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? So, when making recipes using cake mix, I prefer cakes with pudding in the mix. They're a little richer to start, making them taste even ... 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 the internet ... Read More about Words of wisdom for newlyweds: How the “$5 Rule” saved our marriage
We got an air fryer a few months ago, thinking it might be a fun kitchen gadget to add some variety to our meal plan. I had no idea how much I would love it, especially for recipes like these crispy air fryer roasted potatoes! These roasted potatoes are so good -- easily as good as the old fashioned oven-roasted ones, but with lots less oil! I included the spices we used, but feel free to add whatever spices you like. This is an easy-to-modify recipe for air fryer roasted potatoes! Which air ... Read More about Crispy Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
DIY home pantry solutions do not have to be complicated or expensive. There's a lot better stuff to spend money on, like cute new sandals! if you like shoes, these DIY pantry solutions are for you! I'm all about cheap pantry organization done well. I'm really late to the Marie Kondo party. Truthfully, I'm not sold out on the super-organized life, but I do want some balance. I appreciate her tips on getting rid of those things that do not "spark joy." One thing that does not spark joy -- and ... Read More about DIY home pantry solutions to spark joy in the kitchen
If you're here to learn about primary hyperparathyroidism, caused by a hyperparathyroid adenoma, I understand the fear. The name alone is overwhelming! I went through all the emotions when I was diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroid disease. My "routine physical" last year, turned out to be anything but! I'd been eating healthy (healthier, anyway) and exercising regularly. So, when my doctor told me I had high blood pressure, out of control cholesterol and osteoporosis, I was really ... Read More about Diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism: Now what?