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Top 10 Summertime Boredom Busters for Kids

Top 10 Summertime Boredom Busters for Kids

  The kids get out of school this week and I’m in total denial about the whole thing. Seriously, I’m still thinking “what happened to April”?  I’ve mentioned before, our family homeschools but we take a break in the summer.   It doesn’t take long …read more

How to make a Bird Feeder out of a Toilet Paper Roll

How to make a Bird Feeder out of a Toilet Paper Roll

  Need something cool to occupy the kiddies? (Or the kids at heart?)   Make a bird feeder from a toilet paper roll!   Wait! Don’t go! Hear me out.   This is a great summer fun activity. It’s so cool to see the birds …read more

How to make Five Minute Baggie Ice Cream

How to make Five Minute Baggie Ice Cream

If you have baggies, ice and milk – you’ve got everything you need for an amazing culinary experiment!   It’s totally cool!   Get it? Cool . . . Because . . . ice cream . . .   Nevermind.   Here’s a great summertime …read more

How to make 3 Ingredient Puffy Slime

How to make 3 Ingredient Puffy Slime

    It only takes three ingredients and five minutes to make hours of fun.   This puffy slime is a highly tactile experience. What’s more, it’s oddly soothing. Subsequently, everyone who was around when we made this stuff couldn’t keep their hands off it! …read more

Marshmallow Easter Peep Kabobs

Marshmallow Easter Peep Kabobs

  There’s a secret ingredient in this colorful Easter Bunny Peep Kabob.   An ingredient that costs hardly anything but makes your kabob stand out from the crowd!   I’ll give you a hint . . . it’s Jell-O powder! (I’m bad at hint)   …read more

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

  For many of us “grown-ups” cooking has become so automatic we don’t think about all the skills we use when we’re cooking.  Skills like hand-eye coordination, reading, writing, math, science, appreciating nature, understanding nutrition and most importantly; creativity.    Allowing kids to be involved …read more

Practically Perfect Popovers  Made goof-proof in a Muffin Tin

Practically Perfect Popovers  Made goof-proof in a Muffin Tin

    Why are people so crazy about popovers?   Could it be the golden, crisp exterior?   Or the melt-in-your-mouth tender interior?   In short, yes, and yes.   In either case, I believe the thing that makes popovers truly irresistible is the thrill …read more

The easiest Two Ingredient pumpkin muffins. Ever.

The easiest Two Ingredient pumpkin muffins. Ever.

    Two Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins It’s officially pumpkin flavored everything time!  Which falls directly between BBQ flavored everything time and peppermint flavored everything time. Sheesh! Where has the year gone?   In my never ending quest to hack this thing we call life, I …read more

Warning: dangerously simple quickle recipe ahead

Warning: dangerously simple quickle recipe ahead

  I’ve been having an all-out love affair with DIY pickles ever since I learned how ridiculously easy they are to make at home.     Since then, every vegetable I see is in danger of becoming a pickle. I especially enjoy quick pickles (AKA …read more

Two Ingredient Ice Cream

Two Ingredient Ice Cream

      DIY premium ice cream at half the price.    Never have only two ingredients made so many people so happy. This is premium ice cream at half the cost of name brands.   So easy to make – no ice cream maker …read more

Easy DIY Crockpot Greek Yogurt

Easy DIY Crockpot Greek Yogurt

Ah, Greece. Way back in the day, when my former husband Bob and I were headlining entertainers on cruise ships, I remember a sunny morning wandering the island of Mykonos, Greece scouting for breakfast.  We found a sweet little Taverna with a view of the …read more

The Zen of Healthy Snacking in a Busy World

The Zen of Healthy Snacking in a Busy World

  “Mom? What is there to eat???” If bridging the gap between meals is causing you stress, read on. Snacks. Good or Bad??? Snacking can be a very healthy habit. Snacks offer opportunities to add extra nutrition, keep blood sugar steady, give you energy, help …read more