June

Frugal Asian Feasts to Make at Home

Cooking a delicious Asian meal on a budget can be quite the challenge. Luckily, with some savvy grocery shopping and basic kitchen know-how, anyone can enjoy great Asian cuisine at home. Here are three great recipes that use basic, inexpensive ingredients so you can bring a delicious Asian feast right to your home, without spending an arm and a leg.

Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

We all love a great outdoor party in the middle of the summer. Time to relax, spend time with friends and family while sparking up the bbq and lounging in the pool. Here are some helpful tips on how to make entertaining outdoor easier and whats new for hosting parties this summer!

Garlic As A Second Language

Learn all about garlic and how to use it in your kitchen in this fun and fascinating read that will have you chuckling while you plan your next meal with this favored flavor king. As the old New York saying goes: "Three nickels will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat." What it brings to the table is well worth it.

Handy Kitchen Tips

Summer is a busy time of the year for most everyone and, if you're like me, you want to be able to enjoy your time without spending money on things you don't need or can easily make yourself. So it's time to share some tips for some of my favorite time and money savers.

Smoothies and Frozen Drinks

Get secrets to making the perfect frosty summer drink in this great guide to figuring out how to blend drinks and tweak existing drinks to improve flavor, texture, and more. Plus, get a bunch of great recipes to get you on your way to a cooler summer.

Cutting Watermelon the Quick and Easy Way

With summer eating heating up, having delicious watermelon on hand is a great way to cool down. Feel intimidated about slicing one up? Get insight into how to cut up an entire watermelon in about 5 minutes, without losing the fruit to the rind.

Crockpot, Meet Pantry

An upcoming move means working to be creative about using up as much from the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer as possible before packing up the remainder and carting it off. But when Mother Nature is tossing 90 degree days my way, what's a girl to do? Grab her trusty crockpot, that's what!

Heart Health

'Tis the season of mixed eating. Fresh vegetables and fruit abound, but so does greasy fried chicken and fatty hamburgers. Choose wisely, as heart disease is still the world's leading cause of death. In this interactive infographic, get an indepth look at the differences between healthy and unhealthy hearts. Also, get ideas about how to lower your risk of heart disease.

Red, White, and Blue … Salad?

As Independence Day draws nearer and summer entertaining begins to become commonplace, it seems like a good time to look at ways to incorporate those patriotic colors of red, white, and blue into your menu without turning to desserts, where that color scheme is easily replicable. Instead, why not showcase them in a fun summer salad featuring incredibly fresh seasonal produce?

Hardly Melancholy

Blueberries are starting to come into season and, far from feeling blue, they bring great joy to me and my household. So it's with great pleasure and anticipation that we look forward to a simple cheesecake pie that's loaded with fresh blueberries and delicious blueberry syrup. Hooray for the season of fresh produce!