Tips & Tricks

Cooking is my therapy. I love the sounds and smells, I love the process and art of it all and most importantly, I love the joy it gives to my family and friends. While I am not an artist, this hobby is my creative outlet. Over the years, I have learned complementary flavors, colors, and textures make all the difference in the outcome. Reader beware: I do not measure so my recipes are vague but that adds to the fun. You never make the same dish twice.General rules, go easy on the salt and fats. Don’t forget, you can always add more but can’t take out.

Deciding what’s for dinner is not the fun part. I thought I would share items from my dinner table so maybe it is one less stress for you. General tips, tricks and information will be shared about random topics to help lighten, brighten and inspire you on your journey through life.

 

Natural Remedy to Toe Nail Fungus

Natural Remedy to Toe Nail Fungus

Sandal time is arriving so you want to have healthy toenails. A winter of closed toed shoes and nylon tights may have left you with toenail fungus. Before you resort to expensive and often toxic remedies, try this home made option.What you need:Small...

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Easy & Natural Way to Rid Your House of Ants

Easy & Natural Way to Rid Your House of Ants

Along with the beauty of spring and summer comes pesky ants. My husband loves plants and he brings the patio plants into our home every fall. As soon as the warm sunny days start in March, I see ants looking for my kitchen. Years ago, I learned this easy...

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Honeygram’s Pork Chops

Honeygram’s Pork Chops

  Honeygram's Pork Chops Easy, tasty and makes great leftovers. Perfect weeknight dinner. 4-6 Pork Chops1-2 tbsp olive oil or ghee1 medium onion - chopped2-3 cloves garlic - chopped or pressedAll Season Salt - to taste8 oz can of tomato sauce Rinse Pork...

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Red, White and Blue Trifle

Red, White and Blue Trifle

  Red, White & Blue Trifle Quick and easy summer dessert - "Not just for parties", I say. strawberries and or red raspberriesblueberries and or blackberrieswhipping cream or Cool WhipAngel Food, Pound or Marble Cake (buy this in your local grocery bakery or...

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Yankee Doodle Macaroni Salad

Yankee Doodle Macaroni Salad

  Yankee Doodle Macaroni Salad This is a versatile recipe that you can make your own. experiment with your favorite flavors.  1 box macaroni (use any favorite noodle like penne, bow ties, etc...)water for boilingsalt and pepper to tasteVariations to...

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Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

  Mashed Cauliflower For the low carb diet, this is a staple. 1 head cauliflowerwater to steam (1/3 of the height of pot)1 pat butterVariations to ConsiderCheese (cheddar, parmesan, cream cheese, blue cheese, or any favorite)non- dairy milks (any plain,...

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Chica’s Chiller Recipe

Chica’s Chiller Recipe

  Chica's Chiller I'm not a big bourbon fan but wanted to enjoy the party. Here is my version of a GoldRush. 1 oz Honey syrup (Made by warming 1 oz of honey with 1 oz of water - mix well)1 oz fresh lemon juice (usually 1 whole lemon - remove seeds but leave...

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