Silver Turtles, Kids in the Kitchen and a Lesson in Patience

Silver Turtles, Kids in the Kitchen and a Lesson in Patience

My children are in their early teens and as part of their 'summer chores' I decided that they needed to learn how to cook.  My daughter is very good in the kitchen, although she definitely prefers to make sweets and not actual dinner.  Unless she is going to live on cake for the rest of her life, that  needs to change.  My son would happily live on 'ready to eat' food.  That may include bagels (raw...because toasting is too much work), cheese sticks (because slicing actual cheese is too much work), and fruit that does not require cutting or peeling.  It will be unwashed.  Because running it under water is too much work.  Yes, I think I have the world's laziest teenager!  Getting my kids in the kitchen is an attempt to help them survive until adulthood after they leave my house. As long as … [Read more...]

Pasta with Parsley Pesto Recipe

Pasta with Parsley Pesto Recipe

I am compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. From attending my children’s band concerts to carpooling to various sporting events we have a very hectic schedule in my home. Rather than going through the drive-thru on a busy night, I try to plan my meals ahead of time by looking for dinner options that can be created in less than 20 minutes. Since I like to cook from scratch, pasta is usually the go-to meal when I find myself crunched on time. To keep the dish flavorful and stray away from the standard “tomato sauce” pasta dish, I alternate my pasta meals with various recipes like this “Pasta with Parsley Pesto.” This parsley pesto recipe is a simple alternative to the traditional basil leaf or tomato sauce pasta dish and as an added … [Read more...]

Find Inspiration in What’s Cooking Wednesday #Recipe linky!

Find Inspiration in What’s Cooking Wednesday #Recipe linky!

Turning The Clock Back has teemed up with Candypolooza and Mommy May We 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 in next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. Here are a few suggestions on how to make the most of this recipe linky: While not required, I would love it if you would: Link back to this blog in some way. You can grab my button at the bottom of this page or add this blog to your list of places you link up … [Read more...]

Edible Gardening Tips for Beginning Gardeners

Edible Gardening Tips for Beginning Gardeners

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Organic Choice for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the things I love most about spring is getting back to gardening.  When we moved into our house 9 years ago, the people who owned the house before us planted lots of shrubs, trees and grass,.  Personally, I don't really care for landscaping that requires a lot of maintenance without giving me back a little something for my efforts!  Edible gardening is the perfect way to create and  attractive yet functional collection of plants.  Nothing says that your yard can't look pretty AND be edible, right?  So, if you are interested in edible gardening, here are a few tips to get you started: Edible Gardening Tips 1.  Plant fruiting shrubs like blueberry bushes.  Some … [Read more...]

Link up Your Creations to Craft Frenzy Friday

Link up Your Creations to Craft Frenzy Friday

Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday! We love to see your crafts, recipes, diy projects, and much more!  We will pin every link to our pinterest board every week.  The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board!  We hope that you will share your blogs with us! We want to thank everyone for joining us at Craft Frenzy Friday and hope that you will follow our host! Craft Dictator: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Bloglovin’/Pinterest/Google+  Turning the Clock Back: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Bloglovin’/Google+ Busy Being Jennifer: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Bloglovin'/Google+ Detours in Life: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest/Bloglovin'/Google+ Pickled Okra:Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Bloglovin'/Google+ Wonderland and … [Read more...]