Optimal Health!

I’ve been on vacation—on a little lake in eastern Canada, far away from civilization. It’s quiet. Except for the birds in the trees and the haunting melodies of loons calling to one another on the lake. For the most part, I’ve stayed off the grid. Instead of working, I sit on the beach with the lake lapping at my feet, …

What veggie can I not get enough of right now?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe! And in honor of this most ultimate summer squash, today we’re giving it the attention it deserves. Sound good? Zucchinis are packed with beta-carotene, potassium and B vitamins. They also provide fiber and a bit of Vitamin C, but a large zucchini contains only 16 calories! While zucchini can …

Marinades: Easy Way to Make a Meal Great

by: Leanne Ely   One of my favorite things to use during the grilling months is marinade! Or mare-in-nod, as Martha enunciates it. Marinades are an easy way to a fabulous dinner and require very little work. They do need time to work their magic, however, but it is easy to do when you’ve worked this easy step into your …

You go GRILL!

By: Leanne Ely One of my very favorite parts of hotter weather is the incessant use of the barbecue or grill as we call it in the South. Being able to cook everything over an open flame would be wonderful for all seasons, but for most of us, it’s confined to summer months. The key is using the grill in …

7 Dinner Shortcuts That Will Save You Time!

By: Leanne Ely   Regardless of how you feel about cooking, nobody wants to be a slave to the kitchen. We are all so busy these days that we need as many shortcuts as we can possibly find for getting a good home-cooked meal on the table with the minimum amount of stress! It’s no good to find yourself at …

My Top 7 Slow Cooker Safety Tips

By: Leanne Ely   I couldn’t function without my slow cooker. You all know by now how I feel about this wonderful, time-saving appliance. If you’re new to slow cooking, or even if you’re a seasoned pro, there are some safety precautions that I hope you’re taking when it comes to this highly efficient way of getting a meal on …