Whip it, Whip it Good:
Did you know you can make your own homemade whipped cream in about three minutes? Whipped cream that tastes so fresh, so creamy and so summerlicious, you'll never buy Mystery Whip or the stuff in the rocket can again. Because, who knows what scariness lies in Mystery Whip and the rocket can? And since homemade whipped cream costs about the same, what are you waiting for?
Yes… I am a health conscious crazy girl. I don’t drink soda & I really try to steer away from artificial sweeteners and processed caffeine. Normally, I have a ton of energy, BUT----- somedays… you just need a quick pep up. And there is only so much green tea I can stomach. When I just want “a treat” that’s like a soda, but without the junk. LOVE IT!
With a web full of wonderful sites on ways to stuff your belly, one becomes partial to those that are most helpful, creative and are fun to read. Introducing a few faves:
Food Gawker is a foodie’s fantasty. Fabulous photos are posted daily, from healthy eats to sweet treats. Search for recipes visually by the latest post, most popular or your personal favorites. Submissions from across the globe are and carefully selected to be added to the gawkerverse.
Call me picky, but hotels just aren't good enough for me anymore. As I get (ahem) older, I prefer a certain number of creature comforts when I'm shelling out big sheckles during my overseas shleps. Nothing fancy schmancy, mind you...but a kitchenette where I can brew a cup of decent coffee and store a few items for grub on the run not only softens the impact of traveler's fatigue, it also helps keeps my budget in check, which means....more sheckles for overseas shleps.
An upshot of the recession is that homeowners have gotten collectively organized to clear, clean and market available space to would-be vacationers who prefer the intimate touches of a home away from home to impersonal hotels and bedding of dubious cleanliness. From spartan to splendorous, these resources will help you find the perfect sleeping solution for your budget.
First things first, the word 'tisane' was just a hook to make you look--it's a fancy word for herb-flavored tea, plain and simple. Which is perfect, when you're trying to find a use for your leftover herbs, no? We love bringing home fresh herbs to use, especially in summer cooking, but we don't love witnessing the giant bunch of herby goodness wither and die in our crisper as we struggle to find ways to use it (mint julep, pork and mint sauce, mint chocolate cookies— there's only so many ways to use mint!!!).
Enter the tisane. Wonderfully fresh, purely healthy and a helpful digestive aid, you've never tasted tea as delicious as tisane made with fresh herbs. We love mint, but you could experiment with your favorite herbs and greens, such as oregano, basil, rosemary, lavender, verbena, dandelion greens, thyme, or even come up with your own concoction.
I won't bore, scare or depress you with statistics about how many Americans forego their vacations each year and how great the [fill in the blank, usually the French] have it with endless vacation days because we've all heard it before. The fact is, it's daunting to drift off from our jobs footloose and fancy free for a vacation when our jobs don't feel all that secure in the first place.
And yet. Vacations are a known stress-reliever and can lead to increased productivity making you EVEN MORE AWESOME than before you left! So what are you waiting for???
Your grandma was right - breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Eating breakfast revs up your metabolism and sets the tone for the rest of your day.
Rushing out the door without an adequate breakfast will leave you vulnerable to unhealthy temptations at work and ravenous by lunch. Let’s face it – we’re all in a hurry and can’t always prepare a healthy meal in the morning, let alone sit down and enjoy it, but this doesn’t mean you have to skip breakfast all together!
Here are three easy, make-ahead breakfast recipes that you can assemble the night before and enjoy in the morning.
Knowing a thing or two about the breakdown of olive oil types can help you save big when you go to stock up on a bottle (or two.)
Olive oils fall into the following three similarly named and therefore easily confused categories—take a quick look at the list, think about how much you use of each, and we'll convene after.
Savvy Tip of the Week
Pick up art books at a used bookstore on the cheap, cut out and frame the pictures for an inexpensive art solution.
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