Planting and Caring for Your Mums

Mums are as much a part of autumn as pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes, football, and pretty leaves. Every fall, mums brighten up a home with their rich color and simplicity. They come in a wide array of colors. Some blooms are simple. Some are flashy like fireworks. Planting and caring for your mums is fairly easy if you follow these simple steps. This…
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Apple Dumplings to the Rescue!

This week our kind neighbor helped us remove a couple of trees from our property. My husband asked if I would bake an apple pie for him and his wife as a thank you. Of course! But I’m out of aluminum pie pans (I would rather not trouble someone with having to return a pan). Apple dumplings to the rescue!…
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Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup is an old, natural remedy that is gaining in popularity for keeping people healthy during cold and flu season. According to a 1995 study, “elderberry seems to offer an efficient, safe, and cost-effective treatment for influenza.” Elderberry is full of flavonoids, antioxidants, and vitamins that inhibit the reproduction of viruses and boost the body’s immune system. Every fall I make…
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