• Miscellaneous,  Quick Fixes,  Recipes,  Side Dishes,  Uncategorized

    Macaroni and Cheese Revolution – Recipe

    How many of you LOVE macaroni and cheese? I’ve loved it since my young childhood days. I vowed that ONE DAY… I would eat an entire box of mac & cheese all by myself! Unfortunately (or fortunately) I never conquered that goal. But, I still love the stuff especially with little dashes of Louisiana Hot Sauce sprinkled on top! Whewee! It comes to life. 🙂 Anyway, here’s an easy homemade recipe for creating your own macaroni and cheese… Plus, a few more featured resources below, including “Breakfast Mac and Cheese” Macaroni and Cheese Revolution 2 cups dried pasta 2 1/2 cups milk (Use skim if you want to cut back…

  • Fitness,  Health,  Uncategorized

    5 Ways to Put Some Extra Spring in Your Step — Get Energized!

    Need some more pep in your step?  Some more spring in your walking? “Spring in your step” can be defined as having a confident, energetic demeanor. People with “spring” tend to be cheerful, too. Here’s five ways to put some spring in your step — and get energized: 1. Get Plenty of Sleep Energy and focus starts with a good night’s sleep! Stick to a set time to get into bed each night and turn the lights out. Starting the day well-rested helps you feel inspired and motivated because you have more energy to carry out your plans. And it’s easier to focus when you don’t have a sleepy brain.…

  • Cooking,  Recipes,  Side Dishes,  Uncategorized,  Veggies

    Broccoli Bacon Salad Recipe – And Story of My First Encounter with Broccoli

    “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” ~ I Thessalonians 5:18 I have a passion for broccoli… I remember the first time I experienced the green flowery vegetable… In 5th grade, the school cafeteria ladies placed a nice, generous spoonful of green stuff on my lunch tray.  Peering at it in cooked form, I wondered what it would offer my taste buds? At my seat, I finally tasted the new addition to my lunch tray.  I wasn’t pleased.  I mustered up enough strength to eat about three bites.  So as not to offend the lunch cafeteria ladies, I squeeeeeeeeezed my…

  • Cooking,  Quick Fixes,  Recipes,  Snacks & Dips,  Uncategorized

    7 Wonderful Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

    different ways to enjoy watermelon this summer.  Here’s some suggestions you might try for variety. 1. Bacon and watermelon – What? This can’t be good, can it? It can be if you make an appetizer that “looks like sushi.” Bake the bacon at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes. You do not want the bacon to be crispy. Spread cream cheese on the bacon and then wrap it around 11/2 inch cubes of watermelon and place a toothpick into the bites to hold the bacon in place. 2. Watermelon pizza – Using a premade pizza crust, spread strawberry flavored cream cheese onto the crust in an even layer. Place small…

  • Decorating,  Miscellaneous,  Uncategorized

    Easy Party Ideas – Women’s Get Togethers, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers

    “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 kjv It’s fun to party, isn’t it? The only downside to parties is that they require some “creativity” for ideas,  “money” and “time” to plan and prepare for the party, and the “clean up” (Wish I could outsource the clean up, hee hee! 😉 Well, I can help you with the first part today with some easy party ideas…and a few tips for planning! Eight Party Ideas for Women Get Togethers 1. Rent a Cabin For a rustic, nature-intensive party, you can rent a cabin for the day and invite everyone…