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OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter

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Kitchen Tools | OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter

With the short cherry season upon us, I thought it would be prudent to write about the OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter.  It is a neat little tool that will make your life in the kitchen so much easier, especially when it comes to pitting cherries or olives.  Put simply, this gadget really works ... and is truly… Read More

Sunny-Side Eggs with Bell Pepper Rings

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Breakfast | Sunny-Side Eggs with Peppers | Too much fun and deliciousness in the morn!

Good Morning to ya!  The most important meal of the day is just about to get better, and more colorful.  Sunny-Side Eggs with Bell Pepper Rings is not only colorful to look at - but very delicious!  It's a great way to start your day, and your body will benefit from this wonderful recipe - complete with… Read More

Sloggers Gardening Shoes

– Posted in: Garden, Reviews
Sloggers Gardening Shoes | Comfort, style, and anything but boring!

Sloggers - perhaps one of the smartest and most stylish gardening shoes that is on the market today.  With a slip-on style and a variety of color and pattern choices to choose from, they give you non-stop traction and a feeling of anything but boring! Here in Tampa we are known for our thunderstorms, and when the weather turns… Read More

Cleaning Faucets with Shaving Cream

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Cleaning Faucets with Shaving Cream

Hard water spots on chrome fixtures are just plain ugly. Really, do you know anyone that enjoys seeing those white, grayish spots on an otherwise spotless faucet?  Even when the faucet is clean, if the water spots are there - it somehow still looks dirty. While I usually shine chrome fixtures with a Windex-type spray, I… Read More

Hibiscus

– Posted in: Garden, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Flowers | Hibiscus | Tips on how to care for them.

Mother Nature sure knows how to put on a beautiful show, and I have been a captive audience as of late.  The Hibiscus plant, in particular, has been quite spectacular.  Displaying vivid color, in a variety of hues, they have blooms that are larger than the palm of my hand.  They are simply impossible to ignore… Read More

Easter Candy Favorites

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Easter Candy Favorites

The thought of spring conjures up happy images like warmer weather, green grasses, egg hunts ... and Easter candy favorites. From bunnies, marshmallow treats and a variety of other flavors, we have been fascinated with these sweet treats for decades.  No spring-themed festivity would be complete without them, and put simply - they are just… Read More

Tips for Planning an Easter Egg Hunt

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Tips for Planning an Easter Egg Hunt

One of my most treasured memories of Easter is with my sister, Joan, and her son, Johnson.  Many years ago we had an old-fashioned Egg Hunt, and it was just as exciting for the grown-ups as it was for little, sweet Johnson.  Family fun like this never goes out of style, and the memories will stay… Read More

Breakfast Pie

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Breakfast Pie

Whether serving Breakfast Pie in the early morning hours, or at brunch, this recipe is just about perfect when you are having overnight guests.  If you are lucky enough to have any left-overs, it keeps very well in the refrigerator - and individual servings can be microwaved for just one minute with excellent results. I like… Read More