Low-Calorie Sweet and Crunchy Coleslaw

Inspired by Chick-fil-A's coleslaw. I'm picky about my coleslaw. In fact, there are only a couple of places I choose to get my coleslaw from -- one is my mom's. She makes an amazingly fresh, crunchy and sweet coleslaw. The other place that I like to buy my coleslaw from is Publix. They really have … Continue reading Low-Calorie Sweet and Crunchy Coleslaw

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Traditional Beef Stew cooked untraditionally (and quickly) in the Instant Pot. Tender stew beef combined with the convenience of the Instant Pot brings this delicious meal together on a cold day quickly. Recipe 1 1/2 lbs stew meat1 medium onion, diced5 large carrots, cut into discs20 baby potatoes, cut in half2 Tbsp. butter1 Tbsp. Herb … Continue reading Instant Pot Beef Stew

Chewy Choco Chip Cookies

Chewy Choco Chip Cookies Recipe 2 cups flour1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda3/4 tsp salt1 stick unsalted butter, melted1/2 cup white sugar1/2 cup brown sugar, packed1 large farm fresh egg :)2 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk2 tsp vanilla1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels (I use Nestle.) What you need: Mixing bowlWooden spoonMeasuring cups and spoonsStand … Continue reading Chewy Choco Chip Cookies


No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies These are my kids' favorite cookies, and they are soooo quick! I grew up on these. My dad's mom would make these for my dad, who also loved them. Little did I know, when I started looking for the recipe, that the traditional recipe uses PEANUT BUTTER, which is a banned … Continue reading No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Building a “Jenny Lind” Bench

I love a good project.  When I came across a full-size Jenny Lind headboard and footboard my original idea was to somehow turn them into two twin headboards.  (See “Guest Room Twin Beds -- A Great Idea!” post.) However, when I went to pick it up, one of the interior spindles on the footboard was … Continue reading Building a “Jenny Lind” Bench

Guest Room Twin Beds — A Great Idea!

French Provincial Twin Beds in the Guest room. “Why in the world would you want twin beds in your guest room?” was a question I got a lot.  My answer was simple. Some guests just don’t like sleeping together.  Shocking, I know.  Twin beds in the guest room make a lot of sense for a … Continue reading Guest Room Twin Beds — A Great Idea!

Renovating an Antique Chifferobe in 5 Easy Steps

What’s a chifferobe?   A small wardrobe to hang clothing in that also contains drawers.  We here in the states are more familiar with an armoire, which is usually a very large and ornate piece with massive drawers, doors, and sometimes a place to fit a decent-sized TV. The size of a chifferobe was just … Continue reading Renovating an Antique Chifferobe in 5 Easy Steps