Cranberry Goddess

Hello & Happy Sunday!

I’m getting ready to face another monday  but I wanted to share with you this lovely salad recipe. I call it the Cranberry Goddess 😀 It is light, bright, and LIVELY! not to mention  a JOY to ENJOY! 😀


All that is required are a few ingredients:


What I LOVE  about this salad is that it is SO RICH in nutrition. The pecans are an excellent source of healthy fats, vitamin E, and Copper. Copper is an essential mineral for brain function. Pecans can really make for a powerful addition to any salad and you may want to  sprinkle them on other dishes.  The cranberries and chunks of green apple add a touch of crisp sweetness to this salad that I hope you will truly enjoy!

Have a wonderfully healthy week 😀

Cheers, RR



Mango Berry Salad

Mango Salad

Mango berry salad is a healthy side dish or snack. It is simplistic yet powerful! and since it consists of just three ingredients blackberries, blueberries, and diced mango chunks.. IT’S EASY TO MAKE 😀

Blackberries and blueberries are known for providing a wide range of health benefits, because they are full of anti-oxidants.  Blackberries are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K. Also, The fiber in blackberries helps to aid digestion.  Blueberries are nutrient dense little delights that boost the immune system .

Moreover, the mango a.k.a The King of Fruits   pairs well with the berries making for a refreshing treat!

Feel free to add additions to this salad. I like to add cilantro because it accentuates the flavor of the mango. . and this can be turned into a salsa  by adding some red onion. In a taste trial the cilantro was a real winner…but when it comes to onions well you know not everyone cares for’ exercise caution.

Cheers, ❤ RR




Hello friends!

Have you tried making zoodles yet? I love making zoodles!! I feel so much better when I eat heaping amounts of vegetables and add fresh herbs from the garden. I’m an amateur gardener at best! My glorious vision of winter crops was semi realized this year🎉🎉. I grew my first heads of cabbage and broccoli. Who knew? Broccoli could produce such beautiful flowers?

Anyways.. Back to zoodles! If you haven’t tried making them I recommend picking a Pinterest recipe of choice and experimenting in the kitchen.

Cooking is an ART form all it own, so remember to have FUN!


P.S. What’s your favorite dish to cook at home? Inspire Me?😁🎉

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Create A Honey Tea Stir Stick


On a trip to Cracker Barrel for breakfast I discovered this honey stir stick


and was suddenly inspired to make some of my own. After all, I prefer to avoid corn syrup when possible and this would be the perfect addition to some  fall packages for my  friends and family.

Making these sticks IS INCREDIBLY EASY! however, my first attempt was an EPIC FAIL..because I followed some bad bloggy instructions. Nevermind that though! I’m going to share with you the EASY! and FUN! way 🙂

You will need some Honey. GLORIOUS GOLDEN HONEY..I know a local beekeeper and so I went with a local honey which is rich and full of flavor.


Place some honey in a saucepan and heat it on medium heat till your candy thermometer reads 300 degrees which takes about 15-20 minutes. You can  start by heating just 1 cup of honey which can yield about 16-24 sticks depending on size.. mine are about 1.5 inches.  Make sure to stir the honey frequently this will keep it from boiling over. Once your honey reaches 300 degrees let it cool for 2-3 three minutes. By letting the honey cool  it makes it easier to drizzle the honey in a circular motion over the lolli sticks.


And it is that SIMPLE! heat, stir, drizzle, and VOILA! ENJOY! you can decorate the sticks with craft stickers and wrap.. that’s the FUN part! and the BEST PART is You can pick your favorite tea or coffee and share with a friend. AFTER ALL NOTHING SAYS FRIENDSHIP LIKE TEA & FUZZY SOCKS 😀

Stay Creative ❤

P.S. If you are worried about the honey destroying your pan… don’t freak out.. I used a non stick saucepan and once I was done making the lolli’s I added some water to the pan and reheated it for a few doing this the honey cleaned out of the pan with no problems..

Cheers! RR.

September Sands

I recently traveled to the beach with some friends we joked about the sand flies and wondered about what it was like to be eaten alive……while Sand flies are not  mosquitoes they are just as irritating..So we all jumped in the water to save ourselves.  Later we stopped to admire the  dunes and tumbled upon some incredible blooms. BEHOLD! The splendid FIREWORKS of September. The indian blanket flower otherwise known as Firewheel was scattered throughout the  dunes like beach blankets.

The gorgeous fiery discs love sandy soil and do well in the south with fall approaching I hope these flowers inspire you! they would be a wonderful addition to a wildflower meadow to aid the bees. Also, Firewheel is an annual that tolerates heat and dryness and  it can be planted in the fall.

P.S. when visiting the beach, always bring vinegar .. just in case you bump into some jelly fish…vinegar will sooth the sting.