6 Ways to Fix a Sexless Marriage Before It's Too Late

When you first meet someone and pass the courting stage you will probably enter a period where you enjoy sex at every opportunity you get, this could be daily or twice daily.  However, every couple experiences a reduced need for sex as the relationship becomes more comfortable.  This does not mean the love has gone, rather that the time available has reduced.  Commitments at work and at home will often drain you physically and emotionally leaving very little time Read more

What to Do if Your Teenager or Young Adult Has a Drug Problem

Drug addiction can happen at any age, and nobody is exempt from the risk of becoming an addict. Teenagers may become addicted to drugs for a number of different reasons, whether they started trying a drug simply to experiment or have fun or as a result of more serious underlying issues such as depression, anxiety or chronic stress. If your teenager is using drugs and continues to use them despite the real risks of harmful consequences, you may need Read more

8 Surprising Reasons Why You Wake Up Tired

We humans need our sleep. Most of us feel at our best when we have had around seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. We then wake up full of the joys of life, ready to face the world. It is a different story if you haven’t slept well. You wake up feeling like death, hollow-eyed and groggy, and then spend the rest of the day fighting to stay awake. Everyone has a few bad nights here are there, usually when kids Read more

Women’s Guide to Anti-Aging Skin

You can never start too early to prevent your skin from showing signs of ageing. What you need is the right skincare and lifestyle tips to send them packing. Here are some tips to help you save face. Pack Your Moisturizer No matter what moisturizer you use, anything that will soften your skin will go the distance to giving you supple skin that is less likely to show wrinkles. However, there are some ingredients that will make your skin even softer, Read more

Crazy for Bacon? We’ve Got Your Fix!

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Bacon. Just hearing the word makes my heart sing. Smelling it cooking in the air? I’m like a kid in a bouncy house! I’m crazy for bacon, y’all! And nowadays it seems the passion for bacon has spread to just about every dish and recipe on the planet. You’ll find it flavoring up Uncle Jimmy’s bourbon, giving cousin Wilma’s jam a kick, and even tenderly hugging Grandma’s fresh asparagus in neat little wraps. EVERYWHERE. That’s where bacon can be found.

It’s also made its way into these crazy recipes including my very own Bacon Fudge. Enjoy! Read more

Cocoa Butter Smoothie

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I bought a new blender the other day and since then, I’ve gone a little crazy. Insane, actually. I’ve been blending the holy hell out of everything! A few years back, I had the most amazing cocoa butter latte at a little cafe in Boston. So I thought I’d put a spin on this drink and create a Cocoa Butter Smoothie version because… blender! Now before you turn your nose up at supposedly eating body cream, nooooo. Cocoa butter or cacao butter is actually derived from the cocoa plant. And, baby, that’s where chocolate comes from! Read more

25 Tried and True Copycat Recipes

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When we run out of ketchup, you’d think there was a national emergency. Around here ketchup goes on everything… from eggs to macaroni and cheese. It also works well covering up some of the cooking mishaps like slightly burnt meatloaf. Rather than settle for mass panic, the last time we ran out I reached for my grandmother’s recipe tin. Inside was a recipe for… you guessed it… ketchup. In fact, it was a copycat recipe of Heinz’s infamous brand. This is one of the last recipes she placed in the tin (date stamp), but I could tell it had been used. Probably more than a few times. Read more

Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Recipes: Crock Pot Peanut Butter and Chicken Stir Fry

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As discovered the first time that Ana has Christian over to her apartment and challenges him to help prepare their stir fry dinner, he’s no Wolfgang Puck. Far from it. This cooking newbie has a lot to learn starting with how to chop red peppers. This week’s Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Recipe, Crock Pot Peanut Butter and Chicken Stir Fry, would most likely leave Christian feeling inadequate. But there’s a first time for everything, right? Read more

Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Recipe: Crock Pot Carrot Walnut Cake

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I’m jumping the gun here, but I’m really starting to dig the Fifty Shades trilogy! So this week the inspiration comes from Fifty Shades Darker. Immediately, I knew I had to post a recipe that was inspired by the walnut chiffon cake served for dessert at the Masquerade Ball (page 99). This Crock Pot Carrot Walnut Cake may not be as high-end as the chiffon, but let me tell you, it’s out of this world. And so easy to make! Read more

Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Recipe: Crock Pot Rodeo Omelet

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Continuing the Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Recipe series is this tasty Crock Pot Rodeo Omelet, which is sometimes referred to as a Western Omelet. On page 71 of the book, Christian eats a healthy egg white omelet. Around here, that would be referred to as “wrong.” When we do omelets, we DO omelets. This dish must include the whole egg and lots and lots of cheese. Read more

Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Recipe: Vanilla Bean Frozen Custard

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Who has a sweet tooth? Mister Christian Grey of Fifty Shades of Grey, that’s who! And vanilla ice cream appears to be at the top of his list (and all over Ana – but we won’t talk about that in this post). Although I love me some vanilla ice cream (preferably in a bowl – but we won’t talk about that in this post), there’s something that I love even more: vanilla bean frozen custard! If you’re not familiar with this decadent treat, think silky, creamy, smooth… (but we won’t talk about that in this post – YES WE WILL!).  Read more

Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Recipe: Crock Pot Dark Melted Chocolate Fudge Caramel Bread Pudding

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Crock Pot Dark Melted Chocolate Fudge

In the book Fifty Shades of Grey, Ana describes Christian’s voice as warm and husky like dark melted chocolate fudge caramel…or something. As much as we’d all like to take a bite out of him, I think we should settle for the next best thing, like this Crock Pot Dark Melted Chocolate Fudge Caramel Bread Pudding. Okay. I went a little nuts with the name. I could have said Crock Pot Turtle Bread Pudding. But how sexy is a turtle? Read more

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