Kitchen Cleaning and Organization-Cleanup Zone

Whether I have spent hours prepping and cooking a meal or just the daily snacks and drinks for my family, the kitchen cleanup zone is one area in my kitchen that I visit everyday….many times each day.  Even though I don’t enjoy the time I spend here, what I do like is the look and smell of a clean and organized kitchen.Read More »


Cauliflower Chowder

One of the meals that I made for meal sharing this week was cauliflower chowder.  I don’t always follow a recipe-just like my grandmother MomMom.   I remember calling her for a recipe and she would say something like, “Put a spoonful of this and a pinch of that.” These directions were always followed by my question, “What size spoon?  How much of a pinch?”  I didn’t understand how she cooked like that, but over the years, I have learned to just season to taste.Read More »

How I Organize my Entryway Closet

Near the front door of our home, we have what is usually known here as a “coat closet.” However, since we live in south Louisiana (and always use the back door of our home anyways, never the front door), we do not need this closet for coats!  However, our home does have a lack of storage areas, so I’ve changed the use of this closet to what our family calls the “Gift closet.”  You may have seen pictures of the door of the closet here, when I discussed how I organize our gift wrap supplies, but I have never yet shown a picture of the inside of the closet.

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Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

I don’t know about you, but I always find that vegetables taste better when roasted.  Adding garlic and Parmesan doesn’t hurt either!  Today, I’m bringing you a quick and easy recipe for brussel sprouts.  Yes, brussel sprouts!  So many people think they don’t like these little green mini-cabbages, but it’s usually because they’ve eaten them boiled or steamed, and no offense, I don’t like them cooked that way either.  However, I absolutely love them cooked this way, as does my husband!Read More »

Happy New Year! My 2018 Word of the Year

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Are you more of a goal-setter? Do you pick a word?  Do you avoid the entire “New Year” situation completely?

I was not one to make New Year’s resolutions, but I usually did focus on my goals for the year in the past.  I rarely did anything “official” regarding it all; I simply set some time aside and spent it thinking, analyzing, and planning.  I am a thinker, analyzer, and planner by nature, so this doesn’t just happen at the beginning of a new year for me.  However, last year I tried something different and I absolutely loved it!  Read More »