Food & Beverage · Home & Garden · Seasonal & Holiday

Everything You Need for Your Labor Day Bash

It won’t be long before the last ‘hurrah’ of summer is here. Labor Day is just around the corner, and it’s a perfect way to celebrate ‘the end of summer.’ Labor Day is often a time of gatherings- good food, friends, family, and lots of fun! There are a lot of different ways to spend… Continue reading Everything You Need for Your Labor Day Bash

Back to School · Food & Beverage · Home & Garden

5 Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes

Where I live,  we still have several weeks before school starts. I do know that in many other states, your kids are already back in school. Getting adjusted to the school year routine after a long summer, can be hard. That is why I wanted to share some of my favorite slow cooker recipes with you.… Continue reading 5 Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes

Back to School · Food & Beverage · Home & Garden

Save Green When You Go Green with These Lunch Kits

Are you tired of the waste that goes into packing your child’s lunch? Do you want to cut down on the amount of paper lunch bags, zippered plastic pouches and plastic utensils you buy?  When you go green and use reusable lunch bags and containers, you will help the Earth and save green too! Let… Continue reading Save Green When You Go Green with These Lunch Kits

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5 Great Ways To Grow Fresh Herbs Indoors

Fresh herbs add so much flavor to my recipes. I love using fresh herbs when I cook and in teas and drinks throughout the year. If you love using fresh herbs, you can grow your own all year long. You don’t have to live in a warm climate, you can easily grow them indoors with… Continue reading 5 Great Ways To Grow Fresh Herbs Indoors

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5 Delicious Lemon Dessert Recipes

National Lemonade Day is August 20th, so I thought I would  share some great lemon recipes with you to celebrate. There is something about the tantalizing tartness of lemon that is so appealing, especially in summer. Check out these luscious lemon recipes below. Pink Lemonade Cupcakes Image Source-delish The pairing of sweet strawberries and tart lemons… Continue reading 5 Delicious Lemon Dessert Recipes

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Eat Healthy and Reduce Food Waste From Now On

Every year the United States throws out almost half as much food as it grows. Huge quantities of fresh fruit and vegetables are transported directly from the farm to the landfill because they don’t meet cosmetic standards. That means if the shape and color of produce isn’t perfect it will most likely be discarded. The… Continue reading Eat Healthy and Reduce Food Waste From Now On

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6 Delicious Summer Blueberry Recipes

Blueberry picking time is here, they are just right for harvesting. In New York State, we love to go blueberry picking. We are blessed to have several large bushes on our property that have been here for decades. If you love the taste of fresh picked blueberries as much as we do, you might like these… Continue reading 6 Delicious Summer Blueberry Recipes

Food & Beverage · Home & Garden · Seasonal & Holiday

Tips for Freezing Your Garden Harvest

So, you have a great garden and you want to preserve your harvest to enjoy all winter long. If you want to have fruits and vegetables to during the winter, but are afraid it will require canning or other labor intensive preserving methods, keep reading. Freezing is an easy way to preserve your fruits and… Continue reading Tips for Freezing Your Garden Harvest

Food & Beverage · Travel

Essential Gear for Your Next Mountain Adventure

A trip to the mountains might be just the thing to help you de-stress this summer. So many vacationers look to the serenity of coastal cities, but overlook the gorgeous mountains as a summer vacation option. There are many perks to taking a trip to the mountains during the summertime. The mountains are much more… Continue reading Essential Gear for Your Next Mountain Adventure

Food & Beverage · Home & Garden · Seasonal & Holiday

Top Grilling Tools Every BBQ Chef Needs

Grilling season is in full swing! Whether you are king or queen of the BBQ, you will want to check out this list of top BBQ tools no grill master should be without. Basting Brushes Basting your grilled meats and vegetables adds flavor and keeps meats nice and juicy. When choosing a basting brush for your… Continue reading Top Grilling Tools Every BBQ Chef Needs

Food & Beverage · Seasonal & Holiday · Travel

Travel Destinations That Will Have Your Mouth Watering

Summer is the perfect time to plan a vacation. If you are one who likes to get away and try new things, why not add culinary delights to your list of things to do while on your vacation? These top travel destinations will have your mouth watering and you definitely won’t leave hungry: New Orleans… Continue reading Travel Destinations That Will Have Your Mouth Watering

Flowers & Gifts · Food & Beverage · Seasonal & Holiday

Fun Ways to Preserve Your Fruit Harvest

Tending to your vegetable garden is one of the most relaxing and satisfying things you can do, especially with your kids. Gardening with family is one an international past time, and crosses borders of every culture. It’s how recipes, techniques, and trade secrets get passed from generation to generation. It’s the reason old Italian families have… Continue reading Fun Ways to Preserve Your Fruit Harvest

Food & Beverage

Create Your Own Frozen Desserts With These Cool Gadgets

Hot weather calls for cool desserts and in the summer time popsicles, smoothies and ice cream sundaes rank at the top of the sweet treat list. As the temperatures continue to rise this season create tasty recipes using fun, eye-catching ice pop molds, easy ice cream making machines and quick smoothie makers. All of these… Continue reading Create Your Own Frozen Desserts With These Cool Gadgets

Food & Beverage · Seasonal & Holiday

5 Refreshing Summer Desserts

Summer is sweet and should be savored just like dessert. When you think of summer desserts, think refreshing. No one wants to be slaving over a hot oven during the summer. Here are some dessert recipes that are deliciously refreshing, and the perfect complement to your next summer barbeque, picnic or get-together. Most don’t require any… Continue reading 5 Refreshing Summer Desserts

Food & Beverage · Seasonal & Holiday

Secrets to Making Beautiful Summertime Desserts

Finally, we are entering the season of fresh fruits, vegetables, and family get-togethers. To me, that sounds like desserts. Strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries, blueberry tarts with fresh blueberries, and Lord only knows what other creations people have come up with to celebrate the literal fruits of summertime. It’s not just fruit and vegetables at the… Continue reading Secrets to Making Beautiful Summertime Desserts

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Spilling The Beans On The Best Cold Brew Iced Coffee Makers

Cold brew and iced coffee are the perfect way to get your caffeine fix on hot, humid summer days. The problem is time, cold brew can up to 24 hours to make. However, I’ve discovered that no matter what amount of time you have, there is a product that will let you enjoy your refreshing… Continue reading Spilling The Beans On The Best Cold Brew Iced Coffee Makers

Food & Beverage · Seasonal & Holiday

Where to Get Your Favorite Cold Drinks this Summer

When summer comes, there’s nothing I love more than an iced coffee, a cold, fresh lemonade, or fruit smoothie. Sure, you can have those things all year round, but it’s just not quite the same as it is in the summer time. Drinks like these are refreshing and tasty. Unfortunately, they can also come at… Continue reading Where to Get Your Favorite Cold Drinks this Summer

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Prep & Planning for Your 4th of July Party

Tomorrow is the big day, are you ready for your 4th of July party? The brats and hotdogs are in the fridge, the buns are in the pantry, and the beverages are chilled… But what about your atmosphere? Sure, parties are about the food and drinks, but they’re also about providing a fun and memorable… Continue reading Prep & Planning for Your 4th of July Party