Tips and Tricks

There is so much fun to be had during many aspects of cooking and entertaining! Learn about different types of cooking and baking skills, entertainment tricks, and tips on how to maintain a garden, big or small!


How to make Chicken Broth

(In 10 simple steps) Even though broth and stock can be used interchangeably in recipes, they are different from each other. Stock is made by simmering bones for a period of time. While broth is made using meat and bones, simmering away. There is nothing quite like having freshly made broth around the home. CookingContinue reading “How to make Chicken Broth”

How to Scramble Eggs

Learn how to make this popular simple dish! Eggs are inexpensive and a great source of protein. They can be turned into many creative dishes. One of the most popular way to cook eggs is to scramble them. Scrambled eggs are beloved by people young and old. They can help settle upset tummies and beContinue reading “How to Scramble Eggs”

How to Make Pizza Dough

I love having pizza dough around the house. It is wonderful for making pizzas of course, but the dough is so versatile I use it to make all kinds of items like garlic knots, bagels, and pita bread! Learn three simple ways of making pizza dough at home! With a Bread Machine Place the ingredientsContinue reading “How to Make Pizza Dough”

How to make Pita Bread

Pita Bread is a wonderful food and it is super easy to make. Learn three simple ways of making pita bread dough at home! When you are finished you will have pita bread for pita pocket sandwiches, as a side dish for Mediterranean food, or to have as a snack with hummus and veggies! ByContinue reading “How to make Pita Bread”

Easy Royal Icing

Bring your cookie and cake decorating to a whole new level with this beautiful and shiny icing! Perfect for sugar cookies! The shiny Royal Icing will make your homemade cookies look professional! Royal icing is a type of icing that is typically made from confectioner sugar, flavorings, and sometimes egg whites or meringue powder. ItContinue reading “Easy Royal Icing”

What to Eat for Vietnamese Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year)

In Vietnamese culture, Tet or Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year) is the most important holiday. Families and friends get together to honor their ancestors. Sumptuous dishes are prepared and left on the worship altar. The altar has photos of ancestors and is adorned with candles, flowers, and incense. People pray to the spirits toContinue reading “What to Eat for Vietnamese Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year)”

What to Eat for Vietnamese Tet Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Moon Festival)

In Vietnam, Tet Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Moon Festival) is one of the biggest holidays. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar month. Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is also known as “Children’s Festival”. Though there is a similar festival in China at the same time of year, the origin of the Vietnamese Mid-AutumnContinue reading “What to Eat for Vietnamese Tet Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Moon Festival)”


How to Host a Brunch

Whether you are throwing a brunch for two people or twenty people it is always good to be prepared. Brunch is a meal that is served from anywhere between 11 am – 3 pm. The term is a mixture of “breakfast” and “lunch”. The origins of how it began are up for debate, but itContinue reading “How to Host a Brunch”



Ten Thousand Villages

I have received no compensation in exchange for this post. I simply wanted to review these products. Prices are accurate as of time of publication. One of the goals I have resolved to do this year is to make more ethical choices when it comes to my purchases. Most of items I purchase these daysContinue reading “Ten Thousand Villages”

Top Ten Simple Changes for a More Sustainable Life

Sustainable living is a practical method that aims at reducing one “carbon footprint”. The goal of it is to reduce one’s environmental impact by making changes that will counteract climate change and other negative environmental problems. Sustainable living means minimizing the overuse of Earth’s resources and limiting further damage to the environment. Living more sustainablyContinue reading “Top Ten Simple Changes for a More Sustainable Life”

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