These easy guidelines to aqua aerobics will keep you fit (and cool) all summer long!
How to Pickle Watermelon Rinds
I really hate to see food go to waste, and as I was cutting up a watermelon this year, I thought what a waste it was to put the watermelon rinds in the trash. I don’t have chickens anymore, and I don’t have a compost, so I really do feel like I am wasting them […]
Reasons to Drink More Water
This shouldn’t be necessary to talk about, but it is. Many may argue that water alone does all the things the other ingredients do. While it may help, if you have ever just hydrated alongside a junk-food diet, you will see that it doesn’t work that way. Water helps the body flush stuff out, but […]
Turmeric Tummy Tea Cleanse Recipe
I hesitate to call this the miracle tea or magic tea or make any other health claims. Although I have several medical certifications, I am not a doctor and have to say that this tea is not intended to cure, treat, or prevent any disease because the FDA demands I say this. It is not […]
Homemade Canned Apple Butter
On a recent visit to my grandmother’s house, I received a special canning request. My grandmother had a couple of apple trees that were full of ripe apples, and she wanted apple butter. Normally, my grandmother makes my family apple butter, applesauce, and canned apples, and she gives them to family members for Christmas. I […]
Best Two Ways to Conserve Garden Water #LowesCreator
As the summer temperatures rise to triple digits, we have to find ways to minimize heat stress on our garden and landscaping plants. Water is a precious natural resource that can never be taken for granted, so gardeners should take care that their gardening methods are water wise. There are two main things we do […]
How to Make Kefir
Keeping Kids Hydrated – Tips and Tricks
My kids have been playing sports this past year and one of the things I’ve noticed is that it is so much easier to get them to drink water when they are staying active on a regular basis. While the human body is 65% water, the human brain is 75% water – and with children’s […]
Water Fun Photos for Summer Picture Challenge
Today is the first week of the Summer Fun Photography Challenge. And this week’s theme is Water. Just in time for swim lessons and a brilliant summer shower. Hope you enjoy these water photos for the challenge! Swim lessons at the college pool. We’ve discovered that learning to swim is easier with an instructor NOT […]
Summer Fun Photo Challenge on Blissfully Domestic
Blissfully Domestic is hosting a Summer Fun Photo Challenge that starts next Friday and goes for 10 weeks. Each week has a different theme for the photos to submit and post about! I’m totally in because I need an excuse to play with my camera more right? Do you want to join us? I think […]
Cooking With Lentils
Most health-conscious people would appreciate the many benefits of lentils. Lentils or dried legumes are not just tasty to eat, they are loaded with fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. For the novice cook, though, making a dish with lentils is not always easy. Here is the lowdown on what exactly lentils are and how to cook them.
What Are Lentils?
How to Cook Dried Beans
Many housewives in this time of financial crunch are looking for cheap ways to prepare healthy meals for their families. And what could be cheaper than a large bag of dried pinto beans? But for many of us, cooking with dried beans is a novelty and not something we’ve ever done before. Here are tips and recipes for using dried beans for delicious, money-saving meals!