Feisty Flounder (THM-FP, Low Carb, GF)

Here’s a tasty, unique way to get more fish in your diet! I used frozen wild caught flounder filets at Aldi. There were six filets in the bag, so I cooked them all. If you can’t find flounder, use any white, low-fat, fish. (Tilapia would work.) So basically, I was craving this flavor for someContinue reading “Feisty Flounder (THM-FP, Low Carb, GF)”

Five Healthy Things You Can Start Right Now! (They’re free and easy.)

Maybe you’re in a slump of sorts as the cold weather finally makes its way out the door…and you want to start feeling better NOW! I wanted to share a few things that you can do this very minute to make strides toward being more energetic and healthier. Sitting at work? On a break atContinue reading “Five Healthy Things You Can Start Right Now! (They’re free and easy.)”

How to Make Simple Soy Wax Candles

I want to clear something up real quick before ya’ll read this tutorial. I’m no expert candle maker. I don’t have the patience to learn all the different techniques that’s involved with “real” candlemaking. But if you want a quick, cute, unique gift…this is a winner! Friends will think you have some secret candle-making talentContinue reading “How to Make Simple Soy Wax Candles”

Monday Wash Day: An Experiment

It seems that every person I’ve talked to about doing laundry the old-fashioned way said that their Mama did it on Monday. To me, that is a crummy way to start the week. My papaw Wes said his mother was always hateful on wash day. I always answer him, “No wonder!”. I really wanted toContinue reading “Monday Wash Day: An Experiment”

The Winter Heritage Festival

Attention history buffs! This weekend, January 24 and 25, the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and the Cades Cove Preservation Association (CCPA) will be hosting the Winter Heritage Festival. This two day free event will feature local historians, descendants, and former residents of Cades Cove. Visit gsmheritagecenter.org for the speaker line-up. There will be someContinue reading “The Winter Heritage Festival”

The Importance of Fixin’ Dinner

I saw a commercial the other night. It was of a family rushing around, trying to get out the door, and they didn’t have time for dinner. The catchy phrase in the ad was “There are more important things than fixing dinner.” That line stuck with me for a few minutes. My husband didn’t evenContinue reading “The Importance of Fixin’ Dinner”

Five Lessons From the Garden

Although it still feels like summer here in East Tennessee, the garden seems to think it is fall. It has been in the 90’s this week, and it is the first week of October. I think everyone is ready for some cooler weather…and some rain. My husband let our corn dry on the stalk, andContinue reading “Five Lessons From the Garden”