Reasons to Celebrate March

There are always reasons to celebrate life if you just look around you. During March we have the obvious holidays we all know about, St. Patrick’s Day (17), Spring Equinox (20), Palm Sunday (20). But did you know that March is also: Irish American Month Music in Our Schools Month National Craft Month National Frozen Food MonthContinue reading “Reasons to Celebrate March”

Reasons to Celebrate February

There are always reasons to celebrate life if you just look around you. During February we have the obvious holidays we all know about, Groundhog Day (2), Valentine’s Day (14), President’s Day (16 U.S.), Ash Wednesday (18). But did you know that February is also: Black History Month American Heart Month Canned Food Month Creative Romance MonthContinue reading “Reasons to Celebrate February”

Reasons to Celebrate January

There are always reasons to celebrate life if you just look around you. During January we have the obvious holidays we all know about, New Years Day (1/1) and Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/19 in the U.S.). But did you know that January is also: National Bath Safety Month National Blood Donor Month NationalContinue reading “Reasons to Celebrate January”

A Savory Pumpkin Side Dish

Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie?  I know I do, but I also enjoy savory pumpkin dishes, like my Pumpkin Quinoa Pilaf with Bacon.   Pumpkin Quinoa Pilaf with Bacon Ingredients: 6 strips turkey bacon diced check the label for gf turkey bacon — I use Jennie-O 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 cup quinoa 2 cupsContinue reading “A Savory Pumpkin Side Dish”

Fall Fun: First Pot of Chili or Soup Party

Bob and I always celebrate the first pot of chili of the season.  A soup supper is fairly easy to set up and host.  Using slow cookers you can set up your soup on your island, kitchen counter or table.  You may serve the soup or allow the guests to serve themselves.  Provide any garnishesContinue reading “Fall Fun: First Pot of Chili or Soup Party”

Fall Fun: S’mores

In case you are not familiar with S’mores they are a toasted marshmallow smooshed between two graham cracker halves with a nice piece of a chocolate candy bar.  The hot marshmallow melts the chocolate and makes for a decadent, ooey gooey treat. Why are they called S’mores?  Because after you’ve eaten one you want s’more.Continue reading “Fall Fun: S’mores”

Fall Fun: Fall Leaf Crafts

Remember when we used to press fall leaves between sheets of waxed paper? Well there are now new techniques to preserve leafs and lots of new craft ideas. These are just a few of those available around the web. Roses from Fall Leaves Easy Fall Crafts from Leaves from Better Homes and Gardens (these includeContinue reading “Fall Fun: Fall Leaf Crafts”

Fall Fun: Apple Picking

Have you ever been to the orchard where apples are grown? Check to see if there is an orchard that sells direct to the public in your area. Whether you pick your own or buy already picked this a good way to teach children about where their food comes from. This is something Bob andContinue reading “Fall Fun: Apple Picking”