Here in North Carolina the state’s 50,000+ farmers produce over 80 different kinds of commodities. This includes over 50 different types of produce, making NC one of the most diverse agricultural states in the country! (You can't beat our fresh fruit and vegetables, IMHO!) To see what fruits and … [Read more...] about Tips to Pick and Store the Freshest Summer Fruit
Is your child Prepared In Case Of Emergency (ICE)? With hurricane season in full swing, it is imperative that we equip our children with the information and supplies needed in case they are in school or daycare when a disaster hits. Children are the most vulnerable in emergency situations. That’s … [Read more...] about Is your child prepared In Case Of Emergency (ICE)?
If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you probably know that I suffer from insomnia. Between my husband Colm's snoring, our God-awful knockoff Tempur-Pedic mattress, and my racing brain, I'm lucky if I get five hours of sleep a night. Some nights it is closer to three. Then of course at 5:00 am … [Read more...] about Desperately Seeking Sleep
Okay, who pissed-off Mother Nature? It is hot out there, people! PLEASE apologize to her, ASAP!! We have had higher than average temperatures all summer, and according to NOAA Climate.gov we will have hotter than average temps all summer long! Aside from one or two really nice, humidity-free … [Read more...] about Hassle-free Ice Pops Your Kids Will Love
Well, even though I am not ready for it, the North Carolina summer heat has made an appearance. I guess Mother Nature didn't get my request to extend Spring this year. Now, I know it's not Texas or Arizona hot, but I'm a shade-loving, redhead so anything over the low to mid 80s is too hot for … [Read more...] about Ten-Minute No Cook Ice Cream
When I want to treat myself, I don't reach for chocolate or cake. I'm a savory girl. I go for steak. Or ribeyes to be specific. "The rib eye or "ribeye" was originally, as the name implies, the center best portion of the rib steak, without the bone. It is both flavorful and tender, coming from … [Read more...] about Five easy tips to cook the Best. Steak. Ever.