Recipes, Soups

The simplest recipe for the perfect soup

There was a time when I thought making anything homemade was more complicated and expensive than simple.  Recently, I have discovered the easiest recipe to make a heart warming soup.  Which I find a perfect comfort food for those not so perfect wintry days.   The biggest plus is that it is free.  No new groceries… Continue reading The simplest recipe for the perfect soup

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Coffee Chat, Travel

Coffee Chat: Dealing with Time Zones and Jet Lag

Happily.... I am back or am I?  Haha.  I just have two words for you.  "Jet Lag."  I know better too.  I learned  from a few decades  of travel how to deal with jet lag, but did I follow my own advice this time?  Nope!  I gave in to that sweet temptation after being awake… Continue reading Coffee Chat: Dealing with Time Zones and Jet Lag

Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, cooking-through challenge, Dinners, salads

Betty Crocker’s potato salad & what we ate for dinner

There are hundreds of different variations to potato salad but today I'll be sharing one specifically from my Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook; part of the cooking-through challenge. Interestingly enough, the French Dressing I just happened to try a few weeks ago, so it was quite easy to whip up a batch. Potato salad is such… Continue reading Betty Crocker’s potato salad & what we ate for dinner

cooking-through challenge, Manners & Etiquette, salads

Is there really such a thing as Salad Etiquette?

Why, yes there is! If you have been following along this month,  you  might remember  that Salad is the category as we make our way through the Cooking-Through Challenge. In the spirit of the 1950's housewife, I am immersing myself into many aspects of this era.  As promised, it's time to share with you a… Continue reading Is there really such a thing as Salad Etiquette?

Cleaning

Five easy cleaning tips for a happier home

  I know, it's a cheesy title but I am "Happily Mrs." and those that know me, know that I like to clean.  For many, I know it is not something that you may enjoy at all and that's okay.  Today, I want to share my top five tips that may be able to get… Continue reading Five easy cleaning tips for a happier home

Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, cooking-through challenge, Dressings

The perfect salad topper – It’s as simple as French Dressing!

Last week, for the cooking-through challenge, I shared Betty's version of the basic green salad. Of course every salad needs a dressing and as I was looking through this section of the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook (my book for the challenge), I thought, why not try the recipe on page 335 for French Dressing.  Typically,… Continue reading The perfect salad topper – It’s as simple as French Dressing!

Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, cooking-through challenge, salads

Basic Green Salad – “There can always be a salad!”

As I am cooking my way through the "Salads" category this month, I thought why not go back to the basics.  Today I am preparing a  green salad just as Betty Crocker suggests.  Although she states, "There can always be a salad", meaning just by glancing in your refrigerator, cupboard, or garden, will convince you… Continue reading Basic Green Salad – “There can always be a salad!”

Cleaning

How to remove stains from white dishes

I finally discovered a way to remove dark stains and scratches from some old white dishes that I inherited.  They weren't dirty, just marked from years of use. I tried to photograph the stains, but the camera did not seem to want to focus on it.  This plate in particular was quite bad, brown stain… Continue reading How to remove stains from white dishes