How To Make Fruit Sorbet In A Bag

Did you ever make ice cream in a bag when you were in grade school? I’m sure many of us did. But in case you didn’t, the process basically involves putting milk, sugar, and cream in a ziplock bag, placing that bag into a larger ziplock bag with salt and ice, and “smushing” it with your hands … Read more

Sparkler Art — The Secret To Taking Great Fireworks Photos!

Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you all have some fun and safe activities planned. 🙂 One of the fun things we did last year was take some pictures using sparklers! Well OK, *I* didn’t take them…my daughter-in-law Kaitlyn took them, but I was SO impressed when I saw them. I had NO IDEA … Read more

How To Properly Display And Care For The American Flag

Since those of us who live in the U.S. will be celebrating “Independence Day” this weekend, I thought it might be a good time to offer a refresher on how to PROPERLY and respectfully display our stars and stripes. If you plan on flying the red, white, and blue this weekend, my son Erik, who … Read more

Creative Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining On a Budget

I absolutely love entertaining outdoors during the warm weather months! It’s just such a nice change of pace that everyone seems to enjoy (not to mention it helps keep the kitchen cooler!) So whether you’re hosting a neighborhood BBQ, or just having an impromptu backyard gathering, make the most out summertime with these ideas for simple … Read more

How to Make Coconut Milk Yogurt

My daughter-in-law, Kaitlyn, is handling today’s post while I recover from my appearance on The Today Show yesterday! But I want to say a quick thank you to all of you that have left such nice comments on social media. It was truly a dream come true and it meant so much to have the … Read more

A Salute to Red, White and Blue!

Some 4th of July “eye candy”……ENJOY THE DAY!!!! We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for … Read more