Roasted Squash Seeds

Have you ever tried making other roasted squash seeds other than pumpkin?? The other day I was making spaghetti squash for dinner. As I started scooping out the seeds, it reminded me of the Hallmark’s show Home and Family and their recent episode where they had a segment on what to do with all different types of squash seeds. Apparently, you don’t have to be limited to just pumpkin seeds!! All squash seeds are good for  roasting and even, to my surprise, making seed milk from them! Who knew?

roasted squash seeds

So right then and there I decided to give it a try since I already had a squash on my cutting board! It turned out to be super easy, and if you are brave, go for it too!

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Apple Kompot Drink

Huh, what’s “apple kompot”, you might be wondering? Not to be confused with “compote”, which sounds just like the Russian drink and is more of a dessert-like fruit spread or jam. Kompot is a popular Russian drink made also from fruit or berries that can be served warm or chilled. But it is most definitely a DRINK, not a dessert.

Apple Kompot Drink

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Strawberry Lemonade, a picnic favorite!

strawberry lemonade

Summer wouldn’t be complete without a picnic or two, would it? And what better way to complete a summer picnic than with a pitcher of a refreshing lemonade? Today I want to share with you a recipe for Strawberry Lemonade. It’s a variation of an old classic, but with a sweet twist. It also goes perfectly with the red, white, and blue theme for the Fourth of July! Surprise your guests with this delicious thirst quenching homemade drink!

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Mother’s Day Crepes Recipe

What comes to mind when you think of a Mother’s Day meal? To me, all my mom’s famous dishes immediately pop into my head as a reminder of her love for cooking and baking. Borsch, Apple Pie, Lemon Pie, Jams…Mmmm. But one dish stands out above the rest. It’s what my mom is known for, and it’s what I think of first when I think of my Mama. It’s my Mom’s Infamous Crepes. She makes them plain, stuffed with berries, stuffed with farmer’s cottage cheese, and stuffed with meat. All of the variations she makes are absolutely delicious. The good news is, crepes are not that hard to make! Once you get the hang of it, possibilities of serving them are aplenty. Today I’ll share with you my Crepes Recipe that you can make for your mom (or with your Mom) as well.

crepes recipe

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PARTY PLANNING 101, PART 4 (EXECUTION)

This is the fourth and final part of the Party Planning 101 Series. If you missed previous blog posts on RESOURCES, PRIORITIES and EXPECTATIONS, and ALL THE DETAILS, just click on the links and catch up!

I hope you find this information helpful and inspiring!

An important part of any execution is understanding your abilities. So before you run to the craft store and buy all the supplies, I want you to sit down and evaluate. This will certainly eliminate the stress later.

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PARTY PLANNING 101, PART1 (RESOURCES)

I don’t know about you, but I love throwing parties, whether it’s for my kids, for friends, for family or…just because, ha! But I have to admit, I have struggled on many occasions with planning, understanding my abilities, overcommitting, or keeping the budget. It all added so much stress and anxiety to my days, which is quite the opposite of what you should be dealing with when trying to throw a fun celebration for someone you love!

I have come up with a few simple strategies (based on my past mistakes!) that now help me stay focused and on course with spending, time management, and productivity. I’ll be sharing them in a series of posts, titled PARTY PLANNING 101. Hope you find them helpful as well!

Today, I’ll be talking about your RESOURCES.

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