How to Cook Perfect Grilled Fish

Easy Grilled fish

A few basic rules can make grilled fish a quick, easy, totally delicious summer standby. True, there are a few pitfalls to watch out for: a gorgeous fillet could stick to your grill grates, flake apart and turn dry and overcooked […] Read more…

“Frozen” Games Coming to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Disney World Blizzard Beach

Kristoff and Olaf to host inaugural event to kick off summer season. For the first time in forever, Olaf’s wish to experience summer fun with his friends will come true when he and Kristoff, stars of the hit Disney animated […] Read more…

10 Tips to Take Amazing Smartphone Pics of Your Pet

There’s really no better subject for a photo than a pet (well, maybe your child, but that’s a different post!) But capturing the personality and extreme cuteness of your pet can be difficult when they’re flying around your house for 9pm […] Read more…

Homemade Honey Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows

Unless you’ve tried them, you have no idea how amazing homemade marshmallows are compared to store-bought. Like the immeasurable difference between store-bought and homemade angel food cake. It’s truly transcendental. Yes, they’re that much better. Whole Foods has created a […] Read more…

Easy Teacher Gift – Adorable Crayon Jars

Crayon Jar - Easy Teacher Gift

The end of the school year is fast approaching and, if you’re like me, you’re still struggling with what to give the person who has literally filled your child’s head with amazing knowledge for the last nine months. It has […] Read more…

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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Yes, you have to wear sunscreen. Yes, you have to look for shade. Yes, you have to cover up. Yes, you have to check your skin regularly. Yes, you can prevent skin cancer. Yes, it’s that important that you are […] Read more…

Tips for Creating the Perfect Picnic

Picnic Tips

Maybe it’s just us, but take any meal outside and it instantly becomes more vibrant, engaging and delicious. Picnics can take all shapes — a quick but peaceful break from work by a lake, a romantic sunset dinner for two […] Read more…

Early Bird Diners Do Not Equal Second Class Customers

Early Bird Diners

So, yesterday was my wedding anniversary. Fourteen years of matrimonial bliss have come and gone, and my husband and I went out to dinner to celebrate. There is a relatively new restaurant that we’ve wanted to try for a few […] Read more…

11 Hot Spring Wedding Trends

Wedding Trends

Watercolor palettes, sky-high cakes, sheer dresses and wild florals are all trending for spring. Here’s how to take these hot spring wedding trends and make them yours.  Watercolor Palettes PHOTO BY CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: JOSE VILLA; MATTHEW MOORE PHOTOGRAPHY; ELLIE ASHER […] Read more…

Southern Summer Cheese Straws

Southern Summer Cheese Straws

Cheese straws are a southern favorite.  I have memories of these cheesy sticks of yumminess that go back to the days when our extended family gathered for Homecoming in central Louisiana. Whether at my grandparents house or down by the […] Read more…

Become a Gardening Master with These Tools

Gardening Collage Edited and Titled

Gardening is a past time and rewarding hobby for millions of people. Whether you’re making improvements to your lawn and garden, gardening to produce fresh food for your family, or both! A fun and productive garden is only as good […] Read more…

Panera Style Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup

  I am in love with the Creamy Tomato Soup at Panera. There. I said it. I will also admit the same thing on behalf of my dad.  And my mom. Fine…we all have a crush on the soup. About three […] Read more…

5 Tips to Get Started Canning – Don’t Be Afraid!

Start Canning

When we used to visit my grandparents – on my dad’s side, in the country – I remember loving to play “store” in their pantry in the carport. Inside was shelf after shelf of things my grandmother had put up. […] Read more…

#Diabetes: How to Plan for the Heat and Heat-Related Emergencies

Diabetes Heat Emergency

If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to have a care routine. Yet unpredictable summer weather – with its high temperatures and frequent storms – can wreak havoc on that routine and make it difficult to manage […] Read more…

Strawberry Season is Here Again! Easy Recipes You’ll Love

strawberry

It’s strawberry time! A new season of bright, fragrant, ruby-red strawberries always holds my attention. I’m tempted to load up on as many as I can carry and head home with little else, except maybe some heavy cream, and hunker […] Read more…

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