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Easy-Peasy Shoe Tying


Teach your child to tie her shoes quickly!  First watch this handy video to learn how to do it yourself.  Good luck!

Not-So-Ordinary Princess, Step 2


     All of the entries are in! Now, go to  and pick your favorite entries in the second phase of our contest … and may the best princess win!

Wax Stains Away!


Get rid of red wax stains!   • To get red candlewax out of your table cloth: First, chill the wax stain with an ice cube in order to harden it. Then, place a paper towel on each side of the tablecloth where the stain is. Set your iron on “warm” and iron one side… Read more »

Hand-washing Fun for Young Ones


Here’s a fun way for the kiddies in your family to wash their hands. The Aqueduck is a unique tool that easily slides onto the standard sink faucet to allow the water to flow through a duck-bill shaped extension like a little waterfall so that it can get to the hands of kids. No more… Read more »

Beef Macaroni & Cheese


    This recipe is courtesy of the wonderful Paula Deen.  Serves 8 – 10   Ingredients 1 teaspoon each dried basil, cumin, and dried oregano Salt and pepper 3 cup canned crushed tomatoes 2 lb lean ground beef 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 2 cup chopped onion 2 cup chopped green bell pepper 2 tablespoon… Read more »

Cheesy Zucchini / Sausage Casserole


    Serves 8 Ingredients 1/2 cup uncooked white rice 1 cup water 1 pound pork sausage 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 cup diced fresh tomato 4 cups cubed zucchini squash 2 (4 ounce) cans sliced mushrooms, drained 1 (8 ounce) package processed cheese food, cubed 1 pinch dried oregano salt and pepper to taste… Read more »

Garlic Salmon


Serves 6 Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet salt and pepper to taste 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 sprig fresh dill, chopped 5 slices lemon 5 sprigs fresh dill weed 2 green onions, chopped Directions Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray two large pieces of aluminum foil with cooking spray. Place salmon fillet on top… Read more »

Asian Chicken with Rice


    Serves 6   Ingredients 1/3 cup warm water 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon white vinegar 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 1 teaspoon grated orange peel 2 tablespoons olive oil 1… Read more »

Family Fun This Fall in Chattanooga


With October comes fall break with your school-aged kiddos. Since they get to enjoy a little vacay away from the classroom, you might as well put in for some time off from your daily grind at the office and embark on an absolute blast awaiting in nearby Chattanooga. Whether you opt for a weekend getaway… Read more »

Sausage Lentil Soup


Serves 10 Ingredients 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage 1 large onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 (16 ounce) package dry lentils, rinsed 1 cup shredded carrot 8 cups water 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon chopped fresh… Read more »

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