Pets offer a lifetime of love and companionship, but they also age faster than we do. Perhaps your beloved pet has slowed down and gotten gray around the muzzle. You realize sadly that the end is near, your buddy’s journey will soon be over. But if it comes down to choosing euthanasia are you prepared to do so? How do you make a good decision with such a bad ending? How can you be sure that it’s “time”? There are a few things to remember if facing that difficult choice. ... Continue Reading
If you’re considering euthanasia, the HHHHHMM scale can help with the final decision.
A whole new spin on cake flavors. Just mix in your favorite soda!
So simple and so many different options. Picture all the boxed cake flavors and all the different types of soda. Now imagine all the pairing options available when you make this easy cake. You can even use diet soda, just to knock off a few calories! Soda Cake This recipe really is as simple as buying a box of cake mix and a flavor of soda. You can even create a layered cake using 2 or more varieties. Ingredients: 1 box of cake mix 1 can of any flavor of soda Directions: Mix ... Continue Reading
A Memorial Day side-dish that can even be a main course!
Memorial Day is coming up soon. Are you hosting a party or heading out to a family event? Memorial Day is a time for cookouts and barbecues with friends. To some, Memorial Day is all about the meat on the grill. For me, when I hear Memorial Day, I think of pasta salads. My best Memorial Day recipe is my BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) Club Pasta Salad. This is a quick and easy recipe that will let you spend your Memorial Day relaxing with friends instead of slaving away in the ... Continue Reading
Learn how to plant a cutting garden to create beautiful bouquets indoors.
There is something very special about hand selecting the flowers that go into your garden. Creating a beautiful and custom garden outside is wonderful; but, wouldn't it be even better if your could bring some of that beauty indoors? That is exactly what you can do by planting a cutting garden. There are a wide variety of flowers, plants, and shrubs that are perfect for creating beautiful bouquets that can be brought indoors and enjoyed. Best of all, most cutting variety of plants and flowers ... Continue Reading
Save money on your produce by buying locally or growing your own garden and herbs.
As the weather warms up, we tend to think about adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to our meals. With the rising cost of living it can be tough to incorporate fresh produce into your budget, and it's even harder to purchase organic items. A good way to save money is to buy items that are in season. Stores buy in bulk because it is less expensive for them to do so, so they can pass this savings on to the consumer. Plus, the seasonal fruit and vegetables will be what your local farmer’s ... Continue Reading
Five delicious lemonade recipes to try on a warm spring or summer day.
Lemonade is a staple when hot weather emerges. But there's no fun in just sticking with the basic recipe. There are a number of ways to liven up your lemonade! All these recipes are surprisingly refreshing and incredibly tasty. Here are 5 unique lemonade recipes that are sure to impress the children and adults alike. Spiced Lemonade Say goodbye to boring lemonade. This recipe has spice and pizzazz like no other. The fennel and star anise make a truly inspiring beverage that will keep you ... Continue Reading
Enjoy Silk Fruit & Protein as part of a healthy breakfast alternative to juice.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Nothing would make me happier than waking up to a buffet of omelets, pancakes, cereal, fruit, coffee, and juices. But what if there was a healthier drink alternative – one that provided protein, calcium and Vitamin D? That’s where Silk® Fruit & Protein comes in. Silk Fruit & Protein is a delicious fruit juice blend that serves up a tangy-sweet blend of juices along with 5 grams of nourishing protein that the entire family will love. It ... Continue Reading
A delicious way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5th. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. If you are looking for a fun and easy dish to get your family in the mood for Cinco de Mayo, definitely try these Easy Chicken Quesadillas. This recipe can be made in 30 minutes flat - perfect for the busy family. It's kid friendly, filling, and definitely delicious. A quesadilla is a savory Mexican turnover that is generally ... Continue Reading
Three meals for a simply-delicious Mother’s Day.
With Mother’s Day coming up, I'd like to give a shout out to all the mother’s in the world. It's the hardest job, but the most rewarding. Take the day and simply enjoy it with your children - doing whatever you like to do with the family. If you (or your children or significant other) love to cook, here are three easy recipes to get you through the day. Cinnamon Coffee Cake Ingredients 1 package yellow cake mix 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix 1 package instant ... Continue Reading
Discover new ways to spend Mother’s Day – that don’t center around flowers and cards.
Mother's Day is a day to truly enjoy your children and celebrate your family. Unfortunately (like many holidays) Mother's Day has become incredibly commercialized. From television commercials touting the best Mother's Day cuisine, to full displays of flowers and cards at your local grocery store, you have probably already been inundated with the commercial aspect of the holiday. Instead of focusing on material possessions this Mother's Day, try to encourage your children (and spouse) to ... Continue Reading