El Diablo Avocado Toast

Avocado toast… when did this fruit on bread, that tastes amazing become so controversial? At its humble beginnings, it is only crushed avocado on bread which has been toasted. When or why did restaurants start charging so much for a crushed piece of fruit…

LIFE44 AT THE CITY OF CALDWELL WINTER WONDERLAND FESTIVAL

Every year, the City of Caldwell Street Department decorates Indian Creek in downtown Caldwell with nearly a million lights! Come watch as Mayor Garret Nancolas ‘flips the switch’ to turn on the beautiful lights at the family-friendly, fun-filled, FREE Winter Wonderland Festival, Friday, November…

Chipotle Cocoa Steak Tacos

About a year ago I came up with an amazing cocoa rub for beef. It was flipping great and like Life will have it I lost the dang recipe. So a few months ago, I went back to the drawing board. I sat down…

Notus Harvest Festival

Notus Harvest Festival, including a Car Show, live music, The Great Notus Baked Potato Feed, hayrides, a classic Pin-up Girl competition, a Scarecrow Expo and more. Fun for the whole community!

Blue Barn Produce – Harvest Festival

Stop by the Blue Barn Produce Harvest Festival September 28th 10am-4pm.  

Indian Creek Farm to Fork Farmers Market

We will be selling our spices and rubs at the Indian Creek Farm to Fork farmers market.

Indian Creek Farm to Fork Farmers’ Market

We will be selling our spices and rubs at the Indian Creek Farm to Fork farmers market.

Indian Creek Farm to Fork Farmers Market

We will be selling our spices and rubs at the Indian Creek Farm to Fork farmers market.

Baked Ziti

This baked ziti recipe is a family favorite. It’s quick to make, budget friendly and gets on the dinner table in no time at all. This recipe has been around since I was knee high to a grasshopper and my mother passed it down…

Spam Pineapple Sandwich

Recently I have been introducing the teenagers to the wonders of Spam. All the amazing dishes you can make with just a can of Spam. There’s spam and eggs, spam fried rice, spam hash… ok I need to stop because I’m sounding a little…

Habanero Mango Shrimp Bowl

Sometimes you want to make a healthy meal with as little mess as possible and this habanero mango rubbed shrimp bowl hits on both requirements. You can use white rice, brown rice, black beans or quinoa as the base of this bowl. Heck I…

Hamburger Vegetable Soup

It’s starting to feel a little more like spring and boy I am so excited. Warm weather will soon be upon us but until spring finally arrives there are still some cold days and nights left to get through. Just no snow… please no…

Instant Pot Corned Beef

Corned beef and cabbage isn’t just for Saint Patrick’s Day. Using an Instant Pot makes it so easy to have corned beef weekly or even daily. Hey, I won’t judge, I know it’s good. Using an instant pot to pressure cook your corned beef…

Zesty Pot Roast

I learned about Mississippi pot roast a few years ago and that is the only way I cook my roast. What is a Mississippi pot roast? Mississippi pot roast is a roast that is slow cooked in a crock pot along with a stick…

Homemade Vegetable Broth

It’s always a good idea to have some type of broth in your pantry. Chicken, beef, vegetable or seafood broth can be the base of so many amazing dishes but have you ever went into your pantry and realized there was no broth to…

Medicine Ball Tea

I have been stuck with a wonderful cold for the past two weeks (thanks better half). You know what I mean… coughing, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat etc. I am finally beginning to feel better but my throat is still a little sore and…

Crochet Plush Square Throw

This plush crochet square throw is so comfy and warm for a cold winter’s night! This will keep you warm and snug while the other half watches another episode of Bob’s Burgers. You can switch up the colors with this pattern to make a…

Hot Toddy

Winter is a great time for trying new recipes that warm you from head to toe and they don’t have to be just soups or stews. A hot toddy is the perfect adult beverage for a cold winter night.  There are plenty of rumors…

London Fog

 Winter is upon us and there is nothing better than a warm cup of tea. It has been many many years since I last had a London Fog,  not the coat but the amazing Earl Grey tea and milk. There are many variations of…

Blue Cheese Bacon Steak Salad

Sometimes you just need a good steak but you want the appearance that you are eating healthier. That’s where this recipe comes in. We make our own blue cheese dressing and let me tell you. It is amazing. I may never buy bottled blue…

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