Orange You Glad It’s Pumpkin Season!

As seen in my 3TV Your Life Arizona morning show segment today.  Orange you glad it’s pumpkin season!  October has rolled around again and with that comes everything pumpkin!  So, I decided to do a fun and festive segment on my morning show with everything pumpkin for the pumpkin lovers, for the pumpkin décor lovers […]

Found! Yummy Spicy Quick & Easy Lentil Side Dish

Manic:  Finding a zesty side dish that isn’t the same ol’ thing like potatoes or broccoli again that my family will eat…and like!  This could also easily be a main dish as well. Managed:  Stopped at the tasting sample section at my local Trader Joe’s and found a surprising combination that is simple to make […]

Quick & Easy Foods To Bring To A Holiday Dinner

Manic:  You have been invited to a friend’s Thanksgiving dinner but you don’t have a lot of time to prepare something elaborate.  Or perhaps you have a long road trip planned to get to your family’s Christmas celebration.  In both cases, you want to bring something festive and fun, but you don’t have a lot […]

Pet Products & More That Are Green For Earth Day & Everyday

As I continue to recognize Earth Day this week, here are some ideas that reduce our pets’ carbon pawprints with a few products that are green and good.  Plus I found a company that will recycle those super popular Keurig K cups that so many of use for our morning coffee and many other green […]

Quick Pasta Recipe That Tastes Like You Worked Hours On It!

Manic:  Looking at this year’s very tight budget with the lower paycheck due to the government’s payroll tax increase and realizing that our first-born will need a car next year and starts college in just three years!  Time to tighten the purse strings! Managed:  Contributing to our new budget demands by cooking a lot more […]

My Yummy Quick Salad with Help from Trader Joe’s

Manic:  Trying to get a ton done before the kids start summer vacation, so I’m working hard at home and only have time for a quick homemade lunch. Managed:  Trying the taste test area that Trader Joe’s always offers last week and leaving with several ingredients that helped me turn an ordinary salad into one […]