Two Great Salad Dressing Recipes To Help You Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions

Two Great Salad Dressing Recipes To Help You Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions   The start of a new year can mean a promise for a healthier lifestyle.  Whether it’s eating right or losing weight, getting more vegetables on your plate is always a plus. Adding a salad to your meals is an easy way to add a variety of vegetables to your diet and the combinations are endless. I have to admit that the salad dressing plays a huge role in how much I like a salad – such a good flavor boost.  I don’t typically choose creamy dressings, I have a soft spot for a great vinaigrette.  The two dressing recipes below are my “go to's". The first one leans a bit more toward Greek and the second one is a classic Balsamic.  They are easy to make and I typically keep them about a week in the fridge (if they … [Read more...]

Our Favorites in Home Blissfully Domestic 2014

So amazing things happened in 2014 and we can't wait to see what the future holds! We're taking a look back at some of our favorite  HOME stories from the year. It's a great chance to check out some ideas you missed.  Thanks for being a Blissfully Domestic reader!   Stay Positive - 10 Ways to Keep Motivated - Make any New Year's Resolutions? Sometimes we all need that little voice inside to keep us pressing ahead when the road gets rough.  Use these tips to move on to success! Top 5 Easiest Herbs to Grow - Herbs can be used in so many ways. Here are the ones anyone can grow with success and you don't need a garden to do it! Gold Leaf Bottles - DIY Decoration - A great tutorial with pictures to show you how to transform an ordinary wine bottle into home … [Read more...]

Our Favorites – Blissfully Domestic – FOOD – 2014

So many great great FOOD stories this year.  We took a look back and wanted to share some of the ones we really liked - just in case you missed them!  We are looking forward to another great year of food, recipes, cooking ideas and tips and you! So, take a look…..  Our Favorites - Blissfully Domestic FOOD - 2014     How To Make Perfect Pinto Beans - There's nothing quite like a bowl of beans and ham on a winter's day.  This recipe will deliver great tasting beans with just the right texture! 20 Tailgating Recipes - Are you a football fan?  We love these take-a-long/make on site menu items for the big games! Easy Tex-Mex Chicken - Everyone needs a simple chicken dish that the family loves.  Put this one together quickly for a real crowd … [Read more...]

Lunch for Luck! New Year’s Day Foods for Good Luck in the Coming Year!

Lunch for Luck! New Year’s Day is a time of new beginnings, fresh starts, and for as long as I can remember – the day where what you eat matters! If you have lived in the south, no doubt you know about the tradition of eating Black Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day.  All over the world there are traditions to bring luck.  Here are a few to consider adding to your menu on January 1st plus a few recipes to try! Black Eyed Peas – A tradition that started during the civil war – combine with rice and pork to make a hoppin’ john or toss with bell peppers and seasonings to make a “texas caviar” salad. No matter what – be sure you eat as many peas as the year we are welcoming (so a minimum of 15 this year!) Simply Recipes – Hoppin’ John - I think if you'd mix some greens or coleslaw in - … [Read more...]

The Best “One Stop Shopping For All” Gift – Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks has provided me with the following product for a review on my blog.  I was not paid for this article.  All opinions of Omaha Steaks & the products are my own.   Are you looking for a gift idea place for the holidays and beyond? A gift that's fun to give and receive?  We've got a perfect suggestion! Recently, a white Styrofoam cooler container was delivered to my doorstep and I knew I was in for a treat.  Inside?  Meal selections from Omaha Steaks! Inside was everything I needed to create a fabulous meal for my family. Steaks, (and seasoning) vegetables, potatoes and dessert. WOW!! By this time of year, I am so tired of making decisions about meals – just having someone else put it together was so exciting! The food is shipped with dry ice to keep … [Read more...]

How To Make Perfect Pinto Beans In The Crockpot

I love pinto beans, I've just never been able to cook dry beans to get that great texture and taste of beans I'm served in a restaurant or out of a can.  Mine have always been just a little too crunchy or not really very flavorful.  So frustrating!  Until Now.  Thanks to Mommy's Kitchen (who adapted her recipe from Southern Plate) I have become the Queen of Pinto Beans. We're talking pinto beans and ham so delicious you could eat them every day for the rest of your life.  Beans so good, you'll like them even if you don't like beans! The first time I followed this recipe I was a little incredulous.  Sugar in beans?  Oil in beans? I now wouldn't make them any other way. Perfect Crock Pot Pinto Beans adapted from Mommy's Kitchen Ingredients: 1 lb bag of dry pinto beans 1 … [Read more...]