Archive for the ‘Smart Living’ Category

Whether it’s a special occasion or you’re entertaining guests, sometimes a grilled steak is the perfect choice. But how can you take your steak from ordinary to extraordinary? This simple steak marinade is packed full of flavor to help your steaks have that extra little something that will have your friends and family raving from […]

There’s nothing like those few sunny warm days after a cold bleak winter to turn even the most hardened city dweller to thoughts of gardening. My friends are often surprised to hear that I vastly prefer fall vegetable gardening in Georgia to either spring or summer. Why? Let me count the ways… Fewer bugs Less […]

It’s blueberry season, and we have the very best blueberry muffin recipe that you’ve ever tasted. The secret ingredient is buttermilk, making these muffins moist, rich and tasty. And since the local blueberry farms have just opened for summer picking, now is the perfect time to bring the kids and pick a bucket of blueberries […]

If you want to take your brunch game up a notch, a creamy, rich hollandaise sauce will make your family swoon. But how can we take this famously fussy sauce and make it simple to prepare? Forget endless whisking, and break out your blender instead! Plus, with a few dashes of our famous habanero hot […]

When temperatures turn chilly, some dishes just have a special way of warming you up. This easy potato gratin recipe captures the magic of comfort food. It’s hearty, creamy, filling…and easy to make! While this might be a side dish, the flavor of creamy white cheddar cheese and perfectly tender potatoes will make it the […]

Want a super simple yet flavorful pot of Brunswick Stew simmering away on your stovetop? This easy Brunswick Stew recipe is the “dump and stir” of stew recipes, especially if you get a little help from your local BBQ place by ordering some take-out pulled pork and pulled chicken. Of course, you could always try […]

Looking for something light and tasty for dinner during the summer? These Lemon Garlic Grilled Chicken Breasts are just the ticket. They have a bright, citrusy flavor from a quick lemon and garlic marinade, and can be on the table in under an hour. Happy grilling! Ingredients Chicken Breasts (up to 4) Juice of 1 […]

Want the easiest, tastiest, creamiest, fluffiest mashed potatoes ever? Break out your Instant Pot! You won’t believe how simple this recipe is, thanks to the wonders of the pressure cooker. Plus, when you make these in the summer time, you won’t be adding any residual heat to your kitchen and home without any boiling water […]

Need a quick dinner that almost cooks itself and tastes delicious? This Shredded Chicken Tacos Recipe is just the ticket! Plus, you only need a few ingredients and most of them are already in your pantry. Thanks to the Instant Pot, this tender, juicy chicken will be ready in minutes. It’s perfect for tacos, but […]

When the weather turns colder, nothing warms the soul like comfort food. And a hearty stew full of tender vegetables and fall-apart beef is just the ticket. But how can you enjoy a satisfying beef stew without letting it simmer for hours? Enter the Instant Pot! Thanks to this miracle device, you can have a […]

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