Dinner Food & Drink Recipes

Tomato ’n’ Beef Casserole with Polenta Crust

Makes 6 servings
Hands-On Time 35 min.
Total Time 1 hour, 10 min.

1 tsp. table salt
1 cup plain yellow cornmeal
1⁄2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1 lb. ground chuck
1 cup chopped onion
1 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced (about 2 cups)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 (14 1⁄2-oz.) cans petite diced tomatoes, drained
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Arts & Crafts DIY

DIY Framed Scrapbook Paper

This project was super simple and cost me a total of $0.00 because I had everything on hand. Chances are you probably do too! I am a fan of cute paper… I have a large collection of scrapbook paper just because I think it’s…. colorful and cute.

Dinner Food & Drink Recipes

Foil Pack Dinners

I have to admit, I was hesitant to share this recipe. Only because it doesn’t look very appealing. But, it was so tasty and so easy to make, that I thought it would be silly to hold back. I’m also going to go out on a limb here and say this recipe boarders on the healthy side too *gasp*.


Helping Your Child Develop Positive Habits

As parents we strive to bring up healthy, educated individuals who are endowed with all the necessary skills for living a successful and fulfilled life. We are responsible for our children’s wellbeing, and a lot of times a lot of our effort goes into making sure immediate, primary needs, are being taken care of. Chances are we are already well on our way to promoting healthy habits such as eating right and maintaining an active lifestyle, but there are other healthy habits that can stem from early childhood and for which we, as parents, are responsible. It is therefore advisable that we make it our best effort to instill those positive habits in our little ones.


E-Readers vs. Books

Just by taking an informal survey out on the streets you would think that books have killed off the e-reader entirely. If you head out to the beach or on the train or elsewhere in public you will notice that more and more people are turning to books rather than those electronic companions. So what is actually happening?


To Mommy Makeover or not to Mommy Makeover

You just gave birth! Whew. The excitement, turmoil, pain, sleeplessness, food cravings, and swollen feet are over, but you’ve got a whole new set of lovely challenges to face. You’re so in love with your little snuggle-box that you can hardly stand to be away from them, but you crave some time to get yourself back in order – how can a person be so emotionally torn? Is it possible that you need a Mommy Makeover?

Dessert Food & Drink Recipes

Creamy Peanut Butter Nutella Ice Cream

Before you say “ew, yuck” on the flavor combination, just hear me out for a second. This ice cream is delicious and almost tastes like mousse. It is so creamy, fluffy and light, you would never know it wasn’t made in a maker. Yes, it doesn’t even need an ice cream maker or salt! It only requires a few things and will take less than 10 minutes to make! I bet you already have most of the things on hand!

Arts & Crafts DIY

DIY: Marquee Wine Sign

This is a cool decorative piece if you have a bar area in your home…or maybe it would be a nice statement piece in your kitchen, besides, you could always make one with the word “Eat” or “Family” or anything you want. Perhaps your child’s name in their nursery? The possibilities are many!