6 Labor Day Staycation Ideas

Have you decided to stay home this Labor Day weekend? This year more than ever, many of us will be staying home or not traveling too far from home due to the pandemic. Even though sticking close to home may not be our first choice, That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! There are plenty… Read More >

25 Boredom Busting Ideas For Kids

Quarantine or no quarantine, kids get bored. Add in working from home when your children are home too and it can quickly turn into a recipe for disaster. Juggling work expectations while also trying to be a teacher or a replacement camp counselor frazzles even the most patient and creative parent. Which is why we… Read More >

Summer Activities For Kids, Keep Them Busy All Summer Long!

Have the Summer Time Blues been keeping your school-age kids down since school ended? Has social distancing made your entire family restless? We all know why… because of Coronavirus schools have ended the year early, summer camps have been canceled, and open daycares (especially the ones with summer programs for older kids) are difficult to… Read More >

4 Fun Ways to Teach Kids How to Garden

Did you plant a garden this summer? Now is a great time to teach your kids how to garden! However, there is a lot about gardening that can be boring, such as weeding or watering all the vegetables. Here is some advice on how you can make gardening fun for kids while also teaching them… Read More >

Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs with Pimento Grits

I adore short ribs. Usually if I see braised short ribs on a restaurant menu I don’t look much further. We’ve made them several times before at home but never in the crockpot and never with a barbecue flair. The original recipe called for bone-in ribs which I couldn’t find at the grocery so I… Read More >

5 Yummy Things to Serve at Your Memorial Day Cookout

It’s almost Memorial Day and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to fire up that grill! For many, Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of cookout season. Are you sick of serving the same old things when you host a cookout? Consider trying some of these yummy things to serve at… Read More >

How to Make Your Own Pickles at Home

I just love pickles – they’re a deliciously crunchy and healthy snack, and they turn an ordinary sandwich to an awesome one. And bonus, I never buy them in the store because making homemade pickles is so easy (and fun), especially if you grow your own cucumbers— cucumbers grow like wildfire! The recipe I like… Read More >

How to Make Your Own Pasta at Home

When you make a delicious Italian meal at home, most of us open a box of pasta without giving it much thought. Pasta is so readily available that buying it in the store is certainly the easiest approach. However, it isn’t the tastiest! Fresh homemade pasta is far superior in texture and flavor compared to boxed… Read More >