Archive for the ‘Smart Living’ Category

I’ve come across a lot of pantry tips throughout the years, and these top tips will save you some space while perhaps even saving your dinner one evening! Take a Lazy Susan for a Spin Tired of digging through endless cans of food in the back of a shelf when you just need the refried […]

Who doesn’t love Deviled Eggs? They’re like the “comfort food” of appetizers and perfect for entertaining! You can prepare them ahead, they’re easy to make, and they’re a finger food that requires no utensils. Here are three ways to make the perfect Deviled Egg. 1. Add some crunch. Most deviled egg recipes use sweet pickle […]

The Instant Pot might as well be called the miracle pot, because it’s simply amazing how dishes that typically take all day can turn out beautifully in mere minutes! When you think about making pulled pork sandwiches, the idea of tending to a pork shoulder all day and hoping it’s juicy and tender at the […]

Summer dining is all about grilling, and this crowd-pleasing BBQ Baby Back Ribs recipe couldn’t be any simpler. When you think of Baby Back Ribs, you’re probably thinking about spending 8-10 hours next to a smoker or grill, right? Think again! With this fool-proof pressure cooker recipe that cooks the ribs quickly in flavorful apple […]

Just like my list of Spring Cleaning Tips from last year, here are some handy new ideas worth adding to your list. These all-natural options will cut down on the time spent on cleaning so you can focus more time on family and relaxing since Summer is just around the corner. Enjoy! Clean Hard Water Stains […]

Whether you need an appetizer for a party or a fresh, healthy topping for taco night, I’ve got a super simple guacamole recipe that’s guaranteed to please the crowd and taste far better than any prepared guacamole from the store. Every good guacamole recipe relies heavily on one key ingredient: the avocados! Tip #1: Buy […]

I have a tennis pal, Ivonne, who has a German heritage and *lots* of German family recipes. If you like mulled wine during the holidays, you’ll love Ivonne’s delicious warm spiced wine recipe! No German Christmas market is complete without Glühwein, which translates into “Glow Wine” referring to the hot iron element used for mulling. Is there anything […]

Want a simple and easy way to feed a crowd this fall? Try my 3 Bean Chili recipe! Guests rave over the nice balance of heat and sweet, thanks to the addition of some perfectly sautéed corn. Now, there are parts of the country like Texas where beans *never* find their way into chili. Guess […]

As the primary shopper for groceries in my family, I’ve learned some handy tips over the years that have helped me make the most of my trip to the supermarket while spending the least. Follow these recommendations, and you’ll be a savvier supermarket shopper too! 1. Know Before you Go. Either find your store’s weekly […]

I consider cobbler to be the “comfort food” of dessert. I mean, is there anything more satisfying than a warm cobbler served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream? With my no-fuss cobbler recipe featuring remarkably few ingredients, you’ll be able to whip this up in a snap and serve it to a table […]

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