So cool and refreshing ... Cherry Hibiscus Tea Popsicles.

Homemade Seasoned Salt Recipe

– Posted in: Food
Recipes | Homemade Seasoned Salt | Easy, economical and delicious on grilled pork! More importantly - there won't be any sugar, cornstarch and other additives commonly found in the store-bought varieties.

I love making my own Seasoned Salt; mainly because it is easy, economical, and tastes better than the store-bought variety.   With only five ingredients (mainly those you already have in your pantry) this is an easy recipe to mix up in mere minutes. These ingredients are crisp and coarse, making it a great mixture for… Read More

How to Pick a Watermelon

– Posted in: Food, TALES, TIPS
Tips | How to Pick a Sweet Watermelon | Great guidelines so you don't come home with a Loser.

So here's my Tale, and I'm sticking to it.  I recently received an email from someone very dear to me asking if I had any tips for how to pick a watermelon.  Her family had recently bitten into a few, and only one watermelon out of several had met their standards for sweetness and goodness. Apparently she… Read More

The Perfect Cutters for Watermelon Stars

– Posted in: Reviews, TIPS
Watermelon Stars - so easy to do (and a LOT of fun) with the right set of Cutters!

With Memorial Day right around the corner, and the 4th of July celebrations not far behind ... I thought this was the perfect time to review an assortment of some really adorable (and handy) patriotic-themed items.  Starting today - for five days straight - I will introduce one new item that I have personally bought… Read More

Celebrating July 4th with Fostoria American

– Posted in: Food, Fostoria American
Celebrating July 4th with Fostoria American

What could be better than to celebrate an American holiday with a product that was made in America years ago?  July 4th does not always have to be centered around paper plates.  This patriotic dessert was served in Fostoria sundae dishes - the "American" pattern, and quite appropriate for July 4th. Why not serve your refreshments in a dish worthy of… Read More

July 4th Desserts for Children

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Holidays | 4th of July | Desserts | Children | No Cooking, No Dishes, Only 3 Ingredients! Just a perfect little treat for Children!

A few years ago I posted a July 4th Jell-O Dessert for children; however, I have recently not been able to find the Jell-O Handi-Snacks in my grocery store anymore. This year I updated my methods and made the July 4th Desserts for Children with the Dole Mixed Fruit in Cherry Gel cups.  I bought the sugar-free gel… Read More

Red Salt and Pepper Shakers

– Posted in: Reviews, TIPS
These Retro Style Salt & Pepper Shakers are perfect for a casual Red, White and Blue tablescape!

It takes a lot to impress me with glass, especially since I seem to always compare it to Fostoria ... for which there is no comparison.  I lower my expectations, obviously, because most glass is made by machines these days.  But I did find one set of Red Salt and Pepper Shakers that I like -… Read More

Stars and Stripes Spoons

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♥ Lovin' these Stars and Stripes Ice Cream Spoons

All of the products I have chosen this week are blending so well with each other!  Today I will be showcasing these adorable Stars and Stripes Spoons!  Personally, I think these are the perfect ice cream spoons for an outdoor BBQ, a family gathering ... and, of course, all patriotic holidays. They arrived at my door (from Amazon)… Read More

Red White and Blue Straws

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♥ Red, White and Blue Drinking Straws - these are perfect for Baseball, Birthdays, Picnics and upcoming Patriotic Celebrations ...

Today I will discuss these Red White and Blue Straws (Item #2) out of the five products I am reviewing and highlighting this week.  This colorful product will not only work for our patriotic holidays coming up - but also for baseball, birthdays and picnic celebrations.  That trait alone makes it a Winner in my eyes, because… Read More