Archives for February 2014

Beefy Tomato Chili Recipe

Chili is one of those warm your tummy meals the entire family can enjoy. My family likes it full of ground beef and extra saucy. they do not like red beans or kidney beans at all. So it is pretty basic but oh so good!  Beefy Tomato Chili Recipe What you need 2 lb ofContinue Reading …

Recipes that include Beer for St Patrick’s day

Recently I asked a bunch of people what comes to mind when they think of St Patrick’s day? The response was no surprise to me. Beer was the number 1 answer, actually green beer was. Personally I am not a beer drinker, I do have a few on occasion though. I have cooked with beer before andContinue Reading …

Strawberry Coconut Smoothie

Strawberries were on sale the other day. I was surprised as it is still winter and they are obviously not local. So I bought a bunch hoping to add them to some recipes and eat them on their own. The bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness reminds me of lazy summer days in theContinue Reading …

Peter Rabbit & Dora the Explorer DVD

Can you feel it? Spring is starting to get in the air. Popping up here and there, or so I hope.  To help celebrate Spring and all that comes along with it, I have a fun giveaway for two of my Canadian readers. I have a copy of each of the above movies to giveawayContinue Reading …

Green Puppy craft for kids

  Another cute craft we made was the Green puppy. We already had some green felt for a St Patrick’s day craft, so supplies were easy.  What you need 2 colors of felt or construction paper buttons glue and scissors Instructions Cut to large hearts out of your material. This will be the head andContinue Reading …

I am a good wife! When I am not tired……

I was recently reminded of a not so good wife incident the other night. We had friends over and some how got on the discussion of what we take in our coffee. Hubs pipes up and says “Double double!” then thinks , looks at me and says “Double sugar NOT double salt!” Our friends lookedContinue Reading …

Visiting Florida on a Budget

So, you’re planning a Florida vacation but not wanting to spend every last dime in your savings account. How can you have a great time and not walk away penniless? Try one (or all!) of these suggestions to make the most of your time and money. Take Advantage of Free Activities Yes, there really are free thingsContinue Reading …

Spain: For Art?

Tapas, siestas, bullfighting, and flamenco: Spain in a nutshell, right? Wrong. As is the case with most countries, people often overlook some of the finer things. Spain is no different, with the country’s art being the offended party. The Italian masters may have dominated the artistic landscape in past centuries, but the Spanish painters haveContinue Reading …