By Tara Riceberg, Guest Contributor – Party Planning & Entertaining
Now is THE best time to have friends over to your home, as it has just been deep cleaned for spring! What? You don’t like to entertain? Worried that you can’t afford to host a party? You’ve never thrown a bash and have no idea how to do it?
NO EXCUSES! Don’t let laziness, or fear, stop…
Added by Audreyvp on June 9, 2011 at 4:56pm —
Who says that Easter baskets have to be just for kids! Last week I wrote about your child’s Easter basket being for more than just Chocolate. We think that the adults should have a little something-something too. For the them, the Easter basket is all about delicacies. Be prepared to be indulged!… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on April 21, 2011 at 1:23pm —
When we moved to our new home eight months ago, I was worried. You see, our new home has no dishwasher. And I had kind of made a personal vow that I would never move to another home without a dishwasher again until all my kids had left the nest. Continue
I love dishwashers. Matter of fact, if I had to put all my appliances in order (yes, odd, but something I've done while living without electricity in the rainforest), it would be like this:
1. Stove (Burners beat out all. Plain and…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on April 18, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Want more quality time with your family? Do you feel like you don't know what is going on with you kids or spouse? Change this at the family dinner table.
Added by Lori Thayer on April 1, 2011 at 5:41pm —
Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? Meals that can be made from leftover ingredients are a hit with busy moms. What about a Beef Taco Bake. A recipe is given below. More can be found at Food.com.
Casseroles are a great dinner option. They generally involve a little preparation followed by some baking time in the oven. The… Continue
Added by Lori Thayer on March 29, 2011 at 10:01am —
Sometimes, I yearn to be inspired. However, inspiration for me does not just show up on demand. Instead, it just arrives, like a random thought. Minute in the bigger scheme of things but significant enough to make me feel an internal spark that is completely fueled by creativity. One day not so long ago I felt that spark upon seeing a picture of a beautiful…
Added by Pennylove on March 20, 2011 at 10:01pm —
tonight's dinner with instructions included!
Added by Wendie Rodgers on March 6, 2011 at 5:02pm —
The meal prep/assembly shop concept has been around for a while. But I had personally never experienced it before. Why would I, I thought? Our family understands the value of family dinners and we do all sit down to dine together at least 4 times a week. And I know how to cook and – most of the time – enjoy it. Why would I ever need a meal prep service?…
Added by Audreyvp on January 18, 2011 at 6:56pm —
Now is the time to start planning a special Valentine’s Day celebration for your main squeeze/spouse/partner.
And special does not mean
First of all, avoid the clichés say NO to Chocolate and Flowers.… Continue
Added by Charissa Cowart on January 7, 2011 at 2:08pm —
Say I Love You this Valentine’s Day with a thoughtful gift for your child.
Homemade Card: Kids love crafts, so make a heart-shaped personalized card for your child.
No Candy: Skip the candy for Valentine’s Day. Many kids still have chocolate left over from Christmas, and the Easter Bunny is just around the corner!… Continue
Added by Charissa Cowart on January 7, 2011 at 1:40pm —
When the winter blues start to set in - Valentine’s Day warms things up with red and white, and lots of fun!
Valentine’s Day is big celebration at school. This year, why not bring the celebration home, and host your own Valentine’s Day party. You don’t need to be Martha Stewart,… Continue
Added by Charissa Cowart on January 7, 2011 at 1:39pm —
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples or adults. Help your kids get excited about V-day with these Valentine’s ideas like games and fun surprises. You can even create your own traditions with your kids.…
Added by Charissa Cowart on January 3, 2011 at 12:24pm —
Now that we have provided the easiest and most succulent Thanksgiving menu…… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on November 23, 2010 at 6:46pm —
Since writing this series on our foolproof and oh-so easy Thanksgiving Dinner Menu (see our recipes for the… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on November 12, 2010 at 12:10pm —
It is November already and this weekend, daylight savings ends (boohoo). The Halloween decorations are down (I hope) and the fall foliage has come indoors as we decorate our fire place mantels and dining room tables. We are… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on November 10, 2010 at 8:08pm —
Monday - Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup & Turkey Club Sandwiches
Tuesday- Steak & Potato Salad
Wednesday - Boneless Chicken Wings, Creamy Mac & Cheese & Fruit
Thursday - Honey Glazed Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Garlicky Green Beans
Friday - Grilled Hawaiian Pizza
Saturday - Breakfast Subs
Sunday - Lasagna, Garden Salad, Homemade Bread & Apple Pie for Dessert!…
Added by Mom's Menu Planner on November 9, 2010 at 12:06pm —
Added by Audreyvp on October 28, 2010 at 1:30pm —
For a low key, easy autumnal meal try this delicious cheese tortellini with butternut squash sauce recipe.....so good. Here's how I did it..........................
The Wife of a… Continue
Added by The Wife of a Dairyman on October 23, 2010 at 11:28pm —
We are already on the third article in the seven part series on easy and succulent Thanksgiving recipes (see the appetizer recipe… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on October 22, 2010 at 12:54pm —
If you're like I was, when we first started trying to eat healthy meals at home, our menu of items didn't extend much past grilled chicken, baked fish, and salads...a LOT of salads! I had a collection of cookbooks, but either some of the recipes no longer fit into our new way of eating or we could never agree on what to make or,…
Added by Keri Pugh on October 18, 2010 at 1:33pm —