Actually, my kids call this sweet potato cake… It tastes so amazing. So if you’re looking for a healthy casserole, THIS is not it. I could eat this every single night. And left overs are even better! And it compliments all meats. In fact, this is the sweet potato dish we eat on Thanksgiving… There is quite a few steps. And it takes an hour to be ready… But if you can ignore the amazing aroma, it is sooooo worth it. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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*.

Most mornings, I barely pull it together to pour some milk and cereal into a bowl and then there is THOSE mornings… You know? The ones after getting 6 full hours of sleep the night before. The ones where you feel like the clothes will only go thru the dryer twice that day instead of the usual 5, 6, maybe 7 times. 

This is one of my favorite crafts to do. This project is pretty easy and is very versatile as far as colors and styles go. With only a few requirements, you can have a beautiful wreath for inside or outside.

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!

Are you feeling slightly overwhelmed by a crowded wardrobe, cluttered living area, or just the general disarray around your home? Many of us fall into the trap of just having too many things – way more than we actually need. Whether that be clothing, books, trinkets or furniture, we could all do with a little splash of minimalism in our lives. In this article, we will look at how you can start embracing minimalism at home. If you’re looking to bring some zen and serenity into your home, this article is for you. Read on to find out more!


3/4 pound hot Italian sausage
1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick half-moons
1 medium green bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
1 medium red bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, plus more for seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
1 twenty-eight-ounce can whole tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped

Eight O’Clock Coffee has come up with a simple recipe you can whip up in no time. Enjoy it in honor of this food holiday, or make it anytime to cool down this summer and get a refreshing jolt!

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.

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?

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?

I was trying to come up with a gift to give my husband. The very first thing that popped in my head was a painting!!!! This was a fabulous idea… there was only one issue. My child puts EVERYTHING in her mouth! I wasn’t about to let her paint with store bought paints. I remembered making pudding paint when I was little and how much fun it was, so I am going to share with you what we did.

When I set out to make my daughter’s baby food I had no idea how much I would enjoy it. She’s completely off purees now and I still miss it! I never built up a large stock of baby food in the freezer just so that I could spend that time in the kitchen peeling, baking, steaming, boiling, and blending. What can I say, I’m a tattooed, foul-mouthed domesticated housewife. And it’s awesome.