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Lemon Raspberry Bread

A refreshing sweet dessert bread that is showy in all the right places.  The fluffy cream cheese lemon frosting takes this gorgeous bread to a whole new level. One of my favorite parts of this bread is the pops of raspberry.  They add not only a bite of tartness but also a burst of red Click here to continue reading…

Lemon Garlic Orzo Soup

I adore this soup.  It’s perfect for spring and summer.  The lemon flavor is refreshing and the sautéed garlic adds a robust taste you can’t forget. We’ve had some major hay fever in our house and this soup was just what the doctor ordered.  The piping hot bowls of goodness opened our sinus and soothed Click here to continue reading…

Cheddar Broccoli Rice Patties

These broccoli and cheddar rice cakes are the perfect way to use up left over rice. Although they are delicate, they are a hearty side dish. These cakes go perfectly will grilled chicken, steak or fish.  You could even serve them with just a simple salad. We eat a ton of rice and broccoli in Click here to continue reading…

Easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Around our household, we’ve been doing our very best to try to eat healthy.  But sometimes, you really need some comfort food in your life.  Maybe you’ve had a long week or maybe you’re just in the mood for some down home cooking!  Either way, this dish will cure whatever ails you! Now I know Click here to continue reading…

3 Ingredient Bagel

I love bagels. Bagels in the morning, bagels in the evening. Just kidding. In a perfect world that would be the scenario. However, we all know how carbo-loaded bagels can be. Thus making it a once in a while treat. Breakfast bagel sandwich anyone? Recently, I saw a viral Delish video (who I credit this Click here to continue reading…

Turmeric Overnight Oats

Have you tried overnight oats yet? If you haven’t, you’re really, really, really missing out on one of the easiest and most convenient breakfast meals. When I placed this recipe under the “recipes under 10 minutes” tab, I was really wishing there was a “recipes under 5 minutes” section, because that’s how FAST it is Click here to continue reading…

How Do You Get Rid Of Earwigs In Your House?

Earwigs: pesky insects creatures invading your home in the hot summer months. It was once told that these insects will crawl into our ears and possibly eat our brains. Fortunately, this is not true. Earwigs are nocturnal insects that like dark damp areas. They can be somewhat useful in the garden area as they move Click here to continue reading…

How Do You Make A Homemade Pesticide?

One of the first things I wanted to do when we acquired our house was to establish a HUGE garden. But I did not have to spray my food with pest spray which (allegedly) helps to keep the garden free from pests like spiders, beetles, buns, and mice. We also had a tiny spider problem Click here to continue reading…

How to Maintain Cast Iron Skillet

CAST IRON POTS AND PANS ARE SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS IN MY REAL FOOD KITCHEN. I use my cast iron EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. and at almost every meal. I use a range of different sized skillets, a dutch oven, and bread and pie pans. I also have this awesome, enameled, cast iron, dutch Click here to continue reading…