Simple Tips on How to Start a Garden

My friends have asked how I maintain a garden and the kids. My answer is typically, I have no choice. It became important when I decided to make my own baby food and a necessity due to expensive fruits and veggies. After over 10 years I have a couple of simple tips on how to start a garden. Continue reading “Simple Tips on How to Start a Garden”

International Hot Dogs

With Memorial Day right around the corner we thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit. Typically we serve hamburgers and hot dogs off the grill with accouterments on the side, so people can add whatever they want. But in the spirit of trying new things we decided to do a hot dog remix and made some international hot dogs. Continue reading “International Hot Dogs”

5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day can get pretty hectic and this year we are juggling Mother’s Day as well as several birthdays. Of course, that’s not going to stop us from making this day as special as we can for our mothers. These 5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch should help it go off without a hitch. Continue reading “5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch”

5 Fav Cinco de Mayo Dishes

I’m excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I love the parades, the music and of course, the food. Cinco de Mayo is a great opportunity to do all of the above. Of course, the teacher in me needs to put this out there, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are my 5 Fav Cinco de Mayo dishes. Continue reading “5 Fav Cinco de Mayo Dishes”

Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken Stew)

Our latest Family Dinner was inspired by Ethiopian cuisine. We all love it but don’t get to have it as often as we’d like. So, I decided to tackle a whole meal centering around Doro Wat. This national dish of Ethiopia, Doro Wat is a spicy chicken stew made with berbere spice. This Doro Wat recipe was perfect for our family. It had just enough kick. Continue reading “Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken Stew)”

Apricot Raisin Couscous Cake

If you follow the blog you know that I am an advocate of using what I already have in the house. The other day I was looking for something sweet and I realized I had some frozen apricots left over from our Moroccan family dinner. Couscous can be served as either a savory or sweet dish. I’ve already made a savory dish so I decided it was time to try sweet. Presenting, my apricot raisin couscous cake.

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Spring always makes me think of planting a garden. And planting a garden, makes me think about what needs to be planted so we can make the most use out of the garden. I try to be thoughtful when purchasing items because I don’t want to make a lot of trash. The other day I noticed our overflowing recycle bin and was a bit upset. Thankfully, hubby reminded me that we are doing our part because we recycle. So, I thought I’d share 5 easy ways to reduce food waste. Continue reading “5 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste”