Bought Your First DSLR? 6 Tips for Learning How to Use Your New Camera

BOUGHT YOUR FIRST DSLR? 6 TIPS FOR LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR NEW CAMERA A Post By: James Maher After a lot of thought and research, you finally pull the trigger. You bring home your first digital camera, pull the sleek marvel of engineering out of the box, and stare at it excitedly. Then you look at all the buttons and controls, and the excitement … Continue reading Bought Your First DSLR? 6 Tips for Learning How to Use Your New Camera

Creamy Vanilla Custard with Aromatic Nutmeg

SMOOTH BAKED VANILLA CUSTARD WITH WARM FRAGRANT NUTMEG! One thing my mother and I have in common is we both love old-fashioned baked custard for a light dessert or for a pick-me-up snack rich in protein. I like it with pure vanilla and topped with nutmeg, because there’s something warm and comforting about the combination of eggs, vanilla and nutmeg. However, Mom loves it Brûléed. Custard is a slightly sweet dessert made with simple ingredients, just milk, … Continue reading Creamy Vanilla Custard with Aromatic Nutmeg

Making the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

HOW TO MAKE EASY PERFECTLY COOKED HARD-BOILED EGGS! With these simple steps, you can make perfect hard-cooked eggs every time. Our family eats a lot of egg salad since we love it and it’s a great quick way to get some good quality protein. This means I cook a lot of hard-boiled eggs. Occasionally, for holidays, we make deviled eggs and with these instructions, you don’t have to worry … Continue reading Making the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

TASTY PISTACHIO OATMEAL COOKIES WITH CREAMY WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS! One way to make a cookie healthy is to make it all about the super nutritious and tasty pistachio nut. The whole-wheat flour and oatmeal in these delicious cookies adds to their healthiness, so I don’t feel bad about adding a few good quality white chocolate chips for a little fun. Pistachios are a rich source of protein and … Continue reading Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Crunchy Egg Salad on Goat Cheese Toast with Tomato Wedges

CRUNCHY CREAMY EGG SALAD ON TANGY GOAT CHEESE TOAST WITH TOMATOES! This is NOT the egg salad sandwich I had as a child, it’s definitely the adult version. With crunchy celery, Dijon mustard, healthy parsley, smoky paprika and tangy goat cheese, the flavors and textures are plentiful. As always though, the base of the egg salad is the nutrient rich egg. Eggs are loaded with high-quality protein, and vitamins and minerals. One egg contains 6 grams of protein … Continue reading Crunchy Egg Salad on Goat Cheese Toast with Tomato Wedges

How to Learn Your Camera’s Light Meter and Master Manual Mode

HOW TO LEARN YOUR CAMERA’S LIGHT METER AND MASTER MANUAL MODE! A Post By: Simon Ringsmuth Most cameras have a few different shooting modes such as Automatic, Aperture Priority (A or Av), Shutter Priority (S or Tv), and Program. It’s not uncommon for people to take a majority of their photos in Automatic mode since it generally does a good job of getting decent results, though … Continue reading How to Learn Your Camera’s Light Meter and Master Manual Mode

13 Healthy Reasons To Start Eating More Cabbage

13 HEALTHY REASONS TO START EATING MORE CABBAGE On St. Patrick’s day, boiled cabbage often accompanies corned beef on many dinner tables. And while some may wrinkle their noses at the thought (or smell) of this cruciferous vegetable, it turns… View Original Post: 13 Healthy Reasons To Start Eating More Cabbage Continue reading 13 Healthy Reasons To Start Eating More Cabbage

Rich “Coconut Cream Pie” Pudding

EASY LUSCIOUS “COCONUT CREAM PIE” PUDDING! Coconut cream pie is one of my favorite desserts, but I don’t always want the crust. This pudding version of the pie provides all the comfort, rich flavor and chewiness of the coconut flakes without the carbs from the pie crust. Sometimes you just need something rich and luscious to satisfy that urge for comfort food. This homemade coconut pudding is made … Continue reading Rich “Coconut Cream Pie” Pudding

Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Sliced Almonds

REFRESHING CRUNCHY CABBAGE SALAD WITH SLICED ALMONDS AND TANGY DRESSING! I love this crunchy cabbage salad and could eat it almost every day. The health benefits are fantastic and combined with the almonds and celery, along with the tangy dressing it’s the perfect side dish to accompany a nice grilled piece of chicken, wild Alaskan cod or whatever you’re serving as your main course. You could even … Continue reading Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Sliced Almonds

Patiently Waiting for Spring to Arrive!

I AM SO READY FOR SPRING TO ARRIVE!!! Even for the normally mild Pacific Northwest we’ve had a more severe winter than I ever remember and I’m ready for it to be over! I’m patiently waiting for the colors and fragrances of the spring flowers as nature comes back to life again. They bring life to our spirits as well as inspiration to our hearts. I’m ready to go for … Continue reading Patiently Waiting for Spring to Arrive!

3 Day “Heart Seasons” Kindle eBook Giveaway Weekend

3 DAY “HEART SEASONS” KINDLE EBOOK GIVEAWAY STARTS SATURDAY MARCH 11TH! Beginning tonight at Midnight Pacific Time, click HERE for your FREE Kindle eBook of my novel “Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation.” Available for 3 days beginning March 11th. ENJOY! Find out what “HEART SEASONS” is all about. Continue reading 3 Day “Heart Seasons” Kindle eBook Giveaway Weekend