Monthly Archives: April 2014

Canning Basics- Awesome Infographic!

Using a Water Bath for Canning

I’m so excited! Our local berry farm opened for everyone to start picking strawberries this week. We love to go out to the farm and pick whatever’s growing in the field. Right now it’s strawberries.  In a few weeks it will be blackberries, blueberries and corn.  Tomatoes and squash pop […] Read more…

Practical Tips to Start Using Coupons

Practical tips to start couponing

It does take a some time to plan shopping trips, but boy, is it worth it!  As a “fair-weather” coupon-er, I saved a little money, from time to time, when it was convenient and I remembered to do it.  About 5 years ago, I discovered that many families have been […] Read more…

Saveur Magazine Names Best Food Blogs

2014 Best Food Blogs

Saveur magazine – my very favorite food magazine – has created a ballot of the top sites of the food blog world for the last five years. Readers and past winners nominate blogs, then the magazine editors choose the finalists.  With regard to the field of 2014 nominees, Saveur says, “…we’re […] Read more…

Louisiana Crawfish Bawl…OK, Boil

Seafood boil

My brother called me a couple of days ago.  Seeing his number on the caller ID generally puts me in “what happened and is everyone ok” mode. Not that he never calls, but he doesn’t usually call without a pretty big reason.  This time was no exception…depending on your perspective. […] Read more…

ENDED SpicePanda Gets You Cooking! #SpicePanda #Giveaway

Spice Panda Subscription Box

 Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from SpicePanda. Opinions expressed here are my own. Keep reading for to learn how you can win a year’s subscription to SpicePanda! If I had my way, my myriad of spices wouldn’t be tucked away in a […] Read more…

Are You Antioxidant Savvy? Win the Free Radical Battle!

Antioxidants-Free-Radicals

We’ve all heard of free radicals, yet many of us aren’t quite sure what they are or why they’re not good for us. Free radicals are unstable molecules, produced by normal bodily functions, that can cause damage to cells. But by eating food that are high in antioxidants, you can […] Read more…

(ENDED) Canon Rebel T3 Camera #SummerDreams Giveaway

Canon-Rebel-Camera-Giveaway

Welcome to the #SummerDreams Canon Rebel T3 Camera Giveaway! Organized by Mom Powered Media and hosted by the fantastic #MPMBlogger Elite Team, including Nest Full of New. I’m so excited about this giveaway! I’ve been wanting to get a new camera for about a year now – a really good […] Read more…