We’ve introduced a new feature to our website – every month we will showcase a different tea! This month we have chosen one of our most Christmassy teas – Lavender, Chocolate and Cinnamon Rooibos to be our Christmas Tea of Continue reading read more »
I just finished this creation. It has a smooth and delicious pumpkin pie flavor. Ingredients:
2 cups Vodka
2 Cinnamon Sticks
2 whole Cloves
2 whole Allspice Berries
1 tsp. ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground Ginger
1/2 Vanilla Bean
1 cup White Sugar
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1.5 cups Water
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Cut the pumpkin in half and remove the stem.
Scrape out the inside of the pumpkin.
Spray a baking sheet with a cooking spray such as Pam.
Place half of the pumpk... read more »
Now I dont know about you but I always worry about what people smell when they come into our house for the first time - or any time for that matter! Maybe its because we have pets, and non-pet owners often comment on doggy smells in pet-owners homes, or because weve all had the experience of walking into someones house and wrinkling up our noses or trying to subtly mouth breathe!
Anyway, I spend a small fortune on plug-ins and sprays, scented candles and all the rest of that commercial junk. I really h... read more »
So it’s that time of year again; the leaves are falling off the trees, you’re unpacking your winter coat and looking for your gloves. And to add to my list I have the addition of some teas that I like Continue reading read more »
Not much going on here this weekend. After my excitement of the start of fall, I went to CrossFit. Good little workout with burpees and a lateral jump. You can bet I'll be doing a workout this week with these . Then I hustled home to get ready for a presentation I had to give on low sodium diet. The group was awesome and asked lots of questions. I love when I give a presentation and the group is really interactive and asks lots of questions. Makes me feel like I might have ignited a few c... read more »
As my bitty baby girl, mini-muffin#3 turns 6 months old next week, I decided it was time I finally lost the baby weight.
Im so glad I have her to blame this on, along with two other mini-muffins.
So, in spite of the fact that I probably had baby weight to lose long before these babies were a twinkle in their daddys eye, Im going off the deep end and into the Weight Watchers pool.
However, while watching weight (hopefully watching it disappear!), I havent lost sight of my loves: muffins.
These babies... read more »
To anyone who has ever had someone tell you "cake is not breakfast" obviously has never seen these sinfully delicious looking Cinnamon Roll cupcakes. These cinna-licious delights are topped with coffee icing...told you they qualify as a breakfast food! Interested in trying these out yourself? Then check out this recipe.I have a feeling these cinnamon roll cupcakes might be added to the list for next year. Which is fine and dandy with me, because they are incredible (and incredibly easy)! When I decided t... read more »
This is one of those we havent been to the grocery store suppers.
Because we havent been to the grocery store.
Sometimes the grocery store is worse than the dentist.
And, in the interest of saving my sanity, we are avoiding it.
You probably already have most of this stuff in your fridge and pantry, even if it appears empty (like mine - call me Old Mother Hubbard).
And the beautiful thing is, you can substitute any fruit you want (even canned! just strain it).
This is also a really easy dinner to c... read more »
I always try to buy too many bananas.
Then, hopefully, at the end of the week, there will be too many left over and Ill be forced to make banana bread - a treat at the top of my treat list.
You all have a treat list, too, right?
1. Banana Bread
2. Caprese Salad on French Bread
3. Fresh Strawberries
4. Home-grown home-made Popcorn (dont get me started on the incredible difference between home grown popcorn and store kernels, much less BAGGED popcorn. Please tell me you dont buy that.)
5. ... read more »
Buffalo Springfield, big in ‘67, 1968. Neil Young in Los Angeles. Imagine he’d been all around Canada by then. From Winnipeg. Then Toronto, where they have the Farmer’s Market. I like that about him, Neil Young. The Canada part. I’m not sure how I feel about the Los Angeles.
Yet there we were in New York. New York, New York, borough of the Bronx, a flat on Webster Avenue, behind a red and black Edward Hopper façade. Those were the days. Old Man and Cinnamon Girl. Times were trouble... read more »