Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time for family and friends and gift-giving, oh my! This year, if you want to warm up the kitchen and make some delicious treats to give as gifts, I have several recommendations … like my world-famous

Beach Hair Spray

DIY: Beachy Hair Spray

Summer is on the way and that means it’s time for beaches, bonfires, picnics, and biting into perfectly-ripe local peaches. Summer is not the time for complicated hairstyles or high-maintenance make-up. After all, you’d rather be spending your time relaxing

DIY Skincare

5 Easy Recipes for Fantastic Summer Skin

Summer is heating up. Are the effects of the sun, chlorine, and pesky mosquitoes taking a toll on your skin? Before reaching for body care products containing

Cutting Techniques

Cutting Techniques

Slice Cut virtually across the food to create thin, flat, even pieces.   Dice Slice the food first, then stack the slices and cut crosswise to create cubes. Cutting into small cubesabout ½-inch to ¾-inch creates pieces of the same size, which allows for uniform cooking.   Julienne (or matchstick) Square off round foods first, […]

Holiday Gift Wrap

Holiday Gift Wrapping

With simple household materials, you can change your “brown paper packages, tied up with string” into the prettiest works of art. My daughter, “Milla Plum,” and I gathered several things that we already had to create unique, one of a kind gift wrap. A lovely, personal touch for that special someone. 1. Wrap your gifts […]

Vision Board

Create Your Own Vision Board

It’s that time again. Time for this overachieving 40-something to set an unrealistic goal she will never meet and to make a fantastic New Year’s resolution she will never keep. Ready. Set. Forget it. Instead, I am giving a shout out to all who have said “no more” to resolutions. Is there room in your […]