The thought of turning on the oven in the summer time sends the sweat glands into overdrive. Keeping the house cool and making things simple is the goal of this sun dominating season. The only problem is that your family does need to eat. Many of us struggle with finding great options that are healthy, fulfilling and tasty during the months you only want to lay at the beach and cool yourself off with chilly drinks and frozen treats.
Running out of ideas for some simple and nutritious snack foods? Tired of grabbing for packets of fruit snacks and bags of chips? Kids bored with goldfish crackers and string cheese? Try some of these easy and delicious favorites:
Fireworks, loud music, busy celebrations, crowds, strangers and sparklers are not fun for everyone. While enjoying yourself this 4th of July, please take precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of your furry family members.
Easter is just around the corner. While egg dying can be a fun family tradition, it often means a bunch of leftover hard boiled eggs. The go-to in my family is egg salad, but that can get old pretty quick (though you could try making it more exciting by adding new spices like curry or diced ham/bacon). Don’t worry though, there are many other things that you can do with those eggs. Here are some ideas to help you use up those hard boiled eggs so they don’t go to waste!
Looking for ways to get kids interested in the food they eat can be challenging especially when the reward of a gooey treat is not on the menu. Teaching them the importance of knowing where and how the ingredients are sourced is an even bigger sleeper.
Besides coffee and the occasional tea, I think that hot drinks are often not given the credit that they are due. Especially if you live somewhere where it gets very cold, hot drinks can really hit the spot after coming inside from playing in the snow or shoveling.
Doesn’t everybody love a delightful holiday party? A holiday party can be the very best part of the entire season. Anticipation and excitement fills the air when holiday parties are being scheduled and planned. The excitement escalates with thoughts of get-togethers with family, friends and co-workers. Including parties in their annual holiday events give most people something to look forward to. The planning, the decorating and the menu items keep the good cheer (and sometimes the stress) at a high level. Good cheer, good people and good food make a delightful holiday party.
It is the holiday season and for many of us, that means giving gifts. The best gifts are often ones that we make ourselves. However, you don’t need to spend hours making each gift to come up with something nice and that people will appreciate. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that you can make yourself: