe. I had some beautiful bell peppers I had bought at my local grocery store when they were priced at 2 […]

Weekend Getaway in the South via Northern Mississippi

Weekend Getaway in the South via Northern Mississippi

If you live in the midwest, a Weekend Getaway in the South via Northern Mississippi might be just what you need to experience some of the best the south has to offer. The above image is of a bottle-cap mural at Corky’s in Olive Branch, […]

Farm to Table Healthy Vegetable Stir Fry

Farm to Table Healthy Vegetable Stir Fry

If you like to garden or love to meander through the farmers market, this recipe, Farm to Table Healthy Vegetable Stir Fry, is one to make. ATTENTION: I would like to proudly announce a new category on my blog called “My Farm to your Table.” […]

Tomato Growing Secrets for your Garden

Tomato Growing Secrets for your Garden

We have been growing tomatoes for a number of years and have a few Tomato Growing Secrets for your Garden. Tomatoes are the most widely-grown garden vegetable in Illinois, and for that matter, for much of the United States. This is no accident because a […]

Campers Delight Graham Cracker Dessert

Campers Delight Graham Cracker Dessert

Campers Delight Graham Cracker Dessert is the perfect brownie dessert to make when you are camping or at any other time for that matter. We recently hosted a seafood boil at Carlyle Lake (Coles Creek) for a large number of family and friends. I was […]

DIY Picture Frame Ideas for Decorating

DIY Picture Frame Ideas for Decorating

If you have a beautiful frame to repurpose, check out my DIY Picture Frame Ideas for Decorating! This is a project I worked on after we moved into our house, but I like it so much, I wanted to share it here. I was at […]


Inspiration to Live by:

Inspirational Quote

Inspirational Quote

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things. — Kurt Vonnegut