Home & Garden is the path to my home improvement project inspirations, gardening tips and ideas, and best of all, recipes! I also share products and tips that I find to make keeping house a little bit easier or more beautiful.
We filled the top tier of our garden tower planter with peppers this year. The jalapenos and serranos were sweet and mild, and extremely abundant. I usually freeze them whole for use in recipes throughout the year, but decided to try a pepper jelly recipe from msnotsoperfect.com. I made a few ... Read More about Jalapeno Pepper Freezer Jelly Fresh From Your Garden
Once upon a Christmas Eve morning my darling husband decided it was time to solve the dilemma of the space-challenged room our boys share. We had discussed building loft beds, but I wasn't sure I approved of the timing of this project. I wasn't looking forward to a Christmas Day under ... Read More about How To Make Loft Beds Your Boys Will Love
Few family reunion traditions have the power to strike fear into my heart the way cook-offs do. The competition is fierce and intimidating. The results are mouth-wateringly delicious. And beautiful. This year my clever sister-in-law threw a little twist into the competition, taking it to a ... Read More about Dutch Oven Teriyaki Chicken That Will Make Your Family Cheer
Lemon tastes like sunshine. Not the relentless burning sunshine of a desert summer, of course. Lemon tastes like the light, delightful sunshine that kisses your face on a spring day. Lemon makes me smile. I love lemon bars - but let's be honest. I rarely have the time and patience to make ... Read More about Lemon Bar Muddy Buddies That Will Make You Smile
One of my very favorite things about my husband is his ability to build things. He doesn't just build them, he takes my little ideas and makes them into something truly great, both in genius and proportion. This particular project was his answer to my plea for a raised garden bed in our backyard ... Read More about This Is What Happens When I Ask For a Raised Garden Bed
This particular cookie is an adaptation of a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe from my childhood. It's pretty much the best. Once upon a time I ran out of chocolate chips, and after a few substitutions these were the delicious result. If you happen to be out of cranberries and almonds, feel ... Read More about Delicious Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies