This is another one of my husband's legendary recipes, y'all. His tangy mango salsa is one of our favorite summer dishes. We make it year-round, but it's best during the summer months when mangoes are in season. Mango tip: When using fresh mangoes off season, add a 1/2 tsp of sugar to your recipe to make them sweeter. Let it sit about 15 minutes before serving. We serve this mango salsa as a side dish with my husband's almost world famous Asian Turkey Burgers. It tastes great as an ... Read More about Tangy Mango Salsa: A fresh take on a Mexican classic
When my boys were really young and I was a tired mom, a dear friend reminded me that I am "not raising kids, I'm raising adults." Her words stuck with me, defining my parenting style from that day forward. I wish I could say that it made parenting a lot easier to redefine my purpose. It did not. But, it did help me keep focused on the goal -- to raise people who I'd be happy to call "friend" once they left the house. My oldest is now 25, married and successfully adulting. He's still my son, ... Read More about Raising adults: A family contract for teenagers
When we're young, it seems that a diet of cookies, chips and pizza works out okay. You know, as long as we participate in P.E. class and don't eat too much! But, as we age and the metabolism slows down, those same foods go straight from the mouth to the hips. OR, in my case, the belly. Add in chronic health issues, and those calories travel even faster to the places we don't want them! Now, if I was vain, I'd be talking about how to lose weight and get back to that bikini bod. BUT, I didn't ... Read More about 5 healthy foods that taste great, too!
When spring rolls around, I crave a few things: fruity desserts and quick foods that get me out of the kitchen to the great outdoors! This Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake, is my favorite of all the springtime desserts we make. It's a doctored cake mix recipe, but if you don't tell anyone you didn't bake from scratch, I won't. It can be our little secret! Deal? This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here for full disclosure policy. So, when making recipes using cake mix, ... Read More about Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake, springtime desserts using doctored cake mix!
In marriage, disagreements happen. Bringing two separate minds into one relationship is not all hearts and flowers. Some things, like financial planning for couples, should be discussed before the wedding. Of all the marriage tips for newlyweds I can think of, having a family budget might be number one. Why? Oh... probably because our first big argument as newlyweds involved money. Words of wisdom for newlyweds: learn from our mistakes When we got married in 1990, cell phones and ... Read More about Words of wisdom for newlyweds: How the “$5 Rule” saved our marriage