Organizing for Holiday Entertaining

  Prepare for the Holidays – Head Back to Basics in Organizing  With the holidays fast approaching, you could probably use a little help in making your kitchen tidy and … Continued

Cool Cooking Tips for Hot Summer Days

    Try these dishes for keeping cool this summer   When you are looking for ways to cool off on hot days, I know you turn right to organizing. … Continued

Organizing for Instant Entertaining

    You can just hear the announcer in your head. “Are you reaaaaady for some foooootbaaall,” he growls.   If they let an organizer like me do that pitch, … Continued

Going Green – Take Control of Recycling

    Going Green Can Sometimes Mean Going Crazy Here is how to take control of your recycling clutter   Author Lea Schneider, a columnist for What’s Cooking America, is a freelance … Continued

Linguine with Guacamole

Linguine with Guacamole Recipe

 This Linguine with Guacamole Pasta tastes so decadent that it is hard to believe that it is a low-calorie dish.  This pasta is creamy and decadent.  Linguine with Guacamole is … Continued

Grits and Greens Recipe

This wonderful Grits and Greens recipe is courtesy of Virginia Willis.  Check out Virginia’s website, Virginia Willis Culinary Productions. Virginia says, “Southerners have always eaten a lot of corn – … Continued

Produce storage

Produce Storage Bags – Getting Ahead with Your Lettuce

  Lettuce leaves me frustrated.  Bananas are ripe for making me angry.  I buy broccoli and cauliflower but I cannot seem to get ahead.  Puns aside, produce buying drives me bonkers. … Continued

organize and clean your kitchen

Organized and Clean Kitchen in Four Steps

    Winter’s the perfect time to make a clean-break with kitchen grime   Even the tidiest of kitchens needs a “good going over,” as my mother used to say. … Continued

Chicken Salad with Grapes

Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe

Chicken Salad with Grapes is so good – very refreshing and light! This chicken salad makes a delicious quick lunch or light dinner. It is also the perfect recipe for … Continued

Dilled Chicken Salad

Dilled Chicken Salad Recipe

  Dilled Chicken Salad Recipe is a favorite of my family and friends. Recipe, comments, and photo are courtesy of Lea Schneider, a columnist for What’s Cooking America, is a freelance … Continued

Farmer's Market

Farmers’ Markets

    Making the Most of Your Farmers’ Market   Farmers’ markets are a public food market at which local food growers sell fresh fruit and vegetables directly to consumers. … Continued

How to Brine Turkey

How to Brine Turkey

Brining is the secret that chefs use for a perfect juicy chicken and turkey every time How to Brine Turkey:  It is very easy and economical, and requires no special cookware to end up with … Continued

Family Reunion

Family Reunion Meals

    Organizing Family Reunion Meals As sure as the fact that summer brings heat – it also brings family reunions:   With the kids being out-of-school, summer is the … Continued

Organizing for an Emergency Tomorrow

  Do not put off stocking up on food, water and supplies   Organizing for an Emergency Tomorrow – Cowering on the floor of my basement level guest room, I knew … Continued

More Storage

Kitchen Storage Hints

Open The Door To More Storage   They have gathered around the stove in lines like troops awaiting their orders.  Still others marched along the counter top, pressed against the … Continued