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

Crock Pot Walnut-Stuffed Glazed Apples

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Fall is right around the corner! That means it’s time to get ready for apple season. A few years ago I posted a Crock Pot Apple Cake recipe that went nearly viral. I hope this one is shared just as much because it’s low in fat, so easy to make, and one the whole family will enjoy. Crock Pot Walnut-Stuffed Glazed Apples come out tender (but not mushy) and will have your entire house smelling like a bakery (or apple farm). Read more

Fruit Wonder: Banana Three-Way Batter

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Digging through my gram’s recipe tin today, I discovered a really cool recipe called the Fruit Wonder. It’s a three-way banana batter that you can use to make a coffee cake, loaf, or muffins. I threw together a batch of the muffins, which cooked light and golden brown. They were packed with flavor and delicious warm right out of the over and smothered in butter. Since there is a star next to the recipe, I’m thinking this was a good one. Next weekend, it’s on to the coffee cake! It’s a great way to use up all those really ripe bananas. Read more

Crock Pot Cream of Zucchini Soup

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Crock Pot Cream of Zucchini Soup

It’s that time of year! Gardens are overflowing with delicious fruits and vegetables. One that has a tendency to overflow more than others: zucchini. This little plant can turn into a beast overnight, yielding a high volume of squash. If you’ve found yourself buried in green gold, consider making a batch of Crock Pot Cream of Zucchini Soup. Make it on a day that is rainy or overcast. We have plenty of those during the summer months! Read more

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I am a pumpkin addict. I cannot wait for the holidays or fall weather to roll around to get my fix. I’m eating this squash (yes it is) twelve months of the year! These Pumpkin Spice Muffins with a simple glaze are full of pumpkin flavor and a hint of spice which fill my addiction. Pumpkin Spice Muffins are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. They’re not too sweet and are rather low in fat. Read more

Summer Fruit Skewers & Crock Pot Chocolate Fondue

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Get creative with your crock pot this summer! These colorfully sweet summer fruit skewers have always been a backyard barbecue favorite. Dunk and drizzle them in a rich chocolate fondue made in a crock pot for convenience. Read more

Five Manly Cocktails for Father’s Day

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Although women are the primary consumers, men have been drinking cocktails for decades. If the drink makes the man, then cocktails make a man very sexy, suave, and adventurous! If you’re on the fence about putting down the beer, PUT DOWN THE BEER! Expand your horizons. And indulge on your day.

Here are five very manly cocktails for Father’s Day: Read more

Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

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According to About.com, legend has it that chocolate lava cake was the result of a major culinary disaster. If that’s the case, I’m so happy someone goofed in the kitchen! And that it wasn’t me for once! I’ve had some epic disasters of my own recently–none creating something better than what was originally intended. I even ruined a simple box of Hamburger Helper! The horror!

I can assure you that this recipe for Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes is one that never fails. It’s my go-to when we are craving something sweet on a busy day. It’s also a crowd pleaser when several batches are made and served as dessert. Or the main event! There are a million recipes out there for chocolate lava cakes. This one is a little different because they are made mini-sized in a cupcake pan. They’re also a little less “wet” (runny?) than those traditionally made in individual ramekins or custard cups. But they’re every bit as delicious. Read more

Crock Pot Picnic Lunch

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Okay. So you can’t pack a crock pot in your picnic basket. That doesn’t mean you can’t whip up some heavenly perfect-for-the-outdoors eats before heading out for a special feast. Outdoor dining doesn’t mean you have to settle for drab dishes! Here are 10 highly recommended recipes for the perfect crock pot picnic lunch. Several are from my Gram’s Recipe Tin: Read more