Everyday Kids Parenting

To Camp or Not To Camp? That’s The Question!

The great outdoors….  Nothing evokes a feeling of oneness with nature, and ultimate family bonding than the idea of a camping trip.  I’m not talking cabins, or wooded motels, I mean setting up a tent and a campfire and roughing it for the weekend.  My daughter and I set out for a night of fun when invited to come along with some friends to a campsite.  We rushed to the store and picked out a few necessities like bug spray, snacks, matches and, well…a tent.  You see neither of us had ever been camping.  At least not that I could ever remember. 

Favorites Food & Drink

10 Minute Monkey Muffins

A while ago, I made the most delicious dessert. So delicious that it was gone within 10 minutes. I suppose you could look at the name “10 Minute Monkey Muffins” in two ways. 1, It takes 10 minutes to prep or 2, It will be gone in 10 minutes. Trust me on this one.

Everyday Tips & Ideas

Tips to Banish Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Dark circles are characteristic bruise-like areas under the eyes, and a common beauty concern for many women. The skin around the eyes is very thin, (about 0.5 mm, 4 times thinner than in other parts of the face) the area is covered with many small blood vessels, which appear in a dark bluish shade for some people.

Dinner Everyday Food & Drink Recipes

Braised Pork with Spicy Potatoes (Puerco Bravo)

From Chef Pierino:
For this Uproot pairing I wanted to come out with a more assertive main course but I think this is still a good match of wine and meat. As an added bonus this works really well when prepared in a slow cooker provided that the meat is browned first in hot fat. The inspiration is a ragu Neapolitan style. The pork shoulder can be cooked as an entire piece or cut up into pieces of about 2 inches as for a stew. The Spanish riff comes in with the potatoes which finish up almost like “patatas bravas”. You could serve the finished sauce separately over pasta.