Archive for the ‘Smart Living’ Category

Want a great way to put some of your delicious homegrown tomatoes to use, like the ones I mentioned in my summer gardening tips? This very simple Caprese Salad is the perfect side dish for lunch or dinner, and can be on the table in no time! Don’t worry if you don’t have beautiful heirloom […]

With food prices going through the roof, why not consider growing some of your own produce? With these helpful tips below, you’ll see just how easy it can be to enjoy high quality veggies in the late spring and summer months. The nice thing about living here in metro Atlanta is enjoying a vegetable garden […]

Want an easy way to impress your sweetheart? Make these mouthwatering chocolate dipped strawberries and you’ll melt their heart! One key to this recipe is buying top quality chocolate. You don’t need much to coat the strawberries, so go for the good stuff! (Ghirardelli, Lindt, Godiva) In the candy/sweets aisle of your grocery store you’ll […]

Having a few boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix in your pantry is a great way to whip up some easy sides, including this delicious Corn Pudding. This easy recipe features pantry ingredients you always have on hand, and the dish is a delicious crowd pleaser. You can kick it up a little (or a […]

With the holidays on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to share some of our favorite charcuterie board tips for entertaining. Whether you’re serving your charcuterie as a snack between meals, the main course for a date night, or an appetizer to guests before the holiday dinner, charcuterie boards are truly the Swiss army knife […]

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 […]

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