Growing a Mexican Cuisine Garden

Traditional Mexican cuisine relies heavily on the use of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs to spice almost all of the dishes that are created. If you are a fan of Mexican food and want to be able to prepare a variety of dishes with food that you are able to grow in your own garden,… [Continue Reading]

Growing a Mexican Cuisine Garden

Homemade Vanilla Lavender Soothing Bath Salt

The benefits of taking a bath spiked with salts are seemingly endless. Beauty gurus will swear by the power of Epsom salt. The magnesium and sulfate are credited with helping to withdraw toxins, reduce water retention and help with bloating. Easing muscle pain, removing odors and softening skin are all associated benefit of a long… [Continue Reading]

Homemade Vanilla Lavender Soothing Bath Salt

How to Pick Healthy Plants at the Nursery

Spring is in the air and flowers and plants are getting stocked up at the local nursery. It is planting season my friends! Gardeners around the world wait impatiently for the last frost date to pass so they can get their flower and vegetable gardens planted. A few have started their seeds inside and are… [Continue Reading]

How to Pick Healthy Plants at the Nursery

Best Vegetables to Grow for Canning

Being able to grow your own vegetables which you can then can and store in the pantry for the winter is one of the most rewarding parts of gardening. Growing vegetables is the best way to enjoy fresh produce whenever you want, picking it right out of the garden and serving it up on the… [Continue Reading]

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I love Peanut Butter cookies and what goes better with peanut butter than chocolate? This super easy recipe uses only 4 ingredients and is simply delicious! Plus, it’s gluten free! I like cookies with my morning coffee. It may not be the healthiest breakfast, but cookies sure are good with coffee! These are especially delicious… [Continue Reading]

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Three Season Vegetable Garden Plan

Creating a three season vegetable garden certainly takes a little planning, preparation and rearranging, but it is entirely possible to have vegetables growing in every inch of your garden bed for three whole seasons. Early spring and early fall are great times to rotate in cold weather vegetables that will produce a harvest quickly. As… [Continue Reading]

Three Season Vegetable Garden Plan

6 Ways to Lower your Energy Costs This Summer

It’s almost summertime! This brings lots of fun activities, such as swimming, barbecues, and baseball games. Inside your home, it also brings the need for cool air. Thankfully, there are ways you can stay comfy inside without by breaking the bank with your energy bill! Frugal living and saving on the energy bill doesn’t have… [Continue Reading]

6 Ways to Lower your Energy Costs This Summer

Broccoli and Grape Salad with Sunflower Seeds Recipe

When I first heard of Broccoli and Grape Salad I had my doubts. To be honest, I thought it sounded a bit strange. I love broccoli and I love grapes. I also love just about any kind of salad. So, I thought why not give it a try! Wow! I’m so glad I did! This… [Continue Reading]

Broccoli and Grape Salad with Sunflower Seeds

Easy and Delicious Cronut Recipe

The other day we shared an easy recipe for making donut holes. Well, today we have an easy Cronut Recipe for you. These easy Cronuts are simply delicious with your morning coffee or a tall glass of cold milk. You may find yourself going for seconds! Just look at this picture! Is your mouth watering… [Continue Reading]

Easy Cronut Recipe

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Anyone up for some yummy home baked bread? How about some delicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread? Pumpkin Bread is delicious on it’s on, but add in some chocolate chips and you have a serious mouth watering delight! A big chunk of this bread, along with a cup of hot coffee or tall cold glass of… [Continue Reading]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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