December Meal Planning

Hi all!  I hope that you enjoyed a good holiday and hopefully, you got a break (even for a day). There’s a few days left until December 1 and that means one thing in my household. It’s meal planning time. In my house, we get paid once per month and I have tried a variety…

Beef Bourguignon -GF

Fall/wintery weather is not having a problem coming to my town, so it’s only natural to break out the fall/winter recipes.  Each month, I plan my family’s meals for the month and I shop off of that.  However, every month (if I can) I like to make a fancy meal.  Usually, this is a meal…

Cooking on the Road (even GF meals)!

October has been an incredibly busy month! I had a consulting job in California, so I headed out there (without my family). Then, I spoke at a conference in New Orleans and I took my family with me. We left at 4am and drove for over 10 hours. The kids were great and my spouse…

A Fall Grits Morning

Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases listed in this post. It’s a crisp, cool fall Saturday in North Carolina and that means one thing in our family: Time for grits! We can make grits year round, but there’s something about eating a warm bowl of grits in the fall that makes…

Pumpkin Patch in Virginia

It all started about five years ago. My sister and I had toddlers and we wanted to start a tradition with them. Since my sister lived near a pumpkin patch that holds festivals each year, she suggested that we take the kids there. So, we lugged three toddlers, baby bags, snacks, and strollers to a…

Egg Muffins-Gluten-Free

I had to share this recipe with everyone because it is an easy breakfast to make that everyone will enjoy. We wake up early in my house.  Because the kids head to school around 7:25 (that car pool line is looooooonnnggg), I am always looking for quick ready to make breakfast meals for everyone.  Egg…

A Candle and a Recipe

I recently began doing something new with my business.  Whenever someone orders a candle, they get a recipe card to match the candle scent.  This was never part of my business plan.  It was never something I thought of doing before. It just came to me one day.  I really love selling candles and my…

DIY Beeswax Wraps

Disclaimer:  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases highlighted in this post. In an effort to use less plastic in my household, I began using beeswax wraps.  So far, my family loves them.  However, since I use beeswax for candle and product making, I wanted to try and make the wraps myself. Beeswax…

Spiced Coffee

*Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases listed in this post. About fifteen years ago, I wanted to learn ways to make my own coffee. I was in my mid-twenties and my parents came to visit me. My Dad, born and raised in Harlem, NY, always had a cup of black coffee…