budget · Decorating

Art for Book Lovers…

My home overflows with books…this art work would be a great accompaniment to my collection.   Posted by She Cleans

Cooking · dinner

Penne Pasta w/ Mini Meatballs

Another easy dinner recipe from Family Circle, chances are you have most of the ingredients needed on-hand. I used penne rather than ziti pasta. 1 pound ground sirloin 8 ounces mushrooms, trimmed, cleaned and grated 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving (optional) 1/2 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs 1 large egg Complete Recipe… Continue reading Penne Pasta w/ Mini Meatballs

Cooking · dinner · Food · Homekeeping

Noodle Bowl

      I found this recipe in one of my issues of Family Circle and I must say it was delicious. I’d never tried rice stick noodles before but I was not disappointed. I made one substitution, the recipe called for sugar snap peas, I opted to use green beans instead. Ingredients: 12 oz… Continue reading Noodle Bowl

Cooking · Food · snacks

Chile-Lime Cashews

  You are going to love these…I promise. As usual, my girl, Martha Stewart’s recipe was the inspiration. Posted by She Cleans

budget · Desserts

Ms. Kay’s Chocolate Candy with Peanuts

2016 is upon us and true to form the days are already flying by. Before you know it, it will be Superbowl Sunday and soon after that Valentine’s Day.  In keeping with snacks for the big game and perhaps sweets for you sweetheart, you should totally make this candy for one if not both occasions.… Continue reading Ms. Kay’s Chocolate Candy with Peanuts


My take on Chipolte…good, cheap eats…

Okay, I will admit that one day while out running errands, I dropped into Chipolte and dropped 7 dollars on their chicken salad. Don’t get me wrong, it was very tasty but a bit pricey and you don’t even get free guacamole(say what!!).  So you know that got my wheels to spinning on how I… Continue reading My take on Chipolte…good, cheap eats…

Cooking · Food

Chicken and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

For the Soup… 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots, sliced 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced… Full recipe here… Note: I did not include green beans and I cooked it on the stove for about two hours starting off with high heat and gradually reducing it. Posted by She Cleans