Tag: DIY

DINING CHAIR MAKEOVER

Dining Room looking a little tired? Sure, you can throw a pretty table cloth over the table, but what about those chairs! A simple DIY makeover to those chairs will give the room a new look and feel, AND you don’t have to know how to sew a stitch! Measure […]

POWER & INDEPENDENCE: MY FIRST JOB

MY FIRST JOB… a hair salon, called a Beauty Shop back then. I was 12 years of age. ‘La Donna’ (the woman), was its name and my mom owned it. Curlers, Hooded Hair Dryers, False Lashes, Hairpieces, Teasing and lots of Hairspray was simply, everyday life. $4.50 was the price […]

SELFIE-READY EYEBROWS

If you are wondering what on earth eyebrows have to do with Whisking and Dining, you didn’t read Blabber-Mouth Camera! As food bloggers, lifestyle vloggers, or simply the millions of selfie lovers capturing their everyday life on social media, it helps to have a few tricks up your sleeve before […]

WELLNESS POPSICLES

DON’T put those popsicle makers away yet! Cold, Flu and Allergy season is here, which makes this the perfect time of year to make something icy cold to relieve a dry, scratchy, sore throat. I created this recipe because my own throat was feeling miserable. I can’t express how comforting […]

PLAY IN THE DIRT

Calling all rookie gardeners!! Not you, flower lovers, but those of us that want to eat what we might grow! Ever feel overwhelmed at the thought of planting something in your yard, pots on a deck, or try your hand at a kitchen window herb garden? Well, I did. If […]

HOMEMADE LEMONADE

Homemade Lemonade is not just for summertime! I make a batch of this and keep it in my fridge often. It is perfect for cocktails, added to confection sugar for icing on a cake, warmed during sore-throat season, or simply drink it for a very refreshing cool drink! You can […]

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE POPSICLES

POPSICLES!!! Oh My Gosh I have newly discovered them! Growing up, there was nothing like an ice cold popsicle on a hot summer day. They made your lips freeze, your tongue turn colors (lots of dye:( and summer seem all the sweeter because of them. Then, the 21st century hit […]

SWEET & SOUR MANGO SAUCE

While there are soooooo many dishes a great sweet and sour sauce are good on, nothing beats this homemade Sweet & Sour Mango Sauce on kabobs! Chicken kabobs, fish kabobs or veggie kabobs, this sauce will make your guests think a professional chef prepared it! If you have fresh mangos, […]

THROAT TONIC

Winter colds. Spring Allergies. Throat in need of relief? Got just the thing for you! There are lots of reasons our throat feels out-of-sorts, and homemade remedies are far more effective than anything you can buy.┬áThis soothing throat tonic will last 2 weeks in the fridge and be ready to […]

SALT CARAMEL

Salty sweet, gooey, decadent caramel is so easy to make, and will outshine any store-bought brand! While caramel apples, or cookies might come to mind first when you think of Salt Caramel, think again! It is said that Salt Caramel should be the next brown butter for savory dishes simply […]