What’s Cooking Wednesday Recipe Linky

What’s Cooking Wednesday Recipe Linky

Turning The Clock Back has teamed up with Candypolooza to bring you this What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky. This is your chance to showcase your recipes each and every week! Just to make things even sweeter— each week, post your fabulous recipes for the opportunity to have your recipe featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday the following week!! Keep in mind that if you link up here you are giving me permission to use your photo to promote next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. I will also pin your featured photo (from your blog) onto the What's Cooking Wednesday Pinterest Board. Check out the board below for some of the previous featured bloggers! Follow Diane Hoffmaster's board What's Cooking Wednesday on Pinterest. Here are a few suggestions on how … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Avocado Hair Mask for Dry Hair

Easy DIY Avocado Hair Mask for Dry Hair

The weather is finally cooling off and the humidity is dropping.  I actually turned the heat on in the house for the first time this morning to get rid of the chill.  With the onset of winter and dry air comes dry hair and skin as well.  My daughter's very thick and wavy hair is tough to tame and the change in weather means her dry hair starts to frizz out of control.  She has a tendency to tame her hair with a pony tail most days of the week but she gets a little tired of that look every once in a while! If you are trying to tackle your own dry hair issues, there are a ton of food products that actually help tame your hair as well as fill your belly.  I will quite frequently help my daughter tame her dry hair by making her a hair mask with ingredients from the pantry.  Since I had … [Read more...]

Chilled Pear and Ginger Soup Recipe and a Fall Soup Roundup

Chilled Pear and Ginger Soup Recipe and a Fall Soup Roundup

This soup recipe has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. Fall is one of my favorite times of year for making soup.  So many different vegetables and fruits come into season in the fall that go perfectly in a bowl of soup.  Some of the more common ones like potatoes and carrots of course come to mind.  But you can also create delicious soups with pumpkins, apples, pears and cauliflower, all of which come into season as the weather cools off.  Soup is also very versatile.  You can serve a cold soup as an appetizer or a cream based warm soup as a meal in itself.  If you are busy, you can throw soup into your slow cooker in the morning or make a cold soup up the night before and just pull out of the refrigerator when you get home to serve your family.  As I scoured … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Toothbrushes

10 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Toothbrushes

I am slightly anal retentive about getting all of us to the dentist twice a year.  Of course at each of these dentist appointments we get a free toothbrush to take home with us.  That means 8 old toothbrushes need to find new uses every single year.  On top of that, I tend to replace toothbrushes randomly when they are looking particularly worn or someone has a nasty cold or strep throat.  I am always looking at those old toothbrushes and wondering what in the world I can do with them besides throw them in the trash can.  I have seen ecofriendly toothbrushes at places like Whole Foods that are made from compostable corn or recycled plastic but those don't come free from my helpful dentist so I don't tend to buy them. I decided I needed to put together a list of things that I could do with … [Read more...]

What’s Cooking Wednesday Recipe Linky

What’s Cooking Wednesday Recipe Linky

Turning The Clock Back has teamed up with Candypolooza to bring you this What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky. This is your chance to showcase your recipes each and every week! Just to make things even sweeter— each week, post your fabulous recipes for the opportunity to have your recipe featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday the following week!! Keep in mind that if you link up here you are giving me permission to use your photo to promote next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. I will also pin your featured photo (from your blog) onto the What's Cooking Wednesday Pinterest Board. Check out the board below for some of the previous featured bloggers! Follow Diane Hoffmaster's board What's Cooking Wednesday on Pinterest. Here are a few suggestions on how … [Read more...]

An Easy and Festive Fall Juice Recipe

An Easy and Festive Fall Juice Recipe

I look all around the Internet this month and I see a common theme...everyone seems to want to turn things orange in honor of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Fall.  Orange is a beautiful color, but I prefer it come from nature and not from a little tube of food coloring.  Don't get me wrong...I have a fondness for orange Cheetos and have been known to sneak a few candy corn on occasion but those are things I avoid on a day to day basis.  Natural orange things like carrots, squash and pumpkins, however, can be eaten in great abundance with absolutely no guilt!  This juice recipe, for example, was definitely a treat I felt good about indulging in! I stumbled upon this juice recipe totally by accident.  I meant to buy regular old beets...you know, those bright purple ones that stain every … [Read more...]

Fall garden update and planting tips!

Fall garden update and planting tips!

Here in Georgia, we are lucky that our fall season is relatively mild.  While we do get a decent freeze and sometimes snow over the winter, we can usually plant a few things in early October for a small fall garden.  I have discovered a few things about planting a fall garden, though, that might help you in your own gardening endeavors. Fall garden update and planting tips 1.  Things that need pollinators in order to yield food do not do that well for me in the fall.  Most of the pollinators are either hibernating (do bugs do that?) or have decided to leave for more exciting yards than mine in the fall.  No matter how beautiful my snow pea plants are in October, I get almost no snow peas due to lack of pollinators. 2.  Knowing the length of the plant's life cycle is vital.  I have … [Read more...]

How Do You Decide What Organic Products to Buy? #TATT

How Do You Decide What Organic Products to Buy? #TATT

With the cost of groceries on the rise and concern over ingredients rising even faster, I find myself struggling with decision  making at the grocery store.  What organic products are the most important to buy?  Is it more important to buy organic produce and 'regular' cereal or should I make sure that all my corn based products are organic to avoid possible exposure to GMO ingredients?  Do I put my money into organic meat to ensure that it was raised humanely or am I supporting 'agribusiness' by not buying my meat from a small, local farmer?  And now I have to worry not only about the organic products themselves but also about the big conglomerate that OWNS that tiny organic brand.  It is enough to make me want to give up the struggle completely and just buy the Twinkies and Koolaid that … [Read more...]

What’s Cooking Wednesday Recipe Linky!

What’s Cooking Wednesday Recipe Linky!

Turning The Clock Back has teamed up with Candypolooza to bring you this What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky. This is your chance to showcase your recipes each and every week! Just to make things even sweeter— each week, post your fabulous recipes for the opportunity to have your recipe featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday the following week!! Keep in mind that if you link up here you are giving me permission to use your photo to promote next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. I will also pin your featured photo (from your blog) onto the What's Cooking Wednesday Pinterest Board. Check out the board below for some of the previous featured bloggers! Follow Diane Hoffmaster's board What's Cooking Wednesday on Pinterest. Here are a few suggestions on how … [Read more...]

Homemade Pretzels with Beer Cheese is a Delicious Oktoberfest Recipe!

Homemade Pretzels with Beer Cheese is a Delicious Oktoberfest Recipe!

My husband and I love traveling, although we don't get to go as often as we should. One place we have been to quite a few times is Cincinnati, OH because we have family there. With a strong German heritage on my husband's side, we were immediately drawn to a restaurant nearby called Haufbrau House.   Every time we go, we make sure to get their homemade pretzels which are honestly to die for.  They serve them with a delicious beer cheese and the whole experience is just magical.  I decided to try making homemade pretzels myself to see if I could recreate our favorite menu item in honor of Oktoberfest.  Can I just tell you that I did not want to stop eating them when they got out of the oven? Looking around online, I found tons of recipes for making homemade pretzels.  They were all … [Read more...]