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.
When I was a small child my grandparents brought us little chocolate advent calendars from Germany for Christmas. Another countdown was a quilted candy cane that my mother made, with one candy each day for the 24 days in December leading up to Christmas. In a family of six siblings, somehow we ... Read More about 24 Simple Ways to Create A Christmas Advent For Your Home
Cilantro and lime really give this simple taco salad a delightful burst of southwestern flavor. I invented this recipe for a Christmas party at work. It needed to be a healthy alternative to the heavy holiday foods that would be served, as well as gluten free for a coworker who might otherwise have ... Read More about Light & Fresh Black Bean Taco Salad
It was my sister who first introduced me to freshly ground peanut butter many years ago. I loved the fresh flavor and the texture, but I didn't love using the grinding machine at the supermarket. I ended up just buying whatever was on sale, trying really hard not to glance the list of ingredients ... Read More about Fresh Peanut Butter in Under 10 Minutes
Gardening may be one of the most romanticized hard-labor activities in literature. There truly is something enchanting in the alchemy that combines soil and water and tiny little seeds to create marigolds, daisies and hollyhocks. And homegrown tomatoes. I used to think that the heady scents and ... Read More about Of Boys, Dirt and Ducks – A Garden Tale
Looking for a delightful addition to summer picnics and barbecues? This variation on an old family favorite is both pretty and delicious. Light and refreshing as a side dish, Red, White & Blue Berry Cups are sweet enough to serve for dessert, too! I used a dozen (12) half-pint canning jars ... Read More about How To Make Stunning Red, White and Blue Berry Cups
I'm beginning the week with one of my favorite summer family traditions, an edible centerpiece planter for the patio table. It's easy and inexpensive, and lasts through all of your summer barbecues and picnics, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Our first edible centerpiece planter was created as a ... Read More about Edible Centerpiece For Your Patio Table