Focaccia with Caramelized Onions

  Focaccia with Caramelized Onions is the perfect dish to choose, when soup is on your menu, but you need a little sumpin'-sumpin' that will stretch that lonely bowl of soup into being more of a meal. It's also perfect to serve with a salad, if it's too hot where you live for soup, and … [Read More...]

Earn Amazon Gift Codes Through Offering Your Opinion

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. This post is all about how you can earn Amazon gift codes, while sharing your incredibly intelligent and informed opinion. So hang on through one paragraph of story telling, and then we'll get to the … [Read More...]

Kale and Bacon Skillet Pot Pie

Kale and Bacon Skillet Pot Pie is creamy, delicious comfort food for a cold winter’s night. You get all the nutritional health benefits of kale, that dark leafy green that haters love to hate, and….BACON. And…Pot Pie! Who doesn’t love a pot pie? Even a kale hater is going to love a pot pie, with bacon! […]

Best Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

I promised in my last post that I’d share the recipe I use that makes the best buttermilk cornbread, using freshly ground cornmeal. This recipe will also work fine using stone ground cornmeal from the grocery store, but if you have access to your own freshly ground cornmeal made from popcorn, you will be amazed […]

How to Grind Your Own Cornmeal from Popcorn

Ever heard of grinding your own cornmeal from popcorn? Some of you may be the proud owners of a grain mill. I own a NutriMill, which is a type of grain grinder, or mill. With a NutriMill, you can grind your own grains, rice, and beans, to make your own flour(s). I bought my NutriMill […]

Breaking Busy: A Book Review

Because I’m on Alli Worthington’s book launch team, she provided me with a free copy of her new book,  Breaking Busy, but that was my only compensation. I am reviewing her book simply because *I* want to, and not due to any agreement to do so. So, obviously, all opinions are my own.  A couple […]

Pork Osso Buco Recipe

I received the osso buco I used to create this recipe as a gift from Batey Farms, but all opinions my very own.   On cold winter evenings, we crave comfort foods – meals that will stick to our ribs like stews – and this osso buco recipe is a delicious braised meat dish that […]

7 Hosting Hacks for the Holidays

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HostingHacks #CollectiveBias Life is so much richer when we take the time to celebrate the season, and that makes the holidays the perfect excuse to get together with those we love. For some of us, it’s also the […]

Earn Amazon Gift Codes as an Honorary Advisor to Hills

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  I’ve had 5 dogs, in my lifetime. I cannot begin to tell you their importance in my life. They have been faithful friends, trustworthy confidants, blood-pressure-lower-ers, and joy-bringers. Before I ever wanted a baby, I wanted a dog, first […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals on Flirty Aprons

Product was provided for free however the review is my honest opinion and includes affiliate links. Before Thanksgiving, I had the opportunity to order the apron of my choice from Flirty Aprons, a company that makes adorable aprons that I heard about at the Type-A Conference I attended in Atlanta. I was told to go […]

Review of Chenille Bathrobe from Bath & Robes

Bath & Robes.com sent me a chenille bathrobe, and asked me to review their product. All opinions are my own. The other day, while I was scrolling through Instagram, I saw a photo of a model wearing a chenille bathrobe. I have been a sucker for chenille bathrobes ever since I was a little girl, […]

Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Element Associates and Midlife Boulevard.    This is a picture of my wonderful Aunt Rene. She is the last of my “parents”: at least, she is the last of that generation of folks in my husband’s family who ever functioned as a surrogate grandparent to my kids, […]