Light and Healthy Spring Salad Recipes

Spring is in full swing, the weather is warmer, and we are all excited to get out of the hot kitchen and have a much cooler, lighter fare. Spring salads are the perfect solution to your seasonal dilemma. Here you'll find a bunch of recipes that are quick, easy and will leave you lots of time in your day to lounge by the pool or do a little spring cleaning!/1/ Fennel and Citrus Salad - This salad is filled with a yummy combo of both sweet and spicy. If you're someone who eats a Paleo diet, this recipe is perfect for you!/2/ Sweet Orange and Pineapple Salad - This salad would be beautiful on a plate with Simple Skillet Cooked Salmon or a roasted chicken dish./3/ Greek Green Bean Salad - Need a light and tasty dish to take to your next potluck? Voila! This green bean salad will be … [Read more...]

Easter Cake Recipe

 I still can’t believe that Easter is in March this year, I always think of March as the month of Women’s day in Italy (8th of March) and it’s a way too early for Easter eggs and bunnies! So I decided to decorate my traditional carrot Easter cake with mimosas (typical flowers women are given on the 8th of March in Italy) to bring together the two celebrations! This cake is extra light and moist and it’s perfect for family parties. The frosting is very simple but blood orange juice pairs really well with the carrots, I also don’t add any butter because I like my frosting light, but you can use your usual cream cheese frosting recipe if you wish to. I used two 6 inch round pans  (plus a 7 inches square pan for the extra batter) but I think it can be baked in two 8 inches round … [Read more...]

Hippity Hoppity Easter Gifts!

18 Hot Easter Gifts March is here and Easter is near so it's time to get ready. This is a Month of anticipation, beginning with Daylight Savings Time, moving into the promise of Spring, and ending with Easter on the Horizon!  Spring into action for Easter with these gift ideas for your family and friends.  We have a line-up of unique and interesting gifts that you may not have seen. We've looked around the web and found gifts that compliment Chocolate Bunnies and Peeps, and are hotter than the dress that broke the internet! Gifts Ideas for Children: Bashful Grey Bunny is just adorable.  He is 12", soft and a pretty color with long ears that are fluffy too.  The best part is you can add a special touch and add personalization to his ears for that special child! Happy … [Read more...]

Spring Tablescape Ideas

I know its hard to think about with all the snow and ice around, but Spring will be here soon.  The ice will melt, the snow will fade away and slowly Spring flowers will start popping out.  One of the easiest ways to make it feel like Spring inside, even if it doesn't outside, is to decorate your table!  If you are dreaming of warmer weather and beautiful pops of color, then here are some great Spring tablescape ideas for you!The thing that I really love about all these ideas is that they are inexpensive to create.  Some, like the eggshell centerpieces, only require one or two supplies other then an empty eggshell!  It doesn't get much better (or cuter!) then that!1. // Eggshell flower centerpiece // Save your eggshells and create this absolutely gorgeous centerpiece!2. // … [Read more...]

Easy Grilled Pork Chops Recipe {a #GrillPorkSweeps Giveaway}

Do you host an annual BBQ at your house? Are you always looking for a new and tasty recipe that will WOW your guests? Today, I have a pork chops recipe that is a snap to prepare and just as easy to grill. With only 15 minutes of prep time, you'll have plenty of time to welcome guests and sit back and have a cocktail or two. This Memorial Day, Walmart is the ultimate source for your barbecue essentials and great pork deals on your grilling favorites like pork chops. Look for this popular cut when shopping the meat case and visit Grillpork.org for more grilling inspiration. Ready to get started? Let's grab your ingredients. If you don't already have these items in your pantry, you can find them all at WalMart.You'll need:1/3 Cup of Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce 1/2 Cup … [Read more...]

7 Incredibly Creative Flower Gardens

Those April showers did their trick! May flowers are blooming everywhere. Now that the weather is warmer, we're going to be seeing color blossoms on trees, bushes, and in garden beds.Need a little inspiration to bring some of this color to your own garden or yard? We've got some gorgeous eye candy in the form of creative flower gardens for you that will do just that!Flowers spilling out of flower pot by Interior Holic. Gorgeous, huh? The link has a tutorial as well, so you can have the look yourself.Mossy and flowery chair by Oscar Mora. This is magical; would look lovely tucked into a glower bed or under a weeping willow tree. Wooden chair recycled as planter from FittoGarden's Flickr. Could this be more adorable? Could work with almost any type of wooden chair. [sc:adsense … [Read more...]