While many are talking of Christmas already, I want to share some tips and ideas for my 2nd favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. I want to help you be efficient, yet peaceful (IE: not STRESSED!) when it comes to planning for this holiday (and any others to come).
Remember though, this efficiency is not just so you can do more stuff. It is so you have time to enjoy the important things, like family and friends.
So Many Choices, What to Cook?
With the advent of Pinterest (and a Thanksgiving search), now we have access to untold 1000s of ideas of dishes [...]
I have always used the terms herbs and spices interchangeably, not realizing there is actually a difference in between the two.
Herbs come from the leaves of non-woody plants (think of basil). They are primarily used for savory dishes and are typically used in larger amounts than spices would be.
Spices, on the other hand, are obtained from roots, flowers, fruits, seeds or bark. Spices are usually more potent and are used in smaller portions than herbs.
Interestingly, an herb and a spice can come from the same plant. Cilantro comes from the leaves of the plant, but coriander actually [...]
I know that there are tons of resources out there for meal planning. For planning a month’s worth of meals to fix in one day. To have 7 meals on hand for cooking at anytime.
While these are great ideas, for many young moms, or just women who didn’t get the training when they were younger, the thought of meal planning is scary and overwhelming.
In reality, even if you CAN cook decently, there are an overwhelming number of choices of WHAT you can cook, and then you actually have to have the ingredients on hand to do so, or [...]
Most of us only have to look at our own waistline or hips to know that there is an epidemic of obesity in America, and much of the developed world. Yet we have at our disposal all the diet foods and reduced calorie foods we can imagine. There has also been a boom in the production and sales of 100 calorie snack packages of foods.
There are a few problems with these foods.
They are expensive per serving. They tend to be highly processed. If they are a low-fat refined wheat product, such as most of the ones in the [...]
Lots of cool stuff to look at this weekend!
Great demonstration over at Simple Bites - How to make 30 minute mozzarella
Great post from incourage.me about something we all need - The Need for Margin
And if you don’t know about the un-conference that (in)courage is having, you NEED to go check it out now! It is a great weekend of women gathering all over the country to participate in this awesome event. The cost is nominal (and this is NOT an affiliate link) I just want as many as possible to participate!
A great [...]
Women LOVE chocolate. And I love chocolate. Not just milk chocolate or dark chocolate, but almost ALL things chocolate.
If I were to give in to that chocolate craving every time it hit, I would be as big as the side of a barn. Although some days I feel as though I am close to that!
What I have tried to do is come up with some reasonable chocolate items that I can have occasion and it won’t break the calorie bank. Below are 10 of my favorite:
1. Chocolate skim milk- I have always loved Nestle’s Quik! And [...]
Some great reads for this weekend!
I always loved the show What Not to Wear, this post reminds of the show! ~ What Not to Wear at More Magazine
I remember watching a marathon of shows one New Year’s weekend. Really helped me get past the style of looking like someone’s mother, and back to looking like someone’s woman!
From Small Notebook ~ Remove tags to clear the clutter
For the lower tech people, like me, this post does a good job of comparing a Kindle Fire and Nook against a full tablet from iPad. I have to say that I love [...]
Mamas love their coffee. They NEED their coffee. For sanity, for energy, and just because it tastes good!
I have always been a coffee drinker. A HOT coffee drinker. I think I started drinking it when I worked at that 24 hour breakfast restaurant for my future father-in-law when I was a teenager, and have been hooked ever since.
I thought that cold coffee was nasty. Even when it became cool to drink iced coffee, I did not care for it one bit.
I do have to tell you that I think my grandmother invented iced coffee a LONG [...]
I do A LOT of surfing in my quest for finding inspiration and content to share with my readers. I come across a lot of awesome posts, so I thought I would do a Weekend Links post!
A YUMMY looking recipe from Simple Mom! Baked Lasagna Casserole
From More magazine Stressbusters for entrepreneurs- some great tips!
Very Pinteresting from Huffington Post
A Crustless Bacon and Cheese Quiche from Kraft
An older post from my other blog: 13 ways to stays stressed out
I love this office in a closet! From Better Homes & Gardens 17 Ways to Make Organization [...]