I'm starting to get the hang of this stay-at-home-mom, domesticated-wife thing. I've even started decorating for seasons/holidays!
These are upside-down tomato cages wrapped with white lights and dollar store garlands. The "flags" are brown-orange-yellow fabric scraps that I had in the closet. On the steps are two dollar store buckets painted gray, filled with local pinecones and wrapped with dollar store fall leaf garlands.
I didn't get a good picture of the door, but I made paper leaves and lett... read more »
We posted a giveaway on Facebook. When our Facebook page reached 30 likes, we were doing a product giveaway valued over $30. We hit that goal on Monday, September 24th. We gave another entry to the drawing to those who shared our page and likes came from that share.Today we announce our winner.Drum roll please...Our winner is: Linda SchlarbOur winner won: A Variety Gift Card by Ribbon. Our winner can choose her gift from as many as 40 different items from this Ribbon Album catalog.This is an amazing prod... read more »
Pressure Cooker Risotto
Zucchini or Butternut SquashYellow Onion2 Cloves GarlicArborio RiceDry White Wine32 oz. Broth of your choiceParmesan Cheese
Roasted Baby Potatoes
1 - 2 pounds Baby or Fingerling PotatoesRosemaryVegetable Stock3 Cloves Garlic
Thai Coconut Chickpea Dried Chickpeas1 can Light Coconut MilkFresh Ginger1 medium-large Sweet Potato1 can Diced Tomatoes (no seasoning)Curry PowderFresh CilantroFresh BasilTamari, Soy Sauce**Lime... read more »
Are you new to the gluten-free world? Are you still reeling from your last trip to the grocery store when you had to pay a fortune for a small box of all-purpose gluten-free flour mix? Many of us feel your pain.There are times when purchasing pre-made bread or mixes are necessary but with a little investment of time, you can have your own mixture at hand when you're home. It has taken me a number of years, trials, errors, almosts, and many other attempts to come up with a flour mixture that can be used f... read more »
Romance can be synonymous with Relaxation
House Beautiful Clutter kills romance. Have you ever tried to relax in a messy room let alone feel romantic? There are so many clever ways of containing clutter (our daily life) today. A decorative basket or bench with storage can hold extra blankets, pillows, clothing, work or family papers, etc.A clean room adds a feeling of serenity and with a few pieces of art or sculptures strategically placed the room can have a feeling of romance. Each item added to the... read more »
Do you ever get a craving for food or a drink when you're watching a movie? DH and I do all the time. In fact, that's when we seem to be the most creative with our concoctions.We just finished watching "Today's Special" and were getting ready to watch "Extract" when DH came up with the idea of making something with bananas and coffee. Maybe it had something to do with both movies being about food. :-)He was wanting something hot and I wanted something that would be good cold too. We didn't have any ice c... read more »
You've probably had maple butter with your hush puppies at fish camps or all-you-can-eat fish restaurants. This would be delicious as well.This will make a delicious gift. Gifts from the kitchen are economical and always appreciated. There always seems to be a last-minute gift to give or dinner to attend and this can be made with plenty of time to spare. This is such an easy item to make and combine a couple loaves of bread during the holidays for a gift.
Ingredients1/2 cup Butter1 ripe small to medium... read more »
BBQ Chicken, Spinach and Pasta Frittata
Elbow Pasta1 Small-Medium BBQ Chicken1 Small Red and Green Capsicum*5-6 ScallionsGarlicFresh or FrozenSpinachFresh BasilEggsCheddar CheeseParmesan CheeseChili FlakesLemon wedges for serving (optional)
3 Large Yukon Potatoes1 Large Onion15 Ounces Chicken Broth1 Pint Sour Creamgreen onions (optional)
Brown Rice Vegetable Casserole
2 Large Onions
Bas... read more »
Black-Eyed Peas with Potatoes and Tamarind dried black-eyed peasbaking sodaturmericghee or oilblack mustard seedscumin seeds1 large onion1-inch piece fresh ginger4 - 6 fresh green chiliesground corianderground cumincayenneAsafoetida*2 firm medium tomatoestamarindfresh parsley or coriander2 medium potatoessea salt
Winter Vegetable and Tofu Korma
ground cardamom turmeric crushed red pepper flakes ground cumin ground coriander cinnamonclarified butter, ghee,... read more »
Potato Gnocchi sounds so innocent until the secret is revealed that it often contains wheat. Who knew, right?!
3 c Red Potatoes, cooked and shredded
1 3/4 - 2 c All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix
1/2 t Salt
3 T Potato Water
You can use any type of potatoes. I like the softness this potato adds to the gnocchi and the added color the red skins provide by leaving them on.If you prefer a finer consistency in your potatoes you could mash them up a bit or use a vegetable sieve (food mill).
Using a hand mixer,... read more »