Category Archive: 'Tips and Better Habits'

Benefits of Mushrooms Edible, Powder and Tea

    I am no expert on mushrooms, but I do consume them a few times a week, and I drink mushroom tea more often now due to easy access. Interesting fact: Mushrooms that have been exposed to the sun will contain Vitamin D, and you can even increase dried mushroom Vitamin D content by […]

Thankful and Grateful – Food For Thought

  It has been studied and proven that being grateful is good for your heart, mind and soul. Everyone knows that being grateful is a good thing. But did you know… • Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression. Grateful people are more likely to behave in a prosocial manner, even when others behave less kind. People […]

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Homemade

When I was little my friends mom made everything from scratch, even ranch dressing. I was always in awe of Dee (nana) because I always thought my mom cooked from scratch until I watched nana in the kitchen. She was a full time mom so of course she had the time to do crafts, run […]

There’s Fluoride Then There Is Fluoride 

  I’m not here to tell you if fluoride is right for you or your family. I’m just sharing what I’ve learned on my journey to healthy teeth and gums. One thing I know for sure: fluoride does not stop cavities!  If it did, dentists would only work 2 days a week! No one in the big […]

Banana Split Smoothie

    I don’t know about you but even the words banana split takes me back. They were the decadent dessert in our home growing up. Fresh strawberries at their peek, perfectly ripe bananas, neapolitan ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, whip cream nuts and cherries. That was my my favorite combo. I was not big […]

Veggie Stock from Scraps

A long time ago… my friends mom, who was a great frugal cook showed me this trick of scrap saving and it was not for a compost pile! She kept all her vegetable scraps from various dishes she made like soups, stews, side dishes and tossed them in a Tupperware she kept in the freezer. […]